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Training With QuestUAV

It is important that you receive the right training prior to operating your new UAV or RPA.

We have a number of different training courses to help you become competent both with your drone and with the new practices surrounding becoming fully operational back at your own base.

We have a vast experience of client needs, client expectations and the realities that can be expected within a set training period.

Most crews need at least three phases of training;

PRE-TRAINING. This is a phase of preparatory work where a crew will conduct a series of online work-packages. These packages will take each crew through the booking system, online resources, manuals, preparation of your own flying site and maintenance area. The packages are designed to prepare you as much as possible before receiving the hands-on the Manufacturer Training and flight experience. There is no charge for this phase.

MANUFACTURER TRAINING. Choose from a selection of two, three and five-day courses. Training normally happens at our training grounds in Northumberland, UK, but under special arrangements we can provide training in you home country up to two weeks in length. This training is intensive, hands-on training that includes flying preparation, flying, maintenance, Air Law, flight planning and basic post processing. The training concludes with a flight test, issue of certificate and the signing of logbooks.

ONGOING TRAINING. It is not unusual that crews forget some of their training, or may experience a month or more delay between training and making their first flights. We therefore offer Ongoing Training as single UAV training days and this may be booked by you or offered by us as part of your ongoing support.

We also offer other forms of training:

ADVANCED TRAINING. Pilots or crews who want to get the best out of their QuestUAV systems can book Advanced Training after they have fully got to grips with their drone and need to take their operation to the next level. This can also include new equipment training.

POST PROCESSING TRAINING. The Manufacturer Training covers basic post processing only. This course provides a full day of Post Processing with either Pix4D or Photoscan. This Post Processing Course is normally provided at the QuestUAV training centre in Northumberland, UK, but can be arranged at other locations in UK if required. Training is for between one and six persons.

CREW CONSTITUTION. Our equipment can be operated solo (one person) but we advise that for the greatest safety that a crew of two are used; a pilot and a commander. Unlike some other systems that are “Launch and Forget” the QuestUAV airborne program can be over-ridden and flown by either the pilot or the commander. This has huge benefits in terms of increased capability, safety and equipment protection. Licensing authorities around the world prefer two-man crews and sometimes even demand two-man qualified crews for legal Drone operations. The majority of our training is therefore carried out around this concept.

MAXIMUM TRAINEES. We can cater to up to six people on a course but prefer four. Four persons would normally constitute two crews (pilot and commander).

NOTE. The training does not include UK RPAS or CAA licensing. Please email or discuss with us if you have such requirements.

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