From Autogiro to Gyroplane: 1923-2003
April 1 - August 22, 2003
David Filderman Gallery, 9th floor, Axinn Library
This exhibition, guest curated by Dr. Bruce Charnov, Ph.D, J.D., displays the past, present and future of autorotation technology. It includes photographs, advertisements, letters, memorabilia and models of historic and modern gyroplanes. Some examples are below:
• Click on the numbers across the middle to view each image.
• Click on the Play/Pause icon on the lower right to activate or deactivate the automatic slideshow.
Hofstra University, in cooperation with the American Helicopter Museum & Education Center, the Popular Rotorcraft Association (PRA), the Cradle of Aviation Museum, the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA), and the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, will host a conference entitled From Autogiro to Gyroplane: The Past, Present and Future of an Aviation Industry to be held on the Hofstra campus during April 25 - 26, 2003. This will be the first ever university conference dealing with this forgotten but fascinating facet of aviation history and will celebrate the 80th anniversary of the first flight in Spain by Juan de la Cierva and the 75th anniversary of the first American flight by the aviation pioneer Harold F. Pitcairn.