Discover the thrill of flight over the beautiful Emerald Coast beaches in a gyroplane. Unlike a typical tour flight, you get an opportunity to fly the aircraft with the help of an FAA-Certified flight instructor. Gyroplanes provide a uniquely stable flying experience as they are not affected by wind and turbulence like conventional airplanes. You will be fitted with a flight headset for clear communication and protective helmet with windscreen. Gracefully climbing skyward, you will fly a short 2-mile hop to the beautiful beaches along Gulf Shores. You will be immersed in an expansive landscape as you depart the airport. Approaching the coastline you will get the opportunity to fly the aircraft under the expert guidance of your flight instructor. You will get to ditch the crowds and get a one-on-one experience. Choose from the 20-minute, 40-minute or 60-minute flights and view rays, dolphins and other wildlife along the coastline. Come fly high with us today and experience the beaches from a different angle.
**Weight limitation 250 lbs. per person max.**
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Q. Is this an aerial tour?
A. No. This is a hands-on introductory flight lesson with an FAA-Certified Flight instructor. Our training area happens to be over the beautiful Gulf Shores beaches. Our main goal is teaching you about the easiness and fun of this sport. Within 10 minutes you should be quite comfortable in flying the aircraft straight and level and doing gentle turns. We want you to come away from your flight with an experience of a lifetime and the feeling of “I can do this.”
Q. What should I wear?
A. Shorts and a T-shirt are fine when it is hot (over 80 degrees). Below 80 degrees you should wear long pants and bring a long sleve shirt. You will be provided a flight suit, gloves (if weather requires) and protective helmet. Closed-toe shoes and socks are recommended for warmth. Please no flip flops. Customers who book the early lesson may want to bring a sweatshirt (without hood).
Q. If our flight is canceled due to bad weather
do I lose my money?
A. Absolutely not. We only charge your credit card after your lesson. Pilots make the determination on weather conditions as they are the experts on its affect on flying. Cancellations made by you, with less than 24 hours notice are subject to full charge. Also, be aware that if we experience a short weather delay anytime during our daily schedule, it can delay your lesson time.
Q. Can this Introductory Lesson be counted as
official flight training time in my log book?
A. Yes! You will receive a signed Flight Certificate after your lesson to allow you to credit your total flight time toward a pilots certificate if you decide to continue your flight training. If you are already a licensed pilot, your flight time can be entered into your pilot's log book. We have pilot log books available for purchase.
Q. Do you offer advanced training?
A. Yes, we offer training all the way through solo Sport Pilot. Or if you prefer we can train you to fly Ultralight category aircraft. Primary pilot training is available in our aircraft or yours (providing it meets safety standards). Call for package and off-season rates.
Q. Can I solo in your aircraft?
A. No. Our insurance will not cover student solo flight. We can assist you in selecting a safe and reliable aircraft for you to purchase for your solo flight however.
Q: Can I fly after scuba diving?
A: It is best to wait 12 to 24 hours before you go up for a flight depending on depth and duration of your dive.
Q. Are there age limits?
A. Children must be at least 4'6" tall and 9 years old. We have no upper limits on height or age.
Q. Are there weight limits?
A. Yes. 250 lbs. as specified by the aircraft manufacturer.
Q. Will I be able to communicate with my instructor?
A. Yes, you'll be equipped with a noise-cancelling headset to wear during the flight. The instructors also have two-way aviation radios to communicate between the aircraft, other aircraft and airport tower personnel.
Q. How safe is it?
A. We fly the latest state-of-the-art aircraft. We always fly with sufficient altitude to safely glide to an emergency landing area at all times. You will fly with an experienced FAA-certified flight instructor.
Q. How do I make reservations?
A. Please call 251-597-5999 to set up a time for your lesson. Our reservations line is available from (8:00 am Central Time) to 7:00 pm Central Time Zone. Reservations are required
Q. Where do we meet for my lesson?
A. Jack Edwards National Airport is located just off highway 59 in Gulf Shores, Alabama.
Q. Can I bring a camera or water bottle?
A. No. Loose articles in a high-speed open aircraft can be a safety hazard with a spinning propeller behind us. We have found that trying to be a photographer while taking your introductory lesson takes away from the experience. We offer photo packages to document your lesson.