We have designed our 2015 / 2016 tour schedule specifically for Gyro pilots and those who would like to be. Participants can be pilots, passengers, or anyone else wanting to learn and enjoy Gyro flying. Our tours are hosted by experienced flight instructors and we can operate with up to five AutoGyros traveling throughout beautiful and unspoiled Costa Rica.
The tours includes the Guanacaste Peninsula with its spectacular volcanoes, beautiful beaches and breathtaking scenery in the area of the Río Tempisques including Palo Verde national Park as well as flying to the Arenal Volcano, a unique and unforgettable journey into one of the most active volcanoes in Central America. From there we will head out for a roundtrip to the Caribbean Sea.
Finally included in the tour, and the part that cannot be missed, a trip to the south of Costa Rica, with its huge and almost indescribable National Park, the Osa Peninsula with the "Golfo Dulce", the nursery of humpback whales, and the famous beaches of Manuel Antonio.
As a base for your relaxing holiday, the Hotel Flying Crocodile provides individually designed apartments, a restaurant, a swimming pool, and other amenities – the ideal ambience. When on the Osa Peninsula, you will stay in the unique jungle lodge Finca Exotica which is also the starting point for adventurous hikes. If the tour offered has aroused your interest, you will discover a totally new aircraft and flying experience with the Auto Gyro. Also, if you want to learn to fly or learn to fly an additional aircraft type, especially in the beautiful and natural Costa Rican environment, please contact us at info [@] autogyroamerica.com – we can answer all your questions and tell you everything you want to know!
All participants will stay in beautiful hotels and romantic jungle lodges. Each 11-day tour includes 2 hours of check flights and a minimum of 6 days touring around Costa Rica. Customized Tours for individual groups are available upon request.
1. Tour: 19 Nov, 2015 – 30 Nov, 2015
2. Tour: 10 Dec, 2015 – 21 Dec, 2015
3. Tour: 07 Jan, 2016 – 18 Jan, 2016
4. Tour: 25 Jan, 2016 – 05.Feb, 2016
5. Tour: 11 Feb, 2016 – 22.Feb, 2016
6. Tour: 29 Feb, 2016 – 11.Mar, 2016
7. Tour: 17 Mar, 2016 – 28 Mar, 2016
Individual Tours on request
Each tour starts on the first day at 8 o`clock at the main San Jose (SJO) airport. Tours include a minimum of 3 and a maximum of 9 participants. Tours include 2 hours of flying instruction and safety training by certified flight Instructors, accommodation including half board, pick up at SJO Airport, all transfers, Each Gyro will be flown by two pilots.
Price per pilot is $4,384 including 25 flight hours – Additional hours or not flown hours will be charged or refunded based on $90 per hour. Tour price does not include airfare to or from Costa Rica.
Groups of 5 will receive a discount of 5%, groups of 7 a discount of 7.5% and groups of 9 a discount of 10%. All Gyros are insured with a full comprehensive insurance (based on Costa Rican law) with a $10,000 deductible. Pilots must provide proof of a minimum of 50 hours of Pilot-in-Command experience.
Languages include Spanish, German, English, and French.
Baggage for all pilots is limited to one Autogyro bag and 10kg and must fit in the luggage compartment of the Gyro. Pilots weighing more than 110kg (220 lbs.) are required to charter as a single at an additional cost.