Like to find out what it is like to learn to fly a Gyrocopter?
Come experience the thrill of flying a Gyro with a Trial Flight and gyrate the skies in a
AutoGyro MTO Sport
The AutoGyro MTO Sport has just arrived at the Aviation Centre, so come and have a go.
Wrap up warm as you will have the outdoor feel for Winter Flying.
Who Are We?
Solo Wings Aviation Centre was born from the dream of having an Aviation Centre where all aviation enthusiasts could come together to share stories, get advice, learn something new or learn to fly from the ground up (pun intended).
We have professional instructors here to help you achieve your goal of becoming a pilot, whether you decide to fly Gyrocopters/Gyroplanes, Light Sport Aircraft, Microlights or even Amphibians.
Our mission is to mould and educate pilots to become, “Safe always in all ways”. We have the aircraft and facilities to teach the following:
- Microlight Pilot Certificate (Aeroplane and Gyrocopter/Gyroplane)
- Private Pilot License (Aeroplane)
- Commercial Pilot License (Aeroplane)
- Type Ratings are available on any aircraft, our experienced instructors will get you rated either in an Aeroplane or Gyroplane
- Tail-Dragger and Water ratings can be done on our beautiful SeaRey Elite LSA Amphibian Aeroplane
Why Learn to Fly a Gyrocopter?
Becoming a gyrocopter pilot is a thrilling and challenging task which allows you to tavel New Zealand in a way that gives you the sensation of a helicopter, with an airplane's ease of use and the safety of autorotational flight.
Passionate gyrocopter aviators learn to fly just for fun and usually start in the open cockpit variety to really get a feel for how a gyrocopter flies. It usually progresses onto the closed cockpit variety but some pilots cannot get enough of the open cockpit "motorbike" of the skies.
You will experience and see the world from a whole different perspective and without roads to follow the sense of freedom is paramount to anything else you will experience.
There is nothing better than taking an afternoon flight down the coast to buy a coffee or ice-cream and flying back or flying along the southern alps on a crystal clear day. The possibilities are endless and here at Solo Wings Aviation Centre we have Aeroplanes, Gyrocopters and even an Amphibian to get your aviation blood flowing.
What are the Requirements?
In a nutshell, to become a pilot you will require:
- The prescribed flying hours
- A Medical
- The Exam credits relevant to the type of license you wish to achieve
- Some money for your Test flight and CAA fees after you pass
There are specific requirements for each type of License and the best way to go through these and understand them is to give us a call or pop in for a coffee so we can sit down, run through the requirements in detail and discuss your options.
What Does it Cost?
Learning to fly can be done full-time or part-time with no restriction on how often you fly.
It is much more effective to fly in a smaller period of time as your memory and learning ability is much better utilised when you fly often.
Our hourly rates are below and if you would like a quote for an entire license or course please feel free to contact us.
PRICE LIST @ 1 Sept 2017
Rate per Hour (includes Fuel) GST inclusive
AutoGyro MTO Sport
Hire aircraft with Instructor $205
Some charges change at different Aerodromes
Airways Fees - at Tauranga per flight $9
Ground Tuition p/h $50
Landing Fees Tauranga (>800KG) $11.75
Landing Fees Tauranga (800 - 1,650KG) $17.25
We are more than happy to provide you a quote for learning to fly at any time.
Discounted rates are available, please send an enquiry below for more information.