Uplift Drone Training focuses on excellent training delivered by industry experts
Uplift Drone Training was founded out of a passion for unmanned aircraft. In this exciting and booming sector there are many opportunities, your training is your springboard into the sector, make sure you choose a training provider who will provide excellent training and support you every step of the way.
The courses at UDT are taught by current professional drone pilots and aviation experts, all of our training team have at least ten years’ experience in their respective area of expertise. Our training team includes, ex-military drone operators, airline pilots, fighter pilots, drone inspection experts and award winning camera men, they are all united in their enthusiasm for the solutions unmanned aircraft can provide. Ask your potential training provider, “Who will be teaching my course?”
We provide you with continual support throughout the course and beyond, with dedicated phone and email support.
Our constantly updated fleet allows you to take part in flying training using our DJI Phantom 4, DJI Inspire 2 or Matrice 600. This allows you to make an informed decision before making an expensive drone purchase.
The experience at UDT allows you to learn from aviation professionals with years of experience, not newcomers to aviation. We will help you become a safe, competent and knowledgeable commercial operator. We will not just “coach” you just to pass a course.
All courses will lead to the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) Permission for Commercial Operations. The CAA Permission for Commercial Operations is required to legally operate drones or Small Unmanned Aircraft (SUA) for paid work in the UK.
Matt has a Permission for Commercial Operations and is also an airline pilot. Matt keeps a very close eye on regulatory changes in the fast moving drone sector ensuring that the courses and students at Uplift Drone Training are right up to date. Matt has 10 years experience as an airline pilot at Europe’s major …View profile
Darren has 15 years of experience and over 5,000 logged hours operating drones and airspace management. He played a vital role in the air security within the London 2012 Olympic games coordinating and working in partnership with the police and worldwide security services to prevent terrorist attacks within London’s airspace. Darren has worked for many …View profile
Michelle holds a first-class degree in Business Management. Having 8 years’ experience spanning from the UK to the UAE, she brings us a variety of experience and skills from across multiple industries. Michelle is responsible for all aspects of UDT’s administration including training, quality management and office management. She also provides full support for our …View profile
Dan is an experienced Educator having years of experience delivering training across many sectors including higher education. Dan has been training companies and individuals for permission for commercial operation (PFCO) for a number of years and has a in depth knowledge of UK and European Unmanned legislation. Dan operates his own custom-built UAV’s with a …View profile
Lyndsay holds both BSc and PGCE degrees. She has over 10 years of sales experience from multiple industries and brings a range of great customer service skills to UDT. Lyndsay is often our customers first and key point of contact, through the selling of our courses, offering product advice & giving support when needed. Lyndsay …View profile
John has enjoyed a long, interesting and varied career in aviation. A recently retired former Airline Standards Training Captain, with over 22,000 hours flying experience on aircraft as varied as microlights to Airbus, Boeing and McDonnell Douglas airliners. John still undertakes simulator training of airline pilots. John is a keen aero modeller, specialising in high …View profile
Col is a trained, professional photographer with over 6 years studio experience. Following his photography career Col moved over to aviation and has been a commercial pilot, flying within Europe with a major airline for over 10 years. He is mainly operating Airbus A319 and A320 aircraft and is currently working with CHIRP, to promote …View profile
Director and founder of 3Axis-UAS Ltd Consultancy company on the south coast of England. Experienced in hostile and safety critical operations worldwide with over 12 years’ experience in the UAS sector both military and commercial. Qualified pilot with both BNUCs and SF-RP qualifications. Worked in many different sectors including Oil and Gas, Survey and Inspections, …View profile
Originally a military Air Traffic Controller with an instructor and examiner background. After project managing the award of one of the original UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) National Qualified Entities (NQE) and the introduction of a hugely successful Remote Pilot training programme in 2013, he moved into services becoming Operations Director for a leading UK …View profile