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5 day Drone Bootcamp

Designed for those with absolutely no prior knowledge of drones.

The course has an emphasis on practical, hands-on experience flying combined with the essentials required by the CAA in terms of air law and other theoretical knowledge.  At the end of the week (weather permitting) you will have completed the required number of flying hours and gained really valuable flying experience from professional drone pilots.  Also, during the course we will show you and you will get chance to fly some different drones.

This course was originally designed for corporate clients looking to train teams of drone pilots quickly. 

"Before I retired Droneflight was the only company we would use due to their professionalism, knowledge and training."

− Darren England, West Yorkshire Police

"I had the privilege of training with these guys and would highly recommend will be returning to do some of the more specialised courses they run hopefully later in the year....also what a beautiful part of the country to do it..."

− Wayne Froome

"Certainly recommend Andrew and the team. As well as the accredited training, the shared experience and knowledge sets the Droneflight team apart"

− Erland Rendell, Atorus Consult Ltd

"Thank you to everyone at DronePartners for your patience and time you have taken with me throughout the process obtaining my PfCO. It was a very enjoyable experience and one in which i am very privileged to have taken part in.

− Cameron Kinder UAS Pilot & Technical Support, Industro

"I did my pfco course with Andrew and the team. I cannot endorse them strongly enough. Lots of theory which they made clear with a bit of fun mixed in. Great service, great people and amazing support."

− Mark Miles

What makes this course different?

We believe this course is a unique offering, focusing on the practicalities of flying before the classroom sessions begin.  This provides you with critical practical insight that will bring the theory elements of the course to life, ultimately helping you become a better drone pilot more quickly.

In addition we cover other areas that are key for new drone pilots:

  • Congested Area Planning
  • Operations Manual Workshop
  • Flight Coaching
  • Principles of filming with a drone
  • Principles of inspection with a drone

What about the CAA requirements?

All the CAA’s requirements are covered too:

  • UAS Airspace Operating Principles
  • Airmanship and Aviation Safety
  • Air Law and Responsibilities
  • Meteorology
  • Navigation Charts
  • Human Factors
  • Aircraft Knowledge
  • Operating Procedures
  • Flight Planning and Assessment
  • Theory Examination

Flight Assessment

If you meet the pre-requisites to complete your flight test you will be able to complete this during the course (weather permitting).  For further information about pre-requisites for the flight test visit the Flight Test Page.  If you don’t meet the pre-requisites or you just want more time to practice you can schedule your flight test for a later date.  However, you need to complete your flight test within 3 months of passing your ground school exam.

Training Dates

  • 2-6 September, 2019, Birmingham (Sandwell), Drone Bootcamp for PfCO, £1475 plus VAT

To book your place, please email or call 01833 333950