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Become a Pilot Today!

Obtaining a flying licence is no longer reserved for the rich and famous.

Flying a helicopter is quite simply the most exhilarating and rewarding experience you could ever wish to accomplish. The challenge of mastering the most versatile utility vehicle ever designed is one to be truly proud of. At Hummingbird, we offer a range of pilot training programmes to suit your budget and ultimate goal – which is, of course, to FLY!

Getting Started

We 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


Our night rating course is designed to give you the confidence to operate at night in VMC. Its a great way to build your flying skills and make you an all-round more proficient pilot.

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The Private Pilot Licence for Helicopters – PPL(H) entitles you to fly a helicopter for your personal use. Flight training at Hummingbird can be conducted in the Robinson R22 or R44. The first step is to book a Trial Lesson. If you choose to pursue your licence, this lesson will count towards the 45 hour PPL requirement.

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Once you have passed your PPL, you may want to add different aircraft types to your licence. Hummingbird offer type ratings in both the R22 and the R44.

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      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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  •   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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      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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  •   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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      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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  •   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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      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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  •   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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      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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Trial Lessons & Introductory Flights


You can choose a Trial Lesson where you can have a go on the dual controls or an Introductory Flight where you can simply enjoy the experience and the fantastic views!

All our Trial Lessons include a one-to-one pre-flight briefing in our Training Room, where your Pilot will introduce you to the basic principles of helicopter flight and answer any questions that you may have.

If its a special occasion why not add a bottle of bubbly and after the flight you can celebrate in style!