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CAA Drone Training

Recreational & Commercial

Supported

Unlimited Access On-Demand

Virtual

Online Technology

Accessible

Designed by Experts for All

 

Trust the UK's favourite drone training provider for your CAA pilot certification

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WHAT SETS AN AV8 COURSE APART?

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    Online & On-Demand

    The most flexible and advanced eLearning platform in the industry, available to you on-demand for 12 months (even after you've completed your course).

    Start, pause, resume and complete at your own pace. Access all your course resources in one place.

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    Always Supported

    Everyone learns a little differently, so we provide unlimited, on-demand instructor and technical support for all our students.

     

    Need help? Want to 'walk-n-talk' a subject through in more detail?

    No problem. Connect with your instructors via email, phone or Zoom.

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    Professional Exams

    We created a professional exam system & service just for you. Accessible and with free retakes.

     

    Take your theory exam from your home, office or any other quiet place whenever it suits you.

     

    Availability within minutes; choose anytime, 24-7-365.

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    Digital Certification

    What's the one thing you always have with you when flying your drone?

     

    Your AV8 Certificates can be stored directly into your phone's wallet app.

     

    Exclusive to AV8 (we built the system!)

     

    Digital certification that's convenient and accessible (iOS and Android).

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    Expert Team

    We have nearly a century of combined aviation experience to draw upon.

     

    From fast-jets to helicopters, from jet-liners to military drones (and even a few gliders too!).

    We also know a thing or two about the instructional design, delivery and technology to make it all work for you.

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    Augmented Reality

    Professional training's moved beyond talking-head videos, and so have we.

    Say hello to AiRSpace, our augmented reality app.

    AiRSpace sits alongside your course and allows you to add 3D objects and concepts into your real-world environment.

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    Purchase Protection

    We understand that your journey to learning doesn't always go as planned; with AV8 you can purchase with confidence.

     

    If you decide your course or method of online learning isn't for you, we offer a 14-Day Money Back Guarantee.

    Some terms and conditions apply.

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    Additional Benefits

    Private Student Facebook Group

     

    Referral Rewards Programme

     

    Regular Industry Updates

     

    Continuing Instructor Access (12 months via email, phone and Zoom)

Recreational & Commercial Flying

The A2 Certificate of Competence (A2 CofC)

By default, any drone weighing 250 grams or more can only be flown in the A3 Subcategory. This means:

  • Flying no closer than 150m to any congested area (a congested area is one used for recreational, residential, commercial or industrial purposes).

  • There can't be anyone in the area you're flying in who isn't involved in your drone flight.

 

Completing the A2 CofC course from AV8 allows you to fly your drone in the A2 Subcategory with more freedom and in more places than ever before.

Transitional Freedoms​ (until 31st December 2022)

  • Allows you to fly your drone within recreational, residential, commercial and industrial areas (drones up to 2kg).

  • Reduces the minimum separation distances between your drone and members of the public to 50m (drones up to 2kg).

  • Reduces the minimum separation distances between your drone and members of the public to 0m (drones up to 500 grams, not directly overhead people).

Continuing Freedoms

  • Allows you to fly your "C Marked" drone within recreational, residential, commercial and industrial areas (drones up to 4kg).

  • Reduces the minimum separation distances between your drone and members of the public to 30m (drones up to 2kg), or to 5m if "slow-speed mode" is enabled.

Sale £125.99 (inc. VAT)

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PfCO to GVC Upgrade

Already have a current CAA PfCO?

Option 1 - Upgrade to Full GVC (Ops Manual & A2 CofC Included)

There are many benefits to upgrading to the full GVC with AV8.

  • ​GVC holders can complete further courses to add expanded permissions, such as extended flight to 2km and flight above 400 feet.

  • Create a brand new operations manual using Flight Docs, or we can help you update your current operations manual to the new standards. In either case, we'll review your final doc to confirm it meets the new standards.

  • We've structured the upgrade course to include the A2 CofC; a double award that provides maximum flexibility to your operations.

Sale £318.76 (inc. VAT)

Option 2 - Update to the latest Ops Manual standard & retain your PfCO

 

If you're not quite ready for the GVC, you can continue to renew your PfCO annually until December 2023, after which you'll need to have obtained a GVC. However, the only thing you actually need to do in the meantime is make sure your operations manual is up to date with the new regulations.

AV8's Flight Docs system creates a brand new Operations Manual for you, fully compliant to the new standards. Simply enter your details, review and edit each of the pre-populated sections and hit Create Doc. Your brand new Ops Manual arrives by email in under 60 seconds!

 

Selecting the Supported version includes support, advice and a full review for compliance by the AV8 Team.

£24.99 (inc. VAT)

Self Service

£99.99 (inc. VAT)

Supported

Commercial & Professional Flying

The General VLOS Certificate & Beyond

For when you need more than the A2 Subcategory allows, we have two paths to support your progression to GVC and obtain an Operational Authorisation from the CAA.

A GVC grants access to the Specific Category

  • Allows you to fly your drone within recreational, residential, commercial and industrial areas (drones up to 25kg).

  • Reduces the minimum separation distances between your drone and members of the public to 50m (drones up to 25kg - reduced to 30m when taking off and landing).

  • Complete further courses to add expanded permissions, such as extended flight to 2km and flight above 400 feet (only available to GVC pilots).

Path 1

Full GVC Course (Includes A2 CofC)

This course takes you from a standing start to fully operational GVC pilot and includes the A2 CofC. Click below for the full course description.

Sale £675.76 (inc. VAT)

Path 2

A2 CofC to GVC Modular Upgrade

If you've already completed an A2 CofC with AV8, you can upgrade to full GVC and only pay the difference in price between the two courses!

Sale £428.76 (inc. VAT)

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