GVC – 26th July 2021


GVC Drone course 2021

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BSA now offers a drone training course for recreational and aspiring commercial drone operators to achieve their CAA-approved certificate of competency.

This is now called the GVC – General Visual Line of Sight (VLOS) Certificate.

Let our industry-leading instructors give you the knowledge skills and attitude to successfully transition into the professional drone world, our instructors will be happy to help you with any special requirements for your particular usage case as well as careers advice where needed.

THIS COURSE STARTS 26th July 2021 (with further courses throughout 2021)

The intensive 3-day face to face course takes place at our specialist Aviation training school based at Luton Airport and includes 2 days of theory, an online test, and a 1-day practical flight test. We can arrange further training in both theory and practice if needed.

After booking, you will receive a welcome pack with the study info and materials. We will then arrange for our head of training to call you and make sure you know what is required at your end as well as how we can help you to achieve your particular goals within the industry.


In order to protect students and staff, theory training will be held at our London Luton Airport training facility in accordance with ‘Covid Secure’ government guidelines. Courses are restricted to a maximum of 8 students to allow for safe social distancing.

Drone flight tests will be held either in Tring or Harpenden (Both a short drive from Luton).

To find out more and if you would rather speak to a human being whilst booking please email or call us on 01582 737888.


Drone Safe 

Endorsed by BSA, Drone Safe is an information resource designed to help drone users access all the information they need about flying drones safely and legally.

Its Drone Code is a simple set of rules designed by a number of UK aviation regulatory bodies to promote the safe and responsible use of drones:

Don’t fly near airports or airfields – it is illegal to fly a drone within 5km of an airport or airfield boundary

Remember to stay below 400ft (120m) and at least 150ft (50m) away from buildings and people

Observe your drone at all times – maintain VLOS (Visual Line of Sight)

Never fly near aircraft

Enjoy your drone responsibly

To download a copy of the Drone Code and find out more about safe flying, click HERE

Please also read our page Drones and the Law

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