I am pleased to announce that I am joining The Aerial Academy as a flight instructor
I have now been flying drones professionally for over four years. I am a camera operator and shooting producer/director for TV and I have flown drones for major TV companies including the BBC, ITV, Channel 5 and various independent production companies. I have appeared on BBC 5 Live, BBC News channels, Good Morning Britain and in The Guardian as a drone industry spokesperson and expert. The past 12 months I have become a public speaker and educator. So now I feel that this is the next move for me and for a while I have tried to find the right NQE to join.
I am very excited about joining The Aerial Academy and for many years have admired the company’s ethics and focus on delivering high-quality drone training, from experienced drone pilots to those starting out in the drone industry. I am looking forward to working alongside owners Jonathan Carter and Elliot Corke and working alongside the other instructors.
Part of the reason for running this course is to share my passion to encourage more women into becoming part of the drone industry. There is the potential for a level playing field for women in the drone industry, but also realise that some women may be intimidated being the only woman on a PFCO course – so we are launching a UK first PFCO women-only course. Starting this initiative with a limited one-off course which we expect to be in high demand. We have already have had a number of women book on the course.
It will be held on 13/14th May 2019 in the Manchester/Sheffield area.
Why we’re running a women-only course
Approximate figures suggest that women only make up 3% of the UAV industry – as a company we would love to see that rise and think that this course might be the answer.
For a long time it has been known that women are not joining the ranks of professional drone pilots. Studies are underway to understand why women are not becoming professional pilots, but in the meantime we hope that this course will be received as a positive move by the drone industry.
How to book
To unlock the booking use the special event code ‘AllFemale’
Or call Alexandra on 0161 883 3897
On this course you will get the usual high standard of support from The Aerial Academy with 12 month support and guidance after the course, Ops manual creation and a dedicated pro facebook group.
Looking forward to meeting those of you who are joining me in May
The PFCO course is for anyone who wants to use their drone commercially in the UK to gain insurance and be safe legal. Please note it is still the law not to fly your drone as additional skills on the side of a paid project. If you are gaining financially for any part of a shoot you must be legal. See my PFCO Link
3 thoughts on “UK’s First Women only PFCO course”
I already booked and paid for a course with a different company before I saw this, but would be very interested in any events or gatherings/groups of female drone operators. Are there any planned please? Many thanks, Angela.
Angela – Please search on FB The UK Female drone collective as there is a meet up planned soon
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