***UPDATE*** THE 5 THINGS you need to know about the CAA A2 C of C Drone Course | Mr MPW
Every one that Williams just Rumpy to be welcome to today’s. Video today, we’re, going to be busting the myths about the a2 certificate of competency. Everyone Matt weathers trumpw, welcome to today’s video.
So today we are, as I say, gonna be looking at five things, really that you need to know about the a2 CFC the a2 certificate of competency. Now this is the new kind of hobbyist upgrade if you like, for when the ESO regulations are adopted by the CIA, and we did expect the new regulations to go live initially on the 1st of July 2024, tchen Utley because of the current kind of global situation That date has been pushed back by the CIA until at least the first of November 2020.
So I think frustratingly for a lot of people who got themselves ahead of the game they started. You know they. They’ve gone through if, for ourselves over, a hundred people already have gone through the a to C of C, and unfortunately, they are now in a position where they ‘
Ve completed their examination and they’re ready to go, but unfortunately, until that kind of adoption gets taken place by the CIA, you won’t, be able to exercise the rights of your a to CFC in the open category.
Hopefully, everyone who’s done their training with us is aware of that. If you’re, not you are now, but it’s, something to be aware of okay and all the a to CFC allows you to do really. Is operate inside the open category with a few kind of extra editions, a few extra permissions where you can reduce down your separation distances, which is awesome and don’t forget then you ‘
Ve got the GBC as well. The general visual line of scientifica, which is the step up if you like that’s, the professional qualification that’s, the equivalent of the PFC o for kind of the system that we’re in at the moment.
Although there will be no requirement whatsoever for any kind of qualification to make money from your drone, the the qualifications are based around the type of drone. You want to operate the weight of that drone and how close you want to get to involve people anyway, back to the A to C of C, so that’s.
Really, I suppose the first thing of the five is the date. The first of November, at the moment 2020, is when that a to C of C goes live. So if you get that training done between now and then you’ll be good to go on that date.
The second one is the transitional provisions. There are lots of people – quite rightly, I think, are getting very excited about things like the public air, the Mavic mini the Mavic air to those kind of drones which fit nicely into the open category, as it will be now, because these are legacy drones.
You will only be able to operate them in the a three subcategory of the open category, so 150 metres from built-up areas, 50 meters away from uninvolved people at all times. Unless you have done your a to C of C, if you do you’re a to CFC, you’ll, be able to operate these legacy, drones down to 50 meters of uninvolved people and within congested or built-up areas, which is awesome That does vary a little bit depending on the weight of the drone.
We’ve, got a table down below in the video description, the open category guide, which will tell you exactly what you can do with your drones. But the big important thing for point number two is that, in order to exercise those transitional provisions, you have to have your a to C of C.
You can’t just go and fly you maverick mini wherever you want, you can’t just go and fly Mothercare to wherever you want down to 50 meters. You know potentially less than that. If it’s, a maverick mini because to exercise the rights, those transitional provisions up until they finish on the first july 2022, you have to have done your a to CFC.
So perhaps not the free-for-all! That people think that does change. And when I come on to point three in a second so point, three, then of the five that we’re going to talk about are the C eClass or category of drones, and this is where the c0 c1 c2 comes in.
That’s. What your 80 to CFC really allows you to do. It allows you to operate a c2 drone down to, and then five metres won’t involve people in although speed mode 30 meters on involve people in the normal mode.
However, at the time of shooting this video, there are no seee certified drones on the market whatsoever. That means that all of the drones, the Mavic air 2 included, the mavet mini included – are going to have to be operated under the transitional provisions, which we just talked about and point number two.
So you ‘ Ll need your A to C of C and 50 meters of the closer gonna be able to get unless it’s. A dream like the Mavic mini, which you can operate in the c0 c1 class, depending on the weight that you’re operating at and therefore you can exercise the rights of those transitional provisions and actually you know for the mavet mini.
This is where I genuinely think that the Maverick Mini is a massive win. If you can get the data that you need to from a drone with that drone, the A to C of C until the transitional provisions finish and 2022 and the Maverick mini is going to be a fairly unbeatable combination.
Because the only thing you can’t do as long as you abide by the drone code and don’t fly it in restricted areas where you’re not allowed to fly it legally. The only thing you’re not allowed to do with that drone is to overfly or involve people which is awesome but, as I say, until drones come out with a C category associated with them, which none of them do at the moment, even if, In forums, people are saying, oh yeah, but it hits all the points of the c2 class drone yeah it might do.
But if it doesn’t have that stamp on. If it hasn’t been certified by the appropriate authorities in accordance and by the manufacturer, in accordance with those specifications, then unfortunately, it doesn’t comply with the regs and it isn’t AC to certify drones.
So you ‘ Ll have to operate it under the transitional provisions that we mentioned before. So hopefully that makes sense. There are no certified drones out there at the moment at the time. Arrived kind of writing this stuff, completing this video, so that’s really important for everyone to know point.
For then, for the a to see is that it is not and will not according to the CI a at the time it in the video become a requirement or operating a drone. Okay, doesn’t matter kind of what weight of the drone the zero to twenty five kilos, as it will be, will be the open category you can operate in the a3.
Subcategory of that open has to eat 150 meters away from built-up areas 50 metres away for one of all people at all times, any drone zero to 25 kilos. What you do need to do is the drone registration scheme.
Okay, so you ‘ Ll need to do the drone registration registration scheme, the damara’s and pay your nine pounds a year. Get your operator ID! You get your flyer ID put your operator ID on the drone, and that 4.
5 is the most important thing that people need to do its. Then, if you want to do other things that you know we want to get closer to one of all people, you want to operate inside 150 meters of a built-up area that, under the new system, the EASA system, that’s.
Inbound is the thing you need to bear in mind: it’s all about operations. It’s all about risk, so it’s no longer about. I want to fly commercially. Therefore, I need a PFC. Oh, you can fly commercially in the open category with just doing the de maras, which is awesome lots of people.
I understand frustrating for people who’ve invested in their training, but it’s. One of those things you know the regulations change times, change what we do and what we know changes so that’s, where we are at everybody, five things, hopefully to dispel the myths and so get everyone up to speed, updated.
I suppose, as well on the a to see you see where it’s at at the moment and the kind of what you need. If you want to know more about that, give me a shout drop your comments and questions down below. I’m more than happy to to answer those and if we see themes coming out of those which is where this video has come from, then I will do more videos on it, but not a requirement, certainly something for hobbyists, which is going to Improve your knowledge going to improve what you’re able to do and where you’re allowed to fly and what you’re allowed to do, and we see the eight to CFC very much been for the obvious market.
Allowing you to be a little bit more professional and have a greater understanding and a lot of obvious you’ve, come through the training. So far I’ve said it’s, amazing, and they ‘ Ve really enjoyed it because they ‘
Ve learnt a lot more about the hobby that they know and love. You know, then it’s, the step up to the GVC that general visual line of sight certificate. If that is something that you are interested in, which again allows you things like bolt ons and allows you to use bigger aircraft and use your legacy aircraft for longer, once the transitional provisions disappear.
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