Yes, a license is required to fly our gyroplanes! An existing pilot with a minimum of a sport pilot rating may operate a gyroplane after obtaining a gyroplane endorsement on their existing pilot license. This will require training with a gyroplane CFI who will then give an endorsement that indicates that you have met the requirement. The next step will be for you to then train with a different CFI who will conduct a proficiency check based on the knowledge and proficiency requirements that the first CFI instructed you on.
Upon successful completion of this, a logbook endorsement will allow you to operate within this category as a Gyroplane Sport Pilot. On average most pilots can complete this add-on training in 10 - 20 hours.
The cost of training varies but average costs are between $200-$230 per hour depending on the model and the training location.