|Date : 24 11 2016||Name : Lee Wiltshire||Topic : Flying: Algarve|
|It was meant to be - as my fiancee and I were driving into Lagos for a day's exploring I spotted a Gyrocopter flying around and then saw the details for Kevin on the free map when we stopped for coffee at a cafe.
We cut short our visit to Lagos, and instead Sarah enjoyed chatting to the pilots and students as Kevin took me up for over an hour in G-CIEJ.
I have had flying in a gyrocopter in my bucket list for as long as I can remember, having already had several glider flights and starting a fixed-wing PPL many years ago which was curtailed by children arriving ahead of schedule!!
I was not disappointed - after a quick safety brief we taxied to the runway and took off. The flight was fantastic, visibility perfect (this being November 23rd), and the Algarve scenery stretched out below.
The gyro felt incredibly safe, but with great manoeuvrability. Kevin demonstrated several key benefits of the aircraft - slow speed flying, hover, stability and the ability to land safely with no engine. I got to take the controls for a while which was a bonus!
The flight was over all too soon, ending with a steep approach and short roll-out, we had been hanging around waiting for a plane to take off and clear the runway. My hour had extended to 1h10, but as with experiences like this the time seems to evaporate away too quickly.
I want to learn to fly one of these - no doubt about it. Currently in discussions with my fiancee about putting our wedding back so I can start flight training - wish me luck!|
|Date : 16 07 2016||Name : David Leak||Topic : Flying: Basingstoke|
|I had a 90 minute experience flight in the enclosed Magni 24. Absolutely fantastic, what a machine! Steve, the instructor, is tremendous. Everyone should try this, ask Steve to show you what the aircraft can really do. Brilliant day !!!!!!|
|Date : 09 04 2016||Name : Steven Hill||Topic : Website|
|where do I find the download you talked about in the "Top Gear" video, regarding the flight characteristics of each type of Gyrocopter?|
|Date : 22 03 2016||Name : Derek Berry||Topic : Website|
|anyone out there who would like to add to my bucket list and take me up in a gyrocopter. i have flown cesna's and microlights in the past.i am told barton near m'chester will be operational soon this would be ideal for me.i will pay for this experience. 07855 742256|
|Date : 12 03 2016||Name : Jenna Davies||Topic : Flying: York|
|I booked an experience for my partner for his birthday last week, he absolutely loved his flight, enjoyed it thoroughly and is hoping to visit again soon! Everyone was so nice who we spoke to and all round was a great day! Thank you x|
|Date : 13 12 2015||Name : Sheena||Topic : Flying: Perth|
|My husband booked a surprise gyrocopter flight for my Christmas.
Thanks Kevin for the fabulous experience. The views were stunning and even got to fly it for a short while.
If anyone is thinking of trying this give it a go. Kevin ensures your safety at all times.|
|Date : 08 12 2015||Name : Neil Robertson||Topic : Flying: Perth|
|Just want to say a big thank you both yourself and your colleague for this afternoons experience Kevin. I know we never stayed up the full hour, my fault. But it has added another notch to the the things i wanted to do. I would highly recommend to my friend that they try this for themselves.
Until the next time, thank you.
|Date : 27 05 2015||Name : Mark Hetterly||Topic : Book: Flying a new generation gyrocopter|
|Could you tell me where on your website I may find the answers to the Sample Gyrocopter Technical Questions (Appendix C) in this text? Thank you. Mark|
|Date : 25 05 2015||Name : Colin Rodney||Topic : Website|
|Hi Phil - just a quickie tried to attach photo from my photo steam with no success any ideas also no link to I.APGT would be helpful ..|
|Date : 12 05 2015||Name : Victor Peñaloza||Topic : Website|
|It is posible to have diferents reminders for oil change, and technical inspection?
|Date : 02 05 2015||Name : Chris Lear||Topic : Website|
|Phil Harwood's book for converting pilots contains trial questions for the tech exam and says answers can be found by logging in to the gyrocopter experience website. I have registered and logged in but can't find the answers. Could you please send a link to these?
|Date : 19 04 2015||Name : David Burke||Topic : Website|
|The video didn't explain what makes the top rotor blade spin, particularly if it is not powered by the engine. Please explain that. I assume the reason the aircraft goes up and down is because of the pitch of the top rotor blade. But again, what makes it turn. I'm especially interested in how the top rotor blade would keep turning, keep the aircraft afloat, and safely land the aircraft -- if the main engine stops. Thank you!|
|Date : 18 12 2014||Name : Bob Dod||Topic : Website|
|Just leaving E-Mail address for Phil Harwood after phone call this morning. Re rotor blades.|
|Date : 07 12 2014||Name : Kim Burge||Topic : Other|
|i would like to find the answers to sample question from Flying a New Generation Gyroplane in Australia.
The book says To check your answers pleas visit and register at www.theGyrocopterExperience.co.uk
Are the answers there.|
|Date : 13 11 2014||Name : Allan Jessop||Topic : Website|
|Just a note advising the establishment of a new gyro training school in New Zealand. The Dargaville Aero Club, situated in the Northern part of the Country, is regarded as one of the most progressive aero clubs in New Zealand, using Italian Flysynthesis Storch and Texan aircraft for Recreational trainng, and a Cessna 172N for GA training. It has been recognised that there is a rapidly growing interest in Gyrocopters and the Club has recently acquired the use of a MTO-3 gyro and instructor, with training being available 7 days per week.
It is intended to shortly place an order for either an MTO Sports, or M16 Magni, as, from the amount of interest and enquiries being received, gyrocopters will become a major addition to recreational flying in N.Z.
Dargaville Aero Club.
|Date : 26 07 2014||Name : John Allan||Topic : Flying: Salisbury|
|finished off another few goods days flying with steve with four other gyros (all former students trained by steve) with a trip to sandown then on to compton abbas and then back to old sarum --- main lesson learned --- dont rely on electronic maps --- always have map to hand --- and always keep a good lookout for other air users -- we are not alone up there
i am looking forward to continuing my training with steve at popham|
|Date : 12 06 2014||Name : John Allan||Topic : Website|
|I have just - under the instruction off Steve boxall have one of the best days flying ever - I must confess I did not get it right ever time - but after 12 years flying I feel I can now see light at the end of the tunnel all be it a long one
|Date : 18 02 2014||Name : Tibor Kallos||Topic : Website|
|Dear Customer Service!
My Name is Tibor Kallos, I live in Hungary.
I would like to buy 5 pcs of the "The Gyrocopter Pilot's Handbook - The Flying Exercises" book. I cannot pay by Paypal but I can to pay by Banktransfer.
Please send me the Proforma Invoice that contain all the costs, and Bankdetails and I Transfer it immediately.
we are Company, if it possible, please sell it us without TAX
Thanks in advance
Billing Address: LEXATRANS Ltd, 84/2 Hosszu str, 6900 Mako, Hungary UID Nr HU13835558|
|Date : 31 12 2013||Name : Tony Lee||Topic : Website|
|Good website when viewing on a PC but very limited when I look at it on my iPhone. Hope it's possible to update it. Cheers
|Date : 24 11 2013||Name : Richard Brown||Topic : Flying: Algarve|
|If you want to fly this is the way forward. I have just returned from a 3 week intensive course in the Algarve learning to fly a gyrocopter. The Algarve region gives you the ideal conditions to learn the art of flying. From weather conditions to the structured teaching process that Kevin has to offer. Kevin has an understanding and ability to teach, assess your strengths and weakness's enabling you to progress at a comfortable rate. If you are thinking about flying a gyrocopter talk to Kevin. I came away not just being able to fly but gained a whole new understanding of ones potential. 10/10 Kev.