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type ratings

Already have your PPL(H)?

Once you have passed your PPL, you may want to add different types to your licence. If you would like to add the R22 or R44, then get in touch. Click on the link below, fill in the form and one of us will get in touch with you!

Robinson R44

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.

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Robinson R22

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.

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Hummingbird helicopters ground school lesson in r22 helicopter

Type Rating Structure

R22 Type Rating 
8 hours theory instruction + Exam
5 hours flight instruction
Type rating flight test and aircraft hire

R44 Type Rating
8 hours theory instruction + Exam
5 hours flight instruction
Type rating flight test and aircraft hire

Trial Lessons & Introductory Flights


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.

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