19th Ave New York, NY 95822, USA

Commercial Pilot Course

WHAT IS A COMMERCIAL PILOT LICENCE?

The Commercial Pilot Licence (Helicopters) is your ticket to begin working as a helicopter pilot and earning money for the flying that you do. An EASA CPL(H) can take you all over the world as a highly recognised qualification. As a commercial pilot, you could enter into sectors of the industry including tourism and charter, offshore oil and gas, helicopter emergency medical services (HEMS), police, and so much more.

Pre-Entry Requirements

  • EASA PPL(H)
  • Current type rating on R22 or R44 as required for training
  • 155 hours* total flight time on helicopters
  • EASA ATPL(H) or CPL(H) Theoretical Examinations completed
  • Class 1 medical certificate

*total hours requirement may be reduced for holders of PPL(A) or CPL(A)

Our Location

Here at Hummingbird Helicopters, we have a wealth of commercial experience, including our owner and Head of Training, Matt Rake, with 20 years of HEMS and offshore experience in multiple locations throughout the world. We want to transfer and pass on our knowledge to the next generation of pilots coming into such a dynamic and exciting industry with our high standards of training at a great location in Doncaster Sheffield Airport.

Doncaster Sheffield Airport is a relatively quiet international airport offering full ATC facilities and the challenge of coordinating with larger commercial traffic. The skills you learn here will help prepare you for flight at virtually any location in the world.

Course Contents

  • 30 hours day VFR flight training;
  • of which 10 hours are simulated instrument flight
  • 5 hours night VFR flight training;
  • including 5 solo circuits including take-offs and landings
  • Associated ground school and flight briefings

Trial Lessons & Introductory Flights

EACH EXPERIENCE IS A FULL LESSON ENABLING YOU TO HAVE A FULL ONE-TO-ONE EXPERIENCE WITH A HIGHLY QUALIFIED INSTRUCTOR.

Our aircraft has dual controls, allowing you the opportunity to have a go yourself.

All our Trial Lessons include a one-to-one pre-flight briefing, during which time the Instructor will introduce you to the basic principles of helicopter flight and answer any questions that you may have.

  •   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 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 very helpful and professional. We had booked in but with the weather it was cancelled twice...More

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    5/20/2019
  •   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 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 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

      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 great bloke, very friendly and puts you at ease. You get a certificate of achievement...More

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    7/12/2018
  •   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 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

      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 whole process. Available to answer any questions and accommodating 7 days a week! It is...More

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    10/23/2018
  •   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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