Drone Training

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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


Heliguy’s Operations Manual: A Visual Guide

You may have seen our recent post on the Heliguy Insider blog guiding you through what’s required as part of your Operations Manual for commercial operation permissions; A Guide to Operations Manuals. As part of this guide, we have also developed the Heliguy visual guide to the Operations Manual. Keep reading to find out more about the Heliguy PfCO training and see our visual guide to the Operations Manual. Heliguy Training Heliguy are a CAA approved NQE for commercial drone operator training. The following three stages are required to apply for commercial... Read More

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A Guide to Operation Manuals

Heliguy are a Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) approved National Qualified Entity (NQE) who provide commercial drone operating in three locations across the UK; Newcastle, Manchester and Farnborough. Commercial drone operators must obtain permissions from the CAA in order to make any profit from their drone. Not sure whether you need permissions? Head to our guide to find out here. In this post, we’ll be walking you through the Operations Manual, but first, let’s take a look at the other stages required to obtain your permissions with Heliguy. Heliguy Training Heliguy’s... Read More

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Drone Safety

Operating a drone safely is the most important factor for all drone pilots. It doesn’t matter whether you’re a commercial drone operator or a hobbyist, keeping health and safety at the forefront of your mind is a definite must. You need to keep yourself and everyone safe when flying. We have recently looked into drone safety by investigating causes for drone crashes and flyaways and we’re continuing the theme of safety by looking at drone risk assessments. In this post, we are looking at risk assessments with a focus on... Read More