Looking to get qualifications in Europe


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@Alan Perlman perhaps you could help me out.

I am looking to get qualified as a UAV pilot, setting my sights on some companies in Europe. They are looking for pilots with a BNUC-S qualification, which I have looked into. It involves theory and an examination as well as a practical examination. At the moment, I am a hobbiest and could definitely use more flight time and theory, but unsure whether I should just dive headfirst into this BNUC-S course or try something else out first, like your course for example.

The startup I work for now is having issues and I have been laid off, so obviously want to throw my cash into courses/qualifications that will be beneficial to me.

Any help would be appreciated.

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Hi @Merkin, our course doesn't (currently) hold any weight in Europe, so aside from the education and flight training and student community, paying for the course and going through it might not be the best use of resources. We'd love to have you as a student, but don't want you to feel like you've made the wrong investment.

If you scroll down to the "Pilot Qualification" section of this link, I believe this is a list of companies (at least in the UK) who offer BUNC-S qualification training: https://www.caa.co.uk/Commercial-Industry/Aircraft/Unmanned-aircraft/Unmanned-Aircraft/. I guess my advice would be that if you're serious about operating commercially, I'd dive into the BUNC-S headfirst since that's the primary designation you need. I also recognize that it's a significant investment.

Either way, keep us posted!

Here's some inspiration for you: http://uavcoach.com/birds-eye-view-productions/

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