This is a fantastic opportunity to have a trial flying lesson in a Gyrocopter,whilst flying through and over some of the most stunning countryside the UK has to offer.This includes the Lake District where we are based but also parts of the Yorkshire Dales and Cumbria’s beautiful Eden Valley and even Hadrian’s Wall.
You will experience the sheer thrill of taking control of the aircraft – with the knowledge that you will be flying with one of the Country’s most experienced Gyrocopter pilots.You can fly in control for as much as little of the flight as you like,the choice is yours!.
The Experience begins with a short introduction into how the Gyrocopter flies,how the controls work – and an all important safety brief. Flying suits and helmets will be supplied. During the flight,all the controls will be demonstrated to you and you will then be invited to take the controls and fly the Gyrocopter – and if you’re happy,it’s ‘yours’ for the rest of the flight. (Obviously the aircraft has dual controls,so your instructor can take over at any time during the flight)
Whether you want the experience the exhilaration of being in control,or you just want the instructor to fly for much of the time,leaving you free to take in the beautiful countryside around and even take some photos – it’s entirely up to you!….this is definitely a flying lesson and experience with a difference!
Flights;What we offer:
A 30minute Gyrocopter Experience.
- A 60 minute Experience.
- A 90 minute experience.
- The possibility of a flight or flights,moulded to any exact requirements you or you friends or family may have,subject to prevailing weather conditions.
The 30 minute Gyrocopter Experience
Typically the route will include,after take off from Berrier,a flight toward Ullswater and Pooley Bridge,then over the Eden Valley to Appleby,returning via some of the pretty East Fellside villages and Penrith.
Or,alternatively,if conditions allow,fly a local Lakes experience to include both Ullswater and Derwanterwater.
The 60 minute Gyrocopter Experience.
Typically,after take off from Berrier,head west toward Keswick,taking in Derwentwater and Bassenthwaite before heading out to the Cumbrian coast,to fly up the beaches toward Silloth and the Upper Solway Firth,before returning into the mountains via Caldbeck.
Or,conditions allowing, Berrier,Ullswater,Patterdale,Kirkstone Pass to Ambleside on Windermere,before returning via Grasmere and Thirlmere.
The 90 minute Gyrocopter Experience –The Ultimate!
There are a choice of three of this most fantastic of experiences which Include the following and again,are subject to prevailing weather conditions in the area, at the time.
- Lakes and Settle to Carlisle Railway.
The route;Berrier,Ullswater,Kirkstone Pass,fly down the shore-line of Windermere,then east toward Ingleton in the Yorkshire Dales and the magnificent Ribblehead Viaduct,before following the stunningly beautiful and dramatic route of the famous Settle to Carlisle railway, north through the Dales valleys and then into the Eden Valley to Appleby,before returning to base via Haweswater.Weather permitting – this is a brilliant and breathtaking trip!!
- Hadrian’s Wall.
The route;Talkin Tarn on the edge of the Pennines,to the Upper Tyne Valley,to Hadrian’s Wall,taking in Vindolanda And Housteads,b before returning(weather permitting) via Alston in the North Pennines,before descending into the Eden Valley,back to Base.
- Extended Lakes Tour.
The route;Lake Ullswater,Patterdale,Kirkstone Pass,fly the Length of Windermere toward Newby Bridge and Morecambe Bay,Coniston,Hawkshead,Kendal then north over Shap Fell into the Eden Valley and back to base.
Berrier our base airstrip is on the edge of the Lake District National Park and therefore in an area of world-renown outstanding natural Beauty with a very dramatic landscape of mountains,lakes and beautiful Valleys. Berrier however is very easy and convenient to get to,at less than 7 miles from Junction 40 of the M6 at Penrith,along the main A66 toward Keswick. All of the Gyrocopter Experience flights on offer are the ultimate in terms of being sometimes slightly challenging,very exhilarating,most certainly breathtaking…. and hugely memorable.
They make a wonderful gift for both friends and family – or just for yourself!. Gift Vouchers are available on request.