Learn to fly a Gyrocopter (Gyroplane). MTOsport training to PPL(G) with GS Aviation, Marlborough, Wiltshire
Gyrocopter (Gyroplane) MTOsport flying lessons to PPL(G)
Training available 7 days a week. By the hour or intensive courses, plus trial lessons/gift voucher experiences.If you have ever fancied flying a rotary wing aircraft then consider the gyrocopter rather than a helicopter. They are great fun and will put a big smile on your face whilst using considerably less fuel, flying more quietly and being much much cheaper to fly.
Or if you are a flex wingpilot and love the feeling of wind on your face but get fed up with not being able to fly because of the wind is too strong then the gyro with 40kts wind tolerance is for you. You can learn to fly in a gyrocopter (gyroplane) with GS Aviation, a Wiltshire flying school offering gyrotraining to PPL(G) using our new MTOsport aircraft. Ground school, trial lessons and gift vouchers are also available.
The MTOsport is one of the new generation of aircraft in the UK, BCAR Section-T compliant, factory built in Germany and final assembly in the UK at Rotorsport UK Ltd's CAA approved workshops. Gyrocopters have come a long way since Little Nellie in the James Bond film You Only Live Twice and are now practical, safe and serious fun to fly machines.
The gyroplane complements our other flying activities. In many ways the aircraft is very similar to our present microlights. Same Rotax engine, same maximum take off weight, similar range and performance with the only major difference that it can land in a much smaller space. The licence required is the PPL(G) which requires more hours than the microlight but then the aircrafts abilities are much broader.
To find out more about lessons, courses, trial flights or gift vouchers contact Graham Slater, GS Aviation on 01672 515535 or contact us
Prices from 25 Nov 2013Training is available hourly, as single sessions, pre paid blocks of 10 hours and also as intensive courses. The prepaid 10 hour blocks gives a discount and can then be used over a period of months.
Dual Instruction £144 inc VAT per hour including short briefings. (Reduced prices for shareholders, see below)
Extended briefings£30 inc VAT per hour
Five day intensive course, Monday to Friday (or by arrangement). 10 hours flying and all short briefings £1420 inc VAT and short briefings. This course is designed to kick start your Gyro flying, and is based on one to one for the 5 days.
20 hour course over 10 days, with a weekend between (or by arrangement). £2820 inc VAT and short briefings. This course will complete almost all of your dual instruction on a one to one basis, and gets you through nearly 50% of your licence requirements.
40 hour course over 4 weeks, with weekend breaks in between the intensive week day flying. Believe me you will be glad of the rest by the Friday of each week! It also gives you time to reflect on the previous weeks flying and to catch up with any ground school etc. £5600 inc VAT covers the flying including short briefs. The longer briefs are charged at £30 inc VAT per hour or pro-rata.This course can be spread over several months to suit individuals availability, and preferences.
All flying courses are structured to allow the student pilot to complete more hours during there allotted course time if required. The extra hours will be charged at the then current pro-rata rate of the course.
We have a policy of payment of a redeamable Bond prior to solo flight, this covers the cost of the insurance excess and out of pocket expenses, this is £2500.
Theory Package (Ground School). Full Ground School course of 17 hours total, covering 4 hours on each of the following subjects, Air Law, Aero Technical, Meteorology, Navigation and 1 hour of Human Performance and Limitations. This NEW power point course includes a set of trial exam questions and answers. This course is based on one subject per day, and will include the written multi choice exam at the end of the day. An exam fee is payable at £30 per subject. Your instructor will be available to clarify any questions and will take you through the trial papers after the lecture. Cost of £400 inc VAT. Suitably experienced students have the alternative of doing one to one ground school with an instructor at £30 per hour.
All flying courses are structured to allow the student pilot to complete more hours during there allotted course time if required. The extra hours will be charged at the current pro-rata rate of the course booked.
If you have you own MT-03/MT-Sport/Calidus Aircraft
Trial flight gift vouchers, prices as at 5 April 2013
Gyrocopter Air Experience Flight/Introductory Lesson - 30 min - £99
30 minutes in a gyrocopter. Not like any other kind of aeroplane. Subject to suitability of weather the flight may include a short 'hands on' instruction to see what it feels like. Time flown can count towards your PPL G pilots license.
Share Ownership Scheme for MTOsport G-CIGSWe have started an optional share package for pilots training through the school. This will be aimed at students learning and then continuing as qualified PPL (G) pilots. We have many years of experience of running similar schemes on our other aircraft.
The details are as follows:
Outline of 5 day intensive gyro training course:
This 5 day course is designed to consolidate both the practical flying and the knowledge required to help achieve the goal of a PPL G Licence. You will be taught on a small, quiet airfield surrounded by beautiful countryside. According to CAA SRG FORM 2101 the required minimum hours for the PPL G is 40h. With a dispensation of 10 hours for qualified aeroplane or microlight pilots and a dispensation of 20 hours for qualified helicopter licences.
Converting pilots. Buy this book if you intend to learnFlying a 'New Generation' Gyrocopter: A Guide for Converting Pilots (Spiral-bound)
By Phil Harwood instructor at the Gyrocopter Experience near York. Both Graham and Nigel have used this book and found it an excellent help for the flight training. Available at the airfield office.
Price £48.75 including postage, or £45.00 collect.
Novice pilots, Buy this book if you intend to learnThe Gyrocopter Pilot's Handbook: The flying exercises (Spiral-bound)
Price £48.75 including postage, or £45.00 collect.
All pilots should buy this to understand how rotors workRotorcraft Flying Handbook
by Federal Aviation Administration
208 pages paperback
Guide Price: Used £11.98, or Kindle £4.96
At first sight this looks like a helicopter manual however chapters 15 to 20 are on gyrocopters and it provides a lot of the technical detail about how rotary wing aircraft fly. I found this a useful read along side Phil Harwoods book mentioned above. Click here to buy the 2012 edition through our Amazon shop
Extracts from the Rotorsport UK Ltd web site
MT-03The MT-03 is an all new aircraft designed and developed in Germany, and now, in partnership with RotorSport UK, has been developed to be the best in the world in showing full compliance with BCAR Section T, the toughest airworthiness standard around for Sport Gyroplanes. The aircraft will also have the proud distinction of being the first two-seater to have done so. It's an aircraft which is "right" from the ground-up, featuring:
Calidus - Enclosed cockpit 2-seater Gyrocopter
Subject to the success of training in our MT-03 we may order an enclosed two-seater in 2013 as a progression and to allow us to bring more new people in on the training.
For more info on gyrocopter training and gift voucher experiences please contact Graham Slater, GS Aviation on 01672 515535 or
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