Flight Assessment
(Day and Night Operations)

One day
various UK assessment centres
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About this course

The Flight Assessment is designed to assess drone pilot competency with your application of knowledge and commercial operating procedures. You will cover all aspects of planning, pre-deployment and on-site risk assessment to ensure that your Unmanned Aviation Vehicle (UAV) operation meets minimum legal and safety requirements.

Our instructors will verify your flight skills and assess your level of drone pilot competency. As part of the flight assessment you must demonstrate skills including take-off, climbing, descending, turning, holding altitudes and headings accurately as well as landing. Recognition and recovery from unusual situations, such as link lost, fly away, an air incursion situation and operator incapacitation are also assessed to that safe drone operation will be maintained and safety of themselves and/or third parties isn't compromised. You will also need to demonstrate a basic technical knowledge of your aircraft to our instructors.

This is achieved by the following:

  • The production and submission of Flight Reference Cards (FRCs) and Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS) technical specifications. (Note: both must be submitted a minimum of 7 days before your scheduled flight assessment).
  • The completion of a full deployment survey (mission planning), of a task issued during the flight assessment.
  • Once on-site the student will be expected to complete an on-site survey (risk assessment) of the tasking area.
  • The student will operate their RPAS within standard Visual Line of Sight (VLOS) rules (unless specified during the booking process).

Day Operations

This assessment will take place in daytime conditions, and is suitable for fixed wing and multi-rotor drones. It covers UAV operation for aircraft weighing up to 20kgs.

Night Operations

This assessment is for those already holding day permissions, and will take place in night time conditions. It provides drone pilots the opportunity to prove a higher level of competence to us as a National Qualified Entity (NQE) which can then be reflected in your operations manual. It is suitable for fixed wing and multi-rotor drones, covering UAV operation of aircraft weighing up to 20kgs.

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For bookings of two or more students, military personnel / veterans, or details of how we can tailor our training to suit your needs (date or location) then please contact RUAS sales on +44 (0) 1633 835 123.