A Rotorway Helicopter, a kit-built 2-person fully-functional helicopter. The finished aircraft is fully licensed by the FAA and carries and EXPERIMENTAL category airworthiness certificate. The helicopter carries two passengers at up to 115 mph.
Howard Schlei is a pilot, author and independent businessman. He began his career in aviation as a flight instructor and air charter pilot. He holds a commercial pilots license for single- and multi-engine airplanes with an instrument rating, and a private pilot's license for helicopters. He holds ratings as an instructor single- and multi-engine airplanes and instrument. He has accumulated close to 4,000 flying hours with over 500 in helicopters. The Rotorway A600 Talon he built was constructed during a five-year period from 2005 to 2010, when it was inspected and certified by the FAA.