Captain Alex Hoff

27 years flying experience, over 10,000 hours Rotary experience

Types flown within my career:
R22, R44, B505, B206, Cabri G2, EC120, B407, AS350, A109, AS355, SA341, IR

UK Flight Instructor
UK Flight Examiner
Night Rating Instructor
CPL(H) Instructor
Ground School Instructor
Ground Instructor Examiner



All I can say is what a great experience, I learnt not just how to hold a stick and pretend to fly it, but actually controlled it (yes he had hands on all the time) but the hours classroom before was cool because you also understood how it actually worked (ask why French helicopters are different) Captain Hoff is a great instructor larger than life personality and hell yes if I didn’t get motions sickness I would do it again tomorrow

Ian Tearle

An absolutely fantastic experience! I would highly recommend Hoff Aviation – Captain Alex was great and really made the occasion. The helicopter ride was comfortable, enjoyable and informative

Nina Dorian

Professional Helicopter training to the highest standard. having had a trail lesson last year, six month later flying solo and my PPL rotary in sight. I am 61 so its never to late with the right instructor to achieve your life’s ambition. Alex at Hoff’s aviation, thank you

Carl Christensen

Following a life long passion for flying I came upon HOFF Aviation by chance having talked to a number of other training schools with their high pressure selling tactics. Alex HOFF spent time talking me through what was required and his approach, which I found very professional and flexible to meet my needs and busy schedule. His experience, knowledge, skill and patience is second to none and my PPL is now within sight and I look forward to continuing my training with Alex in the future. You cannot go wrong with HOFF Aviation.

David Roberts

I converted my Australian CPL to a UK CPL with Captain Hoff after recommendations from other contacts in the industry. He was very professional, thorough and helpful which was backed up with a huge amount of experience across the UK helicopter scene. His knowledge was immense and I was able to pass the CPL test with ‘flying colours’. Thank you very much Alex, my time with you was extremely valuable and I will be forever grateful for your part in my career!

Ben Dawes

In 2017 I converted my ICAO CPL(H) to an EASA CPL(H).
Alex guided me through the entire process, from having to learn UK airspace, RT, and a Cabri G2 type rating, I found Alex to be professional and thorough. He worked with me to achieve a first time CPL Skills Test pass.
With this solid UK foundation, I am now working for a reputable UK based helicopter company.
I highly recommend Alex for all your helicopter training needs.

Brad Lake

Current Job Vacancies

Hoff Aviation requires the following:


It is essential that all applicants meet the following requirements:

  • UK FI/FI-R(H)
  • UK or EASA CPL(H)
  • Must have R22 Type Instructor Rating
  • Preferable R44 and Cabri G2 Instructor Ratings
  • •Single engine turbine experience would be advantageous
  • Have the right to live and work in the UK and the Republic of Ireland
  • Full UK/ EU driving licence
  • Work and fly from Fairoaks Airport (EGTF)

You must possess the ability to communicate clearly and concisely to team members and clients representing Hoff Aviation to the highest standard.
You must be willing and flexible to work at other locations.

Should you be interested, and meet the requirements stated above, please forward your CV to,