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    A2 CofC Drone Course (A2 Certificate of Competency)

    The A2 CofC (A2 Certificate of Competency) is a new drone course qualification that is being introduced from the 1st July 2020 to allow you to fly certain aircraft within a new set of regulation categories, regardless if you want to fly commercially or for a hobby.

    The A2 subcategory will allow you to ‘fly closer to people’ if you hold an A2 Certificate of Competency (A2 CofC) in the UK and are flying a C2 class aircraft or if your aircraft is less than 2 kg MTOM (maximum take-off mass).

      

     

     

    C2 Class Aircraft with an A2 CofC

    You’ll be able to fly down to 30m of uninvolved people, or down to 5m if the aircraft has been switched to a low-speed mode with a C2 class aircraft.

    C2 class aircraft need to have less than a 4 kg MTOM, be ‘safely made’ as determined by EU manufacturer standards, it needs noise limitations, a remote ID and a form of geo awareness.

    It also needs a low-speed mode which limits the maximum speed of the aircraft to 3 m/s (approx 6.7 mph). 

     

    ‘Legacy’ Aircraft with an A2 CofC

    If your aircraft is between 250g and 500g MTOM (like the DJI Mavic Mini) then you will need to hold an A2 CofC and then you will be able to fly close to uninvolved people as long as you don’t overfly them. If your aircraft is between 500g and 2kg MTOM (like the DJI Mavic 2) then you will need to hold an A2 CofC and you will have to maintain a 50m separation distance from uninvolved people. You will be able to fly these ‘legacy’ aircraft under these permissions with an A2 CofC between 1st July 2020 and 30th June 2022. After this point, you will only be able to fly these aircraft in the A3 ‘far from people’ category which means you’ve got to stay 150m away from residential, industrial, business and recreational areas and a minimum of 50m from uninvolved people.


    Why choose UAVHUB?

    UAVHUB (a registered trademark and trading name of Aerial Motion Pictures Ltd) is an NQE and the world's first Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) Recognised Assessment Entity (RAE); authorised by the CAA to provide professional drone training to allow you to apply for your Permission for Commercial Operations (PfCO), General Visual Line of Sight Certificate (GVC) AND/OR the A2 Certificate of Competency (A2 C of C).

    We have trained over 2000 Remote Pilots since 2015 and we have an outstanding reputation, supported by the fact that we are the UK's Highest Rated Drone course on Trustpilot with over 600 5***** star reviews. Our Instructors are either ex. RAF Helicopter Instructors or are professionals in the professional Drone Space, with years of experience - with UAVHUB, you're in safe hands!


    The UK's Highest Rated Drone Training & Retail Company on Trustpilot

    We've trained and supported over 2000 Drone Pilots since 2015