Welcome to Hummingbird UAV

The UK’s Only Combined Helicopter Pilot and Drone Pilot Training Academy

About Us

Do you want to be trained by Commercial Helicopter Pilots with real-world commercial drone experience at the only combined Helicopter pilot AND Drone pilot training company in the country? 

Hummingbird are proud to say that we are neither drone retailers nor retired pilots.

We are actively flying helicopters and drones, day in day out in the civilian airspace environment…the same environment that our students are trained to operate in. We will pass on all our knowledge of current aviation laws and practices and ensure that every Hummingbird graduate has the confidence and airmanship to operate safely in UK airspace.

Hummingbird UAV is owned by an ex-North Sea and Air Ambulance pilot with nearly 20 years commercial flying and training experience worldwide. Our instructors are some of the best in the UK and we are proud to say that we maintain a 100% safety record, both in Helicopters and drones.

Headquartered centrally at Doncaster Sheffield Airport, and with bases throughout the UK, Hummingbird UAV will give you first class, customer focused, bespoke pilot training.

CAA Drone Training

At Hummingbird UAV we have a fresh approach to drone training & assessment. 

Hummingbird UAV provide first class drone training by employing highly qualified, experienced instructors teaching small groups in state-of-the-art training facilities. We will guide you through the Theory course, mentor you during the Operations Manual writing process and provide you with training as required to pass the Flight Assessment.

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Drone Training

Learn to fly drones with our highly skilled instructors, all of whom are highly trained and have multiple real-world commercial flying experiences to showcase. To find out more, click the link below.

Online Drone Training

We are pleased to announce that our online drone training course will be available in March 2019.

Our Locations

Hummingbird UAV can offer you professional drone training in four different locations across the United Kingdom. If you would like to learn more about this, please click the link below.

0% Finance Available

We are now offering 0% interest free finance on drone training.
Choose your location and apply today.


Hummingbird UAV have a variety of different products available for you on our shop page. From Drone Training Courses to Drones and Equipment, click the link to browse today.


30+ Years Experience

Over 30 years of manned a and unmanned aviation experience between Hummingbird’s instructors.

100% Pass

Every student gets unequalled support and preparation for exams.

World-class Training

We believe in employing the most experienced instructors teaching small class sizes in state-of-the-art training facilities.

Online Ops Manual Mentoring

Hummingbird UAV’s course operations manual will become your best friend after your instructor, of course. We provide you with a consolidated operations manual and mentor you throughout the writing process.

No Experience Necessary

No prior experience with drones is needed. Our instructors work with each individual to help make sure they get individual support and career information.

Online Resource Library

When you sign up with Hummingbird UAV, you will be given access to a Student Area within our website. In here you will find all you need to confidently complete your PfCO course.

    review rating 5  Early in the beginning of my journey into becoming a qualified UAV pilot and following some poor information from third parties. Following some discussion I was advised by a friend to call Matthew at Hummingbird for some advice on courses and drone choice. From a this call a meeting was planned at hummingbird for some friendly advice, from this meeting the PFCO theory was scheduled - Matt, Helen and Lewis were always on hand to assist and lend professional assistance and advice throughout. Even planning the flight assessment, which deemed difficult due to my work commitments which led to multiple diary changes with assessments being cancelled, it was never an issue and another assessment was planned to fit my for every changing diary! Hummingbird are a must for anyone wishing to gain their PFCO, friendly and professional training throughout along with an A class customer service! Many thanks Matt and Helen! Clinton

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    review rating 5  Many thanks to Matt Rake & the Hummingbird UAV Team.What a great course & a sure, steadfast footing into my new career as a CAA certified PfCO UAV Pilot (PIC).Matt was very thorough & knowledgeable on all the subject areas pertinent to becoming a CAA certified commercial Drone Pilot.I would recommend Hummingbird UAV to those interested in CAA PfCO certification and in the rapidly developing drone market service sector.Many thanks again to Matt and team, if something's worth doing, it's worth doing right. And these guy's are doing just that!Oh and the airport view and student setting is great for avgeeks too!So, what are you waiting for? Get in touch with Hummingbird UAV now!Andrew aka X/ish

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