Namibia 2010

We took the skies to put the new closed-cockpit Auto Gyro Calidus 09 through a rigorous test flight of eleven days. And the testing grounds could only be the vast blue expanses of Namibia.

Flight time: 40 hours
Distance: 4 871 km.

Testing the Calidus 09s were Theuns & Ninie Eloff (Calidus ZU-RER), Sarel & René Pretorius (Calidus ZU-RE)S and André & Michelle Bezuidenhout (Calidus ZU-RFV).

It is a pleasure for me to admit that I have never flown a gyrocopter which handles as well as this machine‘ (André Bezuidenhout).

Read Michelle Bezuidenhout’s trip report  [PDF – 758 KB] as published in the December 2010 edition of the African Pilot.

 

Calidus 09

 

 


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