If you have always dreamed of soaring through lofty heights like the eagle of the famous ‘70s song, you should definitely read the following. If not, you should read it anyway as it may stir the yearning to take off immediately. Little did Otmar Birkner, founder and CTO of AutoGyro, know of the success story he embarked on when he started manufacturing his first gyroplane (a mix between an ultralight airplane and a helicopter). When his aircraft had officially been certified for public operation in 2003, friends and acquaintances enthusiastically asked Birkner to manufacture additional specimen – a request Birkner complied with great pleasure.