Gyro Flying In Ireland
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    Gyro Flying In Ireland

    by noelma » Sun Mar 23, 2014 11:31 am

    Hi!
    Where can I try and subsequently train to fly Gyrocopters in Ireland?
    http://www.gyroflying.com" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; seems to be out of business? At least web site is gone.
    Thanks!!
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    Re: Gyro Flying In Ireland

    by Rev » Mon Mar 24, 2014 2:19 pm

    You can't....

    I was (on more than one occasion) pointed to go to the UK to fly with an instructor called Chris Jones: http://www.chrisjonesgyroplanes.com" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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    Re: Gyro Flying In Ireland

    by noelma » Mon Mar 24, 2014 3:49 pm

    Thanks for information. Looks like a well organised operation.
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    Re: Gyro Flying In Ireland

    by Rev » Mon Mar 24, 2014 4:43 pm

    Have you an idea of what you are going to do after you obtain a ppl(g)? (if that's what you intend)
    It looks like unless you own your own Gyro, options in Ireland are limited.
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    Re: Gyro Flying In Ireland

    by noelma » Mon Mar 24, 2014 6:16 pm

    Hi. I have PPL fixed wing and PPL (H) - which I did when living in UK twenty years ago!
    I would only go for the PPL(g) if I intended to buy a Gyro. Ideally something enclosed and with side by side for two persons. Some nice machines now in the market!!
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    Re: Gyro Flying In Ireland

    by Rev » Thu Mar 27, 2014 2:46 pm

    Well, if you do decide to go over let me know... I might just go with you. I'm looking for an excuse ;)
    I was thinking to get some experience, maybe start with 20hours on a 1 week trip
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    Re: Gyro Flying In Ireland

    by rjmmstar » Sat Mar 20, 2021 10:45 am

    I recently obtained my PPL G in the UK , flying at Chiltern Park in Oxfordshire. I flew the German Calidus gyro. Haven’t really used it since as I fly fixed wing instead. Hoping to move to Northern Ireland next year but disappointed at the lack of gyro training generally. With gyros most people buy one when they qualify.
    Anyone heard of a gyro instructor called Gerard McAleer who qualified in England but was working in Tyrone I think??
    Be good to know.
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    Re: Gyro Flying In Ireland

    by mark » Sun Mar 21, 2021 7:04 pm

    Hi rjmmstar,

    Welcome to the forum. I'm not familiar with the name but I think it could have been at Carrickmore Flying School (https://www.c-moreflyingschool.com/). They were offering gyro instruction at one stage but I'm not sure if they still do. I'm sure if you contact them through their website they'll be able to point you in the right direction.

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