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Three Day UK Commercial Drone Pilot Course

Luton Airport, Bedfordshire   

  • Certificated drone training at Luton Airport
  • Gain the GVC qualification
  • For commercial drone flying 
  • Tutors all from aviation backgrounds

What's Included

  • Three day professional drone flying course
  • Achieve the GVC- General Visual Line of sight (VLOS) certificate approved by the CAA
  • Industry-leading instructors will give you the knowledge to successfully transition into the professional drone world
  • Receive a welcome pack containing study information and materials
  • Telephone meeting with the head of training prior to the course to discuss the process and your individual requirements
  • 2 days of classroom based or online training
  • 1-day practical flight assessment with a prior practice session
  • Assistance with CAA certification application if required
  • Refreshments are included (lunch can either be purchased from the onsite cafe or participants can bring a packed lunch)
  • There will be a maximum of 8 students attending this course

Theoretical Knowledge - 2 Days

  • Short programme prior to the competency assessment to bring your knowledge up to the required level
  • Cover case studies and discuss the practical application
  • Knowledge will be gained by self-study and classroom-based activities
  • Apply the knowledge gained in real-life scenarios
  • Theoretical knowledge exam at the end of day 2

Practical Flight Assessment (PFA) - 1 Day

  • A handbook is provided for your reference
  • Practice and test the procedures described within the operations manual
  • Pre-flight briefings to ensure you are confident you will meet the required standard

What Can I Expect

Want to make drone-flying your job? Book a commercial drone training course in Luton to get the GVC qualification you need to be able to work as a professional drone pilot.

If you are going to be commercially flying drones over 250g in certain outdoor situations, you'll need a certificate that shows you are qualified and competent. The GVC refers to the General Visual Line of Sight Certificate, which has replaced the CAA's original PfCO (Permission for Commercial Operations).

This drone training school is based out of Luton Airport. As well as offering GVC courses for drone operators, the centre provides pilot, cabin crew and aviation engineering teaching, so the tutors here really are all experts in their chosen fields of aviation.

Prepare to learn a lot on these GVC drone courses. They last three days, with the two days of theory and one day of practical flying. You'll be following the complete syllabus, which includes a variety of modules to teach you about air law, responsibility, meteorology, navigation and lots lots more.

There is a theoretical knowledge exam at the end of your theory days. This will look at case studies, asking you to explain how you would apply the theory you've learnt in the real world.

The day of flying (officially known as the PFA - Practical Flying Assessment) has no structured syllabus or sequence of exercises, but it will incorporate various flying scenarios covered by your theoretical training during the two previous days. After pre-flight briefings, you'll be assessed on your flying by your trainer.

Remember, if you plan to fly your drone for commercial gain, you need a licence. All relevant tests and exams are included in the cost of this commercial course at Luton and by the end of your three days of training, you should be a GVC certified drone pilot. 


  • Selected weekday dates throughout the year
  • Sessions run on 3 consecutive days starting at 09:00 finishing at 17:00
  • Please note: should weather conditions been unfavourable or additional training is needed for progression a 4th day may be added to the course


  • A specialist aviation training school based at Luton Airport
  • Drone flight tests are generally held in Tring or Harpenden (both a 20-30 drive from Luton)
  • Participants must have their own transport for travel to flight locations

Suitable For

Pre Entry Requirements

  • Some drone flying experience
  • Flyer ID/operator ID - as appropriate
  • Have completed the UK CAA Drone Education Online Service
  • A drone registered with the UK CAA
  • Drone insurance
  • A laptop or tablet
  • Be 18 years or older


  • Not suitable for spectators

Anything Else

  • Upon successful completion, application for CAA certification is payable directly to the CAA (currently £253) subjuct to change 
  • The course requires a minimum of 4 students to take place.  In the unlikely event minimum numbers are not reached dates may be rescheduled
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Three Day UK Commercial Drone Pilot Course
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Total Price£599.00
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