Uplift Drone Training Provides industry leading training courses to enable organisations and individuals to become commercial drone pilots. To fly drones commercially in the UK you need to obtain a PfCO or Permission for Commercial Operations, all Uplift Drone Training courses lead to the applicant obtaining the Permission for Commercial Operations (PfCO).
Yes, Uplift Drone Training consists of many industry experts , we do not like the term “consultancy” as it often has negative associations - so we provide the best advice available from what drone a photographer should use to what platform and mapping software a construction company should use. Please note we do not sell equipment or software, so we are completely impartial when it comes to recommending drone solutions.
Yes we do, we realise convenience and minimising impact on your schedule is a consideration when choosing a training provider, so we train at locations around the country from Brighton to Glasgow. See our full list of locations here.
The Civil Aviation Authority will not issue a Permission for Commercial Operations (PfCO) to anyone under the age of 18. However having said that, if the PfCO is held by someone who is 18 or over you can be a drone pilot named on a PfCO at the age of 16 or over.
Uplift Drone Training has a policy of only employing unmanned or manned aviation experts, you will only be taught by current commercial operators who are experts in their fields. Some of the instructor’s are, commercial drone operators, ex military drone operators, airlines pilots, military fast jet pilots and professional cameramen among others.
Yes we do, we will provide our course handbook, both electronic and paper hard copy. We will provide all aviation paper charts required. You are required to bring a laptop, iPad or tablet that can access the internet on the course.
Uplift Drone Training, recommends that anyone who flies a drone must be properly insured. Think of it this way, a drone has the ability damage property and worse injure someone - much like a car. You would not drive a car uninsured.
We will get you through our course as soon as possible; however the Civil Aviation Authority has a policy of a 28 working day turnaround time on PfCO applications. So as soon as we submit your application (straight after you complete all parts of the course) the clock starts ticking and you should receive your application back in approximately 28 working days (about 6 weeks).
We are always keen to hear from people passionate about unmanned aircraft and the solutions to problems they can bring. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your CV, if we do not have a current vacancy it will be kept on file.