Gyroplane Flight Instruction

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Florida is fortunate to be one of the few states with Gryroplane Flight Instructors both in-state and in nearby states. Here are just a few listings of active gyroplane instructors in or near Florida:







Greg Spicola -- Zephyrhills Airport (KZPH), Zephyrhills, Florida

Greg Spicola provides instruction in a Dominator 2-place gyroplane, an Apollo gyroplane or your aircraft. He is also available to travel for reasonable compensation.

Contact Greg Spicola by phone at (813) 505-0881 or by email at


Chris Lord -- Sebring Airport (KSEF), Sebring, Florida

Chris Lord provides both CFI and DPE services in a variety of aircraft. For more information, visit

Contact Chris Lord by phone at (815) 402-3076 or by email at


Cloud 9 Helicopters -- West Palm Beach Airport (KPBI) West Palm Beach, Florida

Cloud 9 Helicopters is an AutoGyro dealership. They instruct in AutoGyro brand gyroplanes at their home airport or on location as traveling instructors. Instruction in other gyroplane brands may be available upon request.
Presently, their CFI list includes:

  • Geoff Painter
  • Denzil Velarde
  • Billy Sewell
  • Rich Ham
  • Tanya Vitacolonna

Contact Cloud 9 Helicopters by phone at (561) 799-3636 or by email at Website:   -->Facebook: C9heli   -->Instagram: cloud9helicopters


Aston Kinsey -- North Perry Airport (HWO) Pembroke Pines, FL

Aston Kinsey is a gyroplane CFI based in Pembroke Pines, Florida. He is a dealer for the TWISTAIR, TERCEL and TAURUS gyroplanes. More information is on his website HERE.

Contact Aston Kinsey by phone at (954) 732-7991 or by email at


Steve McGowan -- Macon Downtown Airport (KMAC), Macon, Georgia

Steve McGowan instructs in both open and enclosed gyroplanes. He uses a modified Parsons 2-place and a SparrowHawk gyroplane. He also instructs in your aircraft, if applicable.

Contact Steve McGowan by phone at (478) 461-1451 or by email at


Dofin Frittz -- Brewton Municipal Airport (12J) Pensacola, FL

Dofin Frittz offers gyroplane instruction in an RAF2000 gyroplane or the student's aircraft.

Contact Dofin Frittz by phone at (850) 587-2504 or by email at


Desmond Butts/Texas Auto Gyro -- Traveling Gyroplane Instructor

Desmond Butts is a travelling gyroplane instructor based in South Texas. He schedules instruction onsite at your local airport and is often in Florida and other locations in the Southeast.

Contact Desmond Butts by phone at (907) 841-2409 or by email at


Dayton A. Dabbs CFI & DPE -- Texas-based Traveling Gyroplane Instructor & DPE

Dayton A. Dabbs is a gyroplane CFI and DPE based near Austin, Texas. He instructs in Texas and will also travel for reasonable compensation for both gyroplane CFI and DPE services.

Contact Dayton Dabbs by phone at (512) 750-0332 or by email at