If you want to learn to fly, then learning to fly a ‘New Generation’ Gyroplane is one of the fastest ways you can be up flying solo in a safe, fully certified aircraft.
Even if you’ve flown nothing more than a paper airplane before, it’s possible to have your gyroplane pilot’s certification after just 30 – 35 hours of instruction.
This would be the average time required – just like anything there are going to be people who learn to fly faster than others.
If you already have some sort of pilots license there’s a conversion course that takes around ten hours on average, depending on how much flying you’ve been doing recently.
Once you’ve successfully completed your training you’ll be given your PPL (G), which is a gyroplane license. After this you’ll need to do a 80 hours of flying by yourself before you can get your passenger rating, which lets you take friends and family up flying with you.
The majority of your training is practical, but you’ll also need to learn some basic aviation theory. You can either do this with your instructor, or you can check out our online theory training which helps you save some money and time.
Once you have your solo certification, it’s also recommended that you get your cross country endorsement which lets you make longer trips in your gyroplane.
There’s no need to pass a medical to get your solo certification – as long as you’re the current holder of a drivers license you’re fine to fly in a gyro by yourself.
If you want to learn to fly one of the safest, most enjoyable aircraft on the market then an Autogyro is exactly what you are looking for.