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Flight Instructor Rating

WHAT IS A FLIGHT INSTRUCTOR RATING?

A flight instructor rating is a natural next step after gaining your CPL(H) and is a challenging and rewarding role in flying.  As an instructor you will have the privilege of teaching people to fly and fulfil their dreams.  You’ll complete a range of exercises each day and your experience will build as well as developing your flying skills.

Pre-Entry Requirements

  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Hold a UK CAA PPL(H) or CPL(H)
  • Passed all UK CAA CPL(H) or ATPL(H) theoretical exams
  • Hold a UK CAA Class 1 or Class 2 medical certificate
  • Have a total of 100 hours Pilot in Command (for CPL(H) holders)
  • Have a total of 200 hours Pilot in Command (for PPL(H) holders)
  • Passed a pre-entry test in the preceding 6 months
  • Have a total of 250 hours prior to Assessment of Competence

Our Location

Here at Hummingbird Helicopters, we have a wealth of commercial experience. 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 Humberside International Airport.

Humberside International 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.

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.

  • 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 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 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

    zanidip
    May 1, 2022

    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  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... read more

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    July 9, 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

    mh0lderness
    September 1, 2018
  • star rating  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... read more

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    November 7, 2017

    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  45 minute flight experience. Brilliant experience. Made me very welcome from my first contact with Simon and Michael. Michael took me on the flight in the Robinson R22 helicopter, he... read more

    crad2
    June 1, 2022

    star rating  Booked a 30 min flight in the two seater helicopter for my Mum .
    It was an early 90th birthday gift which we knew she would enjoy .
    My... read more

    Linda1281938013
    September 21, 2020
  • 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

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    July 12, 2018

    star rating  Booked a 30 min flight in the two seater helicopter for my Mum . It was an early 90th birthday gift which we knew she would enjoy . My... read more

    Linda1281938013
    September 1, 2020