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

Wed 20th - Sat 23rd Apr 2016

Aero Friedrichshafen 2016

Sat 18th Jun 2016

York Flying Club - Fly-in and Open Day

Fri 2nd - Sun 4th Sep 2016

LAA Rally

Fri 2nd - Sat 3rd Dec 2016

Flyer Live - Telford

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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


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!

Gyros recently registered!

Monday, 30 November 2015

M24 Orion G-YROG registered to A Mann

Friday, 20 November 2015

Calidus G-TGLG registered to T Galloway

Wednesday, 14 October 2015

MTO Sport G-CHLD registered to D Sivyer

Wednesday, 07 October 2015

MTO Sport G-HATB registered to N Bent

Thursday, 27 August 2015

MTO Sport G-SIXG registered to A Lysser

Friday, 07 August 2015

MTO Sport G-CGZG registered to W Roomes

Student Hall of Fame - First Solo!

Congratulations to the following people who have flown their First Solo. Keep up the good work!

Thursday, 21 January 2016

John Payne trained by Andy Jones

We welcome the following new registered users!

Monday, 08 February 2016

James Knowlson from Sutton on forest

Sunday, 07 February 2016

Richard Phipps from GILLINGHAM

Sunday, 07 February 2016

Mark Hewitt from Haleiwa

Saturday, 06 February 2016

Neville Rodrigues from Mangalore, Karnataka, India

Friday, 05 February 2016

Glenn Tingle from Norwich

Wednesday, 03 February 2016

Andrew Jones from Walingford

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