The SparrowHawk III
Autogyro, Autogiro, Gyrocopter, Gyroplane...  These are all words synonymous with autorotative flight, the simple principle by which these aircraft fly. Groen Brothers Aviation is recognized as the world’s leading authority on autorotative flight.  With thousands of flight hours on American Autogyro’s SparrowHawk gyroplanes, the SparrowHawk III quick build is a fun, safe affordable gyroplane now available at $45,500.  This homebuilt aircraft kit provides everything you need to fly except fuel, and includes a 165 hp Subaru EJ-25 power plant, flight instruments, propeller and rotor blades. Estimated build time of this quick build format is 300 hours or less.  The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has evaluated the SparrowHawk III and determined that it qualifies to be included in the FAA listing of Eligible Amateur-Built Aircraft Kits.

The award winning SparrowHawk, with its centerline thrust design, has been featured by much of the aviation media, including the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA), Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA), Popular Rotorcraft Association (PRA). The SparrowHawk III kit is by far, the safest, easiest to build, and fun to fly gyroplane on the market.

Free Information

Additional information is available, including an explanation of the differences between Gyroplanes and Helicopters, and the safety advantages of centerline thrust.  You’ll also receive access to videos of the SparrowHawk Gyroplane, Hawk 4 takeoffs and landings, the ArrowHawk Gyroplane, the Fairey Rotodyne (Gyrodyne) from 50 years ago, and the Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS) 50th Annual Cierva Lecture, presented by David Groen in 2011.  Also included is information about the Popular Rotorcraft Association (PRA), an international organization of rotorcraft enthusiasts who promote homebuilt rotorcraft.

Our Customers
In addition to the neophyte aviator, they include pilots of ultra lights, military fighters, corporate jets, commercial airliners and helicopters, (LSA) light sport, and many types of general aviation aircraft.  Although their paths are different, they all share in the quality, fun and safety of American Autogyro’s SparrowHawk.

Whether you’re a seasoned pilot or just starting your aviation avocation, flying gyroplanes is a fun, practical way to get into the air!

Groen Brothers Aviation and American Autogyro are committed to the advancement of safe and affordable autorotative flight.