Real pilots
Real teaching

The Aerial Academy is a drone training school for all drone pilots, whether complete novices or those with previous flying experience.

As a CAA-approved full NQE, we specialise in drone flight training as well as offering full aviation theory training and examination whilst helping you to develop commercial operations procedures.

With a wealth of experience in flying drones, our team firmly believe education is the best way to maximise the potential of drone technology.



Our experience means we know what works when it comes to drones, so make sure you talk to us before you buy!

Our pilots have operated a wide variety of commercially available drones for both creative and survey applications.

As a result we can advise you on what is currently available, supply ready-to-fly drones from most manufacturers and carry out custom builds.


The Aerial Academy is a CAA-approved full NQE. We offer a range of drone training and assessment services including:

  • Basic flight training
  • Pilot competency courses
  • Operational flight assessments

Our full certification course allows you to apply for a Permission for Commercial Operations (PfCO) from the Civil Aviation Authority.


The Aerial Academy was founded by three very experienced drone pilots who have carried out a large number of aerial projects worldwide.

Clients include: BBC, Channel 5, Rolls Royce, BMW,  English Heritage, Broads Authority, Kier, Red Bull and Bear Grylls.

As a result we are able to offer high quality aerial photography and video solutions for businesses and production companies through our partners.