Hangar 3, Doncaster Sheffield Airport, DN9 3GE

Welcome to Hummingbird Helicopters

The Home of Professional Pilot Training and Exhilarating Flying Experiences!

About Us

Do you want to be trained by Commercial Helicopter Pilots with real-world commercial experience? Well, that’s us. 

Hummingbird Helicopters is owned by an ex-North Sea and Air Ambulance pilot with nearly 20 years commercial flying and training experience worldwide. Our instructors are some of the best in the UK and we are proud to say that we maintain a 100% safety record.

Based centrally at Doncaster Sheffield Airport, Hummingbird will give you first class, customer focused, bespoke pilot training and exhilarating flight experiences. Through training at an international airport, you will be exposed to the world of commercial aviation, which will give you the skill and confidence to fly at any airport worldwide. We do not charge our customers landing fees, membership fees or any other hidden fees! There is no small print at Hummingbird.

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Flight Training

At Hummingbird Helicopters, we have a fresh approach to helicopter training. 

Our staff work with you from day 1 to understand your goals and will provide completely flexible helicopter flying courses and pricing schemes. We know that everyone is different and has different goals and time-scales.

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Become A Pilot

Learn to fly helicopters with our highly skilled instructors, all of whom are highly trained and have multiple real-world commercial flying experiences to showcase. To find out more, click the link below.

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PPL(H)

Obtain your Private Pilot Licence at Hummingbird. We offer a range of training programmes to suit your own budget and timescale. To find out where to start, please click the link below.

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Type Ratings

When you’ve passed your PPL you can add different aircraft types to your licence, giving you so many new options. In only five hours you could be flying the 4 seater R44 Raven II or smaller R22 Beta II.

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Night Ratings

This add-on for your Private or Commercial Pilot Licence is a truly exciting challenge. Your night rating will greatly improve your flight skills whilst giving you the flexibility to fly after sunset.

Experienced Pilots

Real World Exposure

No Membership Fees

CAA Accredited

Fully Insured

Free Parking

Experiences

At Hummingbird Helicopters we have a fresh approach to Helicopter Experiences.

Do you know someone who has always wanted to experience flight in the most versatile aircraft ever built? We offer multiple different flight experiences and trial lessons.

  •   Want a great experience with knowledgeable, friendly pilot? Then book up for your experience. We booked a lesson for our son and even when the flight was cancelled due to bad weather Mat and his wife spent time with my husband and son showing them...More

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    12/01/2017

      I've had a trial lesson with Matt for my birthday and it was an absolutely pleasure. I was able to take control during the flight and would highly recommend it . Matt was easy going and made me feel at ease from the moment we...More

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    11/05/2017
  •   I booked a 20 minutes trial lesson with this company for my boyfriend birthday's present. I have to say it was a lifetime experience and I was not even in the helicopter ha ha ha! Absolutely loved it! The place was easy to find! We...More

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    3/14/2017

      I booked the Vulcan Aerial Experience offered by Hummingbird for my son who is a keen photographer and aviation enthusiast. We were given a very warm welcome upon arrival and offered hot drinks and biscuits. Following a comprehensive safety briefing my son went out for...More

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    10/23/2016
  •   I bought a flight experience for my Dad's 90th birthday. It was well worth the price for the smile on his face when he landed. He is not too steady on his feet but Matt was more than patient and caring. I would heartily recommend...More

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    11/28/2017

      I had a 1 hour trial lesson with Matt. The helicopter is small and very agile. I got to fly it myself for quite a while. Highly recommended!

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    7/07/2017
  •   Some very good Friends bought me a Helicopter fight for my 50th Birthday, I went on the 8 of July 2017. Matt the pilot was very welcoming, he gave me a short but very informative talk though to start, then we had our flight, Matt...More

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    7/09/2017

      My son bought me a trial lesson with Matt t Hummingbird and it was exhilarating. Matt was very informative and helpful and welcoming. The whole experience was great and you certainly get a different perspective from 1000 ft. Really enjoyable and I would really recommend...More

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    11/07/2017

News

04 Oct: Hummingbird featured in Coverdrone blog

“Everything you need to know about Hummingbird UAV”   Hummingbird has been featured in the latest blog over on Coverdrone’s…

18 Sep: Hummingbird Featured in unLTD

Experienced helicopter pilot Matthew Rake set up Hummingbird Helicopters in 2016 with a little help from Launchpad. Here he talks about…

21 Aug: How important is drone training?

One of the main questions that we get asked is how important is drone training? Although drone training isn’t required…