Practical Drone Flight Training allows both new and existing drone operators to develop their flying skills. This course ensures pilots are able to fly safely and competently. As a consequence, the course provides a boost in confidence for pilots looking to pass their Practical Flight Assessment.
These assessments are an essential part of the process for becoming a qualified drone operator. For example, a flight test is a requirement for those who want to gain their Permissions for Commercial Operations (PfCO) or General VLOS Certificate (GVC). As a result, it is important that pilots have the knowledge and skills needed to pass their practical test.
Pilots undertaking this training will first cover the basics of planning and preparing for a drone flight. Additionally, the course will include in-flight procedures, as well as post-flight debriefing.
The course provides an opportunity for pilots to practise flying in a secure environment. As well as this, students will enhance their skills and knowledge through flying with a highly qualified instructor. Each of these training courses will have a limited number of students, which ensures that those in attendance will also have the chance to ask any questions or queries they may have.
This training course will be entirely hands-on and will take place at iRed’s specialist flying centre in West Sussex. As such, those attending will require appropriate clothing and equipment to complete a day of training outside. To ensure safety and ability to fly, this course will also be weather-dependent, and therefore dates may be subject to change.
Who Should Attend
Overall, the aim of the Practical Drone Flight Training course is to ensure pilots feel confident and competent in their ability to fly safely. As such, the course is ideal for new pilots who are preparing to undertake a flight assessment and become qualified. The course allows pilots to enhance their flying skills through practising with an experienced instructor. providing the knowledge for pilots to continue to develop their flying within their own time.
Yes – all delegates wanting to attend a practical flying session will need to their own drone with valid insurance. This course is specifically designed for new and existing drone pilots who would like to build their experience and become more confident and competent in the air.
Whilst our instructors will teach you everything you need to know, students will not be assessed as it is for their own development. If students feel they would like an instructor to assess their capabilities, this will need to be requested prior to registration via [email protected].
All of our practical flight training sessions are held near our head office in Emsworth, Hampshire (UK). For larger groups (4 delegates or more), we can offer training on your site, however this will be subject to external checks carried out by one of our instructors to ensure it is safe to operate.