Drone Training


Training Courses and Certification for Drones

Our 6000 acre family farm estate provides the ideal base for our proving and training grounds. It allows for hands-on training in a real working farm environment across various types of land and scenarios.

Basic Training

Included with all system purchases.

Basic training is designed to get you up to speed and ready to start using your system. We cover basic operation and maintenance, through to programming automated flights for mapping and cover site surveys and risk assessments.

We’ll also cover the software and sensors specific to your system, and work-flows specific to your needs such as multi-spectral data analysis and building variable rate application prescriptions

Training Course - Using Your Farm Drone

Unlock the power of your drone as a useful farm tool.

This is a 2 day course built by a team of drone experts and farmers, and based on using drones on a working farm. The course is led by a drone expert with over 10 years experience, with input from farmers and agronomists.

Course Details
Advanced Training

Task-specific drone applications in precision farming.

Based on our own internal R&D, these in-detail courses cover various software packages, and the very latest in drone technology use-cases.

From high resolution variable rate weed control, to high precision boundary and tramline mapping for automated traffic, through to drone-based spraying systems and pesticide application certification.

Coming soon, contact us about our bespoke training packages to learn more now.

CAA Permission for Commercial Operations

Get Your PfCO

With our partners at The Aerial Academy, we offer a two day certification course that covers everything needed to gain a permission for commercial operations (PfCO) from the CAA. This permission is a legal requirement for anyone or company that wished to pilot a drone system for commercial work.

The course is available at our base in the North East (Alnwick NE66 4ED), or at various locations across the country on a monthly basis. Courses run directly after our other training courses, allowing for all to be completed in the same week. We can also arrange bespoke private courses including the certification course.

1. Theory Course

Successful completion of our full PFCO course allows us to make a recommendation to the CAA for those looking to get a Permission for Commercial Operations.

2. Flight Test

A hands-on Operational Flight Assessment to gauge pilot competence, can be completed at the same time as the theory course, or at a later date.

3. Operations Manual

We provide assistance with this stage during the aviation theory section of our course, as well as providing a fantastic template to work from.

4. Insurance and Application

We'll help you find the right insurance package, and apply to the CAA for your permission based on our recommendation.

  • 2 days of Aviation Theory Training and Examination
  • Operational Flight Assessment (at a later date)
  • Operations Manual assistance
  • Recommendation for a Permission for Commercial Operation
  • Assistance with PfCO Application to the CAA
  • Candidate course materials
  • Sandwich lunch on the theory days and tea/coffee, etc
  • Flight assessment day public liability insurance (may cost extra with other companies)
  • Ongoing support for the first few months to ensure everything is going smoothly
  • 10% off Airdata UAV Drone logbook service

Bespoke Courses

Private training designed for your company.

Covering everything your staff need to know.

A full end-to-end solution.

Enquire About Bespoke Training



We’re in North Northumberland, a beautiful part of England just south of Scotland.

If you are driving, the A1 is about 10 mins away, enter NE66 4ED into your sat nav. Berwick-Upon-Tweed train station is 30 mins away. Newcastle Airport is 1 hour away.


From February 2018 we’ll be offering our own on-site accommodation, a catered cottage that sleeps 5.

We also highly recommend the Percy Arms in Chatton, 5 mins away, it is a great pub with nice rooms and good food.

A little further away in the town of Alnwick, 15 mins away, The Hogs Head Inn is a great larger hotel, or the newly opened Cookie Jar is highly recommended if you are looking for somewhere extra nice to stay.

For any of the above please ask about a discount.

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