About Us

Hields Aviation was established by Robert Hields in 1989,  and is genuinely  Yorkshire’s premier provider of helicopter flight training, indeed in the North of England.  We also provide a wide range of other helicopter and aviation services including, charter brokerage, filming, pleasure flying and television work.  Our base at Sherburn in Elmet Airfield is just 15 miles from the city of Leeds and a similar distance from the city of York.  The airfield is also quickly accessible from Sheffield via the M1, Bradford and Hull via the M62, and is only 50 minutes from Darlington and Teesside down the “Great North Road”.  In our 30 years of providing helicopter services, hire and training, we have made many firm friends in the North of England, and a majority of qualified pilots in the Yorkshire, Durham and Lake District regions have completed their training at Sherburn in Elmet.   NEWS-NEWS-NEWS.  We now have an additional base for fixed-wing and helicopter operations at LEEDS BRADFORD airport.

Our helicopters are operated and maintained to the highest standards and our pilots are all professionals and work in accordance with the rules set out by the CAA and Europe’s EASA governing bodies.

Training flights are extremely cost effective, with no transit flights to training areas, you are training in a friendly environment that makes for rapid, cost effective progress.

Pleasure flying from our base is a pleasant and friendly affair, with our location making it easy for wonderful flights across York, Leeds or the majestic Yorkshire countryside.

PLEASE BE AWARE OF IMPERSONATION.  HIELDS AVIATION.  ESTABLISHED 30 YEARS.  REAL PEOPLE,  REAL STATISTICS.  OVER 35,000 HOURS OF TRAINING EXPERIENCE ON PISTON AND GAS TURBINE HELICOPTERS IN YORKSHIRE.  THESE ARE FACTS, NOT SLOGANS!

BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, NEWS.

WE ARE OPENING A NEW BRANCH AT LEEDS BRADFORD AIRPORT IN MARCH.  WE WILL BE OFFERING HELICOPTER TUITION AND FIXED-WING TRAINING!

SAME HIGH STANDARDS.

BRAND NEW BELL 505 HELICOPTER ARRIVING SOON.

FIXED-WING TRAINING ON CESSNA 172 SKYHAWK.

CONTACT LEEDS TRAINING CENTRE ON  0113 8980457