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).