About Gyrate Auckland

Aucklands first full-time Gyroplane operation, all daylight hours, seven days a week by arrangement. We fly modern, factory constructed, aircraft with very experienced pilots focused on your safety.

Our History

The network of Gyrocopter training schools continues to expand worldwide and now in New Zealand with Gyrate Auckland Stephen Pegg is pleased to be able to offer training and sales from West Auckland Airfield (Parakai).

"I learnt to fly with the Fleet Air Arm Royal Navy and enjoyed many hours flying the Seaking MK3 and MK5 in a variety of environments. On leaving the Royal Navy the best employment opportunities were with fixed wing commercial airlines that occupied me for several years. However during my years in the Royal Navy a seed was sown when I had the opportunity of a flight in a 2 seat Gyro glider. Unable to take my interest any further though as other demands encroached and at that time a lack of 2 seat powered Gyrocopters to share the experience. 

On a family visit to New Zealand I was however already aware of the new generation of very capable Gyrocopters which were being operated at Tauranga with Gyrate North. It was by no coincidence that we passed by Tauranga and a MTO3 flight with Tony Unwin confirmed my Gyro Glider impressions of many years before. At the earliest possibility I obtained a Gyrocopter Instructors rating in 2012 in New Zealand. I then took early retirement from a UK based airline and started the exciting journey of Gyrate Auckland. 

West Auckland Airport (Parakai) was chosen as an approachable well located airfield where Gyrate Auckland will offer no commitment trial flights. Should you wish to continue with a training course leading to obtaining a Gyrocopter Pilots licence and perhaps your own Gyrocopter, Gyrate Auckland will enthusiastically assist in a friendly, relaxed yet professional way for you to reach your goal."