Drone retailer DronesDirect.co.uk has launched a drone training course to ensure that businesses have sufficient knowledge to use equipment safely and confidently in commercial settings.
The three-day course gives drone pilots full Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) Permission for Commercial Operations (PfCO) accreditation. Participants are guided through practical applications of drones for commercial use, including stills photography, elaborate topographical surveys, 3D point cloud scanning, orthomosaics, utility inspections and thermal imaging.
It also provides detailed training in air law and regulations; meteorology and weather; navigation and air space; map exercises; aircraft knowledge; airmanship and safety; human factors; and operating procedure.
The Yorkshire-based course includes two nights’ accommodation and the offer of a no-resit fee deal so that those who require more air time aren’t penalised. The course costs £1,100 (ex VAT) and includes access to a Drone Academy Members Club.