The Gyrocopter Experience

Direct Enquiry and Booking Hotline: 01667 460 361


Welcome to The Gyrocopter Experience Inverness
The Gyrocopter Experience Inverness is a branch of Highland Aviation Training Ltd at Inverness Airport

Prices at this location

Open Cockpit MTO Sport Gyrocopter Flight Experience (Passenger seat / rear)

  • Gyrocopter Introductory Flight Experience (Briefing + 30 minutes flying)
  • £114
  • Gyrocopter Introductory Flight Experience (Extended briefing + 60 minutes flying)
  • £199
  • Gyrocopter Introductory Flight Experience (Extended briefing + 90 minutes flying)
  • £284
  • Gyrocopter Introductory Flight Experience (Extended briefing + 120 minutes flying)
  • £359

    Training Rates, when registered for an ongoing training course (Pilot seat / front)

  • Dual Instruction in an Open Cockpit MTO Sport School Gyrocopter (hours 2+)*
  • £164 per hour
  • Supervised Solo training in a School Gyrocopter*
  • £164 per hour
  • Dual Instruction in your own Gyrocopter**
  • £90 per hour
  • Supervised Solo Training in your own Gyrocopter**
  • £90 per hour
  • Extended briefings and groundschool
  • £48 per hour
  • Ground Exams
  • £30 per paper

    * This rate is for students receiving ongoing training and applies from the second hour of training onwards. All landing fees at Inverness Airport are included when using a School Gyrocopter. Most lessons are designed for a flight time of around one hour. Whilst times may vary slightly, students are only charged at the pro-rata hourly rate (from engine start to engine stop). Please note that flight times are occasionally extended due to take-off / landing priority given to other Airport traffic.

    ** Students using their own Gyrocopters will be required to pay for their own landing fees and ancillary costs.

    In order to fly solo in a School Gyrocopter you must agree to the following:

    1. You will sign a "Solo student aircraft usage agreement" often called a "Bend it, Mend it" agreement, which states that you will be responsible for any uninsured losses to the flying school whilst the aircraft is in your care.
    2. You will pay us a refundable bond of £5,000 prior to solo use of the aircraft, which we will hold until you complete your solo training. Providing that the aircraft is returned to the flying school in the same airworthy condition as provided to the student pilot, the bond will be returned in full. If any damage is caused to the aircraft during the time in the student pilot's possession the student pilot will forfeit the bond. Depending on the severity of the damage and the timescale for replacement or repair of the aircraft, a percentage of the bond may be returned to the student pilot at the discretion of the flying school.
    3. Your maximum liability is limited to a total of £7,500 of which £5,000 will have been pre-paid (see item 1 above).
    4. You will also be required to pay £450 towards the solo insurance costs. This is non-refundable and lasts for up to a year.

    Access to the approved training course

    IAPGT Progress

    All Gyrocopter Experience student pilots are required to be able to access the online training and e-learning platform held within the GyropediaTM. The Gyropedia (developed by the International Ascociation of Professional Gyroplane Training IAPGT) is a one-stop-shop for all Gyrocopter students, pilots and aircraft owners, and you will come to rely on it throughout your flying career. The subscription is currently £120 per annum.

    Membership of the local flying club

    All students training at Inverness Airport are required to become members of The Highland Aviation Flying Club at a cost of ?95 per annum. Club membership covers the use of all Highland Aviation clubhouse facilities, free Wifi, free Inverness Airport parking at the Highland Aviation car park, and is valid for 12 months from purchase. Free one-day membership is granted to customers taking a Gyrocopter Flight Experience / Gyrocopter Trial Flight.

    Gyrocopter Hire

    In March 2013, the law changed to allow factory built Gyrocopters to be hired in the UK. When you obtain your Gyrocopter Pilot's licence there is now an option to hire aircraft subject to a set of terms and conditions. If you own a Gyrocopter and you would like make an income from hiring it out to other pilots (or Instructors), please contact us for details. At present the flying school does not hire out school-owned aircraft.