Niki nd DTA Gyro Dealer in New York


Aug 19, 2012
I watched the latest Niki marketing video, with English subtitles finally, and it featured a US Dealer from Gyro Revolution in New York: Turns out they also sell the DTA J-Ro. I have to say I was dumbstruck. I didn't think anybody was selling these in the USA. Is anybody familiar with Gyro Revolution or Robert Lutz?

I attended Aero Friedrichshafen this year and when I asked someone at the DTA booth about a kit version of the J-Ro for the US market I got the weirdest response. Initially he said yes they did, but when I pressed him on contact info he froze and said he didn't have it. I asked if he'd have it if I come back later and he said yes. Well when I returned a few hours later I was joined by another guy and neither could give me the info. I asked if they'd have it tomorrow... you guessed it... no, they just took down my email and I've never heard back. It's like the first guy spilled the beans on a secret, very weird and makes me think twice about the company. Seems Gyro Revolution is the dealer they spilled the beans on but why the reluctance to share it at of all places Aero Friedrichshafen?

Niki Rotors was not at Aero Friedrichshafen along with ELA and Celier/AirArgo. There are a few decisions made by Niki Rotors that give me pause. The first is the Lightning with it's tail boom through prop design. This seems like re-inventing the wheel for simply aesthetic reasons. Running a successful gyro company is hard enough without wasting time and money on aesthetic engineering decisions. The second is the only one side door that took German common sense to make them add a second door for German certification. The last is their marketing videos... they are (were) all in Bulgarian. Talk about casting a small net.

I may be wrong about both these companies. I definitely plan on visiting Gyro Revolution out on Long Island to get their take on the two companies.



AR-1 gyro manufacturer
Oct 31, 2011
Tampa, FL
Total Flight Time
3600+ .. New to gyroplanes
Robert Lutz? The guy who was with Luminati Aerospace as their chief pilot. I guess he has a new gig now
Mar 2, 2018
Long Island, NY
Hey everyone, this is Robert Lutz & Kristen Steinhardt – the founders of Gyro Revolution! We are a new gyroplane dealership, training and service center. After falling in love with gyroplanes we traveled around Europe to research and select the best gyroplanes to bring to the US market.

We currently offer gyroplanes from two manufacturers. The gorgeous Kallithea manufactured by Niki Rotor in Bulgaria and the sporty J-Ro manufactured by DTA in France. Both gyroplanes are similar in their beautiful aesthetics and impressive capabilities. We chose NIKI Rotor and DTA because of their professionalism in engineering, design, communications, consistency and stability.

The Kallithea is an elegant gyroplane with a spacious carbon-fiber cockpit and marvelous view. We equipped our flagship model with the new Rotax 915iS fuel-injected turbo charged engine. We also worked with the manufacturer to install a Garmin G3X flight deck where your weather, airspace, terrain traffic and navigation are all accessible in one system. These gyroplanes start at 95K and go up depending on what engine, avionics and custom options you desire.

The DTA J-Ro that we import is one of the first modern gyroplanes we ever discovered and made us fall in love with flying all over again. This model offers consistent quality, functional design and superb handling qualities. It’s powered by either the Rotax 912 or turbo charged 914 with strong pre-rotation capabilities. As for avionics the dual Kanardia EMSIS and an iPad dock is a configuration that mixes modern technology with affordability.

To compare and contrast our models you can visit our website at

We offer training packages for aspiring gyroplane pilots and pilots who desire to transition from airplane or helicopter. All frequently asked training questions can be found on our website as well.

Discovery flights are available for those who would like to experience gyroplane flight or our models for the first time. These flights start at only $100.

Our flight center is located at a private facility at the Long Island MacArthur Airport. Please email us at [email protected] to schedule a tour, a discovery flight or if you’d like to meet with us. Our office number is 917. 275.7198 if you have any questions please give us a call. We may be out flying but will return your call as soon as possible.

Also, if you haven’t found us on Instagram and Facebook yet we are @GyroRevolution or search Gyro Revolution on Youtube! We frequently post updates throughout the week.

We are so excited to begin operations here in New York. We look forward to expanding the community of gyroplane pilots, provide safe educational training and most of all enjoy the freedom of flying together. Safe flying!


Brian Jackson

Platinum Member
Jul 17, 2004
Hamburg, New Jersey USA
GyroBee Variant - Under Construction
Hello Robert and Kristen. This is wonderful news to read, as I will be looking for a trainer when my home built is complete. I live in Sussex county, NJ and work in NYC. Was hoping to find a trainer closer to home.

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