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The super-sleek Calidus is AutoGyro’s closed cabin two-seat tandem model. When it was released in 2009, it was the world’s first formally certified factory-built gyroplane of this configuration. Calidus is loved not just for its aesthetics and amazing fun to fly, but also by flight schools, for sight-seeing, and law enforcement agencies.

The sharp aerodynamics mean that Calidus is a fast cruiser, and with a fuel tank of 74ltr, has a huge range. Improved further with the latest extended range 100ltr. tank option. The huge clear canopy gives both the pilot and passenger an amazing 360view; yet keeping them both warm, dry, and comfortable.

Ventilation? Yes, and with AutoGyros normal ingenuity there are many options;

  • full enclosed canopy with ventilation windows
  • open sided canopy, where large side windows allow plenty of air access
  • high-headroom canopy for very tall pilots
  • full open top canopy

And, of course, as all AutoGyro enclosed aircraft, Calidus is fitted with a proper heater system.

So no matter where the aircraft is operating, or the season, there is a way to keep warm, or keep cool!

And this aircraft has an excellent pedigree. With over 500 released to service since 2009, AutoGyro has a huge depth of reliability experience around the world, whether operated for fun or reward. We know that the diverse operating environments around the world can be harsh for aircraft, and take pride in the ability of our aircraft to reach that standard. Backed worldwide by the AutoGyro factory and partners, you can be sure to be well looked after.

Auto-Gyro GmbH Clip 916iS

Enjoy the difference

  • Comfortable pilots environment.
  • Fantastic clear 360deg view for pilot and passenger
  • Fabulous fighter-style cockpit feel
  • Easy- adjustable seat position, and rake angle.
  • Heated cabin with variable flow rate.
  • Huge option list of Garmin equipment, including ADSB in and out.
  • Excellent payload, MTOM up to 560kg.
  • Unique occupant safety cell concept.
  • 74ltr fuel tanks, safe 3hr hour range, or extended range tank capacity of 100ltr.
  • Safe and reliable design, as verified by numerous aviation authorities.
  • Over 500 in service, meaning huge service experience around the world.
Pricing Starts at: € 93.000,- with the Rotax 914 engine | € 119.000,- with the Rotax 916 iS engine
Prices are as is at March 2023 and subject to change without notice.

Prices are ex-works and do not include taxes, shipping cost, import- or customs duties or fees

Technical Overview

Technical DetailsModel Details

L X W X H:

4.775 m x 1,73m x 2,8 m (15.66 ft x 5.67 ft x 9.1 ft)

Rotor Diameter:

8.4 m / 8.6 m / 8.8 m (27,3 ft / 27.95 ft / 28.6 ft)

Empty Weight:

290 kg (649 lbs)

MTOW (Max Take Off Weight):

560 kg (1232 lbs) 916 iS, 915 iS, 914 ULS or 500kg (1100 lbs) 912 ULS


Rotax 916iS, 915iS, 914 UL or 912 ULS

Takeoff Distance:

365 m (1190 ft) (912 ULS, 500kg, HTC prop)
282 m (918 ft) (914 UL, 560kg, Ivoprop)
250 m (820 ft) (915 iS, 560 kg, Woodcomp)
220 m (722 ft) (916 iS, 560kg, Woodcomp)

Max Endurance:

up to 4,5 hours**

Max Range:

up to 560 km (350 miles) ***

Cruise Speed:

90-185 km/h (55-110 mph)

Max Speed:

225 km/h (140 mph, 120 KIAS)

Fuel Capacity:

74 L (19.5 US Gallons), 100 L (26.4 US Gallons, long range tank)

Compliant with:

BUT (Germany), Section T (UK), ASRA (Australia),
CCAR-21 (China), USA Primary Category
Technical data can vary regarding country-specific legal requirements and is also depending on
propeller/rotor/ fuel/engine and aircraft configuration/equipment.
Please always refer to the Pilot’s Operating Handbook.

*. Values are shown for 500kg takeoff weight
**. Typical aircraft configuration applies: 1 pilot (80 kg), 40 l fuel, 2000 ft MSL
***. Typical aircraft configuration applies: 1 pilot (80 kg), max fuel, 2000 ft MSL

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