A easy 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.
It’s not a secret: training in your own gyrocopter is the ideal way to learn and to keep on flying. And we can definitely help you finding the right autogyro for you. However, we understand that not everyone is in the position to buy their own aircraft yet. Hiring our Gyrocopter may not be cheap, but it is a possibility for our pilot-students to finalise their Gyrocopter training, before converting to your own gyrocopter.
1 hour Gyrocopter lease for Student Solo-Flights AU$ 395*
(*= the price does include: hire-fee, rego, landing fees, fuel, council registration fees for the time of use, it does not include security deposit or property insurance).
Requirements of hire:
- 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 for solo-flying from our Chief Flight Instructor prior to any supervised solo-flights.
- Furthermore, the Lessee must be a current financial and active member of the Australian Sports Rotorcraft Association (ASRA) and hold a current medical certification and the last flight in a gyro as pilot in command (PIC) must not be longer away than 3 months.
- The Lessee must have signed a valid aircraft lease agreement, before commencing the flight and have paid a security deposit of AU$8000.
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. This 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
The lessee is financially fully responsible for any damage and break-downs during the time of hire because there is no property insurance on the aircraft! This means the Lessee must pay the full costs of any repairs and parts, if necessary.
Security deposit and Costs of Repair Payments
Before all solo flight activities we will request from the Lessee a security deposit of AU$8000, payable to our bank account. This is because the lessee is financially responsible for any damage on the aircraft (including bird strikes and other unforeseen incidents) during the time of hire and to speed up processes in case of repair and for parts orders.
This security deposit will be paid back to the Lessee immediately after we assessed the aircraft at the end of the lease and after it was handed back over to us in an undamaged condition, according to the signed lease agreement and after the time of hire has ended.
For all bookings please call us (Phone: 0487 50 25 50) or send us an email, so 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 (2% surcharge) or via a bank deposit.
If you cannot attend at your pre-arranged and scheduled Gyro-Flight time, Byron Bay Gyrocopters politely requests a minimum of 24 hours notice for a cancellation otherwise there will be no refund possible. For more details please read through our T&Cs.
(We understand circumstances may arise outside of your control however reasonable notice given allows another pilots the opportunity to have their Gyrocopter flight booked in your place. Additionally, more than likely we already would have allocated our personnel or instructors to get the Gyroplane ready for you, pre-flight check and fuel-up.)
You can advise our Flight Instructor to reschedule your flight-booking by either calling or sending a text message on 0487 50 25 50. Alternatively, you can send us an email to: email@example.com
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.
For more details and information please read our T&Cs.