Born in 1938 near Milan, Vittorio Magni started gaining his technical knowledge in 1956 when he joined Agusta Spa, working in their transmission, engine and airframe departments as well as on the flight line and in the “Sperimentale” (experimental) division. In 1963 he was recruited as a specialist by the helicopter division of Montecatini, acquiring experience in crop spraying and aerial application. In 1964, he and another pilot established Elitaliana, a company specialising in crop spraying.

In 1967 Vittorio Magni imported the plans for a Bensen gyroplane from the USA and used them to build what became one of the first gyros to fly in Italy. From those early experiments, he went on to develop a range of single-seat and two-seat aircraft with levels of performance.

In 1968, his broad experience in rotorcraft allowed him to collaborate with Silvercraft Spa, a company established to produce a new light helicopter called the SH4. At Silvercraft he was appointed Flight Line leader and obtained his helicopter pilot’s licence. In 1986, he founded VPM snc., which included a department manufacturing composite components for Italian aerospace companies such as Agusta and Aerea S.p.A., ecc.

His first commercial success in the field of gyros arrived in 1987 when he sold the patent rights of two models, the single seat MT5 and the two seat MT7 (both powered by the Arrow engine), to a Spanish company called Cemenesa. In 1996, VPM became MAGNI GYRO. The new company’s focus was to improve on their already well-known range of gyros and to develop and produce new projects. With the arrival of MAGNI GYRO the seeds of success had been sown and started to take root...




In late 2016, the Magni Gyro factory in Besnate, Italy produced the company’s 1,000th gyroplane – a proud moment for everyone in the company. A significant milestone had been passed …. and now we are looking forward to reaching our next goals.