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CAA Drone Training to Gain Your Permission for Commercial Operations

To operate a drone commercially in the UK you need to gain a Permission for Commercial Operations from the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA). Hummingbird UAV’s CAA Drone Training Course will allow you to gain the full up-to-date package of skills, knowledge and experience needed to apply for your Permission for Commercial Operations (PfCO).

Our fully approved Drone Theory Course takes place over a day and a half in total and includes a pre-course study guide, ground school lessons, theory test and operations manual review. flight assessment taking place after the operations manual has been completed.

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Day 1

Ground School

The first day of the Hummingbird Drone Training Course will cover all of the required CAA syllabus across all 8 modules. Your instructor will take you through the full 8 modules required by the CAA, after which you will complete a multiple choice examination.

  • UAS Airspace Operating Principles
  • Airmanship & Aviation Safety
  • Air Law & Responsibilities
  • Meteorology
  • Navigation Charts
  • Human Factors
  • Aircraft Knowledge
  • Operating Procedures
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Day 2

Pre Planning, Business Considerations and Operations Manual Review

The second day of the course covers everything you need to know in order to start your career in the commercial industry. This is an interactive day which we place you into groups in order to test your problem-solving in certain operations.

Your instructor will walk you through the process of risk assessments, pre-flight planning and on-site surveys. Lastly, you will also receive support and guidance on how to successfully complete your operations manual template.

Fight Assessment

Once you have completed your Operations Manual to a satisfactory standard, it’s time to move onto your Flight Assessment.

This assessment focuses on assessing your knowledge of the basic principles of air law, air space and thorough pre-flight preparations to include risk assessments and an understanding of your personal operations manual.

There will also be an assessment of your ability to fly your drone safely and within its specific limitations.

Unequalled Instruction

Our Theory Instructors and Flight Assessors have over 30 years of aviation experience between them. We keep the classes small and have multiple teaching locations throughout the country.

Real Aviation Experience

Hummingbird UAV are located in various areas across the United Kingdom. During your theory course, you will be surrounded by real-world manned & unmanned aviation…

How to Book a Course With Us

Booking a course with us couldn’t be easier! Just click on Book Online, select the appropriate course and choose a date that suits your requirements.

What Makes Hummingbird UAV Stand Out?

Stephen Mitchener

The team at Hummingbird UAV are exceptional!

Colin McKevitt

What a fantastic company and a brilliant experience. Being involved with such a high-class operation installs confidence in results from day one. We recommend that any work relating to drones, air and flight is done alongside this company.

NMC Surfacing

A fantastic course and the people at Hummingbird are fantastic, they make it so simple and help at every stage I cannot recommend highly enough!

David Pickard

Highly recommend the drone course with Matt and Lewis. Professional, informative, exciting and fun.

Courtenay Holden

Matt and Lewis provided sound advice and a calm learning environment so that we were prepared for the flight assessment, and performed well on the day. We now have the basis for safe commercial operations and look forward to becoming proper UAV geeks!

Trevor Straffon

Professionally delivered in a relaxed atmosphere, with a very knowledgeable course instructor.

Elizabeth Scarff

Great course delivered by an experienced instructor.

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