Welcome To
Hields Aviation

Yorkshire’s elite for flight experiences,
training & chartering.

Fixed wing  ·  Helicopter  ·  Simulator

Hields, a name you can trust for flying in Yorkshire.

Hields Aviation is Yorkshire’s most well-established helicopter specialists, offering pilot training, charter brokerage and experience flights.

Formed in 1989, Hields have trained countless pilots and completed many experience flights over Yorkshire and beyond. With a modern aircraft fleet and a growing team of experienced instructors, it’s easy to see why they are the go to company for introductory and commercial helicopter flights

Historically based at Sherburn-in-Elmet airfield, the team have recently expanded to a second base at Leeds Bradford Airport, Yorkshire’s International Airport, where they now offer fixed wing / aeroplane flying lessons and helicopter services.

Learn to fly

Discover the thrill of flight in Yorkshire

Learn to fly in Yorkshire! Whether it’s a commercial dream or just for some fun, there’s no better place better to learn how to fly.

Gift experiences

Flight experiences to suit all budgets

A flying gift experience over the breath-taking Yorkshire skyline, that’s sure to impress! Helicopters, fixed wing aircraft or even a simulator.

Charter / brokerage

Specialist helicopter / charter services

Helicopter chartering / brokerage made simple. Whether it’s business, a wedding or a stylish arrival to the races, we’ll do all the planning so you can enjoy the flight.

Learn to fly a helicopter

Helicopter training from the experts

We’ve had 30+ years’ experience in helicopters, so it’s safe to say we know a thing or two about teaching how to fly them.

Learn to fly an aeroplane

Fixed wing flight training from Yorkshire’s international airport

Push yourself and learn how to fly an airplane! How many can say they’ve landed an airplane at Leeds Bradford Airport?!

TV & film

Experienced pilots for your creative production

We’ve been privileged to work on some fantastic TV and film productions of the years. From news broadcasts to blockbuster movies, we’re happy to help.


Years since launched 


Of combined training hours


Flight training schools in Yorkshire

Gift a Yorkshire flying experience

Gift vouchers starting from as little as £49

For birthdays or Christmas, step your gift giving up a notch with a Yorkshire flying experience.

Choose your aircraft (aeroplane or helicopter), choose how long you’d like the flight to last and away you go! There’s some extra special flights too including The York Experience Flight, The Dambusters Experience and more!

Learn to fly in Yorkshire

Begin your pilot training from Sherburn Airfield or Leeds Bradford Airport

Fantastic reviews

People love us on Tripadvisor!

Following successful completion of the PPL(H) Skills Test yesterday I wanted to take a moment to thank you and Robert for making it possible… Clearly, I should thank Barry for the most part as he was my primary instructor.

 As well as receiving first class, professional pilot training, I was given every encouragement to progress at a rate that suited my circumstances, which enabled me to achieve the PPL(H) qualification within the minimum qualifying hours.

What I particularly appreciate about Hields Aviation is the warm and friendly atmosphere, from the very first trial lesson you are made to feel special – part of the family – and nothing is too much trouble to  accommodate your needs.  I believe that the epithet “Yorkshire’s Elite” is well deserved and I look forward to many more years flying with Hields Aviation.

I had a wonderful time with Hields Aviation at Sherburn Aero Club last weekend…

I wouldn’t hesitate to use Hields again for another experience, maybe this time to explore some parts of Yorkshire.

Everyone, staff and pilots alike were so friendly and welcoming…

What a memorable experience for my birthday! It was all I’d hoped, and it was exciting but not the least scary. If I was 30 years younger I’d take this up!

I needed to charter a helicopter from York to Great Yarmouth urgently for my daughter. Robert of Hields then took charge and got me a helicopter in a matter of minutes…

Although they were very professional they were also very understanding and went out of their way to help us



My two 15 year old sons and I took to the air today for the first time in a helicopter. Two excited and one apprehensive, by the end of the visit we were all grinning like Cheshire Cats.

I have to say it was just the most fantastic experience, and it all felt so safe and reassuring.

Why choose Hields for flying in Yorkshire…

We're a friendly bunch and love what we do

We carefully recruit the very best instructors

Established in 1989, that's a whopping 30+ years in industry

From fixed wing to helicopters, we have the ideal training aircraft

We're perfectly located for some stunning views of Yorkshire

Training available for various ratings