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There is a growing market in the use of "drones" in
today's markets. Drones go under all sorts of names, UAVs,
SUAs,SUSAs,RPAs and RPVs are some of the names. However, the drone is
playing more and more of a role in today's industries. Drones are
becoming increasingly more sophisticated allowing them to be operated very
easily to do more and more complex tasks.
Drones are cable of hovering on a location using GPS
technology, most will return to a designated landing point on low power or
communications failure. Drones are surprisingly easy to fly and can be
selected to fly a set route and some even have a "follow me" option.
Most of todays media images that were traditionally taken by aircraft is now
being done by drones at a fraction of the cost!
To enable a person to do work commercially,
they must get permission from the
Civil Aviation Authority.
Commercial Drone course is a joint venture between Cabro
Aviation and Commercial Drone Training Ltd to enable pilots to get
"Permission For Aerial Work" approval from the CAA. The CAA
approved course provided by CDT and Cabro Aviation takes pilots with
varying levels of expertise through the syllabus for gaining the PFAW
certificate. The course covers subjects such as Air Law and the
areas of the Air Navigation order than must be complied with. In
addition to the theoretical training, there is the practical flying
element either using your own drone, or drones supplied by us.
Finally, we help you build an Operations Manual which is submitted to
the CAA along with your course certificate and other paperwork for your
The helipad at Culter provides a wide open area to train
drone pilots safely in an aviation environment. Due to the area being in
the Controlled Airspace of Aberdeen International Airport, we have
procedures in place to notify Air Traffic Control as part of the
If you have
previous aviation experience either as a commercial or private pilot,
this can be used as part of the approval process by the CAA to grant
Permission For Aerial Work
CAA document CAP722
should be consulted for specific guidance.
Commercial work for drones can include :
Commercial video and still photography
surveying - Crops & Livestock
domestic property inspection
Game estate management.
Utility surveys - drainage
ditches, pipelines, power lines etc.
Offshore Oil & Gas inspecion and imagery.
Emergency services - Missing person search
Incident support - aerial video streaming footage to
Next course dates (3 days)
Thursday 13th to Saturday the 15th of April 2017
Drone Awareness Courses
If you fly a drone for pleasure and would
like some guidance to the do's and dont, email us for details.
user can be prosecuted under the
Air Navigation order 2016
We want you to fly safely and responsibly!
For students with aviation licenses (private or commercial pilots) only
part of the course is required. Contact us for details.
Email us for more information and
course datesCabro Aviation Premission for
Aerial Work (PFAW) approval - CAA number UAV2165
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Aberdeen rpas uas drones
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