The Gyrocopter Experience

The Gyrocopter Experience - YorkWA

Pilot Training

The real fun begins after you have taken your first Trial Instructional Flight (T.I.F) and as you enter primary flight instruction. Depending on weather you can choose to learn in an open cockpit tandem gyrocopter or enclosed side by side such as the Magni M24.

You will transition to the pilot-in command seat either in the front seat or the left hand seat. This is where the real learning begins. With your instructor seated beside or behind you (depending on the aircraft type), you'll learn to control the gyrocopter with confidence and precision.

Your instructor will guide you step-by-step through all flight maneuvers following an ASRA (Australian Sports Rotorcraft Association) syllabus. The ground schooling in our classroom is carefully designed to build your skills and confidence.

Eventually you will be ready to fly your own aircraft solo, having acquired the necessary mastery of the skills you have been taught. You'll also prepare to take your final practical flight exam to become an ASRA Certified Pilot.

Online Training Records and Training Material

Your pilot training records will be available in the web portal called "The Gyropedia". This is a web based program that allows us to easily comply with all the training standards set by ASRA (Australia Sport Rotorcraft Association) and IAPGT (The International Association of Professional Gyroplane Training). It allows you to follow your progress through the course.

The Gyropedia also contains a complete set of online training material, incorporating videos, study guides and question banks to help you prepare for your lessons and the exams. The training material elements of the Gyropedia are enabled with an annual subscription ($199 AUD paid annually in advance).

The Gyropedia can be accessed from the "Gyropedia" link in the menu bar. Please note, there is a separate registration for the Gyropedia, which is an independant system from the registration on the main Gyrocopter Experience website (the username and pasword are not currently linked).