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Don't Dread Drones - Training is Available

Drones and unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) retailer, DronesDirect.co.uk, has launched a drone training course for businesses wishing to operate drones for commercial use.

The three-day course gives drone pilots full Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) Permission for Commercial Operations (PfCO) accreditation, which allows users to fly drones for commercial purposes.

The course will guide participants through practical applications of drones for commercial use, including still photography, elaborate topographical surveys, 3D point cloud scanning, orthomosaics, utility inspections and thermal imaging.

Run by an ex-military and commercial drone pilot, the course allows ample time for droners to pass their practical assessment and to compile their operations manual records ready for submission to the CAA.

It also provides detailed training in air law and regulations, meteorology and weather operation, navigation and air space, map exercises, aircraft knowledge, airmanship and safety, human factors and operating procedure, which will equip operators with the knowledge to use their equipment safely and confidently in commercial settings.

The Yorkshire based course includes two nights’ accommodation and also offers a no-resit fee deal, which means those who require more air time aren’t penalised. The course costs £1,100+VAT and includes access to a Drone Academy Members Club.

Tim Morley, business unit manager at DronesDirect.co.uk said: “The commercial use of drones and unmanned aerial vehicles has become more commonplace. Compliance with the CAA rules and holding PfCO accreditation is written into UK law and therefore anyone wishing to incorporate a drone and its technologies into their workings and service offering are require to hold this accreditation.

Picture: Drone training in action

Article written by Robin Snow

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