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CAA drone training and payload courses for thermal imaging, multispectral and photogrammetry

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UK’s leading provider of thermal imaging surveys

iRed® is the largest independent thermal imaging consultancy in the UK. As the preferred supplier for NHBC and leading home-builders nationwide, you can trust that your building is in safe hands with us.

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Frequently Asked Questions

If you want to operate a drone commercially in the UK, you will need to gain your Permissions for Commercial Operations (PfCO) from the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA). This requires pilots to attend a training course and practical flight assessment at a CAA approved training centre known as a National Qualified Entity (NQE).

Training ensures you are both confident and competent in operating a drone. Not only does training ensure you are less likely to have an accident when flying, but also assures clients that you are capable of carrying out a service.

Having your own drone is not essential for those attending a drone training course. However, it is recommended that delegates are in possession of, or are working towards, their Permissions for Commercial Operations (PfCO).

No – iRed® provides free insurance for any and all practical flight assessments during your course.

Don’t worry – it happens! Our courses are packed full with lots of useful knowledge, and sometimes it can be hard to remember everything when it comes to your test or assessment – this is why we offer one free re-sit on all of drone training courses. This also gives you a chance to go through your course materials again before re-taking the test at a later date.


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