EXCLUSIVE: Payload focus and EASA will see drone training market evolve in 2020, says leading training manager

New payloads, EASA regulations and industry focus will force the drone training industry to evolve in 2020, iRed training manager, Steve Welland, has predicted. As part of this month’s Special Report, CDP focused on drone training and spoke with industry leaders in the UK to find out more. Commenting on how he thinks the market will evolve, Welland said that the CAA’s registration process will also play its part. He explained: “In 2020, it’s likely that we’ll see the market evolve to focus on new payloads. It’s important for pilots to develop their understanding of emerging remote sensing technologies because
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SPECIAL REPORT: Training in the Drone Industry

As part of the exclusive monthly special report series, CDP has taken a look into training in the drone industry. As part of the second edition of the year, CDP speaks to a select group of training providers and delves into the market. In conversation with iRed, Heliguy, RUAS and UAV8, Commercial Drone Professional discovers the latest goings on in the sector and what challenges they see. CLICK HERE TO SEE THE REPORT The forms the latest in a series of exclusive special reports. See them all here:
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NATS launches animated online drone training course for new users

NATS has made a new, free-to-use online training course for drone users available on its website. Designed with new drone owners and hobbyists in mind, the animated course presents an overview of current UK flight safety rules and regulations governing drone use and features a series of interactive quiz questions based on key elements of responsible drone operation. Steve Graham, head of business engagement at NATS, said: “We hope new and existing drone users will find our new online hobbyist course useful as a fun-to-use tool with a serious message. NATS strongly supports fair and equal access for all types
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