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The UK Gyro "What's on" Guide

Sat 22nd - Sun 23rd Nov 2014

The Flying Show - Telford

Who's Online

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  • Steve Boxall

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

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Newsletters

June Newsletter 2014

In this issue:

  • New Location - Basingstoke
  • The Gyrocopter Extravaganza - 12th July
  • G-GRYN stars in new feature film

Hi

Welcome to the June 2014 Gyrocopter Experience Newsletter with gyroplane news, updates and information from the UK and around the world.

New Gyrocopter Experience location at Popham Airfield near Basingstoke

We are delighted to announce that The Gyrocopter Experience is opening a new location at Popham Airfield near Basingstoke in Hampshire.

Senior Instructor and Examiner Steve Boxall will be moving his school from Old Sarum to Popham in August 2014. “Old Sarum has been a fantastic place to work for the last few years” said Steve “but experience has shown that most of the students who have trained with us come from the London area, so it makes good sense to move closer to them."

Popham is an iconic airfield dedicated to sport aviation, and has fantastic transport links, being located right next to the A303 / M3 and close to the A34 putting it within easy reach of London, the South and the Midlands.

Steve will have enclosed and open-cockpit gyros available for training, solo flight and experience flights. For more information visit www.GyrocopterExperience.com/basingstoke or contact Steve via Steve.Boxall@GyrocopterExperience.com tel 0790 505 9789. The online calendar is open now for bookings.

Salisbury Vouchers -If you have an experience flight voucher for a flight from our Salisbury location , flights will be available from Old Sarum until the end of July. From August onwards you will be able to take your flight from Popham (Basingstoke).

The Gyrocopter Extravaganza 12th July 2014

On Saturday 12th July 2014 we will be holding a Gyrocopter Extravaganza Event at Rufforth Airfield York and everyone is invited. The Gyrocopter Showroom, Classrooms, Simulator Bay , Gift Shop, Cinema, Museum and Instructor Academy will be open and we will be happy to show you around.

During the day we hope to offer the following:

  • A wide selection of Gyrocopters out on display and lots more flying in
  • The latest developments of the new Gyrocopter Full Motion Simulator FM
  • Presentations about the work of the International Association of Gyroplane Training (IAPGT) and demonstrations of how to use the content
  • Introduction to Gyros and how they fly
  • Short Introductory Air Experience Flights available if the weather permits
  • Short films running in our very own cinema
  • .... and Kati will be making a welcome return to Chocs Away cafe for the weekend serving breakfasts - one weekend only!

Drive-in or Fly-in. If you are flying in and you have not flown into Rufforth Airfield, please read these notes and avoid the Glider site at the west end of the Airfield

G-GRYN stars in a new feature film to be released in 2015

Our Gyrocopter G-GRYN was recently filmed as part of a shoot for the feature film "Long Time Coming" due to be released in 2015. The photo shows the gyro all rigged up for the filming of the close up shots where the actor Gustav is seen "flying". The specially built trailer drove up and down the runway with smoke emulating whisps of cloud allowing him to shoot out of the window at the baddies below :-).

Phil Harwood then piloted the aircraft around the airfield where special permission had been obtained from the CAA to allow him to chase cars at relatively low level. What fun!

The two day shoot at the airfield will probably contribute about 2 minutes of screen time, it was astounding the amount of time and people it takes to create a full length feature film but we are delighted - G-GRYN could become the next Little Nellie!

Must Fly!

The Gyrocopter Experience Team

Previous Newsletters

Gyrocopter Experience Newsletter May 2014
Gyrocopter Experience Newsletter February 2014
Gyrocopter Experience Newsletter December 2013
Gyrocopter Experience Newsletter November 2013
Gyrocopter Experience Newsletter September 2013
Gyrocopter Experience Newsletter July 2013
Gyrocopter Experience Newsletter June 2013
Gyrocopter Experience Newsletter May 2013
Gyrocopter News from The Gyrocopter Experience
Gyrocopter News from The Gyrocopter Experience
Gyrocopter News from The Gyrocopter Experience
Seasons Greetings from The Gyrocopter Experience
Newsletter Special : The Flying Show - This Weekend
Gyrocopter News October 2012
Gyrocopter News September 2012
Gyrocopter News August 2012
Gyrocopter News July 2012
Gyrocopter News June 2012
Gyrocopter News May 2012
Gyrocopter News April 2012

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!

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!

(c)

Friday, 11 July 2014

Walt Roach trained by Phil Harwood, Andy Jones, Mike Reece

Monday, 07 July 2014

Russ Evans

Gyros recently registered!

Wednesday, 30 April 2014

MT03 G-CEHN registered to J Nicol

Wednesday, 02 April 2014

MTO Sport G-CGIC registered to J Harmon

Wednesday, 02 April 2014

M16 Trainer G-YYRO registered to T Willis

Monday, 31 March 2014

MTO Sport G-YROH registered to M Winship

Friday, 21 March 2014

Cavalon G-YROL registered to J Andrews

Thursday, 20 March 2014

Cavalon G-CIEW registered to Rotorsport Uk Ltd

Wednesday, 19 March 2014

MTO Sport G-CIEB registered to K Hastie

Friday, 14 March 2014

MT03 G-CFGY registered to A Hawes

Tuesday, 25 February 2014

MTO Sport G-CGZE registered to T Elliott

Monday, 24 February 2014

MTO Sport G-RMTO registered to D Wright

Student Hall of Fame - First Solo!

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

Wednesday, 16 July 2014

Tom Geake trained by Kevin Robinson

Monday, 14 July 2014

Ivan Rubinich trained by Andy Jones

Saturday, 12 July 2014

Bob Cannock trained by Nick Wright

We welcome the following new registered users!

Thursday, 31 July 2014

Peter Jordan from Southsea

Thursday, 31 July 2014

Richard Gardner from Gaillac

Thursday, 31 July 2014

Paula Oesth from Sweden

Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Murray Vincent from Christchurch, New Zealand

Friday, 25 July 2014

Kevin Wigginton from Edinburgh

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Alain Aubé from Quebec city

The Gyrocopter Experience

A gaggle of gyros

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The Gyrocopter Academy

A gaggle of gyros

Intensive PPL(G) Training Courses

Train to be a Gyro Instructor

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