Kickstart your way to operating drones commercially with our combined DJI Mavic 2 Pro + Fly More Kit and ICARUS General VLOS Certificate (formerly PfCO).
Learn to get your (GVC General Visual Line of Sight Certificate) so you can fly your drones in the Specific Category from 1st November 2020, or get your Permission for Commercial Operation (PfCO) before 1st November 2020.
Simply select a date to take your Virtual Classroom and ensure you complete all of the pre-requisite E-Learning videos prior to logging in to your chosen virtual classroom date.
All of our GVC Drone course E-Learning is taught by industry expert and UAVHUB CEO Matt Williams (Mr MPW) who will guide you through the learning process that will ultimately lead to you becoming a certified drone operator in the Specific Category.
When you have completed your Theory Exam, you simply need to book your Practical Examination (Operational Evaluation) at our Oxfordshire or North-Staffordshire Training Field and this will take up to 2 hours to complete.
The final part of the ICARUS GVC drone course is focused on the Operations Manual. You'll be sent a list of questions to complete detailing your planned operations, the answers to these questions are then used to create an operations manual bespoke unique to you - The manual is usually delivered within 5 working days.
The GVC Drone Course Includes
6 Hours of Video-based E-Learning of GVC syllabus
1 Day Virtual Classroom training & revision
9.30 am - 3.00 pm
Online Theory Examination
Operations Manual Creation Service (through theHUBSUB in partnership with Open Sky Consulting
Operations Evaluation (Flight test) - booked on a separate day
Times available between 10.00 am - 15.00 pm between Monday - Friday.
Award of General Visual Line of Sight Certificate
This certificate allows you to apply for an Operational Authorisation / Permission for Commercial Operation from the CAA.
An Application for Operational Authorisation costs ~£253
On successful completion of this course, you are awarded General Visual Line of Sight Certificate which is required to apply for an Operational Authorisation (after 1st November 2020), or a PfCO (before 1st November 2020.
DJI Mavic 2 Pro
The DJI Mavic 2 Pro is a small yet powerful drone from DJI and is capable of capturing high-quality footage up to 4K resolution. This is an ideal drone for beginners due to its compact size and ease of flight. It’s ideal for both training purposes, as well as being more than capable of being used as a commercial drone.
The DJI Mavic 2 Pro features a CMOS (complementary metal-oxide semiconductor) Hasselblad camera. The Hasselblad camera features a 1-inch sensor with no zoom. It supports a 10-bit colour profile, which is four times the amount of colour levels per channel of that of its predecessor. This provides maximum flexibility for editing. This is an upgrade on theMavic Pro‘s camera. So, if you’re looking for image quality over zoom capability the Mavic 2 Pro is ideal.
Another noteworthy feature of the Mavic is the ‘quiet propellers’. These are ideal for areas where noise pollution from the propellers may be an issue.
The new Mavic 2 Pro features OcuSync 2.0 which provides you with 1080p video stream up to 8 km (5 miles) away. It also features “omnidirectional obstacle sensing”, otherwise known as “360-degree obstacle avoidance”. This gives the Mavic 2 more situational awareness and makes it a safe-to-fly solution.
Enhanced Image Quality
The Mavic 2 Pro is set to come featured with the CMOS (complementary metal-oxide semiconductor) Hasselblad camera. The Hasselblad camera features a 1-inch sensor with no zoom. This is an upgrade on the Mavic Pro’s camera, and if you’re looking for image quality over zoom capability the Mavic 2 Pro is ideal.
Following the Mavic Pro’s camera receiving mixed reviews, the Mavic 2 Pro’s camera is, therefore, an upgrade. Hasselblad cameras have previously featured on DJI’s Matrice 600 drone. This makes the Mavic 2 Pro ideal for any budding videographers and filmmakers looking to make their breakthrough into the commercial drone market.
The Mavic 2 is also set to feature “omnidirectional obstacle sensing”, otherwise known as “360-degree obstacle avoidance”. This gives the Mavic 2 more situational awareness than the Pro and makes it a safe-to-fly solution.
The Mavic Pro was naturally seen as the ideal training drone, but the Mavic 2 could quite easily step into its place. Drone novices often fear crashing their drone, however with this new obstacle avoidance technology, it takes a certain element of this fear away from the user.
4K Ultra HD Video
The DJI Mavic Drone supports 4K video at 30fps. No Electronic Image Stabilization is used, ensuring all footage is 4K. They have created a miniaturized, ultra-precise 3-axis gimbal for the Mavic, capable of stabilizing the camera even during a high-speed motion for smooth video and sharp photos.
Longer Flight Time
Despite the Mavic’s compact size, it’s length of flight doesn’t reduce, and actually expands on that of the Mavic Pro. It flies much longer than you would expect from its compact size. It is capable of reaching an absolute maximum flight time of 31 minutes.