RON SMITH COLLECTION
No. 10707. Everett Autogyro (G-OFRB c/n 006)
Photographed at Farnborough International Airshow, Hampshire, UK, September 1986, by Ron Smith

Everett Autogyro

07/31/2011. The Everett Autogyro was designed with knowledge gained from the Bensen and Campbell Cricket single-seat light autogyros, and has proven to be one of the more successful types of British sporting autogyro. Detail design was by R. J. Everett Engineering Ltd. of Sproughton (near Ipswich), Suffolk, which was granted CAA Manufacturers Approval on May 8, 1985. The autogyro was marketed in ready for flight form, with alternative 1,600 cc or 1,830 cc converted Volkswagen motorcar engines. First flight of an Everett autogyro was made on February 15, 1984.

Fitted with a 68 hp Rotax 582 engine, the pictured aircraft was produced in 1985 and was registered to Francis Blennerhassett of Hartepool on August 7, 1985. Next owner became Roger Savage (Photography) of Penrith on August 1, 1991, the CAA cancelled the registration on June 9, 1999. Three years later, June 20, 2002, G-OFRB reappeared on the registry, registered to Michael James of Nothingham. Colin Gilholm of Selkirk was registered as the next owner on May 7, 2005, while on May 7, 2008 it was registered to its present owner, Timothy Holcroft-Smith of High Wycombe.

Created July 31, 2011