Gyroflight offers you a once in a lifetime experience. Take off from our airfield at Somersby (NSW central coast) with accredited flight instructor Rick Elliott (he has over 700 hours flying time) for a flight over the beautiful central coast or a destination of your choice.
The view from up in the sky is absolutely breath taking and the adventure gets even better when Rick hands over the controls to you (our Autogyro has dual controls) – it’s much more exciting and interactive than being a passive observer in a helicopter.Book Now
No. That’s the great thing about your Gyroflight adventure, as it is a Trial introductory flight you will be allowed to take control of the aircraft if you wish. You are in very safe hands, Rick your pilot will talk you through every step and is there to look after you.
Flights start from a 20 minute loop ($110 inc. GST) and extend as far as you like. The most popular flight is our 40 minute adventure which takes in the coastline from The Entrance down to the Hawkesbury River ($198 inc. GST). Rick has flown extensively throughout Australia and can customise a trip to suit any individual requirements. The gyro has a three hour fuel range so the sky’s the limit. Another popular flight is a tour of the Hunter Valley and then fly coastal from Newcastle down to the central coast and do a bit of whale watching on the way.
It is similar to riding a motorbike, a warm insulated flight suit is provided along with a compulsory padded safety helmet. The helmet has an intercom system so that you can communicate with Rick during the flight as well as listen to other aircraft flying at the same time.
A gyrocopter flies in what is called an auto rotative state – or "autorotation". This is the state that a helicopter switches over to if it loses engine power. So, if you feel safe in a helicopter you will feel even safer in our German built Autogyro. There is a maximum weight limit of 125kg per person.