How a missing child was found with help from drones

Racing to beat the clock, first responders in Minot, North Dakota, tap one of the world’s top drone providers in successful rescue effort.

When a child goes missing, the first 48 hours are critical—but they are also the most stressful and chaotic.

Family members often start the clock ticking by looking in spaces where a child may typically crawl or hide: in a closet or pile of laundry, under a bed or inside a vehicle. By the time law enforcement is notified, there’s not a minute to spare. Search teams must be assembled and cover a wide area as quickly as possible.

That’s why, when a small child was reported missing in Minot, N.D. on April 26, 2020, the City of Minot Police Chief John Klug turned to SkySkopes headquartered nearby in Grand Forks and named one of the top five Drone Service Providers (DSP) in the world by Frost & Sullivan.

“We’ve conducted numerous training scenarios to use drones to find missing people, and these agencies were familiar with our search-and-rescue capabilities,” said SkySkopes CEO Matt Dunlevy. “While our drones were extremely useful, it was all due to the swift actions taken by the Minot Police Department and the Minot Fire Department that the child was found safe within just a few hours.”

Locating a missing child by process of elimination

SkySkopes has long been a trusted DSP for clients in industries such as energy, utilities, transportation and oil & gas. An innovator testing state-of-the-art drone technology and services, SkySkopes was the first company to operate under FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) waivers to fly both beyond visual line of sight and over people, which allowed them to operate in a populated area where the search took place.

Within 20 minutes of receiving the call, SkySkopes had teams on site and ready to take flight.

“When Chief Klug contacted us, we knew what to do to rapidly secure airspace permissions,” said Dunlevy. “We also had the personal protective equipment necessary to ensure our pilots and teams met COVID-19 standards, as the pandemic was happening simultaneously.”

Equipped with the most advanced, commercially available cameras, optical gas imaging (OGI) and thermal sensors, SkySkopes provided an aerial view that, through process of elimination, could show in real time where the child was or was not. This ultimately aided first responders in quickly narrowing the search and pinpointing the child’s exact location, which in this case was a neighbor’s house where the child was peacefully napping.

Responding to an emergency within an emergency—with Skyward

Since 2014, SkySkopes has been relying on Skyward, a Verizon company that’s developing the future of drone connectivity. Skyward helps SkySkopes manage its entire unmanned aerial services (UAS) program, from teams and equipment to projects, flights and aviation regulations.

“We have complete confidence in Skyward’s ability to help mitigate many of the operational challenges of search-and-rescue emergency response operations,” added Dunlevy. “In addition to rapid airspace access, Skyward offers situational awareness of our crews and assets. It also helps reduce time and cost of operations, making sure we are as efficient as possible—and that we’re socially responsible in ensuring our drone pilots are operating safely, even in the middle of a pandemic.”

Supporting our nation’s efforts to find missing children

Helping the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC), Verizon proudly provides donated media to support NCMEC’s essential work fighting online child exploitation, aiding victims and finding missing kids. In this year alone, Verizon will donate more than $1 million in online advertising that will be used by NCMEC to help find critically endangered, missing children.

Learn more about the capability of drones at www.skyward.io

Professor Pramod Varshney and Students Are Working with Industry Leaders on Drone Use Research

By Alex Dunbar

Distinguished Professor Pramod Varshney’s Sensor Fusion Lab in the College of Engineering and Computer Science, along with the Center for Advanced Systems and Engineering (CASE) at Syracuse University, is collaborating with the multinational Thales company to develop new tools and techniques for monitoring air space and tracking of small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), commonly referred to as “drones.”

Drones are becoming increasingly important in our daily lives in order to quickly and safely deliver essential goods and better serve populations. As the world faces new challenges, these types of capabilities provide alternative access with reduced physical touch points, which is particularly important in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Varshney says this collaboration is critical to the advancement of drone integration into the national airspace system and integral to multiple, ongoing integration projects including the U.S. Air Force Research Lab’s Collaborative Low-Altitude UAS Integration Effort (CLUE) and for the New York UAS Corridor—a project taking place in close proximity to Syracuse University to integrate drones into the airspace safely between Syracuse, New York, and the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) UAS Test Site at the Griffiss International Airport in Rome, New York.

Varshney’s lab is developing performance metrics and models for new radar systems being deployed to ensure that traditional aviators and drones do not get too close in the air, thereby creating a safety issue within the national airspace system. Varshney and his students are working with Thales engineers and business leaders to implement algorithms that will more accurately track drones using multiple sensors (radar, acoustic, radio frequency and cameras) to provide real-time tracking and ensuring safety in the air and on the ground. Surveillance data fusion is a core competency at Syracuse University, which led to the partnership between Thales and Varshney—a recognized, world-renowned expert in multi-sensor data fusion algorithmic development.

Thales is a global company with more than 80,000 employees developing and delivering solutions for aerospace, space, ground transportation, defense and digital identity and e-security. The company has a long-standing commitment to university partnerships.

“While the company possesses world-class engineering and development professionals, business leaders within the company recognize the importance of academic partnerships to rapidly advance technologies and concepts, and develop the next generation workforce who will revolutionize business practices and technology advancement,” says Varshney.

As a large systems integrator, Thales helped define the standard for UAS airspace integration and traffic management models–specifically as an early partner with the FAA for Low Altitude Authorization and Notification Capability (LAANC). The company’s integration of third-party capabilities, such as surveillance and other data services into a UTM platform, is enabling new digital services for UAS airspace access. Varshney says Syracuse University plays a vital role in the integration of this safety-critical service.

“Central New York is leading the United States in the integration of drone technology. Syracuse University and its Autonomous Systems Policy Institute, along with other organizations including CenterState CEO and NUAIR and Thales, are committed to establishing a leadership role in the development of critical technologies, policies and new public-private business models to advance the United States’ national airspace system,” says Varshney.

PowerEgg X Personal AI Camera – the Ultimate Tool for Content Creators

The PowerEgg X is being used by content creators across different platforms from YouTube to Instagram and more. Influencers and content creators have been able to easily integrated the PowerEgg X into their workflow and increase the quality of their content.

PowerVision Robot Corporation, a global leader in smart drones, artificial intelligence, virtual reality, and augmented reality, has the ultimate tool for content creators, the PowerEgg X. The smart device can be used as an autonomous personal AI camera, as a handheld 3-axis AI camera, and also as a high-performance drone. No matter if creators are filming their next vlog, getting some epic aerial B-roll to help set the scene, or need smooth footage at the skate park, the PowerEgg X has them covered.

“Three years in development and over 100 technology patents later, the PowerEgg X is truly a one-of-a-kind device,” said Wally Zheng, Founder and CEO of PowerVision. “We designed this device with the content creator in mind. Packed with useful features, the PowerEgg X makes it easier for users to create the content that they already love making. Plus, through a companion app, users can easily create short videos to share on social media instantly.”

The PowerEgg X is not a run-of-the-mill camera, it’s an all-in-one, easy-to-use, portable, cost-effective smart camera that can fly – yes really! Equipped with a 4K/60fps HD camcorder with a three-axis gimbal, the PowerEgg X produces professional-quality video and stunning 24 mega-pixel images.

The device features a fully modular design, allowing users to quickly switch between the following modes: Autonomous Personal AI Camera, Handheld Gimbal Camera, or Smart Drone. It’s also currently the only consumer drone capably of flying in the rain and taking off/landing on water, made possible by its IPX6 rated waterproof case.

The PowerEgg X is being used by content creators across different platforms from YouTube to Instagram and more. Influencers and content creators have been able to easily integrate the PowerEgg X into their existing workflow and increase the quality of their content.

Autonomous Personal AI Camera Mode

In this taxing and uncertain time, PowerEgg X makes it easier than ever to film oneself while still practicing social distancing. Simply attach the included tripod mount, connect to a tripod (not included), turn on its AI Camera Mode. The device will utilize facial recognition, deep learning, and a tracking field of view up to 170° to keep subjects in the middle of the frame, even if they are running, dancing, or moving around.

Making it even easier for users to create content on their own, the device also features gesture control. This allows users to take a photo, record video, and track movements by merely making gestures that are based on a deep-learning massive gesture database.

Handheld Gimbal Camera Mode

When switched into handheld mode, the PowerEgg X uses its three-axis mechanical-stability augmentation gimbal to capture all of life’s incredible moments like never before. Gone are the days of shaky footage – PowerEgg X’s image mechanical stabilization feature guarantees smoother, more stable footage compared to optical image stabilization used in ordinary photography. The device has a battery life of 3.5 hours, ensuring users never miss the shot.

Drone Mode

The PowerEgg X is a high-performance drone equipped with a 4K/60fps camera and tri-axial mechanical stability augmentation technologies, making it perfect for aerial photography and videography. The drone features a flight time of 30 minutes, automatic obstacle avoidance, precise landing, intelligent flight modes, wind speed resistance up to 29-38 knots, 1080P image transmission within a distance of 3.7 miles, and more.

The PowerEgg X is the world’s first consumer drone that can pick up sound. Its SyncVoice patented technology automatically synchronizes sound picked up by the user’s phone with the drone’s footage, putting an end to silent aerial photography. Another first of its kind in the industry, it comes with waterproof accessories (waterproof case and landing float) that enable it to take off from and land on water as well as fly in heavy rain. Its modular design allows it to be easily disassembled and packed away once finished flying.

Pricing and Availability

The PowerEgg X is available now with an MSRP of $899 for the Explorer package and $1249 for the waterproof Wizard package. The device is available at BestBuy.com, B&H Photo, Amazon.com and Powervision.me.

About PowerVision

With a mission to “innovate the future,” the PowerVision Group is a global technology leader focusing on UAV-related products and services, including smart drones, data visualization, and forecasting, virtual reality, and augmented reality. Founded in 2009, PowerVision Group employs around 500 employees globally in China, the U.S., Japan, Australia, Germany, and Finland. For more information, visit: http://www.powervision.me, or call toll free: (855) 562-6699

EU Drone Regulation – Online Course

Introduction

Review of the Regulation structure, novelties, and implementation among EU Member States.

Drone Manufacturers

New UAS classification. Rules that apply for companies that manufacture and commercialize UAS.

Flight Scenarios

Presentation of the new EU flight scenarios. It will open the door to many current impossible operations!

Pilots Training

New training requirements for future EU Drone Pilots.

Flight Operators

Requirements for becoming a EU Flight Operator.

🗓️ Date: 1st July 2020, at 15:00h (CET)

🕑 Duration: 2h

📍 Online Webinar

🇬🇧 Language: English

💰 Price: 19€ +VAT

REGISTER NOW

UAS Virtual Academy

With exponential growth in the unmanned aircraft systems industry, this program is a great way for students to get a jump start!

June 22-26, 2020


K-State Polytechnic has created an interactive, exciting and flexible UAS experience for teens ages 14 to 17. The primary goal of this virtual academy is to provide students the ability to explore UAS, build foundational skills, receive mentorship and if interested, transition to the campus’s degree program and a future career.

The academy’s curriculum is derived from leading industry experts, fostering the mastery of drone fundamentals and providing a springboard to the next step. The course is a well-balanced mix of online learning and flight training that can be done anywhere you choose.

An academy instruction kit will be sent to students before the program begins that includes essentials like a log book and K-State landing pad. Students who successfully complete the program will receive a special achievement package by mail.

Borrow it, buy it, own it: Students in this course will use their own drone if equipped with a camera; but don’t worry, we can help with recommendations for a type that can withstand beginner training and be fun for time to come. Our recommended UAS for this program runs between $150-$200.

Academy overview:

  • Explore UAS flight fundamentals and maneuvers for multirotor aircraft
  • Log three hours of flight time in an official logbook
  • Learn about safety and flight planning
  • Hear stories about careers from drone experts
  • Discover your photography and video skills

UAS Virtual Academy

June 22-26

Cost is $49 + the purchase of a UAS (if not accessible to the student)

Register by June 15 at noon



Questions? Contact
[email protected]

Recommended UAS information:

  • Recommended UAS is DJI Tello Quadcopter with Fly More kit
  • Smartphone is required to operate Tello
  • Tello app must be downloaded
  • Controller purchase is also recommended (retails for around $50)

If a student already owns one of the below UAS, it may be utilized for a similar experience. Please note, all course instruction and examples will be done using the Tello.

  • DJI Mavic Mini
  • DJI Mavic Air, Mavic Air 2
  • DJI Spark
  • DJI Mavic Pro
  • DJI Mavic Pro 2
  • DJI Mavic 2 Zoom
  • DJI Phantom 2, 3, 4
  • DJI Inspire 1, 2
  • Parrot Bebop, Bebop 2
  • Parrot Anafi

If a student has access to another small UAS not mentioned above, it must have the following capabilities to be utilized in this course:

  • Onboard camera capable of remote image capture
  • Onboard camera captures 5MP or greater images and 720p or greater video

Near Earth Autonomy Awarded NASA Contract to Develop Contact Inspection Drone Systems for Industrial Infrastructure

NASA has awarded Near Earth Autonomy (Near Earth) an SBIR Phase II Contract to Enable Aerial Close-Proximity and Contact Sensing for Inspection of Industrial Infrastructure.

Much of our national infrastructure, private and public, needs inspection and repair. Underserved markets with a well-defined need for these inspection tools include transportation infrastructure, energy, heavy industry, mining, and aerospace. Effective inspection, especially structural non-destructive testing, is a key part of planning repairs and avoiding mishaps, and better tools are needed to catch potential failure.

Current methods for non-destructive testing at heights require scaffolding, boom lifts, or rope lines, taking critical assets out of use, and putting inspection personnel at risk. Drones typically used for visual inspection at safe standoff distances, can’t be used because non-destructive testing requires contact to measure coating and material thickness or to detect deposits on the inside of tanks and ducts. This is a difficult task because drones can become unstable when in contact with a surface. Near Earth Autonomy and Carnegie Mellon University’s AIR Lab received NASA support to demonstrate a proof of principle system to advance industrial aerial inspection with close-proximity imaging and contact sensing.

Near Earth is developing a small Unmanned Aerial System (sUAS) that can provide contact measurements and macro-imagery that inspectors can use for evaluation and recommendation of further actions. These aerial inspection technologies will enable safer and quicker inspection of large, complex structures, producing fused data sets for analysis. Underserved markets with a well-defined need for these inspection tools include transportation infrastructure, energy, heavy industry, mining, and aerospace.

Near Earth’s CEO, Dr. Sanjiv Singh, Ph.D. explains, “Our value proposition is to improve safety, accuracy, and efficiency in industrial and aerospace infrastructure inspection with sUAS-based close-proximity imaging and contact sensing. Our partnership with Carnegie Mellon University, and deep relationships with industrial leaders make us uniquely positioned to bring world-class contact sensing drone systems to the inspection market. We expect this newly created market to surpass $4 billion by 2022. We are excited to collaborate with these innovators on pilot projects to save lives and radically increase up-time as we refine the technology for broad commercialization.”

About Near Earth Autonomy

Near Earth’s technology allows aircraft to autonomously take-off, fly, and land safely, with or without GPS. Their solutions enable aerial mobility and inspection applications for partners in the commercial and defense sectors.

Near Earth bridges the gap between aerospace and robotics with complete systems that improve efficiency, performance, and safety for aircraft ranging from small drones up to full-size helicopters. Their work won the 2018 Howard Hughes Award, which recognizes outstanding improvements in fundamental helicopter technology, and was a 2017 finalist for the Collier Trophy, one of the top aviation awards in the world.

telent and DGS installing world-class anti-drone system at major UK airport

telent, in collaboration with its technology partner Digital Global Systems (DGS), has agreed a three-year contract to install the CLEARKSY™ Drone Threat Management system at Bristol Airport, marking the first UK deployment of the system.

The CLEARKSY™ Drone Threat Management system was developed by DGS in response to the rising threat of unauthorised drone usage at critical infrastructure sites, including airports. Its implementation at Bristol Airport, an international transport hub and one of the ten busiest airports in the UK, follows a successful three-month pilot project with Bristol Airport Authority, local police and other security agencies.

With the installation of this system, security staff and local police will be able to accurately detect, identify and monitor unauthorised drone activity in and around the airport. Most importantly, the CLEARKSY™ system detects the location of both the drone and drone operator and tracks them within the flight restriction zone outside of the airport. This information can be shown on a control room screen or via a mobile application, provided by our application development partner, Airpoint International. This eliminates the need for manpower-intensive searches over large areas and allows relevant authorities to quickly and efficiently respond to drone incidents.

“Like all major airports, Bristol Airport is aware of the disruption that both unauthorised and malicious drone usage can cause,” said Javid Haq, Airport Security Operations Manager at Bristol Airport. “As an airport relied upon by thousands of daily domestic and international passengers, it is impossible to understate the importance of ensuring that we implement a high-performing and accurate drone threat system. We are confident that the CLEARKSY™ Drone Threat Management system can provide the necessary protection thanks to the accurate information the sensor network provides and the integration of this system into our existing threat management protocols.”

The CLEARKSY™ system by DGS is a passive sensor network that provides drone detections within the flight restriction zone at Bristol Airport. Multiple sensors are networked to provide the airport with critical location information regarding the drone and its controller, as well as important characteristics that support classification of the drone. Distinctive elements of the system include:

· the system’s ability to detect a broad range of drones across multiple frequencies

· machine learning software that dramatically reduces false positives which can impact the airport’s response to real threats

· support of the Airpoint mobile application which allows local police to self-deploy in response to a detection

· software options that provide anomalous signal detection, highlighting attempts to disrupt airport communications

“The world-class Drone Threat Management system by DGS provides relevant airport authorities with accurate and detailed information on what kind of drone they are dealing with,” said Paul Hicks, Head of Wireless at telent. “It provides an unprecedented level of detail and allows security staff and police to identify what level of threat they are dealing with so that they are well informed before taking appropriate action.”

The Bristol Airport Authority, local police and other security agencies have been trialling the Drone Threat Management system for the past three months. With this contract award, the CLEARKSY™ system has proven its capability to provide visibility of security threats. Stadiums, large public venues, and sensitive utility sites now have an effective and economic alternative to address the threat posed by unauthorised and malicious drone usage, as well as other unauthorised wireless signals.

For more information about telent’s latest work, please see: https://telent.com

Kleos Space signs with Canadian Global Spatial Technology Solutions

  • Kleos and GSTS to collaborate on Maritime Situational Awareness product developments
  • GSTS is a leader in Artificial Intelligence (AI) solutions for the maritime domain
  • GSTS to procure Kleos test data for demonstrations
  • Kleos Space enters Canadian market

Kleos Space S.A. (ASX: KSS, Frankfurt: KS1), a space-powered Radio Frequency Reconnaissance data provider, has partnered with GSTS to provide enhanced Maritime Domain Awareness capability to GSTS’s OCIANA product suite.

Andy Bowyer Kleos CEO said “Our satellites and our data will enhance GSTS capabilities when fused with other data sets in their innovative OCIANA environment, assisting in the goal to provide greater insights, detecting illegal activities and threats for their customers.”

Richard Kolacz GSTS CEO commented “Kleos will add another powerful data set to our OCIANA product suite to further enhance our maritime situational awareness capability and improve OCIANA’s ability to detect and predict vessel activity to support defence, civil and commercial solutions. ”

GSTS (Global Spatial Technology Solutions) is a wholly owned Canadian company that provides innovative decision-support solutions for the maritime market through the use of Artificial Intelligence and Big Data analytics.

GSTS predictive technologies empower future-friendly decision-making to help the maritime, security, logistics and service sectors navigate tomorrow, today. Kleos data will provide a valuable addition to GSTS services and data solutions by supporting vessel detection, classification and identification.

Kleos’ Scouting Mission satellites that are in Chennai, India awaiting launch on Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) PSLV C49, will detect and geolocate maritime radio frequency transmissions to provide global activity-based intelligence, enhancing the intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) capabilities of governments and commercial entities when Automatic Identification System (AIS) is defeated, imagery unclear or targets out of patrol range. Kleos’ satellites will be in a 37-degree inclination orbit, covering crucial shipping regions for defense and security customers including the Strait of Hormuz, South China Sea, Australian coast, Southern US coast as well as the East and West African coast.

The Memorandum of Agreement signed by Kleos and GSTS allows for investigating opportunities to collaborate and develop marketable solutions; and to implement a scenario and demonstration to validate the technical feasibility and usability of collaborative solutions with the initial data licence procured for demonstration and assessment purposes.

About Kleos Space S.A.

Kleos Space S.A. (ASX: KSS) is a space enabled, activity-based intelligence, data as a service company based in Luxembourg. Kleos Space aims to guard borders, protect assets and save lives by delivering global activity-based intelligence and geolocation as a service. The first Kleos Space satellite system, known as Kleos Scouting Mission (KSM), will deliver commercially available data and perform as a technology demonstration. KSM will be the keystone for a later global high capacity constellation. The Scouting Mission will deliver targeted daily services with the full constellation delivering near-realtime global observation – www.kleos.space.

About GSTS

GSTS is a leader in Artificial Intelligence solutions for the maritime domain. Our solutions are designed to save lives, energy and the environment on a global scale through the use of novel applications based on emerging data sets and analytics. Our solutions enable enhanced decision-based operations for civil, commercial and security agencies and industries.

Flock supports Skyports in NHS drone delivery trials

Flock is supporting Skyports in drone delivery trials taking place this week, backed by Argyll and Bute Health and Social Care Partnership — part of NHS Highland.

This week, Skyports will conduct flights between two hospitals in Scotland, taking off in Oban before flying 10 miles away to the Isle of Mull.

The goal is to cut delivery times from 6 hours one way via ferry to just 15 minutes on-demand by drone, demonstrating the feasibility of delivering urgent medical cargo, such as COVID-19 test kits and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), between remote medical facilities by delivery drone.

Flock’s CEO, Ed Leon Klinger commented:

“A few years ago drone deliveries were no more than science fiction. Today they’re taking place around the world, helping to transport critical equipment like PPE and medication. Skyports are pioneers in the space and it’s very exciting to have helped unlock the critical insurance needed for these flights to take place. We’re delighted to provide support for the trials through our very own COVID-19 fund which was designed for exactly this kind of exceptional operation.

Flock is rapidly becoming known as the go-to insurer for drone deliveries due to our in-depth knowledge of the industry, a fully flexible approach to insurance, and key relationships with underwriters, such as Allianz who worked with us to support this trial.”

Alex Brown, Head of Operations at Skyports, added: “Flock never cease to amaze us with their speed, flexibility and ability to go above and beyond to support their customers. The majority of insurance providers out there wouldn’t know where to start with a complex operation like this, but for Flock, it’s their bread and butter. We’re delighted to have an insurance partner that helps us push the envelope of what’s possible whilst keeping safety at the heart of everything they do.”

The two-week trial represents a key milestone for unmanned aviation in the UK. Under current rules, drones must be flown within visual line of sight of the remote pilot. To undertake these extended flights, the project team have worked closely with the UK’s Civil Aviation Authority (CAA). Flock’s own collaboration with industry bodies and data-driven approach to insurance makes it one of the only insurers capable of understanding the challenges associated with Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) flights around the world.

Joanna Macdonald, Chief Officer for Argyll and Bute Health and Social Care Partnership, said: “I am delighted that Argyll and Bute Health and Social Care Partnership is again at the forefront in Scotland using new technologies to benefit our patients

“The use of drones provides real opportunities to improve services and will help enable quicker diagnosis for our patients.“We are excited to be working with Skyports in the design of this new service.”

UAS manufactured by German unmanned aircraft-maker Wingcopter will be used, due to its proven capability through numerous delivery operations around the world. The trial flights will be planned through Thales’ leading drone operations management platform, SOARIZON, which offers digital tools to maintain compliant and safe drone flying operations.

“These medical delivery trials are an indication of the future we’re working towards” Ed continued. “As Governments and public bodies realise the transformational impact of drones, Flock remains ready and able to lend its expertise”.

AV8 make their EASA drone courses available to emergency services on a not-for-profit basis

AV8 are to make their market-leading General VLOS Certificate (GVC) conversion drone course available on a not-for-profit basis to anyone who flies drones for the emergency services*. The course, which includes both the GVC and A2 Certificate of Competence (A2 CofC), is part of the UK’s adoption of a harmonised European framework for drones, set to come into force on November 1st 2020.

Said Jon Anderson, CEO of AV8, “it’s difficult to overstate the contribution made by the women and men of the emergency services; if the past several months have shown us anything, it’s that their dedication and hard work saves lives. We wanted to contribute in some small way to their continued operation and, with the tremendous success of our EASA courses over the last few weeks, we saw an opportunity to help”.

As the UK’s leading provider of virtual drone training, AV8 are able to support completion of their GVC / A2 CofC courses entirely online. Students study through the company’s virtual learning environment with on-demand access to instructors over Zoom.

If you’d like to enrol under this programme, please email [email protected] for more details. A small charge of £100 per student (inc. VAT) is charged to help cover the costs of the course.

* Eligibility, prerequisites and terms & conditions apply.

About AV8

AV8 Flight School are a specialist aviation training provider, approved by the UK Civil Aviation Authority under the Recognised Assessment Entity framework. For more information, visit https://www.av8-group.com.