Webinar: Become a Commercial Drone Pilot
Hi guys and welcome to you become a commercial drone pilot with me. George man, it’d be brilliant. If you could just let me know that everyone can hear me and I’m not just talking to myself. I just let me know in the chat or in the question, question section: that’ll be brilliant and we can go from there I’ll give it a couple more minutes just to just let everybody join and notice. People are still still entering that great, so yeah.
If you could, just let us know in the chat, that’d be fantastic and then we can get going. Thank you you, okay, so brilliant. That is two o’clock, so we’ll get going and yeah we’ll go from here. Yet my name is George Byrne. I’M a UAV strategist!
Here at copters and welcome to become a commercial drone pilot, so we’ll go onto slides so today, in you know the next 25 to 30 minutes of what we’ve got we’re gon na go over the actual current UAV market at the moment. Obviously, what opportunities there are? You know what sectors are currently currently operating with drones: we’re going to go on to how to go about training and to be a commercial pilot. Obviously the copters training course. You know our PFC, oh, where to find work.
Obviously, a big one, big questions. I expect to see at the end of the the webinar on how to find work and how to progress your business and then also making your drone businesses that success. You know – and this is this is on the back of you – know, finding work and you know making it the best it can be and so that further adue, you know thing. We’Ve got quite a few people in at the moment, so we’ll go on to the next slide and get going so the global UAV market, not something you maybe would think, is as big as it is now. A hundred and twenty seven billion dollars and PwC said they would be by 2020, and this is actually you know, all types of sectors.
You know it’s not just commercial, it’s also hobbyist. It’S also just everything that you could think of a drone being used for. This is what it is, so you know industries they’re a big at the moment. You know, you’ve got photography film, obviously, construction, agriculture and surveying no, and the list goes on. It really does so go on to the this is actually the UK market report, and this is actually a survey that copters run.
So we we reached out to, I think it was over about 40,000 drone pilots in the UK and ask them what their sort of their their thoughts were for the for the the actual industry as it grew as it grew and what was actually to come. And these are sectors will actually most benefit from the from drones in the in the near future, and as you can see you know, we’ve got TV and film. Arguably you know the most the most used industry at the moment with drones. You watch you know BBC or Thai TV at the moment, they’re always using drones. You know every show, you know it gives you that another aspect of you know fine art.
You know it gives you another sort of look on the world essentially, and you know it only takes you 20 minutes in in blue planet, which I’ve not to see that that the actual scale, the drones being used, obviously surveying – and this you know – includes surveying it – Also includes inspection, work, which you know as we move forward, and technology new drones being developed to allow us to use thermal imaging to do actual confined space. So you can actually go in with a drone with protective sort of cage upon it. And this allows you to inspect. You know corrosion loose bolts. You know places that you would not be able to get to you without a full safety team, a full team of licensed climbers.
You know you can do this within a couple of minutes with a drone. Obviously, photography linked in quite closely with film and TV, but obviously photography as you can, as you well know, gives you that sort of like eyes in the sky gives you a bear concept of the world, obviously emergency services. This is something that, with in recent time, actually has become a big part of the drone industry. You know you’ve got Dorset Devon and Cornwall have now just signed a two overt quarter of a million pound contract to use drones, obviously do all the training and they’re going to be using it for search-and-rescue. You know that they’re using it at the moment for actual fire they’re looking at access points, you know to sustainability of buildings and so yeah they’re getting into it massively, because they obviously see the the changing times.
They see how it can benefit them and they’re they getting on board. Obviously within the marine and agriculture you know to the smaller sort of industries at the moment, but if anything we can see, we, we sort of imitate the u.s
You know we’re a bit slow to react compared to what the united states are doing with drones. Obviously, you’ll see the agricultural industry out there at the moment is anything from drones, massively. Obviously it’s a lot larger scale, so there’s more money, there’s more demand for finding the best of pesticides best ways of making it more efficient.
But if anything tells us you know in trends over the last couple of years, you know over cultural industry is going to be massively affected by drones and in a good way. Obviously, and then obviously other you know it’s it’s everything from drone racing to you know anything from that sort of aspect, so we go on to the expected opportunities by sector. So this is, you know, obviously surveying it’s got a massive pull towards it. It’S something that you know, copters work quite closely with every sort of industry at the moment is affected by drones because that their their versatility, their actual use of drones, is becoming incredible. You know you got surveying aspects where you know when you would have to bring a helicopter out to get a good sort of lidar shot.
You know to record data laser imaging that sort of thing you can now do with the drone. You can do it with a you know: five thousand-pound drone six eye on the sky and you know you’re saving, money, you’re saving, time, you’re saving fuel because obviously it’s a lot of the the drones, a battery powered. Obviously, film and TV: that’s always going to be up there. You know ITV BBC they’re all huge, hugely involved with drones, and this is this is seen everywhere. You know, like I said, every sort of major production these days has a drone crew or they they they outsource them to.
You know local drone users from around the around the country wherever they are looking to film, and you know we we deal with them with were filming companies. All the time who you know, they’ve got shoots out in Alaska. They’Ve got shoots, you know in these remote cold places and they need the right technology for that, and you know, as technology evolves and those drones get more sophisticated that technologies and improving so exponentially that you know you we can film, you know above hurricanes, we can Film in the most dense of jungles, because of that technology change, obviously photography emergency services, yep that is going to growth and obviously culture another. So that is the main sectors at the moment, not to say that that were limited to those sectors. Obviously, look at sport at the moment.
We’Ve got rugby clubs, football clubs who are using drones to record games. Originally, you know you have to get a cherry picker or you get a big hydraulic pole with a camera on top, so you can get like a a good angle if you just down at the park or you film, in a pitch that doesn’t have a stadium, You know you can use the drone to figure out patterns to figure out plays, and that’s something that you know these. The Premier League go getting into massively Muncie they’re using drones. I think Chelsea. You’Ve also used drones to to film my training sessions, and rugby is huge.
You know you’ve got, I think it’s the Newcastle Falcons and they’re using it to to link out patterns and plays, and that’s allowing them to because it’s an aerial shot at the end of the day and just like surveying really, you know you put a drone in This guy gives you a whole new perspective of what you’re actually going to be doing, and it’s so easy to do and so cheap compared to some of the more traditional methods. So moving forward will go to now. This is actually sort of like the actual rules and regs of getting the PFC o-obviously to fly a drone. You don’t necessarily need the PFC, oh if it’s more just for hobbyist, more sort of just you know going out there to fly for fun. But if you want to do anything sort of for commercial gain and that can be selling photos, you know as a photographer, it can be even uploading videos, you know if your company you’re, like your wagons or your car lot, you know that’s that image.
That video is for commercial game and because you’re using that to promote you, know you’re using it to market yourself, and you would need a PFC at the end of the day for other to tie in with this vaa laws, and I mean you may think. Well, you know it’s, it’s a it’s a small risk to pay that you know. There’S not drone police out there at the moment. Looking for people doing that, but the the amount of times we get people call up or we we hear about stories where you know they’ve been caught out, doing something risky doing something dangerous and you know it only takes one falter to spoil the fun for everybody Else who was working commercially and give the whole industry a bad name, and that’s kind of you know what the CEA tried to do is just increased safety. The undertakes, primarily, that is one of the big.
The big points of the CAA course it’s to promote safety and make sure that flying is done to a specific standard. Obviously, as I said directly, this inspection film work, you know the you know, you have you used to vein companies and indirectly, as I said before, you know marketing you know, marketing yourself or your company. You would need a PFC, a and the all these rules are found on the website on there on drone, safe dot, uk’ and also the CAA website. So if you are interested more in the rural side where and the legislation’s check out them, because, obviously you know your everybody will be aware of the latest news that coming out at the moment of different different aspects being being brought up in terms of the you Know safety rules that the companies were allowed to work behind. What we find is in terms of the safety side, all of the new legislations coming out with the government.
At the moment I’ve mainly paced around and the hobbyist side. You know because they’re not they’re not being sort of looked at looked at. You know. The PF Co allows them for a bit of safety and a little bit more actual qualified people to say well. This is what I’m doing madrone, whereas the hobbyist could be getting up to all sorts, and you really don’t know at the end of the day what they are doing so move on.
Is it right for you, you know, is becoming a commercial drone pilot, something that you aspire to be and do you have the experience, and this actually works two ways. You know you could look at it as being having the experience in drone actual flying or you could have it in the experience of being a surveyor in being an industrial inspector, and this obviously works both ways in the fact that it’s always easier. If you have that sort of that background those contacts in an industry and then you bring drones in but at the same time it is always good to have a good pilot, and you know that just takes practice at the end of the day and obviously when We say come on to our PSEO, we say you know yeah, but you have to have about three to five hours of flight time, and that is just you know, so you’re a competent flier, and so when you do actually are faced with a situation that may Be quite tricky, for you know: hobbyists, you will be okay either taking the drone down or you know, bringing it back to safety and landing safely to have the right kit. Now this. This applies to all industries, and you know having a maybe a toy, a spark and going out and doing a survey.
You know it’s not it’s not gon na look good for that. For the client, it’s not going to look good for yourself, you’re not going to get the best images you’re not going to get the best data. To then say well here to here is a certain amount of temperature at certain temperature. You know it’s a certain like direction. It’S a certain size and you know you’ve got to have the right equipment to do the right job and the spark is a great, a great drone in the fact that you can go out and take photos set.
Take selfies from an aerial aspects: you know it’s. The hands-free sort of selfie stick in a way which is great. You know, we’ve got a couple in the office which are just fantastic, but if you are looking to become sort of an industrial inspector, you know you’re. Looking to bring drones into your surveying business, you would need the right equipment, the right knowledge and the right training. Where are they located, and we actually have.
I think seven course all across the country at the moment – and you know all the way down from Brighton through to hook Cardiff, Northern Ireland, Edinburgh and Barnsley, because we’re actually located in Leeds so our headquarters, just actually next to the train station and Leeds our local Is is barnsey, so that is kind of our. I sort of like our best location in terms of our best instructors. Go really good place. Great group of the people who work there as well so yeah is there is a nice location when they run for specific courses. It really depends on sort of the volume of people who are looking to do it, but we try and do a course, maybe maybe once a month twice a month depending on location, I know Hook is very very popular just because of its location is athletically pleasing You know you can take your drone and it’s a lovely part of the world and the likes of Edinburgh.
No, not as many people looking to do drone work in the south that wouldn’t be able to to travel to her to banzi, but yeah. We run enough courses that there’s always places available. Will I be bored well? I originally wrote this, as will I be bored in the fact that will it will it be a stay over sort of, of course, and obviously no, we don’t include accommodation, but we do in. We all always run them at reasonably priced hotels and so you’ve never got a worry about.
You know finding a place to stay, there’s always places available, and I think we do have a couple of partnership deals where you can get money off. If you stay at certain no certain venues anyway and of course we’ll have you board the actual PSEO course no I’d say not the the theory side of it. You know there is a lot of information to take in across the day, but you know you starting a business at the end of the day, you’re using these as a commercial sense in the commercial sense, so you shouldn’t be bored. It’S it’s going to be a great of learning experience for you to take on board information to take on the the laws, the rules, different map, working skills and, at the end of the day, you know it’s a good social. It’S got the social event as well.
You know you get to meet other like-minded drone users who are using the drone for similar ways that you are maybe not the same industry, which is sometimes good, because then you can share ideas, share experiences but yeah, it’s always nice to to meet up with other Like-Minded serve drone enthusiasts. So, as I said you know, the theory includes, I think it says I think it’s seven different factors and each one is taken over a mobile choice, quiz at the end of the second day and so also you’re taken to air law. You know where you can fly the different air spaces, meteorology, of course, airspace, UAV and privacy. Obviously you know you can’t be flying in people’s houses. You know it’s that is all covered.
What you can and can’t do specifically the human factors, airmanship and navigation. Obviously, navigation is key. You know you’ve got to know where you can find what you can’t fly and how to fly at the end of the day and, obviously, what what you need to do when you do your PFC, oh, if you did with any company, is to prepare a flight To and do the principles of flight – and this is done with the operations manual – know you we give you especially a cobbler’s. I know we do an actual flight planning session, so when you are out on a job and you’re looking to do weather with a client, a potential client, you may be big business, baby, small business. You still have to plan the day out.
You know you have to plan where you’re going to take off from what you’re going to do where you’re going to come back to and at the end of the day, you’ve got to do a safety check and trip to help you guys out. You know we have a workshop with that, alongside our operations manual, that you know just specifically dives into and the the idea of making it as easy and as sort of like repetitive as possible in the fact that you will have to do it multiple times. Maybe and each time you know it’s got be good. Otherwise, you know it’s not going to look as professional to clients. It’S not going to feel as correct as it could do so.
Yeah obviously, principles of flight as well, and then it goes on to the practical, of course. Obviously, what’s involved it’s you know a flight test with best-in-class instructors, what they usually do. What the CA like to see is you bring your own drone because that’s what can be using commercially? You do the flight test with an instructor, and I know our guys they’re great. We we have a lot of fun with our instructors.
Really knowledgeable guys always begins their drones. You know always have a history of actual flight, you know actual being a ppl holder or a PCSO holder. So you know they do have a mountain of knowledge that they can. They can hand off to you, which is always good and obviously standard manoeuvres. I think what some of the the key points are they make it to you.
You know figure of eights and make sure you take a photo of a specific location from a certain angle. It’S very easy sort of stuff: if you’ve had the solo thief and a couple of hours or four to five hours of flight experience, you know it’s theirs. At the end of the day, the CAA don’t want it to be too difficult. They want you to to enjoy the experience they want you to take on onboard the information, but by no means do they want you to be put off by the whole whole practice. They want you to go out there and you know work commercially, because at the end of the day they still have a form of control.
They still have a form of understanding that you’re not doing anything illegal or you know that’s going to harm anybody or anything. So, making it as fun and as safe as possible is their primary goal. The thing that the help we can give to you, I know what copters we do, a tailored guidance. So if you’ve got any sort of problems with your operations manual or you know, you’ve got any queries. You know: we’ve got a team of guys in the office who they do, that for for fun really, and they do the operations manual to to help you and to make the experience easier, as well as it’s more enjoyable.
At the end of the day and the operations funny was supposed to be a document that signifies your business and what you’re going to be doing so you know it’s got to be personal. At the same time, it’s got to be official and there and make make a make. An actual document seem seem more real, so the move on to use your use our drones. Obviously we we do sell drones at the end of the day. So that is something that we can always help you out either, but with an upgrade or, if you’re looking to get off a bundle experience.
Let’S move on to the paperwork because I said I’ll see: the operations manual is maybe somewhat more of their the tedious section of the course. But, as I said, you know it is going to be so your business plan. It is going to be the document that tells the CAA and other companies who you are and what you do and that’s not to say that you have to be tied down to a specific industry. You can, you know, say I’m just going to be a drone inspection company but then go off and do you know surveying you can do agriculture and it’s just something that you can add to the operations manual so easy, so simple to do and all it is Make an amendment and it’s the same as if you buy a drone, you know you do the course with a maverick or a phantom and then three months later you realize that you know to do a certain job. You need certain aircraft, you go out, you get an inspired, two or a mitrice or whatever you know is tailored for you.
You get that and then all it is is a simple amendment. You know you say well, I’m now using vada pav when you then go to renew your license or your permissions apologies. You then send that in and that’s it’s as simple as that. Really it’s not meant to be too challenging the social bit. You know this is something that we all love and it’s just to make it a bit more fun a bit more.
You know, interacting with with you guys and especially copters drinks on this, a social night nice really just to get you guys talking to each other. A lot the time you go to some courses and it’s it’s a bit dull. No, you don’t really meet anybody, but what is good for everybody is a bit of networking and a bit of a communication from industry to industry. It’S always great to meet new new contacts, because at the end of the day – and all that could happen is nothing but what the best thing that could happen is you you make me to contact he’s. Maybe in the north we had a guy Richard Bracken.
Actually he he’s based up in Cumbria and he does drone work around around the lakes and he he did his PF Co with us originally down in barns. In he met up with. I think it was James, James Phillips, maybe from from the they now communicate with each other. If they do get jobs, you know they they pass them off to each other, and it’s just something little bits little things like that which make the industry so much more. Enjoyable and as I said, you know yeah, it’s like-minded people at the end of the day, so you know you you can make friends for life, which is always great social media, which is also a big big thing for the market.
These days, you know, drones is very up-and-coming, it’s very new and so is social media at the end of the day, and this is how a lot of companies are now facing a lot of their their marketing on. Obviously you could you can follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and to see on the latest news and releases that are going on at the moment, especially in the industrial and commercial side. Networking, as I said, you know it’s big part of business. It’S a big part of being human at the end of the day, so get having a drink with a fellow, like-minded persons, they’re always a good time. So it’s like men, people and grow your connections.
You know the end of the day. It’S it’s an it’s! Not a bad idea to have good connections, you know even to just ask a question. Oh, I believe you, you did a job like this. What what did you charge?
You know, how did you, you know operate with this with the safety manual? What that? What did that do for you at the end of the day and also to clarify your business plan? You meet other people, you know you gain ideas, you know, that’s. Are you really glad I could do?
I know people who are in that industry I can. I can use my drone to to service their companies, you know – and it’s so easy to do so, so it’s definitely something you should definitely think about doing it’s. You know branching out to to other other drone pilots, the business bit. Obviously copper’s. We do try and give you as much help as possible.
You know advice on insurance. We have worked quite closely with Moonrock, but the end of the day. It’S a lot of the times on price. You know you want to get the best besties or the best or rates so we’ll always try and help you. You know, look at the the best of package for you and for you to to use and to profit on and advice on time management.
We actually run a business seminar, it’s called making money for drones and it who deserve here. Ceo gets a free ticket to that. So it’s a full day run by our CEO actually and our marketing team from they have a big input into it as well. So we get all of our industry leaders. You know I James pick, who you may have watched are surveying and webinar with.
He has a section on the surveying and infrastructure sort of market. At the moment, you know what how drones are it impacting that you know we have emergency services expert they come in and they talk about. You know how they are using civilian pilots, how their the emergency services, especially the police, now bringing drones into you, know, do search and rescue terrorist situations and hostage. You know relief that sort of thing, so it is a good day and that will help. You also write your business plan.
You know you can gain ideas and that’s something that’s going to be personal to you to your business and we just were just there to help at the end of the day to gain. You know a bit more experience a bit more insight into the the market itself plan your target market. It’S always a good idea, but, as I said, you know diversify as much as you can, because you, you may feel like. Oh actually well, actually tog refused my main section, but I actually really enjoy you know surveying and inspection. So you know you can you can keep as many things as many pies you’d like, but to to?
Actually you know make sure that it’s it’s for you. That’S, that’s, that’s what you should be doing and how to mark you self. As I said our seminars great for it. We know you have our marketing guys down and they’ll, give you the best offer, tips and tricks. So you know search engine optimization.
You know visibility to get your name out there. You know optimizing visibility, building websites, you know that will give you the best of the cheapest. Then there’s a you know: price, always a big aspect of it. So the cheapest ways to to make a website and obviously yeah at the end of the day, time management which we’ve spoke about so moving on to what will I need to do the course and be a drone pilot you’ll need a drone yeah. Obviously, when you come to the course, we do recommend that you bring your own drone.
You know you can rent from other companies, but you can’t rent from us. So if you are looking to do a course bring your own drone you’ll have the most experience on that on that system and on that application, what do I need to bring? Obviously, you know you bring your own three self, bring an open mind, bring a pen and paper bring a laptop. If you need it – and you know especially this time – you bring one warm jacket, you know one clothes for the flight exam, because that is outside all the time and moving on, especially what you would need to reset a laptop per se. It’S it’s quite useful to use when you’re doing the operations manual.
It’S a lot at the time. It’S a PDF sort of document that you can. You can do on the day. How should I prepare will send you out, am a document that gives you all the info that you’ll need at pre reading, so you can do a bit of revision at the end of the day. You know it’s it’s it’s designed to be interactive and fun and to be a bit challenging, but if no means is it meant to catch you out or bp2 to be too difficult.
So in that sense you should be. You should be fine, you know get yet you fight hours in and we can’t ask you anything else from you. The next step. Obviously a support application. We’Ve got a team of guys who work on the operations manual.
So you know you can you can have that turned around in maximum five days? I believe it is to do that. You send it into the office and they have a look at it, and even if it is just a couple, questions I’d be happy to talk about through with you and org, and I ongoing support with kit upgrades, etc. Obviously, we’ve got a list of training events and exercises you can do from photogrammetry with pics for D, the software and all the way through to emergency services, workshops to surveying photography. We had the likes of Philip Bloom.
Who may have you a lot of you may know it’s quite a big name in the drone filming Network he’s a he’s one of our regular sort of instructors and he’s always been a very influential, no thicker in the drone industry. So it’s good to have him on board continued personal development, training and experience with the industry, and I mean that is basically a service pantry as it sounds we’re going to help you be as professional as you can. You know with marketing. You know with making yourself look and feel like the drone pilot. You should be the end of the day, we’ll help you as much as we can, but at the end of the day.
So it’s down to you to you, know, go out there and make the the connection with the industry yourself and we’ll do as much as we can to help you get to that point and then it’s down to you. So, as I said you know, we’ve got a list of different courses that we do run that allow you to. You know continued training in that specific industry and, as we said before, you know, you’ve got inspection. You know surveying which that’ll use the likes of thermal mass inspection and firm was great. You know putting a thermal camera on a UAV.
These days is incredible. You know you can see heat loss from a building you can use it for search-and-rescue is, is truly incredible. What ways? Well it’s possible these days: insured freedom. As I said, you know, we run a pix 4d course, so anybody who’s interested in in mapping or in photogrammetry in general is perfect for that, because it’s a full day working with the software working with how you take that at that point cloud imaging and then You turn it into a rendered 3d image and then how to present that to a client.
So is each step along the way you will you will learn. This is a significant amount and yeah. As I said, you know you can find space training and I said I’m the star. That’S going to be our next big project. We work quite closely with fly ability le us and they have designed a drone which you know you can fly into congested areas to areas where you couldn’t get to normally and with the cage allows it to bounce off.
The walls allows it to to be safe and to keep the propellers safe and equipped with a thermal camera as well is fantastic and so yeah. If you get a chance to check that out on a website and also even just have a look at YouTube, it’s always a good enjoy, especially refer it for a drone. Oh, I wouldn’t say drone because myself, like a drone enthusiast, you know it’s great to see these new inventions come into reality and with with such prowess as well. You know it’s a great bit of kit, so in closing you know there are details. We have actually just put a discount code for that for the CEA training on a website.
So if you are looking to book on use that code, webinar 30 and you’ll get 30 % off, which is about 300 pounds guys so ya know really really good. Really. Good discount the moment and without any anything else, you know sign up for our wet webs. Are news letter site and you’ll get all the information about? What’S currently up and coming with with copters in general and what you know the industry in itself?
You know we do. You know like that to write blogs and comment on. You know the different locations are coming out at the moment so and if, if you have any sort of queries, you know just give us a call gives an email. You know it’s always great hear from from some guys who are interested and so the next one. Any questions without further ado or just go over to the questions part.
I’Ve got one here that says how long to write the operations manual now the operations manual in in past, it is taking guys, you know, has taken individuals as long as like six to eight months, and I mean that. Can that can stop stop businesses from operating for half a year? You know you look all the the cost. You err you’re putting into that, and so what we’ve sort of implement designs was a template and so you’ll get that template. You know and it’ll basically be a fill.
It in you know make it your own customize it to. However, you would like to do to sort of make it your own companies and obviously send that into the CAA and then, obviously, when you are looking to either add something in add something out yeah all it is is an amendment and then you send off this Year again, and as I said, you know, we have a five-day turnaround for any P SEO operations manual sent in so yeah. So if you do send you operations on you in you know, let us know what’s going on five days, all the amendments should be sent back and you should be able to, by the end of it, be able to send it off to the the CAA and If everything looks okay, you should be fine. I’Ll, just have a look at see. If there’s any more questions woody that phantom 3 standard be okay, yes, it would be.
We’Ve had people do the course with sparks before and obviously these are. These are smaller drones, but at the end of the day they might not be used in you know marine infrastructure surveying work, but for photography, yeah. Of course, you know if you want to use those images taken from spark and use that, to you know, publish and take photos that that’s perfect. You know the more the merrier so yet that can definitely done we’ve had it done before. We would always recommend you know: go a bit bigger if you’re looking to invest, lay down a line start with a Mavic, but the spark by all means it’s a great great drone and specially the Phantom 3.
You know it’s the Phantom series in general. If I’d have a great reviews over the years and it’s something that I would always always give a bit of time for what happens if the weather is too bad on the flight examination, that’s a great question actually, because we have had a couple of days where That’S been the case, and in that case you know we do try and fit it in, even if it is on the third day, but if not we’ll push it back to you know a couple of weeks later, it will be completely free of charge. Of course, you know there’d be no additional cost of that. You know it’s. It’S it’s in God’s hands.
At the end of the day when it comes to the comes to the weather, so there’s nothing we can do apart from you know, hold the date for free again and so that that’s got nothing to worry about that. When is the next Edinburgh course? Well, we just had one last week. I believe, and I think the next one is in a couple of months, so I mean what we can do is if you are looking to book onto no, we can take advantage of the the discount and apply that straight to it. How do you take photos of a house if it’s closely surrounded by other houses, something you’ll learn on the course obviously, but you always have to be 50 metres away from anyone.
You don’t have permission from. If you do have mission from the houses surrounded, you can land on the house and for all the city air. If it is a built-up area, I think it’s over a thousand people and you do have to be 150 metres away. So that is the likes of Trafalgar Square and festivals. You know it’s is safety at the another day and you watch videos of Times Square, where they’ve had a drone flying up and the interference from local buildings and a poor pilots decision create the drone to fly off into one of those big big billboards, which you Know, as you can see, as you can already tell wasn’t, a great outcome is the Fleur Giro, a suitable camera for professional thermal-imaging surveying it is the Fleur flow cameras are great bit of kit the duo.
If you get the right spec, it’s perfect. You know, because you can obviously switch between a thermal imaging and a regular sort of fpv, which is great, so you can see exactly what you’re looking at and it really depends on what sort of, if you’re, looking for four bolts, first specificity temperature, the on bolts, You know you’re, never gon na have to look at something a little bit more sophisticated, but in general you know for Fleur. They are great great bits of kit. It Mavic is the Maverick the best drone to start with. You know it’s a great drone to start with, because it gives you the experience.
You know if you do look to upgrade to DJI all these sort of the applications and the system are all the same. You know, so the controls are all relatively the same. So it’s a really easy transition from one drone to another. Mavic is a great drone at the end of the day, if it depends on what you’re going to be doing, if you’re going to be, you know, inspecting the backs of marine ships. You know it’s maybe not going to be the best thing because the actual quality of the camera, but it gives you 28 minutes flight time.
I believe so. It’S a good good drone to see you were to use, nonetheless, is the PSU recognized internationally. Now that’s a great question: it’s not so it’s recognized in the UK and Northern Ireland, but it does give you leeway. So if you are looking to go abroad, France, Germany, wherever you know, you can cut and you have a job specifically. You are looking to the United our production out there.
You have a whole team waiting on you to do drone work. You know you, can you can approach they’re sort of equivalent of the CAA to their their aviation authority and say well. I’Ve got my PFC. Oh, I’ve got a job here. I need to sort of use that time to do a job to have permission and 99 times out 100.
You know you’ll get that permission. It’S not that no in no way over country’s looking to stop working business from from operating in their country, because at the end of the day that would be suicidal. I do have a lot of questions and I will have to to cut it a little bit short, I’m afraid. But I will try and get back to everybody and just about the I willingly know everybody individually, but I will answer the last one and, and it will be, if you already have a ppl, so private pilot’s license. Will I still need to complete the full course?
No, you won’t have to do the theory side of it, so that is the first two days, although we always do say – and we have found four people in the same sort of situation to gain a lot of experience and a lot of sort of knowledge from The first two days, not just from the actual gain of the the theory exam but then learning more about the drone side of it. Instead of hot-air balloon flying or private jet flying, you know it’s it’s. It has the same sort of themes in the fact that you’re all working on the same map you’re all working in the same airspace, but it’s got the emphases on drone use which is hugely hugely valuable for it for drone users. So yet so that’s been the webinar guys. I have gone home for 40 minutes now, so I’ll I’ll cut it short there.
It’S been a pleasure. I hope everyone enjoyed the webinar and hope it was informative as well as entertaining. If anybody’s got any questions, you can always email myself at Georgetown at copters, and I’m I’ll be more than more than happy to to send you through a response and yet take advantage of the code. If you are looking to pecan to the PFC. Oh, you know it’s is it will only be going for the rest of the week.
I believe and not too sure on that, but I’ll, let if it is something like a Mac and extend it a little bit longer and so yeah. It’S been a pleasure guys and thanks fer thanks for humoring me with you, with your interest and yeah get in touch if you’ve got any more questions and I’ll try and get back to everybody that dropped a comment in my in my in my message box, yeah Pleasure guys, thank you very much. You