Want To Be A Drone Pilot?
- Hannah Midgley
- On 26th October 2017
Have you ever fancied yourself as a professional drone operator? Have you been impressed the kinds of footage that drones are being used to capture and wanted to find out how it’s done? This new and expanding field of drone aviation would be an exciting one to get in to as remote-control drone culture spreads around the globe.
UAVAir, the UK’s leading drone training school, is coming to Brighton for a 3 day course at the Plumpton Racecourse in Lewes on the 2nd of November which organisers have praised for it’s suitability for this kind of activity: “the venue has fantastic facilities and makes for a great location for our candidates.”
UAVAir are interested in how these new aviation technologies can be embedded into the existing operations of organisations, whether it be capturing footage for entertainment purposes from a new angle, exploring dangerous sites before demolition, surveilling areas for security purposes, or for organising drone races in your local area.
“With our Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) and National Qualified Entity (NQE) status in the UK, we are perfectly placed to be a guiding force for organisations introducing and embedding drones into their operations.”
“We offer a range of expert and tailored drone pilot training to companies across the globe. As industry trailblazers, we were one of the first to offer drone training. At UAVAir, we believe in creating the best possible learning environment and experience for our candidates. This means we never cancel a course and also provide free telephone support and a student Facebook group to aid collaboration.”
UAVAir’s founders and course designers have experience as manned airline pilots, and having plethora of flying hours under their belts, in accordance with operations manuals and procedures in some of the busiest airspace in the world, you’ll be in safe and assured hands. Trickling down fundamental principles from manned aviation such as CRM and a ‘just culture’ ensures, instructors will equip you with the right mindset to have a safe and successful career as a drone pilot.
The instructors have some great professional experience in the field, with many operations carried out across the world for high-profile events such as the 2016 blockbuster ‘London Has Fallen’, flying in Africa & filming the Rudimental music video ‘Not Giving In’ shot on location in the Philippines, which would give you a great start in the exciting new industry, and a bountiful resource of advice and instruction.
The combined knowledge of the executive training team comprises of over 40 years of flying, 20,000 commercial hours, 8 years in the civilian drone industry including hundreds of sub-7kg and sub-20kg drone operations. UAVAir’s Chief Flight Assessor has over 27 years of RC flying experience alone and is qualified to BMFA Club Examiner standard.
“We’re innovative aviation professionals and it’s our mission to help you understand the advantages drones can offer your organisation. As a talented group of former military and civilian, rotary and fixed-wing, manned and remote pilots and former air traffic controllers, we understand the intricacies of operating in the national airspace system and can help you navigate the process from start to finish.”