Drone Training

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Competent observer role reintroduced

The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has announced an exemption to the Air Navigation Order 2016 – which now allows commercial pilots to fly a drone with the help of a competent observer.  Bringing back the competent observer is great for the likes of commercial photographers, allowing them to focus on capturing the best images Under the changes, a remote pilot with the standard PfCO permission may be accompanied by a competent observer when flying a small unmanned aircraft to enable the remote pilot to focus on the aircraft’s on-board camera... Read More

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A year in drones: Review of 2018

An award win, new release game-changing drones and updated regulations – 2018 has been a busy and ground-breaking year for Heliguy and the UAV world. With 2019 on the horizon, this special blog post reflects on the past 12 months, reminiscing on the launch of popular products such as DJI’s Osmo Pocket and Mavic Air, industry big-hitters like the Mavic 2 Enterprise and Phantom 4 RTK, and the proud moment when Heliguy received a prestigious prize at the North Tyneside Business Awards. 2018 at a glance JANUARY DJI began 2018... Read More

Streamlined Operations Manual 07/12/2018
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The PfCO Operations Manual just got easier

Candidates sitting Heliguy’s Commercial Drone Operators Training (C-DOT) Course will now be able to complete the vital Operations Manual quicker and easier than ever before. The new streamlined approach, unveiled by our dedicated training team, will shave many hours off the once time-consuming and complex process, meaning more flying and less typing. It will make the task much less onerous for budding commercial drone pilots and deliver a much more hands-on learning experience. It will save a significant amount of time – by tens of hours for some, and even... Read More

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Heliguy Hosting DJI Event – Discover Aerial Photography

Heliguy are please to announce, that we are hosting a DJI Aerial Photography Workshop, on the 27th April 2018. The event will cover aerial photography and videography, providing a wide range of tips from Heliguy and DJI, as well as two guest speakers. The event is available for all experience levels with or without a drone, so if you’re interested in finding out the best drone to start out with, or just want to improve your skills, please register to attend here. Keep reading to find out more about the... Read More

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Heliguy’s Ground School: A Visual Guide

Let’s face it, the process of commercial drone operator training can be pretty confusing. Even for those who have plenty of experience piloting drones, gaining your permissions isn’t as straightforward as it may initially seem. Here at Heliguy, we aim to make the process as easy as possible for you to follow and help you understand what’s required at every stage. We have created the third and final visual guide to the CAA PfCO process through Heliguy to help you understand what’s required in the three stages of the process.... Read More

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Using Drones for Public Safety

Heliguy Insider recently spoke with Tom Nash from Raptor Aerial Imaging who had been using drones as part of a feasibility test mountain search and rescue in Scotland. Tom used equipment supplied by Heliguy to complete the test, including a Matrice 210, Zenmuse Z30 zoom camera and a thermal Zenmuse XT camera. Following the tests completed by Tom, we have been looking at uses of drones for public safety and the recommended equipment available for use in these areas. Keep reading to find out the different areas of public safety... Read More

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A Week in the Life of Heliguy’s Training Team

It’s fair to say, a week as one of the Heliguy Training Team can be pretty varied. One day, you might be teaching a PfCO course at one of our three venues somewhere in the UK, the next, you could be in a field demonstrating the capabilities of the Zenmuse Z30 camera attached to a DJI Matrice 210 to a group of police officers from a couple of constabularies. From the outside, it seems like an exciting role but what’s it really like? We spoke to our Training Team’s Ben... Read More

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Drone Emergency Procedures

Knowing what to do in the event of an incident when flying your drone is paramount for all drone pilots. Having the correct emergency procedures in place can help you save a drone that’s undergoing a flyaway, prevent injury of a member of the public that enters your flying site and ensure an incident is properly reported, should they occur. Heliguy Insider will be looking into emergency procedures for commercial pilots, however, this information should also be known by hobbyists to increase drone safety. Emergency procedures should be documented in the... Read More

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Coverdrone Announce Pay Per Day Drone Cover

Coverdrone recently released a new pay per day option for flexible drone insurance. Policies are available through the Coverdrone FlySafe app with terms between one and seven days. This policy adds to their existing range of Flight Test and training cover and annual cover. These insurance solutions cover drone pilots with the majority of aircraft from hobbyists who make the occasional flight to commercial drone pilots who fly daily. All policies are compliant with EU Regulation EC785/2004 to provide public liability and aviation liability insurance and public liability under regulation... Read More

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Heliguy Commercial Drone Training 2018

2017 has been a great year for the Heliguy Training Team. We’ve had many people attend our PfCO training across the UK with a 98.25% first-time pass rate for their theory exam. Some of our attendees include the BBC, Cumbria Constabulary as well as many more enterprise and creative sectors. Those who attended the course also gave Heliguy and the Training Team a 100% satisfaction rate. Check out the stats on our training below: Congratulations to everyone who attended and successfully obtained their permissions to operate commercially. PfCO Training Dates in... Read More