Gyrocopter Training Categories and Costs

Gyrocopter Flight Training – Three Categories:

The first category is for converting fixed wing pilots or helicopter pilots, who want to acquire new basic skills in order to fly Gyrocopters. For holders of a fixed-wing or micro light Pilot Certificate, the Gyrocopter training requirements are reduced significantly. We will take into account the pilot’s previous experience and it requires a minimum of only 5 hours of training. From our experience the training time can range between 5 to 15 hours and the mandatory written exams to pass in order to complete the conversion to a Gyrocopter pilot. Another advantage is, that ASRA normally recognizes the converting pilots existing endorsements.

The second category is for new pilots or Ab-Initio (from scratch!) students. Our training follows the official Syllabus provided by ASRA (Australian Sports Rotorcraft Association) and leads you step by step to a valid ASRA Pilot Certificate, which is mandatory in order to fly Gyrocopters in Australia. For Ab-Initio students, there is a regulatory requirement of a minimum 23 hours of training, which includes a minimum of 17 hours dual, and a minimum of 5 hours solo flying. In addition to the practical training, there is also the necessary multiple-choice written exam to be passed. We proudly offer ASRA Student Training at affordable prices in the highest quality training conditions. We proudly offer three types of Training Packages:

Fly & Pay Training 

Whenever you have time available, come for a dual training lesson with us and pay as you go. Every hour will be recorded in your personal pilot’s Log book. This is also a great way to get back into flying for those who had  long break, as well as updating your skills or for flight reviews. Every dual-training hour costs you only $195, which includes 1 hour of professional flight training by an ASRA accredited Flight Instructor, 1 h hire of a modern Gyrocopter (MTO Sport Model !), hire of an flight suit and aviation helmet with head set and briefings.

Cost: $195*per hour

Basic Pilot Dual-Training Package

This package includes 10 Hours of dual Flight Training in one of our Gyrocopters and a free TI Experience Flight with one of our Flight Instructors. Every additional Training Hour costs you only $190 after purchasing this great package bundle. You will get 10 hours of professional dual flight training by an ASRA accredited Flight Instructor, flight theory and briefings. 10 h hire of a modern Gyrocopter (MTO Sport Model !), hire of an flight suit and aviation helmet with head set.

Cost: $1950*

Full Pilot Dual-Training Package

This package includes 20 hours of professional dual flight training by an ASRA accredited Flight Instructor, a free aviation weather-seminar and a free TI Experience Flight with one of our Flight Instructors, all flight theory (power-point presentation: Basic Aeronautical Knowledge, Flight Rules & Procedures and Meteorology, all exams and briefings. 20 h hire of a modern Gyrocopter (MTO Sport Model !), hire of an flight suit and aviation helmet with head set. If additional dual training hours are required, they would costs you only $190 after purchasing this money-saving package bundle.

Cost: $3800*

*= This price does not include an ASRA membership, registration fees, any insurance or rental fees for Solo-Flights. This offer cannot be transferred to any other students or Flight Schools. At all stages of the training and in case of any hazards or safety concerns, has the Flight Instructor has the right to cancel, abort or to refuse the training. Thank you.

The third category is for already certified Gyrocopter pilots, who want to get better and improve their aviation skills with us. Byron Bay Gyrocopters organises and conducts Maintenance-Workshops, XC-Training, Meteorology-Seminars, Safety-Courses and much more excellent educational seminars about Gyrocopter Flying. Subscribe to our newsletters and get free info about our wide range of available aviation courses.

Additional to the Pilot License there are several importantGyrocopter endorsements to obtain in Australia. Our ASRA accredited Flight Instructors provide the best professional training for you to improve your skills in a safe and affordable way in order to obtain the desired endorsements.

Here is a list of some highly recommended endorsements for you:

Radio Operator:

For most aerodromes, airports or airfields this endorsement is mandatory in order to land or to take-off. For your own safety we heartily recommend all pilots to get this endorsement in order to provide good communication between you and other aircrafts in a traffic busy time.

Passenger Carriage:

Take your Granny for a spin! Share your passion and fun with friends or relatives. This endorsement requires professional and profound training, which we do provide in order that someone else can trust you and your abilities to take him/her off and back on the ground in the safest manner possible.

Cross Country:

Where as the normal pilot certificate is restricted to fly within the vicinity of 25 Nautical Miles around the airfield, from which you have been taking-off, the Cross Country endorsement qualifies you to go further and actually allows you to fly away. We will provide you with quality training in Navigation, Air law, Radiotelephony and prepare you for most eventualities of Cross Country Flying in order to get your XC endorsement.

Please do not hesitate to give us a call if you wish to discuss your training with us, either for learning the basics of flying, improving or upgrading your personal flying skills. Call us today: 0487 50 25 50. Thank you