Getting Qualification for Commercial Drone work: Resource Group

Getting Qualification for Commercial Drone work: Resource Group

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20 Comments

  1. Digital Emotion on November 7, 2021 at 9:13 am

    Great video Dom! thanks. Regarding the training, is the test very strict at the end? in the sense of say passing a trucker’s driving test.. i.e..one slight hiccup and you fail, one lack of remembering a certain manoeuvre or procedure = instant fail?  or is it more like a motorcycle CBT test where they are more on your side and will help you get the job done? Reason I ask is £1600 is a lot of risk if it is extremely strict and slight human error may cost you the full amount? 

  2. Jonathan Banks on November 7, 2021 at 9:14 am

    Great video (as usual) thanks Dom, I’m doing the course next month so having a bit of background after taking all the online course is really helpful!!!

  3. Tom Parker on November 7, 2021 at 9:14 am

    Manual mode will be really difficult, save time and money by getting a flight simulator or putting a few hours on one you have already! It is a muscle memory skill constantly making changes based on how the craft is behaving, but it 100% worth learning. The number of brain farts you can have while learning is enormous; the Phoenix flight sim is particularly good and will keep you practiced in the winter.

  4. Jamie Watson on November 7, 2021 at 9:21 am

    It seems a bit strange when talking about some thing that should be given full focus on you should make this video as you are driving you car. Hope you don’t mind me saying this but it seem as though you missed the point of the course, take safety seriuosly.

  5. Mike Ramsay on November 7, 2021 at 9:24 am

    Great vid Dom, thanks. I’ve been looking at this course too but my business model is currently non existent, so paying for licence training and relicensing every year is overkill for hobbyist level. However the risk assessment issues are real for all of us, and maybe there needs to be a lower level/cost course for noncommercial users. Everyone flying these things needs to take them more seriously. The Gadget show didn’t help in the run up to Guy Fawkes playing with them filming fireworks at night and no safety comments.

  6. Chris Simmonds on November 7, 2021 at 9:27 am

    None the less no matter how qualified you are, no matter how much official recognition you have no matter even how much insurance you have you are still flying a heavy chunk of metal around the sky. Currently as far as I can see you have no real effective fail safe to employ so that should your contraption fail, nothing will stop plummeting to earth at the risk life, limb and property. Nor can I see anything that will stop your big boys toy colliding with another drone, a power cable, a bird or tall structure again causing it to plummet to earth. Until triple redundancy fail is invented and installed together with SOTA collision avoidance technology and multi channel control I believe all commercial drones should be banned and a limit on size and weight of non-commercial fliers too. Also RC planes need looking at too, I saw a 1/4 scale Avro Lancaster video on YouTube virtually a light aircraft in size… nightmare 

  7. George Abernethy on November 7, 2021 at 9:28 am

    Self regulating ?????????? sounds likes Germany in 1933 (did you know this family is not the same as us) type of thing.

  8. matthewtatlock on November 7, 2021 at 9:28 am

    Have you completed the flight assessment now?

  9. shooterboy2007 on November 7, 2021 at 9:28 am

    just what i was looking for after flying my phantom 2 and all the extra.s including laws and licensing ,,, cool
    nice one 🙂

  10. The Raven on November 7, 2021 at 9:38 am

    Really informative video. I had a DJI vision and uploaded a few videos on here. I’ve now sold it as I started thinking about how inexperienced I actually was and what could happen if, but more probably when, things go wrong. I think we’ve all been there as I remember thinking you was flying very close to property when you first got yours. Keep the great videos coming. Also love Edinburgh but why is it always so dam cold 😊

  11. DCAPImages on November 7, 2021 at 9:39 am

    Great video Dom, something I’m thinking about in the future so keep up the good work.

  12. Robin Slater on November 7, 2021 at 9:41 am

    Dom great video full of facts thank you

  13. AV33 on November 7, 2021 at 9:44 am

    Great video and you give some great advice.  This should seriously be on Resource Group’s website!  You give a really good overview of the course.

  14. alex airlie on November 7, 2021 at 9:46 am

    what sounded like a fun hobby has just turned to boring officialdom and has turned me off.

  15. Jonathon Horner on November 7, 2021 at 9:47 am

    Big thanks.  Writing a Market Analysis report on drone flying as a job for uni and this was a big help. 🙂

  16. Steven Trueman on November 7, 2021 at 9:48 am

    I’ve just got halfway through your video , I need a pen and paper! I expected the course to be in depth but because of this video I will now buff up on the stuff you mentioned. thanks for the useful info.

  17. RJMCTV on November 7, 2021 at 10:01 am

    Sorry if u already answered this – but what do you use to record you vlogs in your car video and sound) and how do you keep it so stable

  18. zdrawex zdrava on November 7, 2021 at 10:06 am

    so what makes you ”pro” is licence or paying taxes for job…..someone who fly these things many years before someone else is  potentially dangerous because he didnt pay tax………what a greedy world we have here….i can bet it’s really something expensive because its something new and they want money so badly

  19. Chris Simmonds on November 7, 2021 at 10:08 am

    The thought of you guys losing a UAV over a populated area is a nightmare. I don’t think drones should be licensed to fly until the technology has been developed that will make them safe when they go astray, maybe some kind of parachute that will drop them to earth gently. Proximity sensors too so that they could never contect with an object. Plus many millions of public liability insurance. Nightmare that you guys can operate in the current rules of operations.

  20. colblimp on November 7, 2021 at 10:10 am

    That was really interesting, thanks for sharing your experience!

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