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UAV Pilot Certification

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by aristosv, Nov 17, 2014.

  1. aristosv

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    I know it's early, and most countries dont even have laws and regulations for it, but I'll ask anyway.

    Is there any way I can get a license, or a certification to fly a UAV?
    I don't mind travelling in Europe to get it and I realise I'd have to attend a training or something.
    I don't even mind if the certification is valid only in the country I get it in. It would have to be a recognized organization though.

    It's going to be a long time until someone in my country can certify others to fly UAV's, so I at least want something from another country in Europe.
    And who knows, maybe I'll be the first one to certify others here.

    Any info?
     
  2. aristosv

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    I live in Cyprus. But i would be happy with any certification authority in Europe.
     
  3. Noël

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    More info @ http://eurousc.com/

    Be prepared to pay a lot!
     
  4. sergekouper

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    There are 2 NQE (National qualified entities) here in the UK, that train you and give you after Ground course exam and flight assessment, a certification of qualification to operate an UAV in the UK, approved by the CAA.
    These are Resource group delivering a RPQ-s (Remote pilot qualification-small) for UAVs under 20kg, and another called Eurousc delivering the BNUC-s,( Basic National UAS Certificate).
    they are the same qualif. Note that it is not a remote pilot licence provided by the UK CAA, but a Qualification certification approved by the CAA.(For now there is no official Remote pilot licence delivered by the CAA.)
    Here is a link to the second one: http://uas.resourcegroup.co.uk/
    This qualif authorise you to operate commercialy within the UK, and any country that would recognise the UK CAA permission good enough to allow you to operate there.
    You have then to make contact with your National authority and ask...
     
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  6. Noël

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    Belgium does not recognize anything that has to-do with commercial flying with UAV. No clue what Greece is saying about commercial UAV flying.
     
  7. nickyb

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    I'm doing my UAV qualification in the UK at the end of the year, will cost my company £1400 for a 2 day course with exams.

    Some extra costs to factor are:

    1. £100 or so will need to be paid to the CAA for your PFAW qualification to be checked
    1. Insurance. If you intend to use PFAW for making money you must have public liability insurance and this can cost from £600 or more per year