The gyrocopter (MTOsport) has a maximum speed of 185 km/h and a cruising speed of 160 km/h. A maximum of 120 meters distance is needed for take-off and only 20 meters for landing. The gyrocopter can fly 500 km without landing or refuelling and can stay aloft on its fuel supply for 4 hours. Without a transponder the gyrocopter can reach an altitude of 5,000 ft MSL respectively 3,500 ft GND, with a turbo engine it is possible to reach an altitude of 14,000 ft. Some pilots succeeded in flying over the Alps with a gyrocopter.

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