SOURCE: Groen Brothers Aviation, Inc.

January 25, 2007 07:00 ET

Groen Brothers Aviation Vice President of Flight Operations Receives Designated Pilot Examiner of the Year Award

SALT LAKE CITY, UT -- (MARKET WIRE) -- January 25, 2007 -- Groen Brothers Aviation, Inc. (OTCBB: GNBA), based in Salt Lake City, Utah, announced today that the Arizona Aviation Safety Advisory Group (ASAG) has chosen Terry Brandt, GBA Vice President of Flight Operations and Chief Pilot, as their 2006-2007 Designated Pilot Examiner of the Year. "Terry is an invaluable asset," said David Groen, GBA Chairman, President & CEO. "His extraordinary skill as a leader and flight instructor have contributed much to the success of our Flight Operations. We are very proud to have his talents recognized with this award."

ASAG was organized as a non-profit corporation in 1972. Volunteer members represent all sectors of the aviation community to include the FAA, commercial, general and military aviation, including pilots, technicians, air traffic controllers, aircraft manufacturers, and airport operators. They assist the Federal Aviation Administration in identifying accident trends, implementing educational programs for pilots and technicians, and preparing aviation safety articles for publication. Candidates for this award are nominated by their peers within the industry, and winners are chosen to represent the state of Arizona in regional and national Federal Aviation Administration Safety Awards Programs.

Terry Brandt was also recently acknowledged by the National Association of Flight Instructors (NAFI) for earning his Master Certified Flight Instructor accreditation for the 4th time. The NAFI News Release stated: "To help put this achievement in its proper perspective, there are approximately 90,000 CFIs in the United States. Fewer than 500 of them have achieved that distinction thus far."

About Groen Brothers Aviation, Inc.

Groen Brothers Aviation, Inc. (GBA) has been developing gyroplane technology since 1986 and is recognized as the world's leading authority on autorotative flight. GBA developed the world's first commercially viable modern gyroplane -- the first "autogiro" to utilize a jet engine -- the Hawk 4 Gyroplane powered by a Rolls-Royce gas turbine engine. The Hawk 4 was used extensively for security aerial patrol missions during the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City. GBA announced in December, 2006 that a Memorandum of Understanding has been signed with the government of Aragón, Spain to form a joint venture (JV) to complete FAA certification, production, marketing, and delivery of GBA's Hawk 5 Gyroplane, based on the Hawk 4 prototype.

GBA announced in October, 2005 that the US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) selected a GBA-led team to design a proof of concept high speed, long range, vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) aircraft designed for use in Combat Search and Rescue roles. GBA's contract, a fifteen-month $6.4 million award to develop the preliminary design and perform key technology demonstrations, is Phase One of the potential multi-year $40 million four-phase program. This modern rotorcraft, named by DARPA as the "Heliplane" is designed to exploit GBA's gyrodyne technology, offering the VTOL capability of a helicopter, the fast forward flight of an airplane, and the safety, simplicity and reliability of a GBA gyroplane. This aircraft type could be the next generation rotor wing aircraft, meeting economy and performance goals not considered achievable by any other type of VTOL aircraft. GBA and DARPA recently completed a system requirements review on the rotor and are now involved in meeting the Milestone 5 objectives of Phase One.

Through its American Autogyro division, the GBA has also developed and is selling a smaller kit gyroplane, the two seat "SparrowHawk II," and is offering this aircraft as a safe, extremely economical Airborne Patrol Vehicle (APV) for law enforcement and other government applications. GBA is also developing a production two-seat gyroplane for both the "Airborne Law Enforcement" and the "Light Sport Aircraft" (LSA) markets. The Company continues to develop an international and nationwide dealership network for the sale of these products.

Further information about the Company, its products, and individual members of the GBA Team is available on the Company's web site at:

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