An affordable way to finalise your training and enjoying the freedom of Gyro-Flying
Yes, you can solo-fly our Gyrocopter. We pride ourselves in being one of the first and therefore leading Gyrocopter schools in Australia, which offers this great customer service to students.
We understand, what a great nuisance it is for most pilot-students, which are basically forced into buying their own Gyrocopter in order to complete their solo-flights, which is a requirement for getting the Australian gyrocopter certificate. It’s a huge decision and financial drawback for most people, considering that a decent modern gyrocopter can easily cost more than $100,000!
We want you to enjoy the freedom and to focus on what’s most important, your training. Using our Gyrocopter is a great way for our pilot-students to fly solo, finalise their Gyrocopter training in a familiar aircraft and then looking for suitable options on the market before converting to your own gyrocopter.
Completing your training in our Gyrocopter does make learning not only so much easier but most importantly: it makes obtaining the Gyrocopter-licence for most people affordable and possible.
Price for Gyrocopter solo flights / hire
1 hour Gyrocopter Student-Solo-Flights (MTO SPORT) $ 295*
(*= the price does include: hire-fee, rego, landing fees, fuel, council registration fees for the time of use, it does not include property insurance).
Requirements, Terms & Conditions
All student-pilots must have had a minimum of 5 hours of dual-flight training with an instructor from Byron Bay Gyrocopters and must have been checked for their readiness from our Chief Flight Instructor prior any supervised solo-flights.
Timing & Pricing
We tried to make our pricing fair and simple for everybody. The actual payable time-of-use will be taken from the hour-meter located on the aircrafts dash-board. Means, if you use the Gyro (engine running!) for only 47 minutes, you pay only for 47 minutes etc. However, the initial minimum hire-time is 60minutes. After this we’ll charge you by the minutes.
Aircraft-Damage and Insurance
Unfortunately became the pilot/hirer financially responsible for the time of hire, in the unlucky event of an aircraft-damage. Since the start of 2020 it became impossible to find an Insurer in Australia or worldwide who would insure Gyrocopters for training and for hire. Therefore must the hirer pay the full costs of the repairs in case of an aircraft damage.
Booking a Gyro, Payment and Cancellation Policy
For all bookings please call us (Phone: 0487 50 25 50) or send us an email. We then would check the availability of our Gyrocopter and let you know as soon as possible and book you in. There is a 20% deposit payable for all scheduled bookings. All payments can be made in cash, credit card (3% surcharge) or via a bank deposit.
If you cannot attend at your pre-arranged and scheduled Gyro-Flight time, Byron Bay Gyrocopters politely requests that 24 hours’ notice is provided for cancellation for a full refund.
We understand circumstances may arise outside of your control however reasonable notice given allows another pilots the opportunity to have the Gyrocopter an hour booked in your place. Additionally, more than likely we already have allocated our personnel or instructor and other resources to get the Gyroplane ready for you, pre-flight check and fuel-up.
You can advise our Flight Instructor to reschedule your flight-time or Assessment-Flight by either calling or sending a SMS to the school on 0487 50 25 50. Alternatively, you can send us an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Should you be unable to provide at least 24 hours’ notice (within reason), you will be charged a non-negotiable hire-cancellation fee of $65 per scheduled hour of hire. Prices are subject to change.