Learn To Fly In Yorkshire

Pilot training at Sherburn Airfield & Leeds Bradford Airport

Learning to fly will be one of the best decisions you’ll ever make. Trust us, we did it and we never looked back!

Here at Hields we make pilot training fun and most important of all, safe. Our flying instructors will put you through our tried and tested training plan to help you not only become a competent pilot, but give you the foundations that will go right through your pilot career.

For some, a private pilot’s licence (PPL) is enough, it give you the freedom to fly yourself and your friends from airfields across the country. For others, commercial flying is the dream. Which ever flying goal is yours we’re sure to help you achieve.

Thanks to our multi-site network we’re able to teach flying at two of Yorkshire’s best known aerodromes. Sherburn-in-Elmet Airfield and the fabulous Leeds Bradford International Airport.

Currently our R44 helicopter training is carried out from our site at Sherburn. As you’d expect it’s a much quieter airfield for learning how to fly a helicopter, and we even have our very own dedicated circuits. But soon to be expanded to offer both R44 and Bell 505 training from Leeds Bradford for our customers who reside near the airport.

Fixed wing pilot training is from our flight school at Leeds Bradford Airport. Here our instructors are able to quickly prepare and familiarise students with the large infrastructure that comes with busier airports. Learning to fly in Yorkshire has never been so much fun, and how many people can say they’ve landed an aircraft on an international airport?!

Information evenings: On the first Wednesday of every month, we host an information evening from 6pm – 8pm at our Leeds Bradford flight school. Call to book on 0113 898 0457.


Learn to fly fixed wing / aeroplane

PPL and LAPL training

Learn to fly a helicopter

PPL(H) and CPL(H) training + type ratings


Bell 206 simulator

Buy pilot training as a gift

All our Yorkshire flight training is available to buy as a gift!

Fantastic reviews

Flight students are raving about us on Tripadvisor! 

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.