The most suitable recreational drone course in the UK is the A2 Certificate of Competency (A2 CofC), which is required for beginner pilots who want to fly farther. The goal of this certification course is to get pilots operating in the UK legally and safely.
Pilots are prohibited from operating within 150 metres of residential, commercial, industrial, or recreational sectors without the CAA-approved certificate, which also opens up a lot of new flying zones.
A2 CofC certification is ideal for small and recreational aircraft as it will allow you to:
- Fly drone between 250g-2kg
- Fly within 5m of people (if flying a drone under 500g)
- Fly within 5m of buildings (if flying a drone under 500g)
- Fly in recreational areas
- Fly in congested areas
Is the A2 CofC Necessary?
To put it simply, without an A2 CofC new pilots will not be able to fly their drone in most places within the UK. This qualification enables new pilots to legally fly their drone closer to people and buildings – both recreationally and commercially.
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Our training sessions are mostly held near our head office in Emsworth, Hampshire (UK). For larger groups (4 delegates or more), we can offer training on your site, however this will be subject to external checks carried out by one of our instructors to ensure it is safe to operate.
Whether you are attending in-person or virtually, our instructors are always on hand to give additional support and one-to-one mentoring where required. If you would like to have a chat away from the group, then this can be done during break times or alternatively when the session finishes each day.