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It’s not all about flying. 🤣 the Chocks Away Cafe is a great way to start the flight training day. Jim here with Pilots Kevin and Dennis.

We have moved..! East Coast Gyrocopters is now based at Rufforth Airfield, Rufforth, York YO23 3QA. Feel free to call by and visit the Chocks away café and view the flying from the balcony. :-)

Training required to fly a Gyrocopter/Gyroplane as 'Pilot in command' is in line with other CAA licenses. PPL(G) Gyroplanes, PPL(H) Helicopters, and PPL(A) Aeroplanes, each have 40hrs + as their minimum hours of training. These hours include solo time and 2 solo cross country flights. Some studen...

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Welcome to East Coast Gyrocopters, we have chosen the best area in the UK 'the beautiful East Riding of Yorkshire' to enrich and support student pilots wishing to gain their wings.
With a family approach to your gift flight or full pilot training we will guide you to new heights, which in turn e...

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Experience days

A Gyrocopter Flight Experience in York is the best way to spend the day. Bring the family too, spectate from the ‘Chocks Away’ Cafe. As we take off you realise the amazing stability a modern Gyrocopter has, and the thrill the Experience brings. 1 to 1 training allows the instructor to give control of the Gyroplane/Gyrocopter to the passenger for a truly personal gift/trial flight experience. A Gyrocopter flight experience around York and Yorkshire will allow the passenger to take pictures and see York Minster like never before. 

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Rufforth Airfield
United Kingdom

Opening Hours

Mon:8:00 am – 7:00 pm
Tue:8:00 am – 7:00 pm
Wed:8:00 am – 7:00 pm
Thu:8:00 am – 7:00 pm
Fri:8:00 am – 7:00 pm
Sat:8:00 am – 7:00 pm
Sun:8:00 am – 7:00 pm
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