School to bring drone flying classes to village


UAVAir is bringing its recently-launched national drone training school to Plumpton.

The school, which offers fast-track flying courses across the country, will run Unmanned Aviation Qualifications in Plumpton on March 5-7.

UAVAir is led by a team of industry professionals who have years of experience in manned and unmanned aviation. The fully-qualified instructors take students and experienced flyers through a three-day course, which has a practical and theoretical approach to drone operations. On completion of the UAQ, participants will be able to apply for a PFAW licence from the Civil Aviation Authority and work with drones in a commercial environment.

Paul Rigby, director and head of Overseas Training of UAVAir, said: “Our fast track drone course has been designed to offer students the very latest industry insight in UAV training and operation.

“Our safety standards and value for money are second to none, and we’re looking forward to training up the next generation of UAV pilots in Plumpton.”

Drone technology has recently been embraced by many industries, including agriculture, surveying, military, environmental work and aerial photography. The team at UAVAir have a combined decade of experience in operating commercial drones, allowing them to pass on knowledge to students to help them become professional aviators. Many of the instructors run their own aviation businesses, giving a real insight into the industry and what is required to become a professional UAV pilot.

Will Coldwell, joint founder, added: “The future looks bright for the drone industry, so there has never been a better time to invest in a UAV qualification. The opportunities are endless for our graduates, as having a professional qualification allows you to work in whichever field you choose. Someone could take their first steps into the unmanned aviation industry.”


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