Drone Training Blogs
In-depth guide to permissions to operate the DJI FlyCart delivery and heavy-lift drone in the UK. Find out why an Operating Safety Case would be required and how the heliguy™ OSC consultancy can support submissions to the UK CAA.
UK CAA releases consultation on proposals to restructure remote pilot competency training for drone operations in the Specific Category. The CAA says it will enable more complex and scalable UAS operations. The drone community is encouraged to have its say, as part of the consultation.
UK CAA publishes roadmap to transition BVLOS drone operations from segregated to non-segregated airspace. It is designed to provide a means by which the industry and the CAA can trial BVLOS drone flights to prove the concept and move towards policy adoption.
Environment Agency drone pilot says TQUK Ofqual-regulated Level 5 UAS Operations Manager course is invaluable, as part of organisation's commitment to enhanced operating standards and flight safety. The course, delivered by heliguy™, helps UAS programmes with safety management systems, risk mitigation, and governance.
UK colleges are increasingly incorporating drones into their curriculums –and are turning to heliguy™ for consultancy, supply, and training. Find out how Oldham College and Scotland's Rural College (SRUC) are introducing drones to help students working towards qualifications such as T Levels and HTQs.
10 top tips for flying a drone from a boat and over the water. Tips include calibrating all sensors (compass and IMU) on land, elevating the take-off platform if the deck has high metal content, and be aware of the risk of GNSS multipathing. Read the full list.
How to build a safety case to operate the DJI Dock drone in a box, from VLOS through to BVLOS drone deployment. heliguy™ can support each organisation's pathway, including OSC consultancy, BVLOS experience and EVLOS training modules.
heliguy™ wins the Excellence In Supporting Armed Forces Talent award. The honour was presented at the CIPD North East of England HR&D Awards, recognising the work heliguy™ does to support the Armed Forces community, including being an employer of ex-military personnel.
heliguy™ will deliver the new TQUK Level 5 Award for UAS Operations Managers. The course provides candidates with the skills and knowledge to lead an enterprise drone programme and includes an optional EVLOS module. heliguy™ will also deliver the TQUK Level 4 Award, which is an advanced version of the GVC. Both courses are Ofqual-regulated.
UK drone laws explained. In-depth guide to where you can fly, A2 CofC and GVC drone training, FPV drone laws, UK drone registration, when you need an Operating Safety Case (OSC), drone privacy and best drone apps.
heliguy™ is in the running to win a prize at Airwards after being shortlisted in the Training and Certification category. This category recognises companies and organisations who are delivering world-class training and certification. Airwards is a global awards programme championing the drone industry.
- heliguy™ Operations Manual framework judged to meet the highest drone industry standards. IQ Verify has endorsed it against the requirements of BS ISO 21384-3: 2019 –a robust UAS safety and quality standard. This will benefit heliguy™ GVC and PfCO to GVC candidates, and Operations Manual renewals.
- heliguy™ has further expanded its drone training team with the addition of Martin Young –a former Royal Navy helicopter pilot and commercial drone operator who has logged in excess of 500 flight hours with rotary and fixed-wing aircraft.
Meet heliguy™ instructor Mark Blaney, who has 13 years of experience in the drone industry. A fixed-wing drone specialist and instructor, Mark has deployed UAS in Afghanistan for the British Army, utilised drones for mine clearance in Kosovo, and has 1,500+ flight hours.
- heliguy™'s Operations Manual renewal service has enhanced the life-saving capabilities of Buxton Mountain Rescue Team –helping to upgrade the document to enable nighttime drone flights.
UK drone users need to sit a theory test as part of new UK registration scheme; The pass mark is 30 out of 40 multiple choice questions. The test focuses on safety and how to fly legally; You can refer to The Drone and Model Aircraft Code during the test and you sit it... Read More