Heliguy has staged its first Drones for Enterprise event, which provided pilots with a wealth of knowledge about the industry and a clear idea of how to turn their hobby into a commercial venture.
Yesterday's session was held at Lumley Castle, in County Durham, and attracted people with a mix of experience, from those who had never flown a drone through to PfCO (Permission for Commercial Operation) holders.
"I thought the event was very good. There was a lot of information and the course was filled properly with relevant and necessary content," - Kris Fagan, course attendee.
The informal and engaging three-hour course took attendees through a selection of DJI drones (sold by Heliguy) and their potential applications. The course - aimed at hobbyists and potential commercial operators - also provided an overview of the legal complexities that pilots might encounter when operating a UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle) and the options available to make a business out of flying.
Our Drones for Enterprise event had a flexible format tailored to meet the needs of specific attendees and the intimate nature ensured that they were given ample opportunity to ask a range of questions, depending on their requirements.
The event attracted positive feedback from those who came along. One of those was Kris Fagan, of Aspect Aerial Imagery, who said: "I thought the event was very good. There was a lot of information and the course was filled properly with relevant and necessary content, which included giving us a good understanding of the laws. As an added bonus, Lumley Castle was a very beautiful setting."
Edward Jackson, Heliguy's Head of Training, was pleased with the debut event. He said: "Our first Drones for Enterprise event went well. Attendees had a cross-section of experience and all of them took something from the day - whether that was learning more about the rules and regulations of operating a drone, through to more advanced subjects, such as drone mapping and photogrammetry.
"More and more people are reaping the benefits of drones and our Drones for Enterprise event proved to be a very good introduction for pilots entering the industry."
Book A Place At Our Next Drones For Enterprise Event
Building on the success of our first course, Heliguy's next Drones for Enterprise event will take place at Lumley Castle on Thursday, July 4, running from 9am until approximately noon. To book a place, click here.
The session costs £10. However, this will be reimbursed to your account as Heliguy Ewallet credit to use on your next purchase after you have attended the event.
This fee is used to ensure that you have the best possible experience on the day, including booking a private venue in a stunning location and providing refreshments, as well as free parking.
The agenda for the event is as follows:
- Introduction with tea, coffee and biscuits
- DJI equipment and capabilities
- Thermal and mapping overview
- Drone Code Rules and online test
- PfCO introduction and routes to commercial operation
- Industry Case Studies
If you are interested in flying your drone professionally, you will first need to obtain a PfCO. Heliguy is a CAA-approved NQE and runs renowned PfCO courses at five stunning venues around the UK. To find out more and to book a place, click here.