FAMA’ HELICOPTERS was born in 2009 with the realization of the new project KISS 209M, designed and built by Nino Famà.
Nino Famà, after 20 years of experience in building and testing of kit helicopters, decided to dedicate himself to the activity of building helicopters with the project KISS 209M.
Before he had worked in cars and bikes challenges, and in mechanical constructions.
Since he was a child, Nino Famà had the passion for the projects and building, and for speed, and he realized a small car of wood and iron with an engine of 50 cc.
He started his career with the Cross Sidecar, challenging and winning for three times in a row the Italian Championship in 1979, 1980 and 1981. Remaining in the speed’s world, he started to work in the cars’field, from 1982 to 2008, before as a pilot and than as team manager of its own team. He won six Championship.
In these years he was not only a team manager who collected experience in the aerodynamics and in the building of special components, but he had always a mechanical industry and he built special parts for industrial machines.
In 1990 he knew the flight world with the hang glider, with the aeroplane and then with the helicopter.
After a more then 10 years long experience and as he could not find a vehicle it suited him , he decided to built one of his own. He had the idea of KISS, that means “Keep Is Stupidly Simple” , name that shows the simplicity of the use.
The project of KISS 209M was born from the will of a revolutionary project, both on the technological and on the economic level.
Nino Famà thanks to his experience of builder and tester managed to realize a ultra light helicopter with retractable runner and with turbine engine, with a wide space for luggage, 3 hours of flight, and one hour more with an additional tank. The average speed is 185 Km/h, completely realized in carbon fiber, and the main mechanical parts are electronically controlled.
A very important aspect is that all this helicopter is made in Italy, and the 95% is produced by the Famà Helicopters in its own plants, and this is a guarantee of the quality and an advantage for the price.