Gyrocopter Pilot Training
As well as pre-booked training by the hour, Alba Airsports also offers an option of 5-day intensive training courses for student pilots. Courses cater for students wanting to train for a Private Pilot’s Licence for Gyroplanes or PPL(G) in addition to advanced flying training for existing pilots. Training courses are held during the week. We have a maximum of two students on each intensive training week. Students take it in turns to fly and depending on their stage of training, may share briefings.
You can expect to fly an average of two and a half hours each day. It might not sound that much, but learning to fly is very absorbing and intense and it takes a while for your brain to assimilate what you’ve been taught. We discourage students from booking intensive training weeks back to back – it isn’t the most productive way to learn as you need time to fully understand and absorb everything you’ve learned. The optimum gap between training weeks is probably between one and four weeks, however, it is not unusual to have students who are learning to fly over a couple of years and have longer gaps between each intensive week.
We fully understand and respect that you will probably use valuable vacation time in learning to fly and we make every effort to fly despite sometimes less than ideal weather conditions. We will sometimes rearrange the order that things get taught in an effort to make the best use of the varying British weather conditions. In the event that flying is not possible, we try to switch our attention to the various ground school topics in order to ensure that time isn’t wasted.
We have had great feedback regarding learning on these intensive courses as opposed to training an hour here or there spread across a long period. It is often helpful to remove yourself from your normal everyday life and fully immerse yourself in flying training. However, if it is not possible to enrol on an intensive training course, then we will accommodate your needs on an hour-by-hour booking basis.
- Dual Instruction in school aircraft – £149 per hour
- Supervised Solo in school aircraft as per Dual Rate – £149 per hour
- Dual Instruction in your own Gyrocopter – £90 per hour
- Extended briefings and ground school – £48 per hour