The Montgomerie-Parsons is an autogyro. It is similar to a helicopter, but the rotor on top is not powered by the engine. Instead it rotates as a result of the forward motion from the autogyro’s propeller.

In 1981, Montgomerie Engineering built their first autogyro in their workshops in Ayrshire. This aircraft was built by them in 1996 as a research aircraft for the University of Glasgow. The space normally occupied by a second seat was used to accommodate equipment to record flight data. The autogyro was flown from Bournemouth, Carlisle and Perth airports for student research projects.

Date:  1996
Crew: 1 (pilot)
Passengers: 0
Top speed: 70 mph (113 km/h)

Montgomerie-Parsons gyrocopter

Cockpit view

Montgomerie-Parsons autogyro cockpit

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