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CAA General Visual Line of Sight (GVC) course

Prices starting at £1194 inc VAT

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Equip your business with a GVC qualification and take your operations to new heights. With our unique, all-in-one course, we’ll take you through the theoretical and practical aspects of the certificate to get you ready for flight.

What can I do with an CAA GVC?

The GVC certificate allows you to:

Ensure your drone operations run safely, smoothly and in-line with Civil Aviation Authority guidance.

Satisfy the requirements for VLOS operations, this training is essential for commercial drone flight.

How do i achieve this?

Spread across three days, we’ll guide you through the creation of your own operations manual, ready to submit to the CAA, as well as theoretical training and examination to help you achieve your GVC license.

What are the two package options?

Non Residential

  • 2.5 day theoretical course & examination
  • Practical workshop session & Hands on flying
  • Flight assessment
  • Breakfast, lunch and a 2 course evening meal
  • Unlimited hot and cold beverages plus complimentry WiFi
  • Student Study Guide
  • Business start up advice

£1194 inc VAT

Residential - includes all of the above plus 2 nights accomodation.

£1314 inc VAT

The syllabus includes:

Air law & regulations

Meteorology & weather

Navigation & air space

Map exercises

Aircraft knowledge

Airmanship & safety

Human factors

Operating procedure

Course length - 2.5 days

Locations - Motherwell, Wakefield, Milton Keynes

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See what our customers say

Dominic Gregory

Worked with Drone Pilot Academy to gain approval to fly MultiRotor Drones and found the course and feedback to be very valuable. Highly recommended.

Mark Collins

Jim is incredibly professional and knowledgable, with a wealth of experience. I’d highly recommend the academy.

John Millington

I did my PfCO at the Drone Pilot Academy great course help me get very useful knowledge and skills.

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Give us a call on 0330 041 2733 to speak with our specialists


Frequently Asked Questions

» Do I need to bring a drone with me to the course? Click for more

No, not at all, in fact if you do not own a drone you can come and try out our fleet of drones first. We have quite a range of both multi-rotor and fixed wing drones. Also, you can discuss what your business needs are and our expert instructors can give you the best advice on which drone to invest in. If you have a drone then you are more than welcome to bring this along with you.

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» Can I buy a Drone from you? Click for more

Yes, absolutely, we stock all the leading brands of Drones from DJI, Microdrones, Parrot to SenseFly and your instructor will be more than happy to discuss the features of each. HERE.

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»I don't know how to gain contacts to get started in the various industries that use drones. Will the course cover this area? Click for more

The main part of the course is geared around learning the mandated CAA syllabus but you will be taught by an instructor who has been in the business and can offer their advice on where to start. Your instructor is also on hand in the evenings as they always stay over at the venue in case you have any further questions. If you stay over the instructor and other students normally dine together which is a nice way to unwind in the

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»What is in the flight assessment? Click for more

We will aim to demonstrate this on the course (subject to weather) and also teach you how to fly safely and competently. The flight assessment is not solely about your flying skills but also assesses your situational awareness of the environment you are operating in and all the associated paperwork. All this is taught on the course and a practical demonstration given on what needs to be completed prior to getting to site, on-site and the risk assessment which is fundamental to safe operating.

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»Do I need to renew my 'licence' every so often and what's involved? Click for more

Yes there is a requirement to renew your Operational Authorisation every 12 months. You will not need to sit any exams or flight assessments but will need to resubmit your Operations Manual and a flight log showing at least 2 hours of flying in the last 3 months.

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» How much practical training is involved in the course?Click for more

The fundamental aim of the course is to get you through the theory subjects but where we can we will go outside and reinforce the lessons with some practical sessions. We will also show you some tips for safe flying and what is in the flight assessment.

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»How do I apply to the Civil Aviation Authority?Click for more

This is now an online process but don't worry as we will help you through this with a full guidance document to follow and our helpline of course. You will be expected to submit 2 documents when you apply to the CAA, Your Operations Manual and the GVC Certificate issued by us to say you have completed the exam and flight assessment to a satisfactory standard.

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