Gyrocopters Wolverhampton

Gyrocopters Wolverhampton

Fun gyrocopter flights out of Halfpenny Green Airport near Wolverhampton! We are offering 30 and 60-minute flights in an open-cockpit gyrocopter departing from this delightful General Aviation airfield near Stourbridge flying over the lovely South Staffordshire area.

With Wolverhampton to the north east and Stourbridge to the south east and Birmingham in between this airport is well-placed for exploring the West Midlands. If you already know the area you’ll be able to chat to your gyro instructor to work out where you’d like to fly. There are lots of options available to you and loads to see while you’re up there in the gyrocopter.

From fancy country houses and hotels to canals and industrial heritage this area has it all. Within moments of taking off in your gyrocopter from Halfpenny Green you’ll see you are surrounded by golf courses. Halfpenny Green Enville Worfield and Himley Hall are all within spotting (or should that be ‘putting’) distance.

It’s a lovely part of the world with lots of rolling countryside and not massively overpopulated. And it’s all the more delightful to explore when you’re sitting in an open-cockpit aircraft. This is proper gyrocopter flying that’s open to the elements and affords you the best views (and a flying suit to keep you nice and cosy!).

If on the longer flights you head in a westerly direction towards Bridgnorth you might well see the likes of Bridgnorth’s Cliff Railway with the resplendent castle gardens and even the mill at Knowle Sands. Taking a southerly flight path towards Stourbridge will give you views of this pleasant market town including Steven’s Park and the impressive sandstone rocks at Kinver.

What you get to see on your gyrocopter flight out of Wolverhampton Halfpenny Green Airport very much depends on weather conditions on the day and any other flying restrictions. In essence you and your pilot come up with the flight plan together so you fly where you want to! Stay fairly local on the 30-minute flight or head further afield on the 60-minute session. And in both cases there’s time for you to have a go at the controls of the gyro yourself!

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Gyrocopter Flights & Lessons Manchester

Gyrocopter Flights & Lessons Manchester

Here’s a full range of gyrocopter flights over Manchester for you! Set off from City Airport near the Trafford Centre for bird’s eye views of all those landmarks around Manchester and Salford. It’s going to be a heck of a ride!

You’ll be departing from City Airport. For those not in the know this isn’t the big Manchester International Airport that’s south of the city this is the airfield west of Salford that was formerly known as Barton Aerodrome. It’s a tourist attraction in its own right with lots of aircraft to spot loads of fun family events throughout the year and a great little cafe called The Veterans Garage.

The Flight Academy based at Manchester’s friendliest airport specialises in flight training in all sorts of aircraft. These vouchers give you the chance to find out all about flying in a gyrocopter. These machines are open cockpit so it’s full-face in-the-elements flying at its best and they have a tandem configuration so you’ll be sitting behind the pilot.

This model of gyrocopter by manufacturer Auto Gyro is an MTO Sport and it’s dual-controlled which means it is an ideal trainer gyro. And indeed your gyrocopter flight out of Manchester City will be treated like a proper lesson. That’s to say you’ll have a pilot briefing before your flight and you’ll even be kitted out in a flying suit and helmet with a headset communications system.

If you just fancy dipping your toe into the world of gyrocopter aviation the 15-minute experience is the perfect debut. You’ll get to see the City of Manchester and recognisable landmarks from the air. For those on the longer 30 and 60-minute gyrocopter flight options you explore much further afield and you’ll have the chance to take the controls too.

Those wanting a more in-depth look at gyrocopter flying you will love the introductory experience. You’ll spend several hours with the team here at City Airport learning all about what it takes to become a gyrocopter pilot enjoying more detailed pre-flight briefings and lots more time at the controls with two separate flights included in the package.

Whether you choose a 15 30 60 or the introductory experience voucher these gyrocopter flights out of Manchester’s City Airport & Heliport are fun exciting and boast great views too. What more could you ask for? Book your slot now.

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Gyrocopter Flights Kent

Gyrocopter Flights Kent

This unusual aerial gyrocopter experience gives you the chance to discover what it’s like to fly a hybrid of a helicopter and fixed wing plane. The first prototypes of gyrocopters were invented back in 1919 by Juan de la Cierva and have proved eternally popular due to their flight agility and simplicity of design and construction. Flying in one of these rotor-motion machines will be a sky-high experience like no other!

Also known as gyroplanes or rotorplanes these modern gyrocopters are dual-controlled twin-seater aircraft with a tandem layout. If you are keen your experienced gyrocopter pilot will be happy for you to sit in the front for your flight giving you the best views and the chance to help them with the start-up procedures.

Gyrocopters are unique in using the phenomenon of autorotation – where forward motion causes the rotor blades to spin and produce lift. An engine and prop provide thrust like a plane or microlight but the rotors don’t need an engine to drive them (unlike a helicopter with directly driven rotors) relying instead on the aerodynamic force of moving air to rotate them. But don’t worry you won’t be tested on any of this technical info during these gyrocopter flights!

These ingenious creations can fly at surprisingly slow speeds whilst maintaining full control and with a headwind they can practically hover appearing to simply float in the air all thanks to autorotation. The result is a helicopter-like ride without the noise of the engines – instead there’s just the steady ‘thrum’ of the rotors turning. These gyro craft offer real performance and boasting short take off and landing distances means you’ll be maximising your airtime on these gyrocopter lesson experiences.

Standard craft have open cockpits so you’ll be provided with a flying suit and helmet with radio communications enabling you to talk to your gyro pilot as you fly. The gyrocopter you’ll be in is a factory designed and built MT03 Gyroplane fully approved and maintained to CAA (Civil Aviation Authority) and manufacturer standards. All the gyro pilots hold CAA Instructor ratings ensuring you’re in safe hands throughout the flight.

If you’re already a flying enthusiast or just fancy taking to the skies in a less conventional manner this intriguingly innovative gyrocopter experience is sure to pique your interest. Blending two modes of aeronautical transportation into one seamless airborne adventure our gyrocopter flights here in Rochester will get your flying dreams off the ground in no time.

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Gyrocopter Pilot Training Devon

Gyrocopter Pilot Training Devon

Go for a gyrocopter experience in Devon for the best coastal and countryside views around! We are offering 30 60 and 90-minute gyrocopter flights from various Devonshire locations in a choice of gyrocopters both open and closed cockpit.

Devon is a county that has it all. Blue Flag sandy beaches hidden coves soaring cliffs rolling countryside moors and more. Seeing all that from the air in a gyrocopter makes the whole experience really rather special. What’s more your flight is treated as a first lesson so you’ll be allowed to take control and fly yourself for a bit too!

Nick who has been flying gyrocopters for many years will be your host and instructor. He’s tried pretty much every form of flying but the gyrocopter is the one that has captured his heart. Nimble easy to fly and cost-effective to run and maintain gyrocopters are just great fun to fly and fly in.

The RotorSport MT-03 gyro is an open-cockpit with tandem seating whilst the AutoGyro Cavalon is a closed-cockpit machine. Which one you get to airborne in depends on the location you choose. At Exeter Airport it’s the Cavalon operating the experiences whilst the open cockpit MT-03 gyro is at Farway Airstrip.

Both locations are in Devon. Exeter is your small but perfectly formed international airport north east of Exeter whilst Farway is a private grass airstrip hidden away in the countryside north of Sidmouth and Sidbury. Whilst Exeter and Farway offer regular flights year round you might also be able to arrange with Nick to take off from other private airfields in Devon so these are pretty flexible experiences!

Be it in the award-winning designed Cavalon (complete with fancy gull-wing doors) or onboard the ‘grass roots’ open cockpit MT-03 with the wind whistling these gyrocopter experiences in Devon offer great panoramic vistas. And all that with the chance for you to actually fly the gyrocopter yourself. Surely an opportunity not to be missed by any aviation fan?

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Gyrocopters East Riding

Gyrocopters East Riding

Have you spotted the gyrocopters over East Riding? If you have the likelihood is that it will have taken off from Beverley Airfield. These experiences give you the chance to take a trial lesson in a modern gyrocopter aircraft out of Beverley to see the sights and learn how these machines fly.

Beverley Airfield is a lovely little airfield that boasts a well-maintained grass runway and a clubhouse/cafe that comes with a friendly welcome. It’s in a great part of the country with great views of the East Riding of Yorkshire a given on these flights. You might even get to cruise over the Humber estuary as you’re only a few miles north of Hull here.

Your lesson will take place in a AutoGyro Cavalon. This German manufacturer is leading the way when it comes to gyrocopters. With its award-winning aerodynamic design the Cavalon is innovative and highly capable with a cross country performance to match. It’s a very well thought out aircraft that’s a true delight to fly in.

The Cavalon has a fully-enclosed cockpit with the advantage of side-by-side seating. That means you can see just what your flying instructor is doing and being dual-control offers up the opportunity for you to have a go at being pilot too. And we have to say it’s an amazing feeling as you soar effortlessly over the East Riding countryside and coastline knowing it’s you at the controls.

You’ll be amazed at how easy it is to fly too. Of course you won’t be doing the tricky bits like taking off and landing but once you’ve cleared take-off you’ve got all the uncontrolled air space around Beverley Airfield and beyond to enjoy the Cavalon gyrocopter.

We are offering 10 30 and 60-minute flights in these sophisticated top of the range gyrocopters over East Riding. Flying out of Beverley Airfield means a warm welcome is assured and a great little clubhouse and cafe awaits for that post-flight debrief over a cuppa. We think you’ll love it.

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