The Hawk Ranger will be a 4- to 5-seat metal and composite gyroplane and the first production model of GAC’s Hawk Series gyroplanes based on the turbine powered Hawk 4 prototype.  Incorporating the experience gathered from the prototype, the knowledge gained from the DARPA Heliplane project as well as advancement in the aviation industry over the past decade, Hawk Ranger will be the first FAA certified modern high performance gyroplane in over half a century.  The Hawk 4 prototype has flown hundreds of accident and incident free hours during hundreds of missions, and is capable of vertical takeoff and landings (VTOL).  Among its many accomplishments is that it flew security patrol for the 2002 Winter Olympics.