Drone usage in business it at an all-time high, our unique 3 day residential course not only gives you the opportunity to walk away qualified, but also includes accommodation; making traveling & partaking in our course incredibly easy, no matter where you travel from!
If you think your business would be ideally complemented with the addition of drone operations you will need the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) Permission for Commercial Operations (PfCO). We have teamed up with one of the most professional training providers in the UK who have an outstanding reputation to get you seamlessly from complete novice to confident commercial operator.
DronesDirect offer a single solution with a 3 day, accommodation included course that takes you through all the mandatory subjects stipulated by the CAA to equip you with the knowledge to operate safely and confidently in the commercial market. Our course offers detailed training in:
AIR LAW & REGULATIONS
METEOROLOGY & WEATHER
NAVIGATION & AIR SPACE
AIRMANSHIP & SAFETY
One of the most time consuming parts of gaining your approval to operate is the compilation of your Operations Manual. Our course includes a comprehensive workshop that will walk you through the manual and how it should be structured for the type of operations you will undertake. By the end of the three day course you will have had ample opportunity and guidance to walk away with a completed operations manual.
Our practical element of the course will demonstrate the skills you will need to operate safely and ultimately the ability you need be at to pass the flight assessment. Even better, as the largest retailer of drones in the UK, we supply the most recent drones for you to 'try before you buy' and see what the market has to offer! If you happen to have a bad day during the theory exam or flight assessment, there are no resit fees, which sets us apart from other CAA courses that usually incur a large fee! Once you have passed the practical element of the course our assessor will go through submitting your CAA application there and then so your PfCO is returned as soon as possible.
Our bespoke courses are made up of part theory and part practical flying but still include all the comforts of home with 2 nights accommodation including allowances for food and drink in the evenings with our instructors. The theory parts of our courses will take place in private suites offering lunch, complimentary drinks and snacks. The practical flying parts of the courses will take place on a sectioned off part of each venue to give enough space to safely practice your flying. All of these exclusive extras come at no extra cost and are included in the full prices of the courses making them not only unique, but also great value for money and simple for those coming from all over the UK as once you arrive, everything is arranged.
We believe that the course should not just be about giving you the basics and sending you on your way. There is so much more to our course as we provide start-up advice throughout. Our instructors have operated at every level from basic still photography to high-end topographical surveys, 3D point cloud, orthomosaics, utility inspections, thermal imaging, agronomy and so much more. Their experience and enthusiasm shines through to give you an incredible learning experience that will set you on your way to becoming a commercial operator in this exciting industry.
Our course also doesn't finish once the clock hit's 5PM. Our instructors stay with you at the venue into the evening for that personal touch and also just to give you even more time to learn and ask questions. On the evenings we also include a £20 food and drink allowance that is included in the price! Something no other course offers.
£1149 ex VAT
£999 ex VAT