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Welcome to The Gyrocopter Experience
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.
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.
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!.
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.
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
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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
The Gyrocopter Experience Giftshop
This is a selection of goods from our online shop. Click Here to visit the giftshop.