Drone Training


New UK Drone Laws Delayed

UPDATE (Friday, June 5, 2020): New European drone laws which were set to start in the UK have been delayed for a second time, the Civil Aviation Authority has announced this afternoon. The regulations are now scheduled to commence on Thursday, December 31, 2020. The laws were originally due to begin in July this year, but were postponed in April due to the disruption caused by the coronavirus outbreak and pushed back to a November 2020 start date. Today’s announcement has delayed them for a second time. As a result,... Read More


Heliguy Launches Online Drone Training GVC Course

Drone training specialist Heliguy launches GVC course; Sit the course online through Heliguy Blackbox, giving you access to content whenever and wherever you like; Heliguy Blackbox has already received positive reviews from candidates; Both the GVC course and the A2 CofC syllabus are available to book now by clicking here. UPDATE (June 8, 2020): The European drone regulations which were set to start in the UK in July, and then in November, have been delayed for a second time and will now start on December 31, 2020. Read more about it... Read More


UK Drone Laws: Where Can I Fly?

So, you’ve bought a drone, or you’re thinking of purchasing one. But one of the key things you need to know is how and where you can fly your drone, legally and safely in the UK. This in-depth guide will tell you all you need to know about UK drone laws, including how to operate within the DroneCode, which drones need to be registered under the CAA’s Drone and Model Aircraft Registration and Education Service, and information about new European regulations which are set to start in the UK in... Read More


Online Drone Training During Furlough Via Heliguy Blackbox

Furloughed staff can use the time to train to become a drone pilot through Heliguy Blackbox; Heliguy Blackbox is an online drone training platform offering on-demand content, enabling you to learn when and where you want; Training during furlough will help you hit the ground running and be in a strong position once the Coronavirus pandemic is over; Training online allows you to learn from the safety and comfort of your own home. UPDATE (June 8, 2020): The European drone regulations which were set to start in the UK in... Read More


Heliguy Becomes Recognised Assessment Entity For Drone Training

Heliguy, the UK’s largest drone provider, has been granted Recognised Assessment Entity status from the Civil Aviation Authority; The permission means that Heliguy will be able to deliver A2 CofC and GVC drone training courses, as part of new European rules coming to the UK; Heliguy will be delivering these courses through our new online drone training portal – Heliguy Blackbox – as well as at our traditional UK Ground School venues. Courses can be booked now; Heliguy is a renowned and experienced training provider, having helped pilots from the... Read More


Heliguy Blackbox – New Online Drone Training

Heliguy Blackbox is a new online drone training hub for PfCO, A2 CofC and GVC candidates; Speak to an expert Heliguy instructor through live interactive chat; Easily-accessible and on-demand content provides flexible and comprehensive learning – any time and any place; Blended learning solution, including pre-recorded videos, task sheets, and coursework; Access bonus material, such as extra courses, in-depth industry blogs, exclusive hardware discounts through Heliguy and our industry partners, and Operations Manual renewals; Heliguy Blackbox membership is free for former and current Heliguy candidates; Free transition to A2 CofC... Read More


Heliguy Delivers Drone Pilot Training To Network Rail

Heliguy delivers training to Network Rail as the organisation aims to expand its team of drone pilots; Network Rail using DJI drones for infrastructure inspections and maintenance checks along its nationwide network – saving money, increasing efficiency and improving safety in the process; Heliguy assisting Network Rail with drone supply, servicing and training after winning a place on £2.6million Unmanned Aircraft Services framework; Network Rail praises Heliguy’s ‘well structured and well delivered’ training course, says Heliguy has delivered stock quickly, and is keen to utilise our R&D department. Heliguy has... Read More


UK Drone Laws: The GVC And Using Your PfCO (Video)

UPDATE (June 8, 2020): The European drone regulations which were set to start in the UK in July, and then in November, have been delayed for a second time and will now start on December 31, 2020. Read more about it and how it affects you here. Ahead of new European drone regulations starting in the UK in December, Heliguy is publishing a series of educational videos on our YouTube channel to help you understand the rules and how they will impact you. To reach as many people as possible, we will also publish... Read More

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UK Drone Laws: A2 CofC v GVC

An in-depth guide comparing the A2 CofC (Certificate of Competency) and the GVC (General Visual Line of Sight Certificate); Find out which is the best training course to take and how it can give you greater freedom with your drone after the new European rules begin in the UK; Find out what the new regulations mean for your current DJI drone; Book your training with Heliguy. Early-bird offers are currently available; You can complete your training online, via Heliguy Blackbox. UPDATE (June 8, 2020): The European drone regulations which were set... Read More

Which Drones Need To Be Registered In The UK?

The UK’s new Drone and Model Aircraft Registration and Education Scheme has gone live today. The new regulations apply to drones and model aircraft from 250g to 20kg that are used outdoors. So that means that DJI’s recently-released Mavic Mini does not need to be registered, as it weighs 249g, but you still need to follow the Drone Code, which promotes safe flying. Here is a guide to some of the most popular drones on the market which need to be registered. Drone Registration – A Guide DJI Spark The... Read More