How to start a Drone Training Company in the UK - Becoming a CAA RAE

How to start a Drone Training Company in the UK - Becoming a CAA RAE

by Matthew Williams March 02, 2020

the Drone Training Sector in the UK has generated in the region of £20 Million in the last 5 years for the CAA Drone Schools which have managed to leverage the adoption of drone tech and have serviced the requirements of the rapidly expanding drone market.

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What is the CAA A2 Certificate of Competency - The A2 C of C?

What is the CAA A2 Certificate of Competency - The A2 C of C?

by Matthew Williams February 26, 2020

The A2 CofC will allow people to operate in the A2 Subcategory of the Open Category. If you are flying a 'C2 CE Certified Drone', then you can fly down to 30 metres of uninvolved persons in the 'normal speed' mode and down to just 5 metres of uninvolved persons in a 'low-speed' mode - rather than the 150 metres that is usually associated with the Open Category.

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Drone Flight Safety - How to Manage FATIGUE (AND AVOID CRASHES)!

Drone Flight Safety - How to Manage FATIGUE (AND AVOID CRASHES)!

by Matthew Williams October 02, 2019

...this is exactly the situation we place ourselves in when we are conducting drone operations. We force our 'human system' to switch between different levels of autonomy. Often in quick succession and often lots of times throughout a typical 'drone working day'.

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The 9 Key Questions to ask when deciding which company to do your drone training with...

The 9 Key Questions to ask when deciding which company to do your drone training with...

by Matthew Williams October 01, 2019

to make the process as easy as possible for you we have collated the nine questions which we get asked most often and are most useful to have the answers to when trying to decide which CAA NQE you are going to use in order to get your drone 'licence'.

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How to (NOT) choose your CAA NQE - Who is the BEST Drone Training School - Part 2

How to (NOT) choose your CAA NQE - Who is the BEST Drone Training School - Part 2

by Matthew Williams September 30, 2019

We've already seen the first few schools which haven't managed to survive this increase in drone training provider numbers versus a reduction in the number of people getting trained up to receive their PfCO and I think, there will be plenty more following suit in the coming months, unfortunately...

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How to (NOT) choose your CAA NQE - Who is the BEST Drone Training School - Part 1

How to (NOT) choose your CAA NQE - Who is the BEST Drone Training School - Part 1

by Matthew Williams September 29, 2019

In today's blog post, we are going to be looking at the things you need to consider when choosing your Drone Training School... It used to be fairly straightforward when there were only a handful of CAA NQEs out there, teaching people how to fly their drones commercially and ultimately, get a PfCO but now there's so many providers; it's a literal MINEFIELD!

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