At Hummingbird, a popular aircraft we have is the R44 Raven II.
This 4 seater vehicle has an approximate endurance of 3 hours along with a powerful fuel injected engine, giving out a max speed of 130 knots (150 mph).
The required training for the R44 is a minimum of 5 hours flight training and 1 written multiple choice exam, followed by a flight test with our in-house CAA approved examiner – Matt.
If you’d like the flexibility of having the R22 on your licence then we can provide the Type Rating in our R22 Beta II.
The 2-seater R22 Beta II is a proven workhorse that has delivered exceptional performance in a variety of applications for over thirty years.
A powder-coated steel tube structure provides a light yet rigid airframe while the aircraft’s aerodynamic fuselage optimises airspeed and fuel economy.
The R22 is powered by Lycoming’s proven O-360 engine that is derated to provide reserve power and better performance at high altitudes and in hot weather.
Type Rating Structure
R22 Type rating – £2566 (includes VAT)
8 hours theory instruction – £50 p/hr
5 hours flight instruction – £324 p/hr
Type rating flight test and aircraft hire – £546
R44 Type Rating – £4000 (includes VAT)
8 hours theory instruction – £50 p/hr
5 hours flight instruction – £564 p/hr
Type rating flight test and aircraft hire – £780
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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!
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