Why having a properly trained and qualified crew is essential to setting up a safe and SORA compliant drone operation at your company.
Building a safe and efficient drone operation is not only about having the right equipment and procedures. Probably the most important thing is to have your crews gain the necessary experience and expertise in what they are doing. Providing them with high quality theoretical and operation specific practical drone training is crucial when it comes to this.
Together with our training partners AirHub can ensure that your flight crews receive the right standardized #training for operations in the European Open and Specific categories. Our team of experienced ground school and flight training instructors will develop a custom training program specific to your company’s needs.
Custom Made Online Training
European legislation dictates that when flying a drone within the airspace of the member states, you – the operator – must have sufficient knowledge on the applicable regulations and other subjects such as navigation and meteorology. Depending on if you are operating in the Open or Specific category various requirements will be applicable to your drone operation.
Setting up a comprehensive training syllabus for your flight crew is essential for a successful drone operation.
When operating your drone in the Open category you will need to know in which geographical #zones you are allowed to fly, what the applicable rules are for the different subcategories (A1 – A3) you can fly in and where to #register your drone. You will also want to know what the requirements are for electronic #identification and geo awareness for the class of drone (C0 – C4) you are operating. To get you ready for the legally required tests, our online training for the Open category will guide you through subjects like:
- Air safety and Aviation regulations
- Airspace structure concepts
- Human performance limitations
- Meteorology and Navigation
- Operational procedures
- UAS flight performance
- UAS general knowledge
- Privacy and data protection
- Insurance and Security
When operating within the Specific category the level of theoretical knowledge and practical skills required strongly depends on the type of operation you want to conduct. Depending on the SAIL level that results from the #SORA analyse you have completed, different requirements will be set for your ground school training. That is why we have developed a modular online training course that can be adjusted to your specific needs. The basis of this online training covers subjects – above those in the Open category – that are required by all operations within the Specific category:
- Application of operational procedures (normal, contingency and emergency procedures)
- Communication, Multi Crew Coordination (#MCC) and Crew Resource Management (#CRM)
- UAS flight path management and automation
- Leadership, teamwork and self-management
- Problem solving and decision-making
- Situational awareness and workload management
- Coordination and handover of control
Depending on the type of operation you will be conducting you can then add extra modules to your training course. So if you want to operate within a #CTR with #UTM service for example or fly Beyond Visual Line Of Sight (BVLOS) you can add these modules to your training course. All the modules are presented in an easy to access online video by experts in their field, so you can take full advantage of their experience and expertise.
At AirHub we will create a custom online training specific to your flight crew’s needs.
Operation Centric Practical Training
Just like every company is different, every #drone operation is different as well. Our flight training instructors will help you develop an internal training syllabus suited for your flight crew and maintenance personnel and will provide them with the initial training needed to get certified. We have developed many programs for various sectors including:
- Visual and Thermal Industrial Inspections
- Aerial Photography and Video for Broadcast and Media
- Aerial Mapping and Modelling for Construction and Engineering
- Agricultural Crop Analyses
- Emergency Response Training for Fire and Police departments
With our custom on-site training, we will make sure your team receives the appropriate experience that is relevant to them. We can train in any country in Europe, so it is up to you to set the location, date, time, and topics depending on what works best for your team.
Setting up a drone operation does not only affect the personnel directly involved with flying the drones but also the management of the company. Our consultants can guide the directors and managers at your organization in the implementation and management of your drone program. Trough our coaching and training you will be able to get the highest return on investment from your drone operation as quickly as possible.
How AirHub can help
At AirHub we have guided many organizations across various industries with setting up a safe, efficient and compliant drone operation. Contact us to take advantage of the experience and expertise of our consultants and trainers. They can help you develop and validate your training syllabus and verify the competencies of your flight crew. And with our AirHub Drone Operations Management platform you will be able to gain a comprehensive insight into your training needs.