Dare we say it but, Christmas is yet again round the corner!! With drones likely to be high on Santa’s list, Drone Scotland has the perfect present to help ensure that budding new pilot gets off to a safe and legal flight. Our Drone Training programme is open to all hobbyists, 16 and over, who want to get their hands on some expert tuition.
It goes without saying that the laws around flying drones have been significantly stepped up. Most new remote pilots are finding it difficult to understand when and where they can operate their drones both safely and legally.
Practice Makes Perfect
The truth is, that to become a competent pilot, you need to get a lot of practice in. But, before you charge the batteries and get ready to fly, make sure you have covered all the basics and, yes, that means reading the manual a good few times to make sure you know what you are doing.
We have loads of experience flying drones as both commercial operators and as hobbyists. As commercial operators, we fly in all types of circumstances, including next to airports (with appropriate permissions) and in congested areas. These are two things you, as a hobbyist, must not be doing. But, how do you know what a congested area is and when are you too close to an airport, prison or a NOTAM? What even is a NOTAM? Well, our course explains all these things to help you be the confident remote pilot that you want to be. After all, you want to enjoy flying your drone – don’t you?
At Drone Scotland, we have the skills, qualifications and experience to provide you with Drone Training. Our comprehensive ‘Introduction to DJI Drone Flying’ course will provide you with the necessary skills to be able to pilot your drone both safely and legally.
Drones are not toys
Drones are not toys and don’t generally survive crashes. In the wrong hands, Drones are capable of causing damage or injury. As the pilot, you are fully accountable for what you do with your drone. Fly it illegally or recklessly and you could either be faced by a hefty repair bill or even face prosecution. The government and police are stepping up their crackdown on illegal operators. At the same time, they want to encourage people to enjoy the freedom to fly and participate in hobbyist flying.
Drone Scotland has created a drone training course that aims to pass on our experience and expertise to others looking to enjoy flying their drone. As well as teaching where and when you can fly we discuss what safety checks to implement, ‘common sense’ behaviours that a good pilot ought to always employ as well as some of the methods that the professionals use.
Drone Training Course Agenda
Our course incorporates the following:
- A brief introduction to the Civil Aviation Authority regulations.
- Health & Safety training
- Pre-flight and post flight procedures
- DJI Go 4/DJI Go app basic training
- Useful 3rd party apps and tools
- A demonstration of basic flight controls including take off/landing as well as use of the controller
- Compass settings and calibration
- An introduction to Drone Insurance
- Emergency procedures including what to do if….
- Using the camera for both photography and film
- Battery management
- Understanding the limitations of your drone and also of you, the pilot
Our drone training courses are approximately 1 or 2 hours long and is accompanied by our documentation for you to take home. The longer course allows for more flight time and is by far and away the most popular.
All training will be conducted in Uddingston, Glasgow. Off site training can be conducted but needs to be agreed in advance.
Our 1 hour drone training course is available for just £70.00 and the 2 hour course £110. Group training can be provided. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or on 0141 302 4685 to book your session or to discuss group pricing.
Please note that this course is aimed at hobbyist pilots that are new to Drones or want to learn from a professional. This is an introductory class designed to help you avoid common mistakes, often made by new hobbyists, and help ensure you have a safe and enjoyable experience. This course is not designed for commercial pilots and does not enable you to fly for commercial gain. We don’t normally allow unqualified person’s to fly our Drones. If this is required, please contact us to discuss using our dual pilot controls and drone. Normal conditions are that you bring your own drone on the day. Please bear in mind there are many varieties of drones and our course is geared towards DJI.