• 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.

B&O PLAY launches the Beoplay P2

B&O PLAY launches the Beoplay P2

B&O PLAY introduces the Beoplay P2. Beoplay P2 is the smallest and most intelligent member of the B&O PLAY range of wireless Bluetooth speakers and is designed by award-winning Cecilie...

News Crowdedbrain - avatar Crowdedbrain

Read more
AOC presents Benefits of Gaming

AOC presents Benefits of Gaming

AOC strives to bring high quality products to the gaming market via its AGON line and it's also keen to promote responsible and healthy gaming. In accordance with this aim...

News Crowdedbrain - avatar Crowdedbrain

Read more
Drones e-tailer launches Cat Drone to play with animals

Drones e-tailer launches Cat Drone to play with animals

The ProFlight Pathera Cat Drone which can be purchased from drones e-tailer, DronesDirect.co.uk for £79.97, is said to make the ideal buddy for your fun-loving feline, with three interchangeable toys...

News Crowdedbrain - avatar Crowdedbrain

Read more
Dark Soulstm III: The Fire Fades Edition Released

Dark Souls III: The Fire Fades Edition Released

Leading interactive entertainment developer and publisher BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Europe has released DARK SOULS III: The Fire Fades Edition for PS4, Xbox One and PC to retail stores.

News Crowdedbrain - avatar Crowdedbrain

Read more
'Have you tried turning it off and on again?'

'Have you tried turning it off and on again?'

We’ve all heard the phrase ‘Have you tried turning it off and on again?” made famous by hit TV comedy The IT Crowd, but with the majority of office work...

News Crowdedbrain - avatar Crowdedbrain

Read more
Almost Half of Britons Would Consider Experiencing The World Through Virtual Reality

Almost Half of Britons Would Consider Experiencing The World Through Virtual Reality

According to new research by a money-saving website in the UK, almost three quarters of Britons would consider using virtual reality to check out a holiday destination before booking, whereas...

News Crowdedbrain - avatar Crowdedbrain

Read more