Latest News

Here you'll find the latest news from Kuki HQ - helicopter related or otherwise.

Standardisation Flights at Kuki

‘At Kuki Helicopters we not only teach our students how to become safe helicopter pilots and pass on this knowledge and principles of safe flying to them right from day one, but we also continue to learn and improve ourselves with each flight and our standardisation flights. Me and Matt were doing a standardisation flight in our R44 covering Emergencies – PFLs and EOLs, you can see the Helicopter is in Autorotation from the above image. We fly together at least once or twice a month to standardise each other, going over ways to teach and improve techniques. To make it easier to understand and to put across key points to the student and also to improve our own flying.
At Kuki this November we will be celebrating 20 years of Helicopter Pilot Training based at Gamston Airport with a 100% Pass and Safety records and we try to teach our students all they need to know to be safe confident Pilots. You never stop learning and can always improve your flying skills and knowledge.’ Simon.

Ogilvie Corporate Day

We had a fantastic corporate event at Kuki Helicopters on August 24th, hosted for Ogilvie. Great weather, great flying, great company and some wonderful feedback from the everyone at Ogilvie and their guests. This will be the first of many we do for them and are delighted that the day was such a success. Thank you guys for coming down and having such a great day with us.

Paul Completes Ground School

Congratulations to Paul Jamison who passed all of his ground school exams at Kuki yesterday. So good to see another student getting closer to PPL(H).

Joe Joins the Helicopter Pilot Family

Congratulations to Joe Harper who passed his test on July 11th. Joe started flight training with Kuki in Summer 2016, Simon and Matt taught Joe in R44 and they always had a great time together.
We are so pleased and proud of him. Joes’ Pilot Licence will be issued soon and we look forward to see him taking his family and friends to the skies.

Calvin and James go Solo

Two of our great students Calvin Smith and James Dawson flew their first solo on Sunday July 9th in our R22. Amazing Achievement!!! Congrats to both of you and PPL(H) Next!

Charlotte Renews her PPL(H)

Congratulations to Charlotte Langley who renewed her Longranger and R22 PPL(H) with us on July 6th. Charlotte, passed her initial licence with Kuki in 2011, after being trained by Simon. She is not only a great pilot but a good friend of ours. Great to see her flying!

Kuki Help BIG JOHN from Hallam FM

Big John gets dumped in a field blindfolded…… So how did he get back to Hallam FM?

It was time for Big John to take his orienteering test this week and Kuki Helicopters were there to rescue him.

From the air, in a Kuki R44, Big John had to navigate his way back to Hallam FM in Sheffield.

Simon is an old friend of Hallam FM’s Big John @ Breakfast Show and has helped on many occasions with charity events and flights for Cash For Kids and Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice.

If you missed it … click on the link below and find out what it’s all about!


Kuki Summer BBQ 2017

On Saturday 17th June at Kuki Helicopters we had our Summer BBQ. Perfect weather made it a great event and it was great to see old friends and meet new ones. Thank you to those who flew in or brought their bikes.

The food was amazing thanks to Joe Harper from The King William Inn at Scaftworth.

Simon Nicholls did an impressive flying display in the MD500E helicopter and Gerald Cooper in his Xtreme Air aerobatic plane. Both displays were breathtaking, showing the beauty of flying and the expert skills of both pilots.

We have plans for more social events, including evening fly-ins and bike nights. We will keep you posted!

Kuki Family Welcomes Two New Students

Brothers Andrew and Stephen Price have joined the Kuki family as new students.

Both already have huge passion for flying as experienced sky divers and want to broaden their horizons with the new adventure of becoming helicopter pilots.

Welcome aboard Andrew & Stephen, great to have you both flying with us.



Kuki Crew Head to the Isle of Man TT 2017

Two R44s launched from Kuki HQ on June 10th to the Isle of Man,  Simon flying G-GRZZ and Matt Peach / Lee Denton flying G-CFNF. Both helicopters were flying in formation the entire journey.

Great weather allowed for smooth flights and excellent motorcycle racing viewing.

Congratulations to our friends at Norton Motorcycles, both riders took 6th and 7th place respectively in the Senior TT on the Norton SG6 race bikes.

We can’t wait for next year!

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