Welcome to The Gyrocopter Experience

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

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 all the locations below.

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 at all our locations.

Let's go fly!

Experience a Gyrocopter Flight

Everyone should experience a flight in a Gyrocopter. It's simply fantastic!

Gyrocopter Experience flights make a great gift for that special occassion.

See the countryside from a different perspective. Experience flights can be bought as vouchers from the online shop or direct from any of our Flying Schools (click on the flying school).

Train to be a Gyrocopter Pilot

A Gyrocopter is easier to fly than you may expect.

It does require a pilots licence but it is no more complicated that flying an Aeroplane or Microlight, it's a lot easier than flying a helicopter.

Click here for more details on training.

Get a career as a Gyrocopter Instructor

We think being a Gyrocopter Flying Instructor is the best job in the world.

The Gyrocopter Experience can guide through the entire process, from initial training to helping you set up your own flying school business.

Click here for more details on being an instructor.

Where do you want to fly?

Pilot Training and Experience Flights are available at each school. Click on the school for more details.


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!

The UK Gyro `Whats on` Guide

Sat 30th Apr - Sun 1st May 2016

Popham Trade Fair & Fly-in


Sat 23rd - Sun 24th Jul 2016

Kirkbride Fly-in / Open Day


Sun 28th Aug 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


Wed 5th - Sat 8th Apr 2017

Aero Friedrichshafen 2017


Wed 25th - Sat 28th Apr 2018

Aero Friedrichshafen 2018


Wed 10th - Sat 13th Apr 2019

Aero Friedrichshafen 2019


Gyros recently registered!

Thursday, 17 March 2016

MT03 G-UIRO registered to S Kellner

Friday, 11 March 2016

M24 Orion G-PLOP registered to R Bird

Tuesday, 08 March 2016

M16 Trainer G-CHDK registered to J Gledhill

Monday, 22 February 2016

M24 Orion G-CIZB registered to J Fallis

Thursday, 18 February 2016

M16 Trainer G-CIZK registered to Gyromania Ltd

Thursday, 18 February 2016

M16 Trainer G-CJDW registered to A Brown

Wednesday, 17 February 2016

Calidus G-LISS registered to Gyronauts Flying Club Ltd

Tuesday, 16 February 2016

Calidus G-CIYU registered to P Bidston

Friday, 05 February 2016

M16 Trainer G-YYRO registered to Willy Rose Technology Ltd

Monday, 30 November 2015

M24 Orion G-YROG registered to A Mann

Student Hall of Fame - First Solo!

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

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Monday, 25 April 2016

Guy Glover trained by Steve Boxall

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Thursday, 14 April 2016

Mel Earp trained by Jim Hughes

Friday, 08 April 2016

John Fallis trained by Steve Boxall, Nick Wright

We welcome the following new registered users!

Tuesday, 26 April 2016

Michael Vergers from Oxford

Monday, 18 April 2016

Robert from Lincoln University

Sunday, 17 April 2016

Didier Dembri from Norwich

Saturday, 16 April 2016

Adrian Dawson from Leicester

Saturday, 16 April 2016

Timothy Coote from Tunbridge Wells

Places people have visited!

Friday, 26 February 2016

TURWESTON by John Gledhill