NQE recommendation Certificate: Mobile Ground School
Commercial UAV Academy’s Mobile Ground School is designed specifically for businesses and organisations who require training for a minimum of 6 or more staff to fly a drone for commercial purposes.
The Ground School delivers the training you need where you need it. Course instructors have a wealth of commercial experience, and are able to tailor the course to your industry and any particular requirements.
Successful participants receive the NQE recommendation certificate, a qualification required by UK Aviation Law before the Civil Aviation Authority can grant a Permission for Commercial Operations (PfCO).
2-day ground school
The Mobile Ground School can take place at your offices, or at any alternative location of your choosing.
Classroom sessions cover:
- Air law and responsibilities
- UAV airspace operating principles
- Airmanship and aviation safety
- Human factors
- Navigation and aviation charts
- Aircraft knowledge
- Operating procedures
- Operations manual
At the end of the sessions, candidates sit a multiple-choice theory examination.
Upon completion of the 2 day course, your organisation will submit an operations manual for review.
Practical flight assessment
The practical flight assessments take place at a later date, once the operations manual has been approved.
They can take place at a suitable location near you, or at one of our two Academy airfields, one in Cambridgeshire and the other in Surrey.
Candidates will be required to demonstrate the following:
- Ability to operate to the procedures laid down in their Operations Manual
- An understanding of local aviation restrictions
- Assessment of risk
- Safe handling of the aircraft
- Management of recording media
- Post-flight checks
- Effective record keeping of systems
- Crew management
- Emergency procedures
Why choose Commercial UAV Academy?
Our instructors are industry experts, with years of teaching experience. They’ve worked on Hollywood productions; on road surveys for Highway Agency projects; flown drones for security and surveillance firms; and work frequently with the Police and emergency services.
So you’ll receive world-class training from instructors, who are able to pass on key industry knowledge.