Commerical Drone Training Courses | PfCO Courses | Hummingbird UAV


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.

Unequalled Instruction

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.

Real Aviation Experience

Hummingbird are located at Hangar 3, Doncaster Sheffield Airport. During your theory course, you will be surrounded by real world manned aviation...

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At Hummingbird UAV, we aim to meet the training needs of pilots operating in the rapidly growing civilian drone market.

Not only do we provide you with a route to getting your PfCO but we know that as the market grows and more applications develop for drone use, you will need the skills to adapt.


With this in mind, we provide continuous support via aerial mapping courses, aerial photography courses, Operations Manual guidance and advanced pilot training.

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  • review rating 5  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!

    thumb Courtenay Holden

    review rating 5  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

    thumb Alastair Wallace
  • review rating 5  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.

    thumb Conor Stokes

    review rating 5  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.

    thumb David Arundell
  • review rating 5  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.

    thumb Adrian Holgate



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Hummingbird UAV
Hangar 3, Fourth Avenue
Doncaster Sheffield Airport, Doncaster

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01302 802 221

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