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

Russ Passes his PPL(H)

Congratulations to Russell Andrew for passing his PPL(H) last Wednesday!

Russ began training with Kuki in an R44 last Summer and after a short break at Christmas got back into his regular lessons and went full swing over the last couple of months.

Simon Nicholls said – “Russ has been a great student, always smiling and laughing. It has been a pleasure teaching him and we’re looking forward to seeing him flying around with his family this Summer”.

Mark Renews his PPL(H)

Congratulations to Mark Addison for renewing his PPL last Wednesday!

Mark is an old friend of Kuki; passing his licence with us in 2008 and then owning an R22.

After a few years flying her, he sold it and now flies one of our R44’s whilst continuing to build his business.

Simon Nicholls said – “Mark is a great guy, loyal customer of Kuki and friend that works very hard, flies helicopters and rides cool bikes – the perfect Kuki Member”.

Ready for Summer with our new R44’s

We’re thrilled to announce the arrival of these two beauties to the Kuki fleet. As most of you know, we were hiring an R44 after ours was blown over in a freak storm last November. It meant our students could still continue their flight training, but of course we were eager to get our own R44 back at HQ.

And here they are, not one but two amazing Robinson R44 Raven II’s.

These stunning helicopters are now available in our hangar ready for the Summer and our customers.

G-CFNF is black with gold trim and G-GRZZ is black with silver trim.

Come down, have a go and see how they fly. Book a trial lesson, enquire about type-rating from R22 or other to R44 or book some time in for self-fly hire.

Kuki Fly High with the Sheffield Steelers

What an amazing first season we have had as a partner of the Sheffield Steelers. Fantastic on-ice logo’s, some great games attended and wonderful interaction with their great fan base.

The season was capped in true high-flying style with a dramatic final day win over key rivals, the Cardiff Devils at the Elite League playoff championships. In front of over 7,000 fans, the two teams battled for over 94 minutes in the longest ever Elite League playoff final game before the Steelers scored the game winning goal and lifted the trophy.

We’re planning on featuring a special Steelers flight or two over the summer so please keep your eyes out for a chance to meet some of the players at KUKI and maybe even see them in the air sometime.

The new season starts again in earnest on August 12th when we’ll be back on the ice at the Sheffield Arena supporting the Steelers.

Buy your Trial lesson voucher online today.

Why not buy your loved one or treat yourself to a Helicopter Trial lesson, prices starting from as little as £99.00. The easiest way to book is here on our web page just click on the Training page for more information and to choose the length of your lesson, we will then contact you to arrange a suitable date and time to fly.

Xmas Offer: Helicopter Lesson PLUS Breakfast

Buy someone a Christmas gift they will never forget!
*Special Offer*

  • 20-minute Hands-On Helicopter Trial Lesson in an R22
    £120 (pilot plus one)
  • 20-minute Hands-On Helicopter Trial Lesson in an R44
    £150 (pilot plus three; pupil in front with pilot, two spectators in back)
  • Breakfast included at our executive Kuki Lounge at Gamston Airport, Retford. Breakfast rolls, fruit, pastries, coffee/tea, fruit juice
  • Relax and enjoy breakfast in the Kuki lounge, and after a short briefing, climb aboard with one of our fully-qualified instructors and take to the skies for the flight of your life!
  • Family and friends welcome to watch from our upstairs and downstairs viewing areas, overlooking the runway!
  • See your photo and video on our big screens as you return from your flight!
  • Flight voucher sent to you in the post to surprise your loved one.
  • Choose from dates starting in January 2017, plenty to choose from for you and your family and friends.

Having a blast with Erin!

It’s always great to see Kuki friend and student Erin Williams!

Erin is a GB International Dressage Rider, studying at Twickenham University.

In her spare time she flies with Kuki, and is always game for a laugh.

Kuki are very proud to be sponsors of Erin. You can find out more about her amazing achievement on her website – Erin Williams

See you again soon Erin!

V Fest From The Air

Kuki got the privilege to fly over V Fest this summer to take some amazing aerial pictures of the venue, as it became home to more than 200,000 people!

The annual music festival is held in Chelmsford and South Staffordshire during the penultimate weekend in August.

There aren’t many that get to take these snaps of the festival in action!


Kuki Teams Up With Sheffield Steelers

Great news this week! We’ve teamed up with Elite League Ice Hockey Champions, Sheffield Steelers to take Kuki to another level. We will proudly be associated with the club and team this season in a number of different initiatives.

If you’re at a game at Sheffield Arena you will see our logo on the ice – it looks really impressive and will be seen by an average 6,000 fans at every game, and up to 8,500 when the Steelers play their biggest rivals the Nottingham Panthers.

It would be great if you could show your support to the Steelers by following them on social media, and why not book to see a game this season?

We’re big on supporting organisations and charities to promote flying and helping people to achieve their own flying ambitions. See who we work alongside

Congratulations Charlotte!

Well done to Charlotte Langley who passed her Longranger Type Rating on Tuesday 26th July.

Charlotte, aged 24, passed her PPL(H) with Kuki in 2011, after being trained by Simon.

She said: “It’s always really fun to fly with Simon and the team at Kuki. It’s all thanks to them that I’ve achieved what I have in my flying training.”


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