A gyrocopter, also known as a gyroplane or autogyro, is a helicopter-airplane hybrid, offering many of the benefits of both and several of its own. It's rotor is driven by aerodynamic forces rather than an engine powered propeller and many consider it among the safest aircraft you can fly.
Despite sharing the same basic controls as a fixed wing aeroplane - stick, throttle, and rudder pedals, gyrocopters are incredibly nimble and there's manoeuvres a gyrocopter can make that other aircraft must not try. Unlike most other forms of flight a gyrocopter provides unrestricted views and flies slow enough and low enough to allow you to see what is happening on the ground below.
There is nothing quite like the wind in your face as you fly at one with the world. This is a thrilling and unique experience perfect for any adrenaline junkie and we defy you not to have the 'gyrocopter grin' plastered on your face.
After a short introduction and familiarisation with the aircraft, you will be fitted with flying suits, crash helmets and head sets. Next, its time to take to the skies. You will fly at around 800ft in the gyrocopter which will last for approximately 65 minutes. If you wish you will have the opportunity to take the controls and fly the gyrocopter for yourself. Otherwise you can sit back and enjoy the spectacular view.
When can you go?
This activity runs on selected Monday to Sunday dates, throughout the year.
How long does this activity last?
You will be at the venue for approximately 2 to 4 hours.
You need to know
The minimum age for this experience is 16 years old. Under 18's need accompanying by an adult.
The maximum weight is 15 stone and the maximum height is 6ft 4in.
You need to be in good general health.
This is for a voucher entitling the holder to any of the activities supplied by Activity Superstore up to the value stated.
You and how many others?
It will be just you and the pilot.
Family and friends
Up to two spectators are welcome at no additional charge, depending on the location they may attend all the briefing and discussion sessions.
We can’t control the weather!
This activity is dependent on appropriate weather conditions.