The Fast Track Drone Course is for anyone who holds a recognised manned or unmanned aviation qualification. If you are unsure please go to Drone Courses Page or call us on 01302 802221.
PLEASE NOTE: You will still have to create an Operations Manual and have a Flight Assessment before you gain your qualification and a PfCO. The course fee covers these elements.
Evidence of your recognised manned or unmanned aviation qualification and be 16 years old or over.
If Hummingbird UAV declares that a Course is subject to a minimum number of participants and that minimum number of participants is not reached; or a Course cannot be performed due to force majeure or other reasons beyond Hummingbird UAV reasonable control, then Hummingbird UAV may cancel the Course.
In the situations set out in clause 4.11, Hummingbird UAV will use its endeavours to notify you about the cancellation at least one week before the Course start date. Any Fees paid by you will be refunded. Any other claims by you will be excluded.
GENUINE REVIEWS FROM REAL STUDENTS
Early in the beginning of my journey into becoming a qualified UAV pilot and following some poor information from third parties. Following some discussion I was advised by a friend to call Matthew at Hummingbird for some advice on courses and drone choice. From a this call a meeting was planned at hummingbird for some friendly advice, from this meeting the PFCO theory was scheduled - Matt, Helen and Lewis were always on hand to assist and lend professional assistance and advice throughout. Even planning the flight assessment, which deemed difficult due to my work commitments which led to multiple diary changes with assessments being cancelled, it was never an issue and another assessment was planned to fit my for every changing diary! Hummingbird are a must for anyone wishing to gain their PFCO, friendly and professional training throughout along with an A class customer service! Many thanks Matt and Helen! Clinton
Having completed the ground school element required for gaining a PfCO from the CAA, I found the team and overall setup at Hummingbird UAV very professional and approachable. Complex areas were made easily understandable through the real life examples given by Matt and the team. I am now working on the next stage, the operations manual and I find that support is available at all times as and when it may be needed. Thanks to everyone at Hummingbird.
The Hummingbird team recently provided our company with excellent theoretical knowledge and practical preparation for our PfCO assessments. As novice UAV geeks we had a sharp learning curve to face before we felt comfortable taking the assessment, but 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!
I would highly recommend Hummingbird UAV for your training needs. I had no previous knowledge on what was required to gain recommendation for a PfCO, however the course information is very well written and easy to follow,. Everyone in the team is very knowledgeable and very supportive. Thanks to all.
Many thanks to Matt Rake & the Hummingbird UAV Team. What a great course & a sure, steadfast footing into my new career as a CAA certified PfCO UAV Pilot (PIC). Matt was very thorough & knowledgeable on all the subject areas pertinent to becoming a CAA certified commercial Drone Pilot. I would recommend Hummingbird UAV to those interested in CAA PfCO certification and in the rapidly developing drone market service sector. Many thanks again to Matt and team, if something's worth doing, it's worth doing right. And these guy's are doing just that! Oh and the airport view and student setting is great for avgeeks too! So, what are you waiting for? Get in touch with Hummingbird UAV now! Andrew aka X/ish
A great course which gives both the theoretical knowledge for operating a UAV and the guidance for the preparation of the Operations Manual. Both Matt and Lewis are very knowledgeable about the subject of flying drones based their own experiences. An intensive couple of days with all aspects of the training for the PfCO made clear with both trainers being very helpful about any questions. I would definitely recommend this course
If you're looking to get your PFCO with Hummingbird UAV, I'd highly recommend them. Being new to the aviation industry they were very knowledgeable and give you tips along the way for whichever industry you are in. There is certainly a bit of work to be done outside of the course, but they are really responsive and supportive through the process. Bit of advice, try and get your flight assessment in the summer, the British weather is not reliable! Having said that, Matt was really flexible with re-arranging! Highly recommended!
Anyone interested in flying drones commercially, or wanting to understand the legislation surrounding drones, look no further than Hummingbird UAV. Matt and the team are clearly knowledgeable and their enthusiasm is second to none. The ground school was enjoyable and informative and the guidance for preparing the Operations Manual was clear and understandable. Thanks Matt and team.
Highly recommend the drone course with Matt and Lewis. Professional, informative, exciting and fun.