Fast Track: 5 day UAQ Drone course

Posted on: 10th January 2019

Diploma in the Remote Piloting of Unmanned Aircraft Systems for Commercial Operations (UAQ)

This is the only 5 day fast track UAQ course on the market. By the end of the course you’ll be in a position to submit your ops manual.

Course: Diploma in the Remote Piloting of Unmanned Aircraft Systems for Commercial Operations

Duration: 5 days

Times: 08:30-18:00

Includes:  Pre-course Material, Course Manuals, Theory & Flight Planning exams, Flight Assessment, Operations Manual Development, Refreshments & Lunch (lunch not included on flight assessment day)

Location: IPSO FACTO,  Southampton-Solent

Scheduled course dates:  Dates are run almost every month throughout the year: click here

Note:

You will need to bring a drone for your flight assessment.  This drone should be of the same category and type you wish to include in your Operations Manual.

The UAQ is a comprehensive training programme enabling you to study an industry-leading drone pilot syllabus for the operation of unmanned aircraft (drones), demonstrate the required practical flying skills for safe operations and go on to develop an Operations Manual – all the steps required to make a submission to the CAA for a Permission for Commercial Operation (PfCO) as a Small Unmanned Aircraft (SUA) Operator.

Event Preparation [IMPORTANT]

Prior to the start of the course you will be sent your event prep material and joining details. You are advised to complete approximately 20 hours of pre-course work before starting the course to familiarise yourself with the language of aviation and become familiar with the referenced regulatory and legal documentation. The material includes example questions to prepare you for the theory exam. By completing this event prep, you will get maximum benefit from the course and this is particularly important if you have little or no previous aviation experience.

Level 3  (Theory Exam & Flight assessment) – 3 days

This includes all the theory and flight assessments required to qualify as a remote pilot enabling you to fly on an existing Ops Manual.

To submit an application for your Permission for Commercial Operation (PfCO) to the CAA you must successfully pass the Level 3 theory exam plus flight assessment and complete the remaining 2 days of the 5-day course.

Note: The flight assessment is weather dependent and timings are therefore, subject to change.

Level 4 (Operations Manual Development) – 2 days

This part of the course includes the stages required to submit your own request to the CAA for a Permission for Commercial Operation (PfCO) as well as a Level 4 Diploma from ProQual in the Remote Piloting of Unmanned Aircraft Systems for Commercial Operation. The development of an Operations Manual is an essential component and is required when applying to the CAA for a Permission for Commercial Operation (PfCO). On successful completion of each module, the course will include a full category NQE recommendation enabling you to apply for your PfCO.

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