The Gyrocopter Experience

The Gyrocopter Experience - York

Our Airfield


Rufforth Airfield has good facilities making it welcoming for those accompanying a student pilot, as well as the trainee pilot themselves.

Within the gyro hangar our facilities include a number of classrooms, a showroom, a simulator, museum area, pilots lounge and even a small cinema. Outside there is a viewing area with picnic benches with good views across the runways and seating allowing you to sit and watch the comings and goings at this busy airfield.

There is a separate toilet block next to the car park.


The Gyroport

Rufforth Airfield East



YO23 3QA



We fly from The Gyroport at Rufforth Airfield East. The postcode is YO23 3QA. Please ignore signs to the gliding school which is based at a different part of the airfield at Rufforth.

From York: follow the B1224 to Wetherby. The airfield is on the left hand side after the haulage firm and just before the village of Rufforth. Take the left turn next to the playing field and tennis courts, which is signposted "Private Road". Follow the road until you see a sign to The Gyrocopter Experience. Continue past the left hand side of the sign until you see the car park on your right. Please follow the signs for Reception in the Gyrocopter Hangar. Please be careful not to continue along the road past the car park as this leads directly onto the apron.

From A1/M1: follow the A64 to the A1237? Follow the A1237 until the roundabout for the B1224 signposted Rufforth and follow the instructions above. Please do not take the A64 exit which is signposted the Gliding School - this takes you to the wrong side of the airfield.

In the unlikely event that you arrive and no one appears to be around, please call 07801 631431.

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