• Posted

Drone Training Course Launched For Commercial Use

Leading 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 specially designed 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.

The course launches in the same week that Devon and Cornwall Police have started recruiting a “drone manager” to lead a team fighting crime with flying devices.

Run by an ex-military and commercial drone pilot with expert knowledge, 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 £1100+ VAT, and includes access to a Drone Academy Members Club.

Tim Morley, business unit manager at DronesDirect.co.uk said, “As with the recreational use of drones, the commercial use of drones and unmanned aerial vehicles has become more commonplace, and it is vital that those using them for business reasons are qualified and their use is considered and responsible.

“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. For us at DronesDirect.co.uk, as an advocate of safe drone usage, providing a course for commercial use was a no-brainer, and this is an extension of our commitment to the responsible us of drones.”

The largest UK drones retailer operates a ‘try before you buy’ service on the latest drones within its dedicated in-store Drone Zone.

DronesDirect.co.uk has previously pledged its commitment to helping ensure safe and responsible drone usage via its Customer Charter, and has called on other major retailers to follow its lead.

For more information on DronesDirect.co.uk and their range of products, visit www.DronesDirect.co.uk.

“Cher & 'Cher-alike”: Famous faces found in artwork from the past

“Cher & 'Cher-alike”: Famous faces found in artwork from the past

A new intelligent photo album platform has trained its search technology by looking for celebrity lookalikes in one of the world’s largest photographic collections of art images based at Somerset...

News Crowdedbrain - avatar Crowdedbrain

Read more
MMD Philips monitors presents new Adobe RGB, QHD,docking USB-C monitor

MMD Philips monitors presents new Adobe RGB, QHD,docking USB-C monitor

MMD, the tech company and brand license partner for Philips monitors, is rolling out a new Philips Brilliance QHD docking USB-C monitor with High Dynamic Range (HDR). The 32-inch 328P6AUBREB...

News Crowdedbrain - avatar Crowdedbrain

Read more
DOOM VFR Now Available for PlayStation VR and HTC VIVE

DOOM VFR Now Available for PlayStation VR and HTC VIVE

Ever wondered exactly how tall a Cyberdemon is? Well now you can find out, virtually that is! Basically DOOM VFR is now available worldwide for PlayStation VR and HTC VIVE. Developed...

News Crowdedbrain - avatar Crowdedbrain

Read more
TEAC launches a 'Tie-Die' turntable

TEAC launches a 'Tie-Die' turntable

Teac have launched the TN-420 'Tie-Die' turntable, according to the blurb this 2-speed turntable combines a high density MDF base with a machined aluminium platter to deliver top-notch resonance rejection...

News Crowdedbrain - avatar Crowdedbrain

Read more
Phish & Chips Please, Jenson Button

Phish & Chips Please, Jenson Button

British racing driver Jenson Button has swapped the F1 paddock for fried haddock as he took the wheel of Santander’s unique scam-busting Phish & Chips van and served fresh fish and...

News Crowdedbrain - avatar Crowdedbrain

Read more
EDIFIER Releases its latest 2.0 speaker: S2000 Pro

EDIFIER Releases its latest 2.0 speaker: S2000 Pro

Edifier, a global designer and manufacturer of audio systems has brought cutting edge sound technology to a classic style with its latest 2.0 speaker. Edifier’s S2000 Pro which pays tribute to...

News Crowdedbrain - avatar Crowdedbrain

Read more