DRONE TRAINING UK

Flyby offers the best drone training in the UK, with over 40 years experience training pilots and an elite team of instructors with impressive credentials. This page will tell you all you need to know about Drone Training in the UK, what is required and why your training is the number one ingredient in your recipe for success as a drone pilot.

A2CofC drone training

A2CofC

A2 CERTIFICATE OF COMPETENCY DRONE PILOT TRAINING IN THE UK



Drone training to allow you to fly in the Open Category. In basic terms, light drones flying nearer to people.

GVC and A2CofC drone training

GVC+A2CofC

GENERAL VISUAL LINE OF SIGHT CERTIFICATE DRONE TRAINING UK



Drone training that gets you confident and able to fly in both the Open and Specific Categories. This allows you to fly drones weighing up to 20 kg (25 Kg after 31 Dec 20) in congested areas. The most effective professional drone qualification mix.

BVLOS Drone Training

BVLOS

BEYOND VISUAL LINE OF SIGHT FOR ADVANCED DRONE PILOTS



Flyby Technology are experts in flying drones beyond visual line of sight. Often with a pilot in one county flying a drone in another. Our expertise in training system design has enabled us to build a unique course for the future of the UK’s BVLOS pilot community.

  • 40 YEARS TRAINING EXPERIENCE
  • A2COFC, GVC, PFCO & BVLOS
  • ELITE INSTRUCTORS
  • CAA APPROVED UK RAES
  • LIVE ONLINE COURSES
  • HUNDREDS OF 5 STAR REVIEWS
  • ONGOING MENTOR SUPPORT
  • DJI SUPPLIER WITH EXPERT ADVICE
  • FUTURE PROOF YOUR BUSINESS
  • DRONE TRAINING UK EXPERTS
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WHAT LEVEL OF DRONE TRAINING DO I NEED IN THE UK?

A well trained pilot will operate safely and confidently, reducing risk and building a better drone industry in the UK, with a reputation for drone pilots trained to an excellent standard. Legally, you need training to gain the relevant qualification for your drone and how you plan to operate.

DRONE TRAINING UK FOR A VARIETY OF APPLICATIONS

We’ve put together a selection of the most common drones and the jobs they can do in order to answer the most frequently asked question. “What drone training do I need in the UK to operate as a (insert job title here!)”

The answer depends on the type of aircraft you intend to use. So have a look at the following scenarios to see where your operation is best represented. If in any doubt, you can contact us and we will answer your questions.

A2CofC DRONE TRAINING QUALIFICATION

If you plan to do one of the following with any drone, you will need the basic A2CofC qualification. However we highly recommend going for the full GVC course so that you can future-proof your business and gain the confidence you’ll need as a successful drone pilot. You are not just an operator.

  • Basic Videography
  • Basic Photography
  • Real Estate from a Distance

Some of the common drones used for these purposes are the DJI Mavic Air, Mavic Pro and Phantom 4 Pro. If you want to do more than the basics, fly closer to people and perform more complex tasks using a drone, then you will need the GVC drone training.

GVC DRONE TRAINING QUALIFICATION

If you plan to do one of the following with any drone, you will need the full GVC qualification. You’ll gain the confidence you’ll need as a successful drone pilot, not just an operator.

  • Basic Videography
  • Basic Photography
  • Real Estate from a Distance
  • Real Estate Fly Over
  • Inspection Work
  • Photogrammetry
  • Television

Some of the common drones used for these purposes are the DJI Phantom 4 Pro, Inspire 2 and the M200/M300 Series. You may also be using a bespoke aircraft. Anything not covered here will need the GVC drone training as a building block, followed by further advanced drone training like BVLOS (Beyond Visual Line of Sight). Flyby are able to offer you future building blocks to train you for all the exciting new opportunities for drone pilots in the UK and beyond.

Imagine getting involved in some of the following:

  • Medium/Heavy Lift
  • Forestry
  • Supply
  • Delivery

BVLOS DRONE TRAINING QUALIFICATION

If you plan to do one of the following with any drone, you will need the further BVLOS qualification after obtaining your GVC. You’ll take your drone pilot training to the next level, enabling you to take part in the innovative new drone capabilities we are now seeing in the drone industry.

  • Beyond Visual Line of sight
  • Heavy Lifting
  • Carrying sensitive data
  • Humanitarian aid logistics

At present aircraft equipped for this purpose are limited but we can build you a fleet with different capabilities using our bespoke drone technology. Flyby Technology are currently making enormous progress in this field, so are best placed to advise you on how to enter this exciting part of the drone industry.

HOW MUCH DOES A DRONE TRAINING COURSE COST?

The A2CofC live online course costs £249 + VAT, and you can choose to add a day of Flight Skills Training with your local expert instructor for £451 + VAT. You may also upgrade your course to the full GVC Pro Course for a further £750 + VAT. Lots of options and flexibility for you!

The GVC live online course costs £999 + VAT and we give you A2CofC training for free. You can choose to add a day of Flight Skills Training with your local expert instructor for £451 + VAT. The course is unique as it’s live not recorded, so you can ask those “all important” questions as you go along. This way there will be no misunderstandings. At present the CAA only issue a Permission for Commercial Operation and our training qualifies you for that recommendation. You get all 3 qualifications by training with Flyby.

The CAA charge a processing fee until 31 Dec 20 which is payable direct to the CAA. Once you have your certificate you can work commercially as a drone pilot.

The BVLOS course can be tailored to your specific needs, so prices will vary.

If you want to discuss your options, give us a ring to organise a course tailored to your needs on 07847 616752, use our chat function below or request a callback.

WHAT EXPERIENCE DO I NEED?

We welcome students at all levels. Our A2CofC Essentials Course is a great starter course that covers the basics. Our Pro GVC Course covers everything you need to gain your GVC and we give you the A2CofC course for free. You’ll apply for a PfCO as the GVC is not valid until January 2021. If you do opt for the Pro GVC course, you will take a Flight Skills Test (FST). We ask that you have at least 10 hours of drone flying experience to take this test, otherwise we recommend adding a day of flight skills training when you book on your course.

HOW DO I BOOK?

It's quick and easy to book. Just click here to book your drone training and you'll be taken to our shop where you can purchase the course you need. You’ll be asked to choose your nearest location, (For Flight Skills Training and the Flight Skills Test). You’ll choose your course dates, courses run every fortnight on evenings online. Just fill in a few contact details to register for our course. You will then be asked to pay securely online to secure your place.

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