A Step-By-Step Guide to Becoming a Professional Drone Pilot in the UK


Unmanned aircraft are being adopted by a huge range of sectors as varied as agriculture and emergency service usage. Hundreds more businesses are starting to wake up to the potential of drones as a commercial tool and 2017 is likely to see a huge upswing in their professional usage.

With this in mind, you're going to have to ensure that all of the necessary regulations are followed and that you or your pilot are suitably qualified to operate commercially in the UK. There's a lot of information out there so UK-based drone retailer and training provider Heliguy has put together an easy to follow step by step infographic to show you the process that must be followed to receive your permissions from the Civil Aviation Authority.


A Guide to Going Pro

Follow the steps listed below, and you'll be on the right track towards gaining your commercial permissions from the CAA:



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Be sure to read up on existing regulations on the CAA site and conducting some research into whether UAVs are a good match with your business strategy to gain a better understanding before pursuing drone training. 

You can find out more about Heliguy's NQE PfCO training courses HERE
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Heliguy is a UK-based drone retailer and NQE training provider with years of experience in the SUA industry. In the thick of it since the early days of RC Helicopters and evolving with a rapidly changing ecosystem to supply and maintain the latest DJI quadcopters, we know our stuff when it comes to unmanned aircraft.