I came to the US as an immigrant in 1989. I had been messing around designing my own model airplanes as a teenager and making them fly. My uncle was a Director at FAA for new technology certification and encouraged me to go into Engineering. I did multiple disciplines in Engineering but eventually somehow ended up in IT for a while. I almost died in a car accident in 2005 and during the accident I thought about my family and flying. Six month later I quit my job and started a LSA company that still exists with a new name specializing in high end trikes. I got interested in gyroplanes and started researching them and sold my shares to my partners and started SilverLight Aviation. In short, we came out with AR-1 in 2016, our entry into gyroplane market after a brief stint in trying out the Apollo.

Tampa, FL
Total Flight Time
4000+ 380 gyroplanes. Sport CFI Gyro and Trikes
Real Name
Abid Farooqui
Aircraft certification engineering (TC/PC, ASTM compliance, Production line setup and engineering) and aircraft sales. Helped various companies recently with compliance and certification through engineering support and consultancy. AG-1 and J-Ro Rep
Primary Airport


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