You don't need a license or course to fly a drone commercially, however, you may need to do a course to fly in congested areas
If you have a DJI Mavic Air 2 or Air 2s and you want to know what the BEST drone qualification is in the UK for recreational and hobby drone pilots, you need to look no further than the CAA approved A2 CofC drone course with UAVHUB.
You can now use the A2 Certificate of Competency to fly in locations not previously possible without doing an expensive course and paying yearly fees to the CAA!
When you have your A2 C of C, you can operate current drones which weigh 2kg or less in places you simply can't, without it! With some drones, you can fly virtually anywhere you like, you just need to avoid flying over people.
So what can I do with an A2 CofC and my DJI Mavic Air 2?
If you are flying drones that are between 500g-2kg (the DJI Mavic Air 2 being 570g) will need to do the Drone and Model Aircraft Registration and Education Service (DMARES) to get your Flyer ID (this is free).
Once you have your Flyer ID you will then benefit from getting an A2 Certificate of Competency (A2 CofC) from UAVHUB.
Once you hold an A2 CofC you will be able to fly the DJI Mavic Air 2 in areas used for recreational, industrial, residential and commercial purposes (what we commonly refer to as congested areas).
You must always maintain unaided visual line of sight with the drone and you must stay at least 50 metres away from uninvolved people (people who aren't involved with your flight!) and you cannot overfly uninvolved people.
If you choose not to get an A2 CofC, you will need to:
- Do the Drone and Model Aircraft Registration and Education Service and get your Flyer ID
- Stay 150 metres away from congested areas
- Stay a minimum of 50 metres away from uninvolved people
Examples of other drones that you can fly with an A2 CofC in congested areas are:
- DJI Mavic 2 Pro
- DJI Mavic 2 Zoom
- DJI Mavic (1st generation)
- DJI Mavic Air 2/Air2s
- Autel EVO II
- DJI Phantom 4
How can I get an A2 C of C?
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When you've finished your E-learning and you're feeling confident, you can use our simple online booking system to book in for your online Theory Exam... At a time and date which works for you. Once you've completed the Theory Exam, you're good to go!
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