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CALIDUS | smooth. stable. fast

AutoGyro’s Calidus is a closed-cabin two-seat tandem model, certified as the world’s first factory-built gyroplane in 2009. Loved for its aesthetics and flight experience, Calidus is a popular choice for flight schools, sightseeing, and law enforcement.

The sharp aerodynamics mean that Calidus is a fast cruiser. With a fuel tank of 74 liter, it has a great range. Improved further with the latest extended range 100ltr. tank option. The huge clear canopy gives both the pilot and passenger an amazing 360 view; yet keeping them both warm, dry, and comfortable.

Canopy options

  • full enclosed canopy with ventilation windows
  • open sided canopy, where large side windows allow plenty of air access
  • high-headroom canopy for very tall pilots
  • full open top canopy

The Calidus, AutoGyro’s sleek two-seat model, features an efficient heating system like all enclosed AutoGyro aircraft. So no matter where the aircraft is operating, or the season, there is always a way to keep warm, or keep cool!

As a workhorse, this aircraft has an excellent pedigree. With over 500 released to service since 2009, AutoGyro has a huge depth of reliability experience around the world, whether operated for fun or reward. We know that the work environment is a hard daily toil for aircraft and take pride in the ability of our aircraft to reach that standard. You can rely on exceptional support from the AutoGyro factory and partners, who provide backing worldwide.

Enjoy the difference

  • Comfortable pilot environment
  • Fantastic clear 360deg view for pilot and passenger
  • Fabulous fighter-style cockpit feel
  • Easily adjustable seat position, and rake angle
  • Heated cabin with variable flow rate
  • Huge options list of Garmin equipment, including ADSB in and out
  • Excellent payload, MTOM up to 560kg
  • Unique occupant safety cell concept
  • 74ltr fuel tanks, safe 3hr hour range, or extended range tank capacity of 100ltr.
  • Safe and reliable design, as verified by numerous aviation authorities.
  • Optional auxiliary alternator to give plenty of onboard electrical energy.
  • Over 500 in service, meaning huge service experience around the world.

Technical Specifications

Technical DetailsModel Details

L x W x H (exclude rotor)

4.8 m x 1.7 m x 2.8 m (15.66 ft x 5.67 ft x 9.1 ft)

Rotor length

8.4 m | 8.6 m | 8.8 m (27.3 ft | 27.95 ft | 28.6 ft)

Empty weight

320 kg (705 lbs)

MTOM (Max. Take-Off Mass)

500 to 560 kg (1100 to 1235 lbs)


Rotax 912 ULS | 914 UL | 915 iS | 916 iS

Take-off distance

70 to 110 m (230 to 361 ft)

Take-off distance, to clear 15 m (45 ft) obstacle

250 m (820 ft)

Climb rate:

Up to 6.6 m/s (1300 fpm)

Max. endurance 

Up to 4.5 hours (with extended range tank)*

Max. range 

Up to 600 km (373 miles) ***

Cruise speed

90 to 185 km/h (55 to 115 mph)

Fuel capacity

74 L to 100 L (19.5 to 26.4 US gallons)

Comply with

BUT (Germany), Section T (UK), ASRA (Australia), US Primary Category,
USA Experimental Category & CCAR-21 (China). However, the carriage of goods or people and associated requirements vary by country, consult with your responsible aviation authority.

Technical data can vary regarding country-specific legal requirements
*2: typical aircraft configuration, 1 pilot (80kg), 40 ltr fuel, 2000 ft MSL
*3: typical aircraft configuration, 1 pilot (80kg), max fuel, 2000 ft MSL

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