The Heliguy Emergency Services Drone Operators Training Course (ES-DOT) has been specifically designed to provide comprehensive yet succinct vocational training for organisations such as the Police, Fire & Rescue, Ambulance, Mountain Rescue, Coast Guard and is also suitable for control centre support staff involved in the deployment of UAS. It is recommended the chain of command attended our tailor made training in order to proficiently oversee UAS operation.
Any Remote Pilot operating an Unmanned Aircraft System for these organisations must operate under a Permission for Commercial Operation (PfCO) issued by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA).
Our course can be adapted to suit the requirements of the organisation, from a condensed theoretical course to a more comprehensive course with practical flight training. Candidates will benefit from one-to-one flight training with our experienced instructors to build competence and confidence with the procedures for their aircraft.
An additional air law module is offered to ensure our candidates are fully prepared to use the CAA Exemption for Emergency Services (E4506) and its practical application. Our candidates will gain valuable exposure to the considerations and procedures that must be used to ensure safety when operating their aircraft in a manner that is outside the normal operating limits.
At the conclusion of the course, candidates can attain the Remote Pilot Certificate of Competency in both theoretical knowledge and practical ability resulting in their immediate ability to commercially operate their aircraft under an existing permission.
If required, a final confirmation exercise based on a real-world scenario can be included. This is designed to assess the practical deployment of the aircraft; this can prove beneficial for evaluating the possible implementation of such aircraft and assure the chain-of-command in deploying such assets.
We can deliver courses at any suitable location of your choice or our test facilities, therefore, reducing the inconvenience and affect on a work schedule.
Our instructors have extensive of experience not only in the UAS Industry but also have backgrounds within the Military Police, Manned Aviation and extensive instructional experience all of which bring years of real-world experience to the delivery of our course.
Candidates will also benefit from the premium service support from all of the team at Heliguy. This includes our Sales Team for assistance with the purchase of and equipment and general queries, the Training Team for continued support with areas such as your Operations Manual, as well as our DJI authorised Technical Team for equipment repairs, technical queries and custom builds.
The use of UAS can give a tactical advantage to the chain of command that is significantly cheaper than the use of helicopters and services such as National Police Air Service (NPAS).
UAS can benefit the following applications:
Missing Persons/Open-Area Search, Search & Rescue, Overt/ Covert Surveillance, Crime Scene Analysis, Road Traffic Collision Scene recreation, Major Incident Command & Control, Public Order monitoring, thermal imaging, wildlife crime and many more.
“We had spoken to a number of companies in relation to training. Heliguy offered a bespoke solution, working with us and our specific requirements, to deliver an enjoyable but testing course.
Heliguy delivered the necessary understanding of the flight systems and hardware, balanced with ground school and legislative foundations and also practical implications and ‘hands-on’ training. The team used scenarios relevant to policing and demonstrated their wide experience in all areas of drone flying.”
Superintendent Matt Kennerley - Cumbria Police
“Having personally attended and passed the PfCO course from Heliguy I can pay tribute to the standard and quality of the content. The course was extremely well organised and structured to give me as a complete novice the knowledge that I needed. The support both before, during and after was key in ensuring that as a delegate I was reassured giving me the confidence to succeed. This was demonstrated by high mark passes in both theory and practical.
As the first of four officers and staff that have now been through the course, we have debriefed our experience and all conclude the same, that Heliguy’s approach is well suited to bringing novice pilots up to standard in a measured, manageable and safe way.”
A/INSP Ed Delderfield, Lincolnshire Police HQ
I have been tasked with establishing my organisation's Drone Unit but I don’t plan on piloting the aircraft myself, should I attend the course?
Although it is advisable for any person who has command and control over pilots to attend the course, it is not a mandatory requirement. It is, however, beneficial to gain knowledge of the regulations applicable to the use of such aircraft, as well as a familiarity with the planning process and aircraft capability. This is important when placed in charge of the assets and making decisions as to their deployment.
How many people do I need to necessitate a bespoke course?
Each course will be assessed on a case-by-case basis with a quotation sent upon request. This will enable you to make an informed decision on whether a our tailor made course is right for your organisation.
What facilities do you require in order to deliver a course at our location?
Ideally, we would require a room which can comfortably seat all students attending the course. We provide all course materials and our own presentation equipment.
For practical sessions, we would require an area to operate the aircraft according to all rules and regulations.in and we will fully assess this for suitability during our course planning.
The area available would be fully assessed during the preperation of each individual course.
We have yet to acquire any aircraft, can we still attend the course?
We teach the course in a manner which caters for both beginners through to intermediate operators, therefore, you are not required to hold any aircraft. However, it may be beneficial in order for our instructors to design the lessons to the specifics of your aircraft.
We are also able to supply a number of aircraft for practical sessions upon request.
Are there any pre-course requirements?
None whatsoever, we deliver all of the information as part of our course.
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