Let an experienced and licensed pilot take you to the skies in an open cockpit gyrocopter. There you will be able to leave your stresses behind and enjoy the beauty of South Cebu from a bird's eye view.
I was invited to go for a flight one sunny Sunday afternoon. You see, I have a fear of heights. This is my way of dealing with my fear, by getting myself into height defying activities such as skydiving, parasailing, zip lines and the like. I had to swallow the ball of anxiety in my chest and said yes.
However, learning more about this machine and its safety is reassuring. The quickened pulse of anxiety before take off is normal but the fear disappeared as soon as I left the ground. The beauty of the south below me is such a powerful distraction and a life changing one at that.
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Unlike a helicopter, a gyrocopter can't just land anywhere. A runway with a minimum distance of 200 meters is required in order to take off. The engine at the back propels it forward and its auto rotating rotor lifts it.
What to wear?
Sun protection. Sunglasses. Something comfy. Girls need to tie their hair, ideally into a low bun.
There is a weight limit. Passenger should not exceed 115 kg.
How to Get There?
Make your way to Casay between Argao and Dalaguete. From Cebu City, take a south bound bus going to Oslob/Dalaguete /Bato at Cebu South Terminal. Please ask the driver to drop you off at the junction of Dalaguete Beach Resort.
Casay Airstrip is located on your right. Fly a Gyro Cebu is situated towards the end of the air strip so you might want to either, take a habal-habal or hire a tricycle. It's quite a walk.
It takes more or less 2 hours from Cebu City to the airstrip, depending on the traffic.
If you are staying somewhere within Argao, Fly a Gyro Team can offer you a free pick up at your hotel.
Remember, flights are booked in advance to ensure they're available when your arrive.
Here's an excellent video made by JamCam TV during his gyrocopter flight: