The Hawk 4 / Hawk5
The Hawk 5 Gyroplane brings to aviation a unique aircraft with many utilitarian qualities. The Hawk’s performance and exceptional versatility also offer a safe and affordable alternative to helicopters and airplanes in many applications. The aircraft’s simple, robust, design translates into lower operating costs than any comparable turbine powered helicopter. The wide operating speed range, from 46 - 162 mph, of this highly maneuverable gyroplane also ensures the Hawk 5 a new niche in the aviation marketplace. The Hawk 5 design, intended for series production following certification, incorporates modifications gained from GBA’s experience with its Hawk 4 prototype. These include a weight reduction program and an extended cabin that will permit an additional passenger. The Hawk 4 was an integral part of security during the 2002 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games. The Hawk 4, during its operational period for the Utah Olympic Public Safety Command (UOPSC), was available 24-7, completed 67 missions and accumulated 75 hours of maintenance free flight time. The production model Hawk 5 Gyroplane offers many improvements to this already impressive aircraft. Most notably are: higher capacity; vertical take-off and landing; a marked increase in useful load, range and endurance; and higher maximum and cruise speeds. Easy to fly and always in autorotation, the Hawk 5 offers uncompromising safety in the realm of flight.