At UAVAir drone training school we’ve always believed in working with the professionals who are out there setting the standards right now from both the airline world and the commercial drone industry.
Within the airline community we have representation on the British Airline Pilots Association (BALPA) RPAS Working Group, and more widely the European Cockpit Association (ECA) Drone Committee, who represent 37000 commercial manned aviators. We believe that airline pilots need to feel safe when flying within a likely future airspace of drones and commercial airliners operating side-by-side and by launching a drone training school that can influence the people coming into the industry we can make sure all users are able to operate together.
At the same time there has to be an engagement with those working at the grass-roots level and flying drones on a day-to-day basis within the community right now. Working with a lot of the committee from the Association of RPAS – ARPAS (covering the best operators of drones in the UK and who we highly recommend to join to continue your professional development once you begin your career) and other high-quality operators who have done the very courses you are now looking to take, based largely on their feedback we’ve designed a course that falls between covering the theory but also has a large practical element. For that reason, Day 2 goes through how one would undertake a client job from initial contact through to the point of commencement of a flight, a practical approach to Drone Operations that is proving a very popular element.
In addition we have representation via our team on the NATS Safety Partnership (Air Traffic Control) and the UK Government Cross-Party Working Group on Drones which is leading future drone policy in the UK. This also means we are at the forefront of future legislation and can adapt quickly to the commercial environment. For instance new European legislation is being proposed for 2017 that may change the rules to which we currently operate.
This is why we have such a large team of commercial drone operators and manned aviators joining our drone training team. They have knowledge of surveying, congested areas, film and TV, environmental work, consultancy etc…in short a pool of resources that are second to none. Over time the operators who have trained and approached this new industry the right way valuing safety and quality will be the successful ones. So when signing up for our course we feel you are joining and sharing the right values to make your UAQ and PFAW experience a positive one. It may not be easy, and it will be hard work, but it will be worthwhile.
UAVAir are the leading drone training school in the UK.
Want to find out more about our drone courses? Give us a call on +44 (0)208 0450 508 to discuss obtaining your UAQ drone licence with UAVAir, or alternatively email us.