GVC - General Visual Line of Sight Certitifcate

The GVC course will enable students to operate within the specific category of the new EU Regulations.
This allows flight of aircraft of to a maximum take off mass (MTOM) of 25kg.
Upon completion students will be able to apply to the CAA for an Operational Authorisation to operate within the Specific Category.

**NOTE** Until the 31st Dec, you require a PFCO to work on a commercial basis. GVC students will be issued with a standard permission from the CAA if they apply before this date.
This will then be turned into an Operational Authorisation when the new regulations come into effect.

Day 1

Air Law
UAS Operating Principles
Airmanship & Aviation Safety
Human Factors & Recap

Start - 08:00 - 17:30

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Day 2

 

Meteorology
Navigational Charts
Aircraft Knowledge
Operational Procedures
Theory Test

Start - 08:00 - 18:30

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Day 3

 

Operations Manual Workshop
Flight Planning Session
Practical Flight Test

Start - 08:00 - 17:00

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Operations Manual

This part of the process is extremely important and without a fully completed operations manual, you can't apply to the CAA. We use the time in the workshop on day 3 to complete your operations manual and have it ready for submission, but also for your flight test.

The manual includes certain procedures that you will be required to follow during the test.
We will provide students with an operations manual template prior to the course, which can be filled in during the workshop.

Theory Test

The theory test is a closed book test, mainly consisting of multiple choice answers, there are a few long answer questions, but we will provide you with the information during the course.

Students will have 1 hour complete 40 questions, with a pass mark of 75%  Extra time of 10% can be allocated if it is required in certain circumstances, please contact us to discuss this.

If a student fails the test, then they will be eligible to re-sit a second paper for free. Any failure after that will incur a fee of £150 to re-sit a third test paper.

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Practical Flight Test

The practical flight test is conducted on day 3 of the course.
The information for this can be found by click the link below. The page shows you the drills that we will test you on.

Important information

Students must have valid insurance to take the flight assessment.
Coverdrone will provide ONE day FREE flight test insurance.
Please visit Coverdrone to obtain your flight test insurance

CAA APPLICATION FEE

The CAA require an initial application fee, currently £253.
This money is paid directly to the CAA when applying for your permission.
The current scheme of charges can be found here