Welcome to The Gyrocopter Experience

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

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 all the locations below.

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 at all our locations.

Let's go fly!

Experience a Gyrocopter Flight

Everyone should experience a flight in a Gyrocopter. It's simply fantastic!

Gyrocopter Experience flights make a great gift for that special occassion.

See the countryside from a different perspective. Experience flights can be bought as vouchers from the online shop or direct from any of our Flying Schools (click on the flying school).

Train to be a Gyrocopter Pilot

A Gyrocopter is easier to fly than you may expect.

It does require a pilots licence but it is no more complicated that flying an Aeroplane or Microlight, it's a lot easier than flying a helicopter.

Click here for more details on training.

Get a career as a Gyrocopter Instructor

We think being a Gyrocopter Flying Instructor is the best job in the world.

The Gyrocopter Experience can guide through the entire process, from initial training to helping you set up your own flying school business.

Click here for more details on being an instructor.

Where do you want to fly?

Pilot Training and Experience Flights are available at each school. Click on the school for more details.


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!

The UK Gyro `Whats on` Guide

Fri 1st - Sun 3rd Sep 2017

LAA Ralley 2017


Wed 25th - Sat 28th Apr 2018

Aero Friedrichshafen 2018


Sun 13th May 2018

Pooleys Air Day 2018, Compton Abbas


Fri 8th - Sun 10th Jun 2018

BRA Fly-in at Old Warden


Wed 10th - Sat 13th Apr 2019

Aero Friedrichshafen 2019


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!

Tuesday, 13 June 2017

David Brewis trained by Andy Jones

Saturday, 10 June 2017

Colin Mclean trained by Kevin Whitehead

Wednesday, 07 June 2017

Bryan Griffiths

New syndicate members wanted!

Tuesday, 13 June 2017

MTO Sport (TBC)

Gyros recently registered!

Tuesday, 14 March 2017

Wallis G-CCBG registered to K Wileman

Saturday, 04 March 2017

Calidus G-OTTY registered to Gs Aviation (europe) Ltd

Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Cavalon G-YUSA registered to A Gmbh

Tuesday, 21 February 2017

MTO Sport G-CJTA registered to R Brain

Friday, 17 February 2017

Cavalon G-ORYG registered to M Dowie

Friday, 03 February 2017

Cavalon G-CGYX registered to K Hall

Tuesday, 31 January 2017

RAF 2000 G-CBHC registered to R Barton

Friday, 13 January 2017

Calidus G-MRLS registered to C Fleming

Tuesday, 10 January 2017

M16 Trainer G-JWNW registered to D Roberts

Tuesday, 10 January 2017

MTO Sport G-CIGS registered to E Blomfield-smith

Student Hall of Fame - First Solo!

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

Friday, 02 June 2017

David Kavanagh trained by Steve Boxall

We welcome the following new registered users!

Thursday, 22 June 2017

Solomon Starrets from Godalming

Wednesday, 21 June 2017

Don Westerfeld from Playa Tamarindo, Costa Rica

Monday, 19 June 2017

JOSE RAMIREZ from LIMA

Saturday, 17 June 2017

Siobhan Peal from South Wonston

Friday, 16 June 2017

Clinton Sequerah-salmon from Great staughton, England

Friday, 16 June 2017

Paul Shrives from Burwell