Wallis Autogyros Ltd
The first light autogyro developed by Wg Cdr Ken Wallis flew in 1961. The original WA-116 appeared in various guises, including four Beagle-built military prototypes and a two-seater. Holds Class E3/E3a records for height 15,220 ft (4,639 m) and speed 111.225mph (179kmh). Rolls- Royce powered WA-117 appeared 1965 and WA-118 Meteorite, WA-120 followed 1970. WA-121 (first flown 1972) became smallest and lightest of the range, followed by WA-122/R-R two-seat trainer (first flown 1980) and WA-201 twin-engined research autogyro.