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.
Our Theory Instructors and Flight Assessors have over 30 years of aviation experience between them - both manned and unmanned. We keep the classes small and retain one permanent teaching location.
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.
100% PASS RATE
TRAINED FLIGHT INSTRUCTORS
OVER 30 YEARS EXPERIENCE
WORK DAILY WITH THE CAA
BESPOKE PILOT TRAINING
REAL AVIATION EXPERIENCE
A great course which gives both the theoretical knowledge for operating a UAV and the guidance for the preparation of the Operations Manual. Both Matt and Lewis are very knowledgeable about the subject of flying drones based their own experiences. An intensive couple of days with all aspects of the training for the PfCO made clear with both trainers being very helpful about any questions. I would definitely recommend this course
If you're looking to get your PFCO with Hummingbird UAV, I'd highly recommend them. Being new to the aviation industry they were very knowledgeable and give you tips along the way for whichever industry you are in. There is certainly a bit of work to be done outside of the course, but they are really responsive and supportive through the process. Bit of advice, try and get your flight assessment in the summer, the British weather is not reliable! Having said that, Matt was really flexible with re-arranging! Highly recommended!
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
Anyone interested in flying drones commercially, or wanting to understand the legislation surrounding drones, look no further than Hummingbird UAV. Matt and the team are clearly knowledgeable and their enthusiasm is second to none. The ground school was enjoyable and informative and the guidance for preparing the Operations Manual was clear and understandable. Thanks Matt and team.
I would highly recommend Hummingbird UAV for your training needs. I had no previous knowledge on what was required to gain recommendation for a PfCO, however the course information is very well written and easy to follow,. Everyone in the team is very knowledgeable and very supportive. Thanks to all.
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
The Hummingbird team recently provided our company with excellent theoretical knowledge and practical preparation for our PfCO assessments. As novice UAV geeks we had a sharp learning curve to face before we felt comfortable taking the assessment, but Matt and Lewis provided sound advice and a calm learning environment so that we were prepared for the flight assessment, and performed well on the day. We now have the basis for safe commercial operations and look forward to becoming proper UAV geeks!
Highly recommend the drone course with Matt and Lewis. Professional, informative, exciting and fun.
Having completed the ground school element required for gaining a PfCO from the CAA, I found the team and overall setup at Hummingbird UAV very professional and approachable. Complex areas were made easily understandable through the real life examples given by Matt and the team. I am now working on the next stage, the operations manual and I find that support is available at all times as and when it may be needed. Thanks to everyone at Hummingbird.