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A2 Certificate of Competence (A2 CofC)

SKU A2-COFC
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The A2 Certificate of Competence: freedom to fly where others can't

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THE CERTIFICATION

Our market-leading A2 CofC allows you to reduce or remove the new EASA restrictions that will affect all drone pilots. It allows for much more flexibility in where and how you fly, regardless of whether you're flying for work or fun.


Transitional Period (December 31st 2020 to December 31st 2022)

From the 31st of December 2020 an A2 Certificate of Competence allows you to:

    • fly your drone in the A2 (Open) subcategory (drones up to 2kg) and the A1 subcategory (drones up to 500 grams)
    • fly without the usual 150m separation distance from places used by people (residential, recreational, industrial, commercial areas)
    • fly your sub-2kg drone to within 50m of uninvolved people (A2 subcategory)
    • fly your sub-500g drone with no restrictions on proximity to uninvolved people (but not directly overhead) (A1 subcategory)

Continuing Period (December 31st 2020 onwards)

From the 31st of December 2020 an A2 Certificate of Competence allows you to:

    • fly your drone in the A2 (Open) subcategory (appropriately C-marked drones up to 4kg) and the A1 subcategory (appropriately C-marked drones up to 900 grams)
    • fly without the usual 150m separation distance from places used by people (residential, recreational, industrial, commercial areas)
    • fly your sub-4kg C-marked drone to within 30m of uninvolved people (reduced to 5m when in slow speed mode) (A2 subcategory)
    • fly your sub-900g C-marked drone with no restrictions on proximity to uninvolved people (but not directly overhead) (A1 subcategory)


Add to this the freedom to operate a drone commercially without any special CAA permissions from 31st December 2020 and the world of lightweight drones is about to get very interesting!

THE COURSE
Enrolling in our CAA approved A2 Certificate of Competence is inexpensive, fast and available to anyone. You'll study three core modules (Flight Performance, Flight Operations & Meteorology), each followed by a practice question bank to reinforce what you've learned. When you're ready to take your exam, you simply login, select a time and follow the set up instructions. Nothing could be simpler.

    • 100% online & on-demand (start, pause & resume at your own pace)
    • Exams available online and on-demand, 24/7/365 [learn more]
    • Free exam retakes (98% of our students pass first time!)
    • No flight test or operations manual required
    • Digital certification to your phone - exclusive to AV8 [learn more]
    • Unlimited, on-demand instructor support (Email, Phone, Video Call) [learn more]
    • Exclusive drone insurance discount via Flock (10% from 1st year's premiums) [learn more]


COURSE REQUIREMENTS

In order to complete the course exam, you must:

    • Have completed the CAA's Drone and Model Aircraft online training course and test and be in possession of a valid Flyer ID
      • This is free to complete and can be done in less than 30 minutes.
    • Have completed a period of practical flight training (either formally or under 'self monitored' conditions). This must conducted in the A3 (Open) Category (i.e. far from people) but simulating the conditions of the A2 (Open) Category (i.e. close to people).
      • We recommend that you practice for at least 2 hours at a location far from people but fly as though you are flying close to people. The course includes some practice activities to help you hone your skills!
    • Have an internet connection speed of at least 2Mbps
      • This is needed in order to get the most from the course and to take your online exam.
    • Have access to a suitable enabled laptop / desktop with a webcam, speakers and microphone (mobile access to course material is optional)
    • Have access to an appropriate small unmanned aircraft
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