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 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


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!

Friday, 06 May 2016

Mrs Joanna trained by Clive Rose

Friday, 06 May 2016

Michael Slack

New items for Sale!

Saturday, 21 May 2016

Autogyro MTO Sport

Gyros recently registered!

Thursday, 12 May 2016

Calidus G-DISP registered to P Troy-davies

Tuesday, 10 May 2016

Everett G-BMZN registered to B Pearson

Tuesday, 10 May 2016

Bensen G-BTJS registered to B Pearson

Monday, 18 April 2016

MT03 G-KEVG registered to M Ball

Thursday, 07 April 2016

Cavalon G-OSVN registered to Engetel Ltd

Friday, 18 March 2016

Cavalon G-CPLG registered to Tx-2 Broadcast Ltd

Friday, 18 March 2016

Cavalon G-OTZZ registered to B Gotts

Thursday, 17 March 2016

MT03 G-UIRO registered to S Kellner

Wednesday, 16 March 2016

Cavalon G-GERN registered to P Biggs

Tuesday, 15 March 2016

Cavalon G-MSCL registered to Power Management Engineering Ltd

Student Hall of Fame - First Solo!

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

Thursday, 05 May 2016

Andy Swan trained by Steve Boxall

We welcome the following new registered users!

Wednesday, 25 May 2016

Tony Hammond from Colchester

Tuesday, 24 May 2016

David Dixon from Nottingham

Tuesday, 24 May 2016

Alan Brember from Guildford

Monday, 23 May 2016

Douglas Howell from Brighton

Monday, 23 May 2016

Sherrie Down from Bende

Saturday, 21 May 2016

Mark Gibson from Angus

Places people have visited!

Friday, 26 February 2016

TURWESTON by John Gledhill