about us

Hummingbird helicopters logo helicopter pilot training
Hummingbird UAV

“Hummingbird provide first class training through employing the best instructors teaching small class sizes in state of the art training facilities. As well as being approved by the CAA to provide preparation and assessment as a National Qualified Entity (NQE), we are also a CAA approved Aviation Training Organisation (ATO) providing manned helicopter pilot training.

Our pilots and assessors are actively operating as both Commercial Helicopter Pilots and Commercial Drone Pilots. With over 30 years of manned and unmanned aviation experience between us, we look forward to passing on everything we know, to you, in an informal but safety driven atmosphere.”

Captain Matthew M Rake

First Class Drone Training
teacher-showing-curve-line-on-whiteboard

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 multiple teaching locations across the UK.

drone

Real Aviation Experience

Hummingbird UAV Headquarters are located at Hangar 3, Doncaster Sheffield Airport. At all of our locations you will be surrounded by real-world manned aviation.

calendar

How to Book a Course

Booking a course with us couldn’t be easier! Just click on Book Online, select the appropriate course and choose a date that suits you.

Meet The Crew

“Our instructors are highly experienced Commercial Helicopter Pilots with a combined total of 6000 flying hours. We provide all your training needs in-house so there’s no need to worry about anything. We look forward to passing on everything we know to you, in an informal but safety driven atmosphere.” – Captain Matthew M. Rake

    review rating 5  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!

    thumb Matt Rolfe
    11/16/2018

    review rating 5  Highly recommend the drone course with Matt and Lewis. Professional, informative, exciting and fun.

    thumb David Pickard
    10/30/2018

Please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us here at Hummingbird UAV!