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This weekend avid aviator Claire flew with us. Claire has flown more aircraft than our instructors :-) and took control of our Cavalon Gyrocopter over York and flew to Elvington. Great flying .. see you soon. 😎🚁👍🏻

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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Got to be a must for all bucket list. Fantastic people and a total off this world experience. Enloy
- D M

Experience days

Welcome to East Coast Gyrocopters Rufforth York. The Home of Gyrocopter training in Yorkshire. If you have spotted the Gyrocopters around York it’s likely it’s one of the many pilots based at Rufforth near York. They all started with a Gift Flight experience and discovered the joy of aviation. Why not challenge yourself and gain your pilots license, or buy a loved one a birthday flight experience, Gyrocopter flight experience in one of our Open cockpit or Enclosed side by side Gyrocopters and be part of the fastest growing sector of aviation. Hope to see you soon. Jim Hughes Chief Flying Instructor.

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Rufforth Airfield
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Wed:8:00 am – 7:00 pm
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