OSC Training Workshop

The regulatory and social environment in which drones are operated is undergoing almost continual change.  The Air Navigation Order has been amended on an almost annual basis and the introduction of EASA will potentially turn the industry on its head. Incidents such as the 2018 Christmas Gatwick incident combined with regular near-miss report – whether real or not – only increase the need for high levels of professionalism.

So how will you differentiate yourself from other, newcomer operators from July 2020 or from established standard permission holders?  One way is to obtain a GVC from one of the new REAs.  Another method, with proven effect, is to obtain exemptions to your current permission.  Such exemptions allow you to sell to higher-value, corporate clients who understand the need for higher levels of safety compliance.  After all, this helps protect their reputation and insurance premiums as well as your own.

Yes, there is an investment necessary in both time and money.  But operators who have made, or are making that investment will have a much larger advantage than spending similar amounts on the next new airframe.

Our training workshops equip you with the information you need to make an effective and professional approach to the CAA when making your OSC application.

During the COVID-19 lock-down we are providing our training course remotely.  The reduction in administration and accommodation costs are being passed down to our clients, along with a goodwill gesture, allowing us to reduce our price from £650 to £400 per person (no VAT).

We still limit ourselves to a very small number of operators per course to ensure a tight focus and attention on you.

The next training day is not yet schedules but we are requesting expressions of interest for a Saturday in July.  If you require training then this is your chance to influence the date by contacting Eyeup now.

The training is COVID-19 Secure and takes place via the GoToMeeting platform.  This is easy to access via the app or through the Chrome browser.  So wherever you are in the UK (or the world!), you are able to attend.

One-on-One focused OSC Consultancy

We have already helped a number of established operators by sitting down and understanding their current operation and the way this could be improved with an Enhanced Permission from the CAA.  The preparation of an Operating Safety Case can be a daunting prospect but Eyeup will talk you through the process.  We can help put together logical and effective safety arguments and assist with enhancements to your Operations Manual and Systems Template.

We do not provide this service for every operator.  We need to be convinced that you are already a professional outfit with a high level of experience in the field you are looking to enhance.  We can’t and won’t guarantee that any particular application to the CAA will be successful (because we aren’t the CAA!), but we believe that any professional, experienced operator should be able to achieve an enhanced permission with the right guidance.

Contact us for more details at info@eyeup.camera or call 01372 632634.

Eyeup worked with a major defence contractor, helping them with the risk assessment necessary to operate the DJI M600 Pro on their site.  The site is shared with other organisations and is classed by the CAA as a Congested Area.

We were able to advise on training options, manual production and assistance with the safety assessment necessary to operate safely and efficiently on the site.

The work done here will help directly save lives in current and legacy conflict zones across the world.

In this image, two new pilots are getting to grips with the M600.