Category: Drone Training

Why gender diversity is essential to the drone industry’s growth

It’s no secret that the drone industry has always been an (unintentionally) male-dominated environment. But things are changing and with more women gaining their commercial drone pilot permission (PfCO) each year in the UK, this shift in balance can only spell good things for the industry on both a national and global scale. Even though …

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CAA publish Air Navigation Order 2018 and 2019 Amendments in CAP 1763

Background On 20 February 2019, the UK Government published an amendment to the UK Air Navigation Order 2016 (ANO) titled ‘The Air Navigation (Amendment) Order 2019’ that is detailed by the CAA in CAP 1763. This new ANO publication comes into force on 13th March 2019 and will affect the operation of small unmanned aircraft …

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Department for Transport release official response detailing the future of drones in the UK

Overview Following the recent disruption to Gatwick Airport’s operations over the Christmas period, we have seen a surge in national press surrounding the use of drones in the UK. Bringing with it a new level of awareness to this emerging technology, many of us have since been asking what can – and will – be …

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Uplift Drones launch Black Friday Sale

Uplift Drones launch Black Friday Sale This week, Uplift Drones launched their exclusive Black Friday sale featuring the latest DJI drones and accessories, plus industry-leading CAA drone training courses like the Uplift Online PfCO. With the sale set to run from 20-30 November 2018, there’s plenty of time to secure these fantastic drone deals in …

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ECITB launch specialist qualification – Industrial Drone Operations Training Standard

ECITB launch Industrial Drone Operations Training Standard The Engineering Construction Industry Training Board (ECITB) is a non-departmental public body (NDPB) accountable to the Department for Education (DfE). Established in 1991, the ECITB is the skills, standards and qualifications body with statutory responsibility for the development of the engineering construction workforce of Great Britain. In late …

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How much does a “Drone License” (CAA PfCO) cost?

How much does a “Drone License” (CAA PfCO) cost? So, you’re looking to get your “drone licence” or, to use the correct and official term, Permission for Commercial Operations (PfCO) granted by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA). The first question you might find yourself asking is ‘what actually is a PfCO and how much will …

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Uplift Drones introduces ‘Online PfCO’ CAA drone training course

Uplift Drones introduces ‘Online PfCO’ CAA drone training course Last week, we launched the newest addition to our distinguished drone training portfolio, the Online PfCO course. The Online PfCO is an all-inclusive, CAA approved drone training course that leads to the student’s NQE recommendation for the Permission for Commercial Operations (PfCO). Created by our expert …

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How to Fly a Drone: Hovering and Moving Around

How to Fly a Drone: Hovering and Moving Around Just bought your new drone? Well congratulations! Your new drone comes with a whole host of exciting features and capabilities but there are several questions you may have before your first recreational flight – and with our new How to Fly a Drone Series for novice …

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How to Fly a Drone: Take-off and Landing

How to Fly a Drone: Take-off and Landing Just bought your new drone? Well congratulations! Your new drone comes with a whole host of exciting features and capabilities but there are several questions you may have before your first recreational flight – and with our new How to Fly a Drone Series for novice drone …

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How to Fly a Drone: Learning the Controls

How to Fly a Drone: Learning the Controls Just bought your new drone? Well congratulations! Your new drone comes with a whole host of exciting features and capabilities but there are several questions you may have before your first flight – and with our new How to Fly a Drone Series for novice drone pilots, …

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The CAA Air Navigation (Amendment) Order 2018 comes into effect TODAY

The CAA Air Navigation (Amendment) Order 2018 comes into effect TODAY Here’s everything you need to know about the regulation amendments: A new set of laws regarding drones have come into force today – affecting a number of areas of the Air Navigation Order (ANO 2016) that can now be cited as the Air Navigation …

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Drone Regulations in the UK – What You Need to Know

Drone Regulations in the UK – What You Need to Know Have you just bought or are looking to buy your first drone? If so, it’s important to remember that while drones are fantastic to use, there are still drone regulations and laws that need to be followed to operate them safely in public spaces. …

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