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.
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.
Where do you want to fly?
Pilot Training and Experience Flights are available at each school. Click on the school for more details.
What's happening in the Gyrocopter Community!
The UK Gyro `Whats on` Guide
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
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!
Thursday, 15 September 2016
John Allan trained by Steve Boxall
Monday, 29 August 2016
Gyros recently registered!
Friday, 29 July 2016
Cavalon G-YROL registered to C Gilbert
Tuesday, 05 July 2016
Calidus G-GYRA registered to W Walters
Wednesday, 22 June 2016
Cavalon G-CGYX registered to Rotorsport Sales And Service Ltd
Monday, 20 June 2016
Calidus G-PCPC registered to P Churchill
Wednesday, 15 June 2016
RAF 2000 G-BXKM registered to E Mangles
Friday, 10 June 2016
M24 Orion G-HOWD registered to J Howard
Wednesday, 01 June 2016
MTO Sport G-YROA registered to S Smith
Wednesday, 18 May 2016
MT03 G-RTIN registered to C Morton
Thursday, 12 May 2016
Calidus G-DISP registered to P Troy-davies
Tuesday, 10 May 2016
Everett G-BMZN registered to B Pearson
Student Hall of Fame - First Solo!
Congratulations to the following people who have flown
Thursday, 08 September 2016
Ronnie Brain trained by Jim Hughes
We welcome the following new registered users!
Saturday, 24 September 2016
Bill Sisson from Bromsgrove
Saturday, 24 September 2016
Mohammed Ali from Stoke on trent
Friday, 23 September 2016
Faisal Shafiq from Birmingham
Monday, 19 September 2016
Chris Rawson from Ely
Saturday, 17 September 2016
Mark from Bishopston
Friday, 16 September 2016
Mark from Wolverhampton
Places people have visited!
Friday, 26 February 2016
TURWESTON by John Gledhill
The Gyrocopter Experience Giftshop
This is a selection of goods from our online shop. Click Here to visit the giftshop.