About Us

Neil Laubach has always been interested in aviation.  His first flight was in a glider at the age of 14 and this left a significant impression.   As Leonardo Da Vinci said:

“When once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return.”

Neil was no exception to the rule and continued to look for ways to get above the ground.  He later got to fly in (and depart) from all manner of aircraft as a skydiver, ultimately becoming an internationally rated instructor, freefall coach and freefall cameraman.

When he was considering learning to fly himself, rotorcraft appealed to  him because fixed wing aircraft seemed far too dull.  He was interested in gyros, but at the time, training, licensing and aircraft standards were not well established despite the obvious advantages these aircraft had over many other aircraft.  So he started flying helicopters in 2003 and has since flown in Asia, Europe and North America.  He maintains his helicopter licenses and flies regularly.

After moving to Ontario in 2009, he identified a severe shortage of gyro schools and instructors, despite the fast developing, worldwide interest in the gyros.  According to Transport Canada records for that year, there were only 3 instructors to cover the whole of Canada.  A bit of research showed that there was a lot of interest in gyro flight, but no one to service it.  It occurred to him to apply his helicopter experience, get a gyro instructor rating and set up southern Ontario’s first gyro pilot training facility.

Gyro Ontario was incorporated in 2011 and we opened our doors to students in late 2012.