The assessment day has been designed to:
At the assessment day you will be expected to:
The assessment day is tailored around your specific requirements and drone platform capabilities (for example, we won't test DJI Mavic Pro aircraft in Attitude (ATTI) mode, as the aircraft isn't fitted with the option to de-select GPS mode).
The flight assessment will determine whether you have acquired a particular set of basic skills, to confirm safe and legal Unmanned Aviation Vehicle (UAV) Operation.
As part of the assessment you must demonstrate to your assessor competency of the skills gained including:
Recognition and recovery from unusual situations such as link lost, fly away, an air incursion situation and operator incapacitation are also assessed to ensure that you have the basic 'tools' to keep yourself and those around you safe.
The assessment will be carried out using one, all or a combination of navigational modes chosen by the student to operate their drone. This could include GPS, non-GPS, ATTI, normal or height mode.
If you are looking to gain your RPQ-s, and you already hold one of the following, you do not need to complete the theory training as the CAA offers you an exemption for providing alternative means of compliance:
For customers who hold British Model Flying Association (BMFA) 'A' or 'B' Certificates, we facilitate the application, although there is a complete waiver for all training requirements. Helicopter certificates will be accepted for multi-rotors.
For customers who believe that they should be allowed exemption on the basis of a non-UK SUA or RPAS qualifications or licences or other lapsed pilot licenses or certificates, please contact us and we will be able to assist further.