September 2004 Issue
The Hummingbird Helicopter
The world's first four-place kit helicopter offers certified quality at a homebuilt price.
Many prospective buyers have dreamed of the day when a kit helicopter would serve as a magic carpet to transport their families to previously unreachable destinations. That day has dawned. The Vertical Aviation Technologies, Inc. (VAT) Hummingbird kit helicopter is not only a fantasy fulfilled, it also possesses the potential to grow into a turbine-powered chopper. VAT has created a mock-up for a Hughes 500-like installation of an Allison (now Rolls-Royce) C-18 or later model machine. By Ken Armstrong
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