5 day Drone Bootcamp

5 Day – Drone Bootcamp

Designed for those with absolutely no prior knowledge of drones.

The course has an emphasis on practical, hands-on experience flying combined with the essentials required by the CAA in terms of air law and other theoretical knowledge.  At the end of the week (weather permitting) you will have completed the required number of flying hours and gained really valuable flying experience from professional drone pilots.  Also, during the course we will show you and you will get chance to fly some different drones.

This course was originally designed for corporate clients looking to train teams of drone pilots quickly. 

Thankyou for the high-quality teaching and support over the course. I feel as though I can confidently fly a drone safely with no supervision due to DronePartners guidance and teaching.

Harry Goodband, ECY Surveyors

Thanks very much to the incredible guys at Drone Partners. I have just returned from the course with these amazing guys who have given me a very substantial grip on the requirements for becoming a Commercial Drone Pilot. The course is very intensive so be warned, however the guys have infinite patience and a thoroughly outstanding knowledge of the industry. I need to make some tweeks to my operations manual and then submit it to the CAA for assessment. I cant recommend them highly enough.

Donald Lang

Thank you to everyone at DronePartners for your patience and time you have taken with me throughout the process of obtaining my PfCO. It was a very enjoyable experience and one in which i am very privileged to have taken part in.

Cameron Kinder, UAS Pilot & Technical Support

I recommend Andrew and the team at DronePartners. As well as the accredited training, the shared experience and knowledge sets their team apart.

Erland RendellDirector & Owner at Atorus Consult Ltd

I did my pfco course with Andrew and the team. I cannot endorse them strongly enough. Lots of theory which they made clear with a bit of fun mixed in. Great service, great people and amazing support.

Mark Miles

The guys at DronePartners really helped me to gain a better understanding and appreciation of being a drone pilot and how there is so much more than just being competent in the air. I would highly recommend them for anyone looking to gain their PfCO

Michael Lazenby

What  makes this course different?

We believe this course is a unique offering, focusing on the practicalities of flying before the classroom sessions begin.  This provides you with critical practical insight that will bring the theory elements of the course to life, ultimately helping you become a better drone pilot more quickly.

In addition we cover other areas that are key for new drone pilots:

  • Congested Area Planning
  • Operations Manual Workshop
  • Flight Coaching
  • Principles of filming with a drone
  • Principles of inspection with a drone

What about the CAA requirements?

All the CAA’s requirements are covered too:

  • UAS Airspace Operating Principles
  • Airmanship and Aviation Safety
  • Air Law and Responsibilities
  • Meteorology
  • Navigation Charts
  • Human Factors
  • Aircraft Knowledge
  • Operating Procedures
  • Flight Planning and Assessment
  • Theory Examination

Flight Assessment

If you meet the pre-requisites to complete your flight test you will be able to complete this during the course (weather permitting).  For further information about pre-requisites for the flight test visit the Flight Test Page.  If you don’t meet the pre-requisites or you just want more time to practice you can schedule your flight test for a later date.  However, you need to complete your flight test within 3 months of passing your ground school exam.

We would recommend Moonrock they offer very comprehensive policies and a flight assessment policy too.

Submission to the CAA

When you have completed all elements of the ground school, flight test, obtained insurance and we have reviewed your operations manual you will be able to complete your submission to the CAA.  This submission is made their online form – see the CAA’s website.

Insurance and the fee payable (currently £247.00) to the CAA for your PfCO are additional costs.  The turn around time on these applications is usually within 28 days.

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  • 2-6 September, 2019, Birmingham (Sandwell), Drone Bootcamp for PfCO, £1475 plus VAT

Please email info@dronepartners.co.uk or call 01833 333950