Learn to Fly

At KUKI, we teach you how to fly. Our number 1 priority is to make you a safe and confident pilot.
Learning to fly a helicopter is undoubtedly one of the most fun and rewarding experiences that anyone can undertake. Our many years experience guarantee that the process will be as simple and enjoyable as can be.

Private Pilot’s Licence

The PPL(H), is a CAA approved helicopter training course, which once complete and passed, allows you to pilot a helicopter. Your PPL(H) allows you to fly throughout the UK and Europe.

“Gaining my PPL was the best thing I ever did! The support and guidance I received at Kuki was second to none.” Sarah, Kuki Student

The minimum number of flight hours for the issue of PPL(H) is 45, of which 25 must be dual instruction and 10 solo.

Of the 10 hours solo, five are navigational training including a cross country exercise of at least 100 nautical miles landing away at two alternative airfields.

During your 45 hours training you will learn a variety of different air exercises. You will also take eight ground school examinations. Kuki has its own school where you will have one-to-one tuition to pass your ground examinations.

Once you have accomplished a competent level of flying, you will gain your PPL after successful examination with our CAA approved examiner.

Kuki has a 100% pass rate for PPL(H) and has seen students go on to become professional pilots, instructors and examiners.

For more information about our courses,

The KUKI guide to gaining a PPL(H)

Getting Started

  • Prices start from just £99 for a trial lesson.
  • No academic qualifications are required to start training.
    Come and enjoy tea or coffee on arrival, pre-flight briefing, hands-on flight experience, full insurance and discounts on further block bookings of lessons.
  • Dual instruction can begin at any age, although candidates must be 16 to fly solo and 17 for licence issue.
  • A class 2 medical is required, prior to flying solo. Kuki can arrange this, and help with any other requirements.
Get started

We offer all aspects of helicopter pilot training. So, from never having sat in a helicopter or having any flying experience, we can take you from novice to private pilot.

15°C
9mph
Gamston Airport, Retford
19°C / 13°C
9mph
Mon, Jun 26th
16°C / 13°C
7mph
Tue, Jun 27th
14°C / 12°C
11mph
Wed, Jun 28th
16°C / 11°C
9mph
Thu, Jun 29th
01777 839216
Gamston Airport, Retford,
Nottinghamshire DN22 0QL