Lúcia Airwas established to marketApollo HalleyLSA aircraft, a manufacturer from Hungary, based in Eger. We offer premium quality sport pilot aicraft at an affordable pricepoint. Our main goal is to popularize gyrocopters(also known as autogyro, gyroplane, rotaplane)in the United States and show the reliability and safety of them. These aircraft are made with precision and sturdy materials, as well as equipped with some of the latest instruments.
Apollo Gyro 1 (AG-1)
The aircraft features a carriage built on a welded stainless steel frame, with a fiberglass composite streamline hull, dual-control layout, a two-seats-in-tandem, open cockpit, tricycle landing gear with wheel pants and a single engine in pusher configuration. The powerplant options include the four cylinder, liquid-cooled, four-stroke, dual-ignition 100 hp Rotax 912ULS engine, or the 115 hp turbo-charged Rotax 914UL engine. The aircraft has an empty weight of 650 lbs and a gross weight of 1,232 lbs. With full fuel of 16 US gallons the payload is 435 lbs.
Flying a sport pilot aircraft means having some of the most accessible, affordable, and exhilarating experiences that aviation has to offer. Apollo LSAs have more than 30 years of experience and the AG-1 isn't the product of the new millenium either. Their first autogiro was made in 1975, but they could not be privately owned at the time so the production didn't start. Since then the models have been redesigned several times for safety and competence.
Video of the first arrival of the gyrocopters in Los Angeles
Published by Richard Kantas - 23/12/2016 14:27:00
"The story ofLúcia Airstarted on the autumn of 2002. With my Apollo Fox ultralight plane and my friend Latky Csongor we flew from Keszthely, Hungary to Sydney, where I established Lúcia Air with the help of my hungarian friends. The goal of this flight was to bring attention to children with heavy disablities, such as my daughter. Since then I have been working as a commercial pilot, toured around Europe with my plane, had several ferry flights both with microlight, turboprop aircraft and so on. Most importantly I am a test pilot for Apollo aircraft and have been perfecting the design of them to this day."
During the charity flight we have appeared numerous times on the press of several countries and on global media, such as CNN. A handful of articles can be found around the internet, though most of them are from the hungarian press. The whole logbook and story can be found online. ↓