The aircraft was stuck in trees, with the pilot suspended about 30ft up in the air.
The fire service assessed their options, which included the technical rescue team, who are trained in line rescue, scaling the tree and rescuing the casualty.
In the end, the coastguard helicopter, which was also at the scene, was used to rescue the pilot and airlift him to safety at 4.37pm.
A fire service spokesman earlier confirmed he was not injured in the incident.
The fire service remained at the scene to make sure the aircraft was secure.