19th Ave New York, NY 95822, USA

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?

Based centrally at Humberside International 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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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.


The Commercial Pilot Licence (Helicopters) is your ticket to begin working as a helicopter pilot and earning money for the flying that you do. To find out more, click the link below.

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A flight instructor rating is a natural next step after gaining your CPL(H) and is a challenging and rewarding role in flying.
To find out more, click the link below.

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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


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.

  • star rating  As a family we all paid for our Mum/Grandma/Great-Grandma to come for a 30min experience as a early present for her upcoming 90th birthday. Unfortunately due to the new Government... read more

    September 1, 2020

    star rating  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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    July 7, 2017
  • star rating  I have been learning to fly with Hummingbird for over two years now, and now have achieved my Private Pilot License, Matt and the team have been there throughout the... read more

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    October 23, 2018

    star rating  I bought my dad an hour flight experience as a present as it’s been on his bucket list. From initial enquiry to the actual day itself, the staff were... read more

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    May 20, 2019
  • star rating  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... read more

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    December 1, 2017

    star rating  I booked a trial lesson for my husband's Christmas present( he has a fear of flying) I'm so glad I did because I think he may of been cured !!... read more

    Louise T
    July 30, 2019
  • star rating  My wife got be a 30 min trial flying lesson from here for my 50th (as it was on my bucket list). It was amazing. My instructor was Andy, a... read more

    Ross W
    July 1, 2018

    star rating  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... read more

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    November 5, 2017
  • star rating  I booked a trial lesson for my husband's Christmas present( he has a fear of flying) I'm so glad I did because I think he may of been cured !!... read more

    Louise T
    July 1, 2019

    star rating  I booked this as a birthday surprise for my husband. From my very first contact with Mike I was impressed. My enquiry email was answered within minutes & approximately 5... read more

    May 1, 2022
  • star rating  I was given a gift of a 15 minute flight experience - and what a fabulous gift it was. Only a short flight, but then it was just for... read more

    Joyandmick P
    August 1, 2019

    star rating  Totally recommend - Absolutely loved it!

    All the staff were friendly and very welcoming

    Not only did I learn the physics of how a helicopter flys, I was able to... read more

    August 11, 2021