Yes, a license is required to fly our gyroplanes! An existing pilot with a minimum of a sport pilot rating may operate a gyroplane after obtaining a gyroplane endorsement on their existing pilot license. This will require training with a gyroplane CFI who will then give an endorsement that indicates that you have met the requirement. The next step will be for you to then train with a different CFI who will conduct a proficiency check based on the knowledge and proficiency requirements that the first CFI instructed you on.
Upon successful completion of this, a logbook endorsement will allow you to operate within this category as a Gyroplane Sport Pilot. On average most pilots can complete this add-on training in 10 - 20 hours.
The cost of training varies but average costs are between $200-$230 per hour depending on the model and the training location.
Looking for online training information that will guide you? Please check out the International Association of Professional Gyroplane Training website and SIGN UP!!!
The details can be found at iapgt.org, we strongly encourage you to use this program!!!
Gyroplane Practical Test Standards
Pilot's Handbook of Aeronautical Knowledge
Advisory Circulars (Searchable)
Federal Aviation Regulations (Searchable eCFR)
CFR Part 91 (General Operating and Flight Rules)
CFR Part 61 (Pilot Certification)
Practical Test Standards (PTS for Sport Pilot - Gyroplane)
AutoGyro USA does not offer flight training. For a directory of Independent locations that offer training in AutoGyro aircraft, please visit our Locations page.