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Become a UAV Pilot

Some people call it a licence but its really a Permission for Aerial Work from the UK CAA.

If you are wondering what the drone is in the photo it is the Aerialtronics Zenith.

We provide ground school, enabling aerial work training and flight tests for more information visit: http://www.droneflight.co.uk/flight-training/

DO I NEED A PERMISSION FOR AERIAL WORK FROM THE CAA?

If you gain a “valuable consideration” from flying your UAS you need permission from the CAA for aerial work.  A valuable consideration may not be money, it could be an exchange of services too.

HOW DO I BECOME A PILOT?

The basic process is that you need to be educated in air law and safe operations of your UAS, build an operations manual, undertake a flight test and apply for permission to fly from the CAA (in the UK).  Expect this whole process to usually take 2 months – the CAA turnaround time for new applications is 4 weeks.

ABOUT OUR TRAINING

There are a number of organisations who can provide you with approved training and flight tests, these are all listed on the CAA’s website http://www.caa.co.uk/default.aspx?pageid=11190

We partner with one of the leading and innovative NQE’s and we also conduct flight assessments on behalf of two NQEs.

We can provide you with:

  • Ground School, Exam and Flight Test
  • Flight Planning and Flight Training
  • Operations Manual Workshop
  • One to One Coaching

To find out more visit our training page.