Professional Drone Ground School training for commercial operations.
The Drone Ground School course is delivered by our approved partners DronePartners, a UK CAA recognised NQE (1117/4027), which is designed for those aspiring to become a drone pilot for commercial operations. The 3 day course covers not only the key objectives set out by the CAA, but also covers Congested Area Planning and Better Data Collection (photography fundamentals) for a more practical insight of operating as a drone pilot. You will be provided with pre-course study material and templates for writing the operations manual, so you can maximise the benefits from the course.
The CAA compliant ground school examination is closed book and consists of multiple choice questions. There is an additional flight planning assessment, which is outside of the main syllabus, but allows for first hand planning of a commercial operation for a real world scenario.
The trainers have a strong background in commercial UAV operations and a wealth of practical experience in a wide range of sectors, including filming, surveying and mapping with drones. Weather permitting, an element of the course allows for hands on training.
• UAS Airspace Operating Principles
• Airmanship and Aviation Safety
• Air Law and Responsibilities
• Navigation Charts
• Operations Manual Review
• Safe Set-Up Demonstration
• Flying Skills Evaluation & Coaching
Course content is subject to change
In Collaboration with DronePartners
DronePartners are specialists in the application of UAV technology with vast industrial and commercial experience gained through DroneFlight operations. Having completed contracts across the UK and Europe, DronePartners have consulted with and trained hundreds of pilots from dozens of small and large organisations.
For first time drone operators, training starts with the pilot competency assessment process leading to a Permission for Commercial Operations (PfCO) from the CAA. In partnership with iRed, DronePartners have access to the essential facilities and knowledge to provide proficient pilot competency for commercial applications.
All course fees include tuition, printed course materials including training manuals and daily lunch & refreshments.
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