Manned to Unmanned Conversion Course - COPTRZ
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Manned to Unmanned Conversion Course

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  • OVERVIEW

    Product Details

    Our Manned to Unmanned Conversion Course is aimed at airline pilots and those with a similar licence who would like to start operating drones commercially

     

    The course is a tailored version of our standard PfCO + Ofqual 4 Accreditation Package and can be completed almost entirely online, it is aimed specifically at airline pilots who already hold a qualification to operate manned aircraft or anyone who holds one of the below licences:

    ✓ Current EASA Fixed Wing, Helicopter or Microlight licence

    ✓ Current UK National Fixed-Wing, Helicopter or Microlight licence

    ✓ UK Military pilot / remote pilot or RPAS operator qualification (applicable where basic flight training has been carried out in non-segregated UK airspace) RAF VGS Instructor qualifications commencing at G1 Instructor level are also acceptable

    ✓ British Gliding Association (BGA) – Bronze ‘C’ and above (or EASA equivalent)

     

    How does it work? 

    Step 1) Ground School (18+ hours online study, no exam)

    We’ll enrol you onto Coptrz Academy, our online e-learning portal where you’ll work through Ground School Training covering the 8 modules required by the CAA. You won’t need to complete an exam as you will be exempt because of your manned airline qualification. The Ground School can be completed in as little as 18 hours and can be done at your own pace, fitting it around your current schedule.

    Step 2) Operations Manual Support

    We’ll support you in the completion of your Operations Manual so you can submit this to the CAA and apply for your PfCO (Permission for Commercial Operations).

    Step 3) Flight Test (1 day)

    Once you have enough drone flight practice under your belt we’ll invite you to one of our 11 Fight Test Locations in the UK to complete your flight test which will involve performing a set of manoeuvres with control in front of one of Flight Assessors.

    That’s it, you’ll be officially qualified as a Commercial Drone Pilot and can start operating drones in a variety of sectors from Media to Inspection and Surveying.

    Would you like to find out more?

    Download our Training Prospectus for a full overview of Coptrz Academy.

    TRAINING BROCHURE

  • WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR?

    This course is aimed specifically at airline pilots who are qualified and would like to transition their skills to operate drones commercially. The course is also available to those who hold one of the below licences:

    ✓ Current EASA Fixed Wing, Helicopter or Microlight licence

    ✓ Current UK National Fixed-Wing, Helicopter or Microlight licence

    ✓ UK Military pilot / remote pilot or RPAS operator qualification (applicable where basic flight training has been carried out in non-segregated UK airspace) RAF VGS Instructor qualifications commencing at G1 Instructor level are also acceptable

    ✓ British Gliding Association (BGA) – Bronze ‘C’ and above (or EASA equivalent)

  • What's included in the PfCO & OFQUAL 4 Accreditation Package?

    • Access to COPTRZ Academy including the 8 modules required by the CAA

    •  Flight Test when you are comfortable with the manoeuvers

    •  A2 COFC included

    •  Operations Manual review

    •  TQUK Level 4 Award for Commercial Drone Pilots (OFQUAL 4 Accreditation)

    •  1-year free membership to COPTRZ Training Academy for ongoing learning, webinars and workshops

    •  Free Annual Ops Manual Review

    •  3-month free subscription to AIVA Asset Inspection Software

  • FAQs

    Should I wait until the new regulations and classes come in?

    There is no need to wait until the new GVC and A2 CofC classifications start which has been delayed again until 31st December 2020. The PfCO is perfectly-recognised in the industry and will still be valid from 12-months from the date you are qualified until you renew your permissions and convert it to either the GVC or CofC later on in 2021. Find out more here. 

    What do you recommend as a starter drone?

    For the Media sector so film and photography Coptrz recommend a Mavic 2 Pro. However, if you’re looking for a drone that will cover you also for survey and inspection applications then you should look at the Mavic 2 Enterprise Dual or a Parrot ANAFI Thermal. Check out our Business Starter Packages for more information.

    How much is Drone Insurance?

    You can get Drone Insurance from as little as £23 per month depending on the level of cover you need. Head here to find out more and see which insurance providers we recommend:

    DRONE INSURANCE

     

    Do I need to be a qualified Surveyor or Asset Inspection professional to work in these sectors as a Drone Service Provider?

    No. You do need to invest in some additional training so that you can understand what your clients are trying to achieve, then your role is to help your client capture that data by operating the drone. With anything the more you know and the more you can understand your clients’ needs you are more likely to win work and retain clients.

    For example if you are looking to get into the Survey sector check out this online course:

    COMMERCIAL UAV SURVEYING COURSE

     

  • VIDEO TESTIMONIALS

To fly a drone commercially in the UK you need to gain a Permission for Commercial Operations (PfCO) from the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) by enrolling on a CAA Drone Training Course.

On 31st December 2020 the PfCO will be replaced by a new certificate and regulations, why we wait for these to come into effect the PfCO is perfectly acceptable to attain to start operating as a Commercial Drone Pilot. Once your Permissions expire after 12 months you be able to easily transition your Permissions into the new certifications, so there is no rush to transition your permissions or to wait until July to start your training. 

Daniel Wilson, COPTRZ Head of Training

 

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Head Drone Trainer Dan Wilson

“Thank you to everyone at Coptrz for helping me through the process of gaining my PfCO. I had my flight test with Harry who is a credit to the team and I am pleased to say that I passed. Coptrz have a great team that are very easy to work with and your course materials and Webinars are excellent.You all made the whole process a total pleasure from start to finish.”

GORDON BURGESS

Skytech Photography Limited