2019 ASRA Nationals
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Gyroplanes derive lift from freely turning rotor blades tilted back to catch the air. The rushing air spins the rotor as the aircraft is pushed forward by an engine-driven propeller.
Most modern gyroplanes use a pusher propeller and are light and maneuverable. With the engine in the rear, the gyroplane pilot has unobstructed visibility.
Today the gyroplane fleet in Australia is quickly changing from basic single-seat home built machines, typically powered by Rotax 2-stoke engines or Subaru 4-stroke engines to sophisticated factory-built 2 seat machines with Rotax 4-stroke engines. More recently factory-built models have expanded to offer fully enclosed cabins with side-by-side seating.
In late 2014 CASA released a draft CASR Part 149 regulations covering Approved Self-administering Aviation Organisations (ASAO). Part 149 has been 14 years in development and will finally be tabled in