UK based Drone Flight Training through The Aerial Academy
Through our Aerial Academy we offer tailored drone pilot training. Whether you are new to flying or moving to a new aircraft type, we can help. We only train on multirotor aircraft but can recommend training venues for traditional RC helicopters and fixed-wings. Drone flight training takes place near Norwich and consists of a mix of PC simulator training and initial flights using our equipment before moving on to your equipment. We can also help you with basic setup and maintenance if you are new to multirotors.
We train on anything from small DJI Phantom and Inspire1 drones all the way up to heavy-lift octocopters. We can provide equipment for initial training so that you can see if the drone industry is for you without investing heavily in equipment.
New to drones?
Commercial operation of a drone, also known as UAS (unmanned aircraft system) or RPAS (remotely piloted aircraft system) of any size in UK airspace requires registration with the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA).
As of March 2015 there are now several routes to achieve your CAA permission. It doesn't matter how small the drone is, there are no exceptions to the requirement for a CAA permission. As soon as you receive "valuable consideration" for commercial operations, your company must have a CAA Permission for Commercial Operations (PfCO).
If you have no previous aviation experience you need to attend a course run by one of the Civil Aviation Authority Full National Qualified entities. At The Aerial Academy we run the TAA-C certification, offering an excellent route to a drone pilot qualification approved by the CAA. As a result, we can run a full programme of flight training and qualifications at Norwich, Swansea, Bath and Manchester. We also run flight training at other locations.