Take A Drone Course At British School Of Aviation

Want to obtain a UK-CAA-approved certificate and progress into the professional drone world but don’t know where to start?

British School of Aviation’s drone courses are ideal for those intending to utilise drones for business purposes.

Buying a drone is easy, but there must be a few pre-requisites that need to be made before flights.

British School of Aviation offers a range of training courses that can guide a complete UAV novice through to being a competent and responsible drone pilot – ensuring that the latest UAV rules and regulations are understood, and that safety is paramount.

British School of Aviation’s drone courses are brilliant for individuals who wish to operate in environments that are in close range of other people, such as within the construction industry or in development zones.

Throughout these courses, you will focus on the risk that the drone can present to third parties, particularly to uninvolved persons on the ground.

All of our drone courses place an emphasis on having the right CAA competency, oversight, and authorisation. The current regulations are not the easiest to understand and interpret, but our industry-leading instructors lead the discussion on what is or isn’t considered acceptable under certain circumstances within contemporary drone operation.

British School of Aviation has achieved a CAA-approved Recognised Assessment Entity (RAE) status for training commercial drone pilots, enabling them to achieve their GVC competency – General VLOS (Visual Line of Sight) Certificate.


Our Drone Pilot Introductory Course is ideal for anyone who wants to learn how to fly a drone – or become a safer drone pilot. Overall, this course is perfect for anyone who aspires to take their first step towards becoming a professional drone pilot.

Our Drone Pilot Introductory Course seamlessly mixes classroom-based theoretical knowledge lessons with practical training sessions. The latter of which includes hands-on experience under the watchful eye of our experienced course instructor, John Moreland.

Courses run throughout the year and are subject to a minimum group of 6 candidates. You can contact us via email at info@BSA.word to register your interest.


This course is ideal for aspiring commercial drone operators. Our GVC (General Visual Line of Sight VLOS) Certificate helps recreational or even professional UAV operators achieve their CAA-approved certificate of competency.

This enables them to conduct Small Unmanned Aircraft (SUA) operations.

The GVC provides the qualification for VLOS operations and is valid for a period of 5 years.

With any drone – that has a fitted camera or is over 250 grams in weight – the UAS pilot SHOULD consider our (GVC) General VLOS Certificate Course.

Our GVC presents the opportunity to make drone pilots more aware of potential hazards and informs them of ways to mitigate the risks that might be present during a flight.

Our GVC is sold as an intensive 3-day course, which includes 2 days of classroom-based theory, an online examination, and 1 day of practical training in a suitable location either in Tring, Wheathampstead, or Harpenden.

Our GVC courses run throughout the year and are subject to a minimum group of 5 candidates.. Please register your interest in this course by emailing us at info@BSA.world or calling our admin team on +44 1582 737 888. Our team will contact you with upcoming course dates as soon as they are confirmed.

After booking your place on this course, you will receive a welcome pack with the required study information 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.


  • Flyer ID or 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 of age or older.


Location: We are located in the Airport Executive Park at London Luton Airport (LTN). Please feel free to drop in on any weekday and a member of staff will be happy to show you around.

Parking: Our free car park is located right in front of our academy.

Email: For all inquiries please contact us at info@bsa.world.

Telephone: To reach our reception please dial +44 1582 737 888. Calls should be made between 9AM and 5PM Monday’s to Friday’s.

Website: www.britishschoolofaviation.com.


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Orville Wright piloted the aircraft 20 feet above a wind-swept beach in North Carolina. The flight lasted 12 seconds and travelled 120 feet. Three more flights were made that day with Orville’s brother Wilbur piloting the record flight lasting 59 seconds over a distance of 852 feet

In 1903, this seemed an impossible feat. In fact, a few months earlier, Gustave Albin Whitehead (an American scientist) claimed to have proved that a powered aircraft would never fly, despite the attempts of various other would-be aviators. The scientist’s opinion seemed to be verified when a motorised flyer designed by Samuel Langley, Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, plunged into the Potomac River in Washington, D.C.

Although not the first to build an experimental aircraft, the Wright Brothers were the first to invent aircraft controls that made fixed-wing powered flight possible. Their breakthrough? The creation of a three-axis control system, which allowed the pilot to steer the aircraft effectively and to maintain its equilibrium. This method remains standard on fixed-wing aircraft of all kinds!

What if someone does it better later? Good!

Technically the Wright brothers built the worst aeroplanes in the world. If you do it first, you do it worst, and history will thank you for it. The Wright brothers were, above all, aviation pioneers.

They paved the way to aviation as we know it today. It’s hard to exaggerate the significance of their accomplishment, as Wilbur Wright watched his brother pilot their flying machine into the air, the world began to change. Left behind were long trips across the U.S. taking weeks and month long crossings of the Atlantic Ocean.

Who would have known what lay ahead?

Transcontinental trips in less than a day, and eventually, even oceans would be crossed in hours. And then, one summer day just 66 years later, humankind would fly to the moon.

So, as we celebrate Wright Brothers Day, you could even say, they took one giant leap for mankind way before Neil and Buzz did!