PfCO Training Dates in 2018The following dates are available for the Heliguy Ground School in 2018 with Flight Assessments arranged following the production of an Operations Manual. There are a huge 30 dates across our three training locations with the availability for tailor-made training sessions also available. Places are still available on all courses so book while you still can.
Newcastle30th January 2018 20th February 2018 20th March 2018 10th April 2018 1st May 2018 5th June 2018 3rd July 2018 7th August 2018 4th September 2018 2nd October 2018 6th November 2018 4th December 2018
Manchester16th January 2018 13th March 2018 15th May 2018 10th July 2018 11th September 2018 13th November 2018
Farnborough9th January 2018 6th February 2018 6th March 2018 24th April 2018 22nd May 2018 26th June 2018 24th July 2018 21st August 2018 25th September 2018 23rd October 2018 27th November 2018 11th December 2018 Until the 31st of December 2017, you can purchase you place on any course for just £1079.00 inclusive of VAT. This is a limited time 25% reduction so book your place now. Head to the training page or give us a call on 0191 296 1024 to book your place. Not sure whether you need commercial drone permissions? Head to our page here for the answer. [caption id="attachment_11385" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Heliguy Training[/caption]
DJI designed to give an overview of the UAV industry to pilots of all experiences. These free of charge events give attendees information on DJI and their product range, the drone industry and the jobs available in it as well as an opportunity to get a hands-on experience with some DJI drones. 26th January 2018 16th February 2018 29th March 2018 20th April 2018 1st June 2018 Further dates are due to be scheduled shortly. [caption id="attachment_11383" align="aligncenter" width="600"] 2017 New Pilot Event[/caption]
What's to Come in 2018?2017 has been a busy year for the drone industry. With product launches from DJI including the Spark and regular announcements relating to the UK drone regulations, there's been plenty to keep us all occupied. But what's coming in 2018? The main area we're expecting to see changes in is the new UK Drone Bill. The proposed bill was announced at the end of November with an expected release of Spring 2018 for the first draft. The following new regulations are expected to be included:
- Registration of drones over 250 grams including the DJI Spark. You will have to present the registration documents if requested by the police
- Mandatory drone safety test for pilots
- Extended powers for the Police to seize drones
- The use of compulsory apps during flight for enhanced safety
- Changes to the Air Navigation Order banning flights within 400ft of airports as well as enhanced geofencing
Thank you to everyone who helped make 2017 successful year for the Heliguy Training Team and Merry Christmas from all of us at Heliguy.
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