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Gyrocopter Flight Experience York

Rufforth Airfield   

  • Gyrocopter trial lessons out of Rufforth Airfield
  • See the Yorkshire countryside from the air
  • Chance to take the controls during your flight
  • Side-by-side seating & all mod cons!

What's Included

  • A trial flying lesson in a closed-cockpit Cavalon gyrocopter
  • Choose from 10, 30 or 60 minute flight
  • Pre-flight briefing and explanation of the controls (an extended briefing is provided for 60 minute flights)

What Can I Expect

Have you spotted the gyrocopters over York? If you have, the likelihood is that it will have taken off from Rufforth Airfield. These experiences give you the chance to take a trial lesson in a modern gyrocopter aircraft to see the sights around York and learn how these machines fly.

Rufforth Airfield is a lovely little airfield that boasts that comes with a friendly welcome. It's in a great part of the country, with great views of the Yorkshire countryside a given  on these flights. You might even get to cruise near Chocolate City itself, as you're only a few miles west of York city centre here.

Your lesson will take place in a AutoGyro Cavalon. This German manufacturer is leading the way when it comes to gyrocopters. With its award-winning aerodynamic design, the Cavalon is innovative and highly capable, with a cross country performance to match. It's a very well thought out aircraft that's a true delight to fly in.

The Cavalon has a fully-enclosed cockpit, with the advantage of side-by-side seating. That means you can see just what your flying instructor is doing and, being dual-control, offers up the opportunity for you to have a go at being a pilot too. And we have to say, it's an amazing feeling as you soar effortlessly over the East Riding countryside and coastline, knowing it's you at the controls.

You'll be amazed at how easy it is to fly too. Of course, you won't be doing the tricky bits like taking off and landing, but once you've cleared take-off, you've got all the uncontrolled air space around Rufforth Airfield and beyond to enjoy the Cavalon gyrocopter.

We are offering 10, 30 and 60-minute flights in these sophisticated, top of the range gyrocopters over York. Flying out of Rufforth Airfield means a warm welcome is assured with a post-flight debrief over a cuppa. We think you'll love it.


  • Weekdays and weekends throughout the year
  • Flights are subject to weather conditions and availability


  • Rufforth Airfield, Rufforth, York

Suitable For

  • Minimum age 14
  • Under 18s must be accompanied on the airfield by an adult
  • Weight restrictions: maximum 17 stone (108kg), minimum 6 stone (38kg)
  • A good, general level of fitness is required
  • Please seek medical advise if you have previously suffered a heart condition or other medical conditions such as back or neck
  • This experience is not suitable during pregnancy


  • Spectators are welcome

Anything Else

  • Participants should wear comfortable outdoor clothing and closed-toe footwear

Delivery TypeDelivery TimePrice
Standard DeliveryEstimated 2-3 days - Most delivered next working day*£1.95
Weekly Special DeliveryGuaranteed next working day£7.50
Saturday Special DeliverySaturdays Only£11.70
European Delivery3 - 5 working days£4.50
Rest of World Delivery5 - 7 working days£6.50

All orders places before 4pm will be dispatched the same working day

* 93% delivered next working day

All orders are sent in plain packaging so as not to ruin the surprise.

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Premium Gift Pack

Premium Gift Pack includes a brushed metal steel tin which will hold your personalised gift voucher and a Company booklet. The Premium Choice.

(incurs a £4.99 shipping charge)

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Standard Gift Pack

Standard Gift Pack Comes with a Smart envelope,your personalised gift voucher and a Company booklet. The Personal Choice.

(incurs a £1.95 shipping charge)

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The Into the Blue E-Voucher is an instant email option,it consists of a personalised email and a pdf download of your personalised gift voucher.The Instant Choice


Vouchers are usually valid for 12 months from the date of purchase (unless otherwise stated) and shall become invalid on the expiry date. The expiry date is set out on the Voucher. Vouchers may be extended for a further 12 months on payment of an admin fee of £10 plus any increase that may have taken place for that activity since the original date of purchase. Please note that some Vouchers cannot be extended; this will be stated on the Voucher. PLEASE NOTE: You must book and take your experience before the before the expiry date of the voucher.
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