AV8 make their EASA drone courses available to emergency services on a not-for-profit basis.

AV8 are to make their market-leading General VLOS Certificate (GVC) conversion drone course available on a not-for-profit basis to anyone who flies drones for the emergency services*. The course, which includes both the GVC and A2 Certificate of Competence (A2 CofC), is part of the UK’s adoption of a harmonised European framework for drones, set to come into force on November 1st 2020.

Said Jon Anderson, CEO of AV8, “it’s difficult to overstate the contribution made by the women and men of the emergency services; if the past several months have shown us anything, it’s that their dedication and hard work saves lives. We wanted to contribute in some small way to their continued operation and, with the tremendous success of our EASA courses over the last few weeks, we saw an opportunity to help”.

As the UK’s leading provider of virtual drone training, AV8 are able to support completion of their GVC / A2 CofC courses entirely online. Students study through the company’s virtual learning environment with on-demand access to instructors over Zoom.

If you’d like to enrol under this programme, please email for more details. A small charge of £100 per student (inc. VAT) is charged to help cover the costs of the course.

* Eligibility, prerequisites and terms & conditions apply.

About AV8

AV8 Flight School are a specialist aviation training provider, approved by the UK Civil Aviation Authority under the Recognised Assessment Entity framework. For more information, visit

54 views0 comments