Chris Jones Gyroplanes

Gyroplanes, Gyrocopters, Autogiros they all cover the same type of aircraft, this being a cross between a fixed wing aeroplane and a helicopter. A gyroplane needs 50 to 150 yards to take off but only a few yards in which to land, this makes them one of the safest aircraft to fly. The rotor cannot stall like a fixed wing and they are far less complicated to fly than a helicopter and so much cheaper to run.

Following the announcement by the Department of Transport Gyroplane Trial flights and lessons can resume on Monday 12th April.

Kirkbride Airfield will be open to visiting aircraft as from Monday 29th March but please PPR first.

                  One hour Trial flight  £145

G-CFCW will be ready for trial flights as from Monday 12th April, book your flight now. Please read the Covid -19 Risk Mitigation page.

Ten reasons to take a Trial Flight with Chris Jones Gyroplanes.

  1. Over 7000 hours of experience
  2. Flight examiner
  3. Ground school examiner
  4. 1280 metre hard runway
  5. Open seven days a week
  6. Flight times to suit you
  7. Fly in the Lake District
  8. No hidden fees such as landing fees or touch and go fees to pay.
  9. Very friendly staff
  10. No complicated radio procedures so you can just concentrate on the flying

Gyroplane trial flights through the Lakes and Scotland.


A one hour trial flight around the lakes.

This will take us from the airfield to Bassenthwaite lake, around Dodds Wood up and over Latrigg then over to the Keswick stone circle, up Walla Crag around Derwent Water up and along Cat Bells before returning to the airfield via Over Water. £145