Welcome to Magni Gyro New Zealand
We are the New Zealand agent for the Italian-made Magni Gyrocopters, a family-owned business
near Milan Italy.
Magni Gyro NZ owner Pete Avery has been a commercial helicopter pilot since 1986 and has logged 33,000 hours of flight time in various parts of the world. He took up gyro flying in 2017 for recreation and has become very passionate about gyro flight. He also went through the necessary certification steps to modify his M16 gyro for New Zealand backcountry operations. This included fitting large 26” Alaskan Bush tyres and designing a suspension nose wheel assembly. This has since evolved into the Magni Xtreme range.
In 2021 when the NZ Magni agency became available it was an easy decision for him to take over, as he now had a flying machine that was very well suited for New Zealand conditions and an absolute joy to fly. He is very impressed with the Magni Gyros in flight stability, build quality and factory support.
If you wish to know more about the Magni Gyro range or are interested in purchasing one in New Zealand then please email [email protected]
What Are Gyrocopters
Gyrocopters, Gyroplanes, or Auto Gyros are all the same aircraft. They have a main rotor similar to a helicopter and a pusher prop similar to some fixed-wing aircraft. In-flight the main rotor is driven not by the engine but by the flow of air entering the rotor disc from below. The engine-driven prop provides the thrust.
They are a fairly simple concept and have a fraction of the moving parts compared to a helicopter. They are very manoeuvrable and surprisingly stable in rougher air conditions. They are a very cost an effective form of rotary flight.