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

Holiday in Inverness

In the heart of the Highlands surrounded by mountains, lochs, and sea, The Gyrocopter Experience Inverness at Highland Aviation invites you to enjoy some of the most amazing natural scenery available in the UK.

A popular tourist destination for both national and international visitors, Inverness offers a wealth of visitor attractions to keep even the seasoned traveller entertained.

With daily national and international flights from destinations all around the UK and beyond, you can bring your family for a holiday whilst you continue your Gyrocopter pilot training.

We are based at Inverness Airport, so you are right on our doorstep when you arrive. All visitors are encouraged to drop in to see our facilities and have a chat.

Inverness airport is around 15 minutes drive from the city, and we make the journey daily. So are very happy to collect and return student pilots from their lodgings.

Introductory Flights

Our Introductory flights are the perfect unique and exhilarating gift for yourself, your friends and your family. We offer three different lengths of flight, of 30, 60, and 90 minutes. We are happy to tailor each flight and consider any requests based on previous flying experience. The Gyrocopter is equipped with dual flight controls front and rear to allow you to confidently learn to manoeuvre the aircraft whilst the Instructor remains in control.

The Inverness Experience Flight (30 mins)

Whether you know these amazing aircraft as Gyrocopters, Gyroplanes, Autogyros, or just simply Gyro's, the 30 minute Experience Flight is our most popular and the perfect introduction. Your experience starts with a safety briefing and a tour of the aircraft. You will gain an understanding of how a Gyrocopter works and why they are now considered the safest way to fly. We will then spend around 30 minutes flying around Inverness, where (if you are willing) you will get your hands on the controls and fly the Gyrocopter for yourself!

Buy 30 min Flight Voucher here

The Inverness & Loch Ness Experience Flight (60 mins)

This is particularly suited to people who already fly other types of aircraft or who want to understand more about the unique characteristics of a Gyrocopter. This experience includes a more detailed understanding of the controls. It is generally more "hands on" than "hands off" the controls.

The 60 minute Flight is also good for people who want to enjoy the view but want to fly further than the local area, perhaps you want to fly close to your house? Come on down!

Buy 60 min Flight Voucher here

The Ultimate Inverness & Beyond Flight (90 mins)

This just has to be the best flight that you can have around Inverness. It lasts around 90 minutes and it generally has a theme:

  • There is enough time to fly around Inverness City, the Black Isle, the shorelines of the Moray Firth, Cromarty Firth, Beauly Firth, local mountains, Loch Ness, and more... simply a wonderful experience.
  • Perhaps you want to explore the less accessible Glens to the West, the Cairngorms National Park or search for the Loch Ness Monster?
  • Perhaps you want to fly over some of the many National Monuments, or just do some really extensive training to get to understand the wonders of the modern Gyrocopter.

Whatever you want to do, we are sure you will never forget your Ultimate Inverness Gyrocopter flight.

Buy 90 min Flight Voucher here

How it works!

If you would like to buy someone a gift of a flight, buying a Gyrocopter Experience Giftpack with flight voucher is the easiest way to proceed. The person receiving the gift can then book a specific time and date at a later stage. If you already have a voucher and would like to book a time and a date Redeem your voucher here

Alternatively if you want to book a date and time now then you can Book Direct Here. Go on...treat wont regret it!

Gyrocopter Pilot Training

For those of you that have decided to take the plunge and gain the full Gyrocopter Private Pilot Licence PPL(G), you have chosen the right place to learn. Our personal and professional flight training programme in alliance with the International Association of Professional Gyroplane Training (IAPGT), offers the very latest in worldwide best practice, with a fully integrated e-learning platform. The Gyrocopter Experience has taught hundreds of pilots over the last 10 years, and remains the world leader in Gyrocopter Flight Training.

Student pilots are usually booked in for weekly intensive courses (Monday to Friday), with an expectation to complete around 10 hours of flight training plus classroom briefings. The benefit of this structure enables students to make large advances in their understanding and skill level in a relatively short period of time.

Flying from Inverness International Airport gives you the unique perspective of the professional pilot. You will learn to become confident speaking to Air Traffic Control, and flying into commercial airports. You will also have the benefit of landing away at General Aviation Airfields as well as Farm Strips. The versatility of the Gyrocopter, along with the professional outlook of the Gyrocopter community has quickly allowed us to access the full range of flight services in the UK. The aircraft might be small, but we are making a big impact within the aviation community.

Due to the placement of Inverness within its mountainous surroundings and the sea, we enjoy a surprisingly pleasant micro-climate. We receive far less rain than usually expected across the Highlands, which allows us to fly for most of the year.

We have recently seen the introduction of the Gyroplane Night Rating and the Commercial Pilot Licence CPL(G). Gyrocopter Experience instructors are the first in the country to gain these qualifications, and are leading the way in its development.

Moving forward, there are a number of advanced courses for existing gyrocopter pilots under development, and at Inverness we are working towards offering specialist Mountain Flying and Beach Landing courses.

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