"It is a truly historic moment," states our Chief Certification Officer Gerry Speich from the USA. Some days ago, the FAA, the US Federal Aviation Authority, started its Calidus Primary Category flight testing in Maryland. It is the first formal flight testing by the FAA of a modern generation gyroplane. Having completed the intense tests after some days of flying, the US authorities have given the approval for the release of the Type Certificate for our Calidus. The aircraft has been found to have acceptable flight handling characteristics for flight in day and night VFR conditions. But the official Type Certificate which is comparable to the British Section T will still take some time. In September, the FAA will come to visit our factory in Hildesheim and we are looking forward to welcoming our guests in our headquarters.