Category: Drone Training

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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5 Reasons to Train with Uplift Drones

Thinking of Commercial Drone Training? Here’s 5 Reasons to Train with Uplift Drones That’s it, you’ve made the decision to get your CAA Permission of Commercial Operations (PfCO). You’re one step closer to becoming a commercial drone pilot. But with the drone industry continuing to grow at an astonishing rate, more and more companies are …

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Uplift Drones Announce New Business Leasing Partnership for Corporate Drone Financing

Uplift Drones Announce New Business Leasing Partnership for Corporate Drone Financing Uplift Drones are proud to announce our brand-new business leasing service – in association with Bluestar Leasing. One of the biggest misconceptions about leasing is that it is only offered to businesses that can afford to pay outright, but that is simply just not …

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SAVE £200 on Drone Equipment when you book a Drone Training Course with Uplift

SAVE £200 on Drone Equipment when you book a Drone Training Course with Uplift Update: This offer ends 10.09.2018. We all love a good bargain, don’t we? Well, here at Uplift we know just how to treat our customers with a drone equipment deal. To celebrate our recent name change from Uplift Drone Training to …

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BSI Issues BS 9122 Draft for Public Comment

BSI Issues BS 9122 Draft for Public Comment The British Standards Institution (BSI) has released a drafted document – named BS 9122 – for public comment outlining a new standard of specifications for drone users in the hope of improving standards across the UK drone industry. The BSI, alongside other organisations such as the Engineering …

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CAA Drone Training: The Ins and Outs, Plus our 2018 Calendar

CAA Drone Training: The Ins and Outs, Plus our 2018 Calendar So, you’re thinking of flying a drone commercially? Great! But before you get started, there are a few things that you must do first; book a CAA drone training course, pass a few tests, and write an Operations Manual – you know, the usual. …

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CAA Warns of Increasing ‘Illegal Drone Operators’

CAA Warns of Increasing Illegal Drone Operators As the drone industry continues to go from strength to strength, an increasing number of people are paying operators to fly drones for commercial use. But while there are thousands of Civil Activation Authority (CAA) commercially approved drone operators across the UK, the organisation has warned that there …

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NEWS ALERT: Department for Transport Announces New UK Drone Laws

Yesterday (30 May 2018) the Department for Transport (DfT) announced new drone laws will come into effect on 30 July 2018. All drones will be restricted to fly at a maximum height of 400ft (120m) and not within 1km of aerodromes. This will apply to drones of any weight or size flying within UK airspace …

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Writing your Drone Operations Manual Vol 1 & 2 – Important Updates from the CAA

Why It’s Crucial to Stay Up to Date with CAA Amendments Firstly, it’s important to highlight that the CAA drone Operations Manual is a document for you, not the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA). You and/or your employees are the ones who will be applying it to all your future SUA business operations. Therefore, you need …

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CAA Announces Changes to the UAS Applications Process: Everything You Need to Know

Overview Today, the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) announced they are introducing a new and improved online application process for unmanned aircraft, more commonly known as unmanned aerial systems (UAS). The aim is to clarify the process to customers whilst improving their own productivity (thus reducing wait time and delays for customers) by moving the …

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Emergency Procedures for Commercial Drone Pilots

What Would You Do in an Emergency? The drone industry has a strong safety-first culture that plays a vital role in keeping aircraft and equipment, pilots and uninvolved people & property free from harm, whilst improving levels of safety across the industry. Having pre-planned emergency procedures is mandatory for all commercial pilots and is self-documented …

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A Higher Perspective: The Interview

As one of our first customers, and certainly most memorable, Paul Duvall made a lasting impression on the Uplift Drone Training team. With his infectious personality and unrivalled passion to develop his talent into the aerial realm, we knew he was going places! Paul received our recommendation to the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) for …

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