Iprosurv Commercial Drone Training

“Getting the training element of any drone proposition is key, whether you are a one person business, SME, or large organisation”.

Getting your drone training right the first time is essential whether you are a small one person business or a large organization wanting to incorporate drone technology into your existing or new workflow.

Under investment in training

Even organisations using drones commonly under-invest in training and thus leave themselves open to risk while also failing to achieve the full benefits of the technology. In such a new area as this, training is really about sharing knowledge and skills and being able to scale the capabilities so the organisation as a whole can benefit.

While base-level training is needed for anyone wanting to use a drone, often the application training is not as widely shared. This can mean one section of a business unit is getting great results, but because they have no structured way of sharing their experiences by training other business units, the organisation as a whole is missing out.

Getting the most from your drone proposition

Iprosurv has been operating in the drone industry for over 10 years and collectively has over 100 years of experiance within our team.

We have also manage some of the UK largest insurance organisations providing their drone solutions, this can be a complete outsourced solution or a an in house solution  where Iprosurv manage and oversee the organisations internal drone proposition from initial consultation, training, compliance, CPD to business gap analysis where drones can bring most benefit.

Training is key

Iprosurv can identify your organisations training needs and train the operators accordingly with bespoke training packages that could involve, mapping, thermal, security, and emergency services, not all requirements are the same.

Training services:

  • General Visual Line of Sight Certificate (GVC)
  • A2 Certificate of Competency (A2CofC)
  • PfCO to GVC Conversion
  • Mapping
  • 3D model data collection and processing
  • Topographical survey data collection and processing
  • Survey and Inspection Training
  • Thermal data collection and processing

General Visual Line of Sight Certificate (GVC)

The GVC or General Visual Line of Sight Certificate is required for any drone pilot wishing to apply for an operational authorisation from the CAA to operate within the Specific Category.

The operational authorisation allows you to conduct more complex operations that do not fit in the open category of operations.

The GVC certificate opens your commercial operations up to new urban operations and is often a requirements for businesses looking to procure drone operators.

PfCO to GVC conversion

On the 31st of December 2023, all drone pilots operating under the old CAA PfCO NQR recommendation certificate will need to transfer the qualification over to the new GVC qualification.

The course can be completed online with no flight exam*

To be Exempt from the practical flight test you must:

  • Hold or operate under a current valid OA (PfCO)
  • Pilot currency (Flying hours) logged with 2 hours in the last 3 months.

A2 Certificate of Competency (A2CofC)

The new A2 Certificate of Competency (A2CofC) is the new drone qualification, that allows drone pilots to operate in the open category and complete a quick, cost effective course to be able to operate drones recreationally or commercially without the cost outlay of the GVC course.

A great starting block for any drone pilot.

  • Operate commercially or recreationally
  • No flight assessment
  • No renewal fees
  • No operations manual
  • No CAA authorisation (Free Flyer ID required)
  • Minimal restrictions
  • Complete online course