The new PFCO for 2020? The GVC Training Course (CAA DRONE TRAINING) | Mr MPW
Everyone is Matt Williams, mr. MPW, and welcome to today’s, video, the last probably in the series at the moment where we’re talking about the new rules and regulations which do to come into effects in the UK.
As of the 1st of July 2020, and today’s, video, we’re gonna talk about the GBC, the general visual line of sight certificate, which is going to be really the replacement for the PFC. Oh as it is at the moment now, I say that in the looser sense of the word, because the PFC Oh lives on you are aware of this: go back and watch the videos I’ll, put a link to it down in the description Below so, you can go and see about the PFC.
Oh, if you have a PFC. Oh, if you’re training for a PFC, oh, that will still be valid in perpetuity from pretty much what we understand moving forwards. You just need to make sure that you get it before the 1st of July 20, 20 and then renew it moving forward.
Whenever you renew it, it will become an operational authorization with summer permissions, but you’ll, be allowed to do what you can currently do with the aircraft that you currently fly. This is more for people who want to upgrade from a PFC, oh to the GBC, the general visual line of sight certificates and, as always, I’ll, try and kind of really count what the actual thing is behind all these acronyms, as often as I can so don’t.
Think I’m going mad and doing that and doing it for a reason so that you can get your head around the acronyms and what they stand for it’s more for people who want to exploit that upgrade path which we’ll talk about shortly, where there is the potential with ourselves, and certainly to upgrade from a PFC row to a GVC which will allow you to unlock the kind of building block system.
Where you can add in additional permissions. It will also be, I suppose, for people when the PFC Oh stops being available as of the 1st of July, and anyone who applies after that has to go for the GBC it’s.
One of those that you know allows you to do all these extra bits and pieces and it’s worth as exploring it a little bit explaining what it is and how it’s going to work now the long, the short of It is that it very much mirrors what you currently do you.
Under the PF Co system, there is, as part of the training to be issued with a GVC, the general visual line of sight certificate, a theory element. So there is a theory course that you ‘ Ll have to do where the people do, that online or in a classroom, is down to the individual provider.
Hours will be a mix of the two as it always has been, or as it has been for the last 18 months or so. There will then be an examination at the end of that you’ll, then move on to a having an operations manual, and we think that will be very similar to the current operations manuals, but whether it’s, the CAA format, which People are used to at the moment within the PF Co system or whether it switches over to something called surah SOR, a which is the EOS kind of drone operations.
Manuals, if you like, is yet to be written, but obviously, when we get given that information will amend our training to suit that will teach people as required. We are still going to help people out there ops manuals as we do now and that will be in the appropriate formats, so theory operations, manual and a practical assessments, and for me I think it’s.
The practical assessment from what we’ve, seen so far where things will change the most it’s. The practical assessments are things where it’s. At the moment, there is an outline syllabus of what people should check as an nqe when people do their flight assessment, but I think people are quite loose about that in general.
From what we’ve seen lots of the companies. You know it’s. Just turn up. Flyers fly box fly, a circle, fly a few different bits and pieces and prove to me you can take a photo and you’ve passed. This seems as though it’s.
Going to be a flight assessment on steroids now that isn’t something to get concerned about, and as always, we will provide our students with a lot of learning a lot of video information, as we do now, which walks them through exactly how it’s going to work walks you through exactly the maneuvers that you need to go and practice and how to fly them, and that, for us, is a very important way of making a competent and professional operator.
But it will be more in-depth, more involved than many people are used to with their current flight assessments under their nqe, so that’s. The three elements really very much the same as it is now under the pf0 system, but a little bit more refined.
I would suggest a little bit more foundational so that we can then use that as a building block to be able to operate under the other building block elements to allow us better permissions so effectively.
What this is going to allow when you get your GVC, the general visual line of sight certificate is operations under what’s, going to be known as the UK PDR a1, the predefined risk assessment number one and that effectively is going to be standard Permission so it’s.
Gon na be standing permissions as per what we think PFC holders have at the moment. There may be a few extra caveats to that, but, as I said, the the basics of this or that it gives you the foundations, it gives you the cornerstone to be able to build on to them.
So things like extended visual line of sites have already been added into the system so that, once you’ve got your TVC. You can do the evl OS building block, which at the moment, looks as though it’s, going to be just an additional practical examination and a bit of training.
And then you can operate xnd visual line of sight with your aircraft, which is awesome because traditionally you’ve needed an OSC, the operating safety case, to be able to do that. Now, a lot of that gets taken away.
The regulator does a lot of that, and now, if you do, the appropriate training and you’ve got an appropriate aircraft. You can do those things because you can add on these blocks and being able to do externally, visual line of sight so allow you to do surveys, and things like that.
I think, is a really good step forward. Some of the additional building blocks will require a practical element and a theory element such as the bvl OS, the beyond visual line of sight, where you know we’re, going to be allowed to fly potential to sort of two kilometers away beyond visual Line of sight with our aircraft, if you’ve got the appropriate qualifications, the appropriate currency and competency, and in some cases, when you’ve got the appropriate aircraft.
I’ll. Talk about that in a second for the things that we’re gonna be able to add or over flight of people. Things like reduce distances that you can do at the moment that you know under an OSC. I should say at the moment you’ll be allowed to do as extra building blocks and ultimately the GBC, I think, is most exciting because it’s.
Gon na well, add, add and allow people to have similar capabilities as the current PFC, Oh, which is great, plus an OSC, an operating safety case, without the need for all of the extra work that is involved with the OSC volume three and that’S really well with the OSC I should say, and it’s, because primarily volume.
Three, the risk assessment element, the proof of concept. The you know, proving that the operation is safe, is actually done by the regulator. A lot of it’s been done by us already as long as you are appropriately qualified your aircraft’s appropriate for it.
You are current and competent, and you’ve, been signed off by the regulator to operate under their predefined risk assessments. You should be good to go, and actually I think it’s really interesting – that a lot of the NQ E’s, as they are at the moment.
At the time of writing kind of film in this video are pushing quite hard. Their OSC courses, which they weren’t even doing a few weeks or months ago. We did a free, OSC seminar. I’m sure. You know we’re 60 people came to you totally free, no sales involved in that subscribers for the channel.
You know if you missed out on that, go and join the newsletter over at mr. MP w comm, because that’s, where they got the invitation from it’s really interesting that, since we did that people have started to do these Osc courses, but actually the OSC system, although if you can get into it now, is going to be useful, potentially like during a PFC.
Oh now is going to be useful because you can carry those forwards. Actually, I think we’re in a space where the next few months it may be worth, I would suggest – and you know we have done OSC training for lots of people and made a lot of money from it.
I would suggest, if you’re thinking about doing that, if you’re in a place where you can get it done between now and the first of July, get it done. If you’re, not, I would probably suggest to leave it and get your GBC and see what happens then with the GBC, because it makes things a lot easier, moving forwards.
A lot of the work is done by the regulator. Know we’ll, know much more about the UK PDR, A’s, these predefined risk assessments and the training requirements as the CAA firm upon the details and ultimately, when they release the updated cap 72 in May.
At the moment, there isn’t a huge amount about the additional building blocks, but again as soon as we do hear more as soon as we’re, given more, I’ll. Be able to get that information out to you and and we’ll, let you all know it is worth noting, though, and we are getting lots of phone calls about an inquiries via the website and email about the GBC and the a2 CFC.
It’s worth noted. I think for everybody that, in order to exploit the additional building blocks, there may be a requirement to complete the additional training and and have an aircraft which falls into the appropriate category.
In the case of the GBC to go beyond visual on a size, and things like that, this will be the c5 and c6 categories. Now these haven’t even been announced. Yet so I’ll expect that it will be operations with legacy aircraft under what the current PFC allows, plus the potential to bolt on extra training to fly, extended, visual line of sight and then, when the new Eric I’ve, come Along you’ll, be able to do the additional courses to be able to exploit their additional capabilities.
The GBC does allow operation of drones up to 25 kilos in weight, where applicable, which is quite interesting because at the moment, unless you’re operating under an OSC and operate in safety case, you’re limited to 20 kilos.
So that does go up by 5 kilos. How many people that will affect I don’t know. It will be very interesting to see what the c5 and c6 aircraft give us and what weight they come in at so hopefully this goes some way to explain why the GVC is different to the PFC, oh, and also why there’s.
No direct read across from PFC oh holders to be automatically granted a GBC. This is something that we’re hearing. All the time from people I’ve got an OS. I’ve got a PFC. Oh, why can’t? I just get a GBC and it’s, because the GBC requires a different learning pathway and, in particular, a much more stringent flight assessment.
The many of the NQ e’s are currently employing. This allows us – and i suppose, more importantly, allows the regulator to set the solid foundations that are required in order to allow operators to add in these building blocks and get better permissions and capabilities down the line.
Now to answer the questions that are coming in, we will be releasing as a company a conversion course for current PFC holders to allow you, as a PFC holder, to convert from a PFC o to a GV c, the general visual line of sight certificate.
As soon as the CAA allow us to so stay tuned for that announcement, once we’ve conducted our CAA audit in a couple of weeks time, although again, I think it’s worth mentioning it’s worth stressing to Anybody who does either they’re a to CFC, or they’re GVC before the first of July this year, that they won’t be able to exercise the privileges of those certificates until the new system goes live on.
The 1st of July – but you will probably say, be well placed and placed ahead of the crowd if you do get yourself qualified and ready to go before this date, so the gvc in a nutshell, you know one of those where again lots of acronyms hopefully try To explain those as best we can, I know we’ve had lots of comments where people have said.
I’d, be really good. If you could add graphics and extra bits and pieces into these, we will do that as we break these down over the coming weeks and months and as more kind of flesh. When we can add more flesh the bones, we will definitely do that to make it more interesting, more engaging.
You know these are just to get the information out there so that you as a subscriber base as you as drone operators in the community that we’re building, get to know these rules and regulations get to understand what’s coming.
You know there are lots of companies out there and we’ve spoken to quite a few people over the last couple of days and it’s really disappointing. To hear to be honest, though, respective people over the last few days who have been effectively sold a PF Co by other training companies and they haven’t even been told that the regulations are changing.
That was news to people when they’d, called us and said I’ve just seen some videos or heard some stuff and booked onto pf0 course with X. They didn’t even tell me about this, and I only booked it yesterday.
Yeah it’s really important. I think that as a community, we help everybody learn, build and grow that’s. What we set out to do from the get-go so welcome back to the channel. I hope you enjoyed your break over the last couple of weeks more of this to come, but hopefully this wraps up the basic series on the new changes.
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