Our online A2 CofC theory course is presented by Andrew Hamilton. Andrew was the UAS Lead for the Civil Aviation Authority, overseeing all aspects of drone use in UK airspace.
Prior to joining the CAA, Andrew developed and led the first UK Policing Drone Team, pioneering how they now benefit policing every day.
Unit 1 – Meteorology
In this unit you will learn everything you need to know about weather conditions and how they may impact on your flights.
Unit 2 – UAS Flight Performance
To fly a drone safely you need to know how they work. We take you through the basics of flight, how drones work, key components and systems, batteries and how to maintain your drone(s).
Unit 3 – UAS Operating Principles
During this unit you will learn the importance of flying whilst fit and understand how medication and alcohol can affect your flights. You will also understand the importance of keeping your UA within VLOS at all times and how to operate safely in a congested area, identifying hazards. Finally you will look at mitigation that can be put in place to reduce air and ground risk.