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UK CAA PfCO renewal dates pushed back

Permission for Commerial Operations (PfCO) renewals extended by the CAA. On Friday 27th March 2020, the UK CAA released the snappily titled:  "ORS4 No.1360: Unmanned Aircraft – COVID19 Pandemic – Extension of Validity Period for all UAS Operating Permissions or...

Our response to the Covid-19 Coronavirus outbreak

Preparations for potential service disruption Edited Monday 30/3/2020 - new edits in bold We have been working with a reduced staff for a little while now. Given the current situation, that is likely to continue. As a result, we have taken the decision to shut the...

How will the new EASA drone rules impact drone flying in the UK?

With the release of CAP 1789 by the CAA on 21st June 2019, we are starting to get a lot of questions about how the new EASA drone rules will impact the use of drones in the UK. As a result, we have tried to put this guide together. Please be aware that we are still in...
What to expect from a CAA PfCO Audit

What to expect from a CAA PfCO Audit

As the UK aviation regulator, the CAA is required to audit operators who have a CAA Permission for Commercial Operations. As a result they have asked us to pass on a few details of what to expect from a PfCO audit and some issues that have been raised to far. The...

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The Aerial Academy is rebranding

The Aerial Academy is rebranding

We have traded as "The Aerial Academy" since 2014, but the time has come to move on! This email was really the last straw after some ongoing discussions about our brand... "I came across your company and thought you may like to attend our event this year? I noticed...

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UK’s first PfCO course for women only

UK’s first PfCO course for women only

Course details As dronetraining.co.uk (formerly The Aerial Academy), we haven't formally introduced Carys! Carys is our newest instructor and will base her courses in Glossop on the edge of the beautiful Peak District. Carys blogs regularly as The Drone Lass and is an...

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Which Mavic 2 is best for my needs?

Which Mavic 2 is best for my needs?

The DJI Mavic 2 series is rapidly replacing DJI Phantoms and other larger drones in some areas of the drone industry; but are they right for you and, if so, which one should you buy? There are a couple of obvious areas where none of the Mavic 2 drones are really...

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