Gyroplane Flights


Photo thanks to Chris Jones (

A cross between a helicopter and a small airplane, a gyrocopter is a unique flying machine that requires very little space to land, making it both incredibly safe and versatile. Most gyroplanes have an open cockpit, giving you unrivalled views of the land and sky that surrounds you. They are also fairly simple to control compared to a helicopter or airplane, which is why they are an ideal machine for beginners to get their first pilot experience.

What Gyrocopter Flights Involve

Depending on the activity company you use and package you book, you will typically be given some basic instruction and safety information. You will then be taken on a flight by your instructor in the dual-controlled gyroplane, before being given the opportunity to take on the pilot role yourself. Routes vary according to individual companies, but you can expect to see some amazing scenery from Hadrian’s Wall right across to the coast and back east towards Eden Valley and Ullswater.

What to Wear and Bring

You will need to bring comfortable warm clothing. Flight suits and helmets will be provided. You should also bring a camera for those bird’s eye shots.


Incredible views of the lakes and the fells

(Chris Jones,

Where to Fly a Gyroplane in the Lake District

There are three companies offering gyrocopter flights in the Lake District, covering a wide area.

Chris Jones Gyroplanes


Chris Jones has over 7,000 flight hours and is a qualified examiner for pilot licences. He operates out of Kirkbride Airfield and flights will take you over some of the western Lake District’s most recognisable scenery.


Lake District Gyroplanes

Operated by Roger Savage, who has over 9,000 flight hours, Lake District Gyroplanes is based at Ullswater and flights take in the stunning views of the Eastern Lake District and parts of the Yorkshire Dales.