We Focus on Quality Training Delivered by Industry Experts
Uplift Drones was founded out of a passion for unmanned aircraft. We are a UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) approved National Qualified Entity (NQE) comprised of industry experts. Originally known as Uplift Drone Training, we had a refreshing re-brand in May 2018 to trade thereafter as Uplift Drones.
In this exciting and booming sector there are many opportunities; your training is your springboard into the sector, so make sure you choose an expert training provider who will provide excellent quality training and support you every step of the way.
The courses at Uplift 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, commercial airline pilots, fighter pilots, drone inspection experts and award-winning camera operators. They are all united in their enthusiasm for the modern solutions unmanned aircraft can provide. Remember, it’s important to 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 from our friendly team. Our constantly updated fleet allows you to take part in flight training using our DJI Phantom 4, DJI Inspire 2 or Matrice 600. This also allows you to make an informed decision before making an expensive drone purchase.
The experience at Uplift ensures that you learn from aviation professionals with years of experience, not newcomers to aviation. We will not just “coach” you just to pass a course, but provide you with the skills and experience required for advanced commercial operations. You can rest assured that we will help you become a safe, competent and knowledgeable commercial drone operator.
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