Locations around the UK

and expanding Worldwide


Each location has a speciality offering.
Click the location name for details.

The UK Gyro "What's on" Guide

Sat 2nd - Sun 3rd May 2015

Popham Fly In and Trade Fair

Sun 3rd May 2015

British Rotorcraft Association AGM at 12noon

Sat 13th Jun 2015

Kirkbride Gyro and Heli Flyin

Fri 4th - Sun 6th Sep 2015

LAA Ralley

Sat 28th - Sun 29th Nov 2015

The Flying Show - Telford

Wed 20th - Sat 23rd Apr 2016

Aero Friedrichshafen 2016

Who's Online

We have 15 guests and 2 members online
  • Andy Jones
  • Tony Hayward

Welcome to The Gyrocopter Experience

A New Generation Gyrocopter (MT-03)

What is a Gyrocopter?

A Gyrocopter looks like a small helicopter but the main difference is there is no engine turning the rotors. The rotors simply self-propel (which we call "autorotate") due to the way that the air flows through them.

As the engine is not connected to the rotors, this means that a Gyrocopter is not seriously affected if the engine should stop in flight. This, together with a very short landing roll (we can land in a very small open space, about the size of a putting green), means that a Gyrocopter is one of the safest methods of flying.

We can fly lower and slower safer than most other forms of flying machines. We are also capable of flying in weather conditions which will ground most other sport aircraft. This is really important, considering the weather in Britain

Watch this video clip, it will explain everything!

Gyrocopters have traditionally been open cockpit "Motorbikes of the sky" but, since late 2010, they are available as fully enclosed models. This changes the game completely.

Watch the video clip on the right hand side, it will explain to you exactly why flying Gyrocopters is so fantastic, it will also help you decide.....which one do you want!!

The Gyrocopter Experience has flying schools around the UK where you can "fly one, to try one". See the locations on the left hand map.

The Gyrocopter Experience head office at York also has a Gyrocopter museum and sales showroom. Come and see the entire range for yourself, you will be made most welcome.

This clip, called "Top Gear for Gyros" is also available on DVD from our giftshop here.

Let's go fly!


So, what do you want to find out?

There are a number of reasons why people generally visit this site, in the boxes below are the most popular reasons for visiting and our suggestion of where in the site you should start looking for information. We hope it helps you.

I have a general enthusiasm for aviation, I have recently heard about Gyrocopters and I want to find out more.

A gaggle of gyrocopters

Gyrocopters have recently changed. Read about The Gyrocopter Revolution here and how the Gyrocopter Experience is involved

I want to know about Gyrocopters in the UK: How many are built? Who manufactures them? Where are they flying? Click here.

If you're intersted in Gyrocopters, you are part of the Gyrocopter Community. Find out about it here

I know that I want to train to be a Gyrocopter pilot and I want to find out what I have to do, and get started.

Off for some solo flight

Just dive straight into our training section here. It will tell you eveything you need to do to get started.

If you have'nt flown in a Gyrocopter yet, then why not book a slot at your nearest location.

If you're intersted in Gyrocopters, you are part of the Gyrocopter Community. Find out about it here.

I have a dream of one-day becoming a Gyrocopter flying instructor. I am told it is the best job in the world!.

A briefing session

You are correct - it is the best job in the world. If you want to know what is involved then a quick guide is given here.

If you seriously want to instruct and you want a "roadmap" of how to get there you will need to register on this site.

You are obviously serious about Gyrocopters. Check out the Gyrocopter Community here.

I have heard about the thrill you can get in a Gyrocopter and I want to get the exhiliration for myself or someone I know.

Experience the thrill of Gyrocopters

The best way to do this is to buy a Gyrocopter Experience Giftpack flight voucher here. You can pick your location, date and time later.

Alternatively you may want to book a date and time now. You can do this here.

If you are in any doubt about how great it will make you feel, check out our "Gyrocopter Grin" gallery of people who have already flown.

Whatever your reason for visiting this site, We hope you find what you are looking for.

Dont leave without checking out "The Gyrocopter Community". If you're interested in Gyrocopters...

... you're part of the community - join us, we don't bite... and it's free.

If you dont find what you're looking for in this site please let us know and let us try and help.Click Here

If you have any comments on this site we would love to get your feedback. Leave feedback

Newsletters

Spring Newsletter 2015

In this issue:

  • More Demand - More Instructors
  • Gyrocopter Experience East London
  • Upgraded Facilities at Popham
  • Students Arriving Two byTwo in Oxford
  • Gyrocopters in Dubai
  • Gyrocopters in Holland

Hi

Welcome to the Spring 2015 Gyrocopter Experience Newsletter with gyroplane news, updates and information from the UK and around the world.

More Demand - More Instructors

With so much demand for Gyrocopter Training, Ten enthusiastic pilots have completed part one of this years Instructor Course at the Instructor Training Academy in York.

It takes about six weeks of intensive training to turn a great pilot into a qualified instructor and, despite how they look in the photograph :-), these guys (and gal) are the pick of the crop and working towards being able to share their passion for Gyros with others later this year.

The first part of the course is held in the classroom where the candidates have to practice and present briefings to their peer group. The second part of the course, which they start after they pass a flying skills test will take place over the next few months.

Places are already booking for the 2016 class which starts in November this year, so if you want to reserve a place please contact Kati on 0845 643 9476.

If you dream that some day, you may be a flying instructor and want to find out more, please call Kati to reserve a place on our one day seminar on 9th May 2015.

If you want to fly one of these great aircraft, or train to be a pilot, or have any questions about Gyrocopters please contact Kati or one of the instructors at our locations. Click here for contact details.

New Gyrocopter Experience School opening in East London

Owen Brooking, who has been instructing at The Gyrocopter Experience York is now setting up his own Gyrocopter Flying School at Damyns Hall, East London.

Owen says, I used to be a teacher in a local school and I really enjoy teaching. For me, Gyrocopter flying is the best experience in the world so being able to teach people to fly is just amazing.

I have really enjoyed working in York where I also did my initial instructor training however the time is right for me to go and set up my own school.

Owen's diary is already filling up, he can be contacted on 07473 816108.

Upgraded Facilities at Popham

Steve Boxall at Popham is keen to show off his new briefing room. Steve moved from Old Sarum to Popham, in Basingstoke, last year and has never been busier.

Popham is a great place to operate from and I have recently added a new hangar says Steve. I was lacking good classroom facilities but that has been sorted now - I am delighted with my new briefing room.

To book training with Steve and be one of the first to try out his new facilities, call 07905 059789.

Students Arriving Two byTwo in Oxford

Gyrocopter Experience Oxford are feeling the benefit of having two full-time instructors with a couple of opportunities to train side-by-side in recent months.

Cavalon and Calidus owners Colin Rodney and Chris Rose were able to gain ratings in each other's machines on the same day; Clive training Chris in Colin's Cavalon, while Andy trained Colin in Chris's Calidus.

More recently, Kevin and Andrea from the Fly-By-Light Microlight school at Elstree started training with Andy and Clive. Last week both solo'd on the same day; this week, they've just completed their first navigation exercise - somewhat different in a gyro compared with the Ikarus microlight they're accustomed to.

Gyrocopters in Dubai

As the reputation of Gyrocopter Experience continues to grow globally both in terms of strength of numbers we continue to receive requests for assistance around the world.

Kevin Robinson, Gyrocopter Experience Algarve, has recently responded to one of these requests and is currently on secondment to Sky Dive Dubai in the United Arab Emirates. Kevin reports. This is my fourth trip overseas providing support and expertise to gyro operations. My first 3 years ago was to assist setting up the first Gyro school in Turkey, this was followed by 2 trips to Kenya to provide training and advice on a Gyro anti poaching operation. The latest event is to help set an operation in Dubai based by the beautiful Palm.

Kevin will be returning to Portugal in June to continue his training there.

Gyrocopters in Holland

From Holland we can mention that the first factory built Autogyro has been registered in the Netherlands: an orange Cavalon 914UL with full specs. Issuing the registration of PH-4L5 concludes a period of 5 years which were needed to organize the Dutch regulation to make this possible.

The Cavalon is based at Airport Breda International in the south-west of the Netherlands . This is also the airport the Gyrocopter Experience - Netherlands is using as a second location for their training.

One great sport....lots of great locations

The Gyrocopter Experience operate in Scotland, Northern Ireland, York, Devon, London Area (3 Locations) as well as the Algarve, the Netherlands and Costa Rica. Click on the names of the locations on the Gyrocopter Experience homepage for more details. We expect to open two more locations in the UK and one in Canada later this year. Watch this space for details.

Must Fly!

The Gyrocopter Experience Team

Previous Newsletters

Gyroplane news from around the world
Gyrocopter Experience Newsletter June 2014
Gyrocopter Experience Newsletter May 2014
Gyrocopter Experience Newsletter February 2014
Gyrocopter Experience Newsletter December 2013
Gyrocopter Experience Newsletter November 2013
Gyrocopter Experience Newsletter September 2013
Gyrocopter Experience Newsletter July 2013
Gyrocopter Experience Newsletter June 2013
Gyrocopter Experience Newsletter May 2013
Gyrocopter News from The Gyrocopter Experience
Gyrocopter News from The Gyrocopter Experience
Gyrocopter News from The Gyrocopter Experience
Seasons Greetings from The Gyrocopter Experience
Newsletter Special : The Flying Show - This Weekend
Gyrocopter News October 2012
Gyrocopter News September 2012
Gyrocopter News August 2012
Gyrocopter News July 2012
Gyrocopter News June 2012
Gyrocopter News May 2012
Gyrocopter News April 2012

Latest News

International Association of Professional Gyroplane Training
Flying is a lifetime of learning

Calling all Gyrocopter Pilots and Instructors!

The Gyrocopter Experience are delighted to be one of the sponsors of the International Association of Professional Gyroplane Training 

 This is an Association for all Gyro pilots, instructors, student pilots, manufacturers and regulators of Gyroplane activity with an objective of creating and promoting worldwide standards of Gyroplane flying and instruction. The aim is to continually improve safety of Gyroplane flying, worldwide.

We urge every gyro pilot in the world to become a member of this Association. There is a wealth of knowledge to learn and share. The Association also provides software tools to integrate Instructor led student training records with self-study online training. It's not just for instructors and students though, every Gyro pilot would benefit and learn something, with a system of reminders and checklists to help keep you legal and properly prepared when you go flying.

You can register for safety related Gyro information and more information on the Association at their websitewww.iapgt.org (or the easier to remember GyrocopterTraining.org)

What's happening in the Gyrocopter Community!

Student Hall of Fame - A new PPL(G) Pilot!

Congratulations to the following people who have now completed their training to be a Gyro pilot. Well done!

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Thursday, 09 April 2015

Andrea Banks trained by Clive Rose

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Tuesday, 07 April 2015

Matthew Sellers trained by Nick Wright, Jim Hughes

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Tuesday, 07 April 2015

David Taylor trained by Dick Trickey, Mike Reece & Owen Brooking

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Tuesday, 07 April 2015

Martyn Kemp trained by Jim Hughes

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Tuesday, 07 April 2015

Kevin O'neill trained by Andy Jones

Gyros recently registered!

Friday, 20 February 2015

Calidus G-LISS registered to K Laskowski

Wednesday, 18 February 2015

Calidus G-IROS registered to M Kemp

Wednesday, 11 February 2015

M24 Orion G-YRAX registered to R Whiteley

Monday, 05 January 2015

MTO Sport G-CINT registered to I Bryant

Tuesday, 09 December 2014

Calidus G-CIKG registered to Gyronimo Ltd

Tuesday, 18 November 2014

M24 Orion G-YROD registered to A Mann

Wednesday, 12 November 2014

MT03 G-CFCL registered to D Taylor

Wednesday, 05 November 2014

MT03 G-CEHN registered to J Farmery

We welcome the following new registered users!

Sunday, 26 April 2015

Philip Taudevin from Popondetta

Saturday, 25 April 2015

Greg Hardiman from Geelong West

Friday, 24 April 2015

Daniel from 2 Atrincham road

Friday, 24 April 2015

Dan Wheeler from Theddingworth

Friday, 24 April 2015

Peter Laurence from Skelmersdale

Friday, 24 April 2015

Anthony Gray from Onchan IOM

The Gyrocopter Experience

A gaggle of gyros

Air Experience Flights

PPL(G) Pilot Training

Locations around the UK

The Gyrocopter Academy

A gaggle of gyros

Intensive PPL(G) Training Courses

Train to be a Gyro Instructor

The Gyroport, Rufforth Airfield, York