Useful companies and organisations
We have included a selection of links to third party organisations that we feel will be useful to drone operators.
Commerical UAV Academy (CUAVA) will equip you with the knowledge you need to gain the CAA-approved Cambridge Academy Proof of Competency (CAP-C) certificate and legally pilot a UAV on a commercial basis. With a range of course options and their money-back pass guarantee you’ll be gaining invaluable industry insight from some of the most experienced UAV operators in the business. All of CUAVA’s course instructors are seasoned professional pilots, with a wealth of commercial experience – both on the ground and in the air – to pass on to their students
UAVAir is a CAA Approved NQE; our training designed by airline pilots & professional drone operators, bringing the best of both worlds together. The combined knowledge of the executive training team comprises of over 40 years of flying, 20,000 commercial hours, 8 years in the civilian drone industry including hundreds of sub-20kg drone operations. Our external instructors are current practising PFAW operators. We offer solutions not only to get you qualified with our unique 3-day course held across the UK but also bespoke b2b industry options, utilising excellent UAV training facilities in Europe, leveraging our exclusive agreement with the ATLAS centre in Spain.
Serious about becoming a professional Remote Pilot? Then look no further than UAV8 Ltd. We deliver high quality Drone Pilot Training solutions for the CAA Permission for Commercial Operations (PFCO), the A2 Certificate of Competence (A2 COC) and the General VLOS Certificate (GVC). UAV8 Ltd always put the client first and excel in delivering first class aviation instruction, no wonder we are becoming known as one of the leading training providers of Drone Pilot training in the UK.
Professional Drone Training Ltd deliver the highest quality Drone Pilot training and are approved by the Civil Aviation Authority as a Recognised Assessment Entity (RAE 8305). We put customer service at the top of every agenda and have only one aim, to help you achieve your PfCO/GVC and A2 C of C as quickly, easily and cost effectively as possible.
HELIGUY.com™ is an industry-leading and multi award-winning UAS company, specialising in DJI drones. Recognised as a DJI Gold Partner, and with premises in the UK and USA, HELIGUY.com™ provides specialist supply, support and training to enable commercial drone programmes around the world to thrive. As a true one-stop-shop, HELIGUY.com™ stocks a range of consumer and enterprise drones and payloads, offers a rental service, and has an in-house Authorised DJI Repair Center and R&D lab. As a CAA-approved NQE and RAE, HELIGUY.com™ offers industry-leading drone training online and at a range of stunning UK locations.
Wingtra is the producer of the WingtraOne, the first commercially successful vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) drone. WingtraOne is used by geospatial and industry professionals around the world to conduct surveys with unprecedented accuracy. WingtraOne takes-off and lands as a multicopter but flies in the air as a fixed wing aircraft. VTOL eliminates the risk of damaging the aircraft while landing and lets the drone carry heavier and thus better sensors (e.g. 40MP Sony RX1RII). Thanks to this technology, this mapping drone allows surveys up to 80% faster than with land-based equipment or multirotor drones.
Associates & Partners
Below you’ll find a list of recognised industry bodies and platforms you should know about if you are involved with drones, whether professionally or recreationally:
ARPAS-UK are the UK’s leading professional RPAS association and are the only non-commercial professional body, solely representing SUA operators and manufacturers in the UK. The Association has no commercial interests; all income is used to further the interests of the membership and to ensure that the industry remains fair, safe and open. ARPAS-UK and its members believe that using a SUA commercially should be both safe and legal. The Association supports a culture of best practice and promote s the highest levels of professionalism amongst all its members.
Dronedesk is the beautifully simple business admin and flight planning application for commercial drone operators in the UK. Forget paper, spreadsheets and visiting ten different websites to get the information you need, Dronedesk is in the cloud and has everything you need in a single app. Everything! It has lead generation, quoting & invoicing, asset & team management, flight logging & reporting and an amazing flight planning suite which will save you 45 minutes for every flight you plan. Drondesk helps you get compliant, organised and efficient and makes it a breeze to stay that way. Join 100’s of other drone professionals and enjoy less admin, more flying!
Information has been provided by the relevant body or organisation and we recommend that you contact them to clarify their services further.
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