Drone Pilot Training: Fixed-wing & Multirotor

15th – 19th June 2020, 11th edition

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Become a Certified UAV Pilot & Radiophonist

📅 15th – 19th June 2020 (Monday – Friday) + 50 hours online

📍 Barcelona Drone Center

🇬🇧 Language: English (Go to Spanish edition)

📃 Official Drone Pilot Certificate from CAA

👥 Capacity for 24 people

🏟 Inside an official Drone Center with segregated airspace

🔝 Instructors: Aerospace Engineers & Pilots

🛌🏼 Accommodation optional

🔅 Course powered 100% with solar energy

Theoretical & Practical Drone Certifications

You can avail all the certificates below in only 5 days.

The two certificates on the left are compulsory. The four practical capacitations on the right are optional. You can choose any combination of them.

Compulsory

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  • ADVANCED DRONE PILOT

    • Theoretical certification
    • This certificate is the basic requirement for availing any of the practical certificates
    • 1.350€ + VAT

Compulsory

radiophonist
  • Radiophonist Certificate

    • Theory/practical certification
    • This will allow you to fly in controlled airspace & communicate with ATC
    • 0€

Optional

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  • MULTIROTOR 0-5Kg

    • Practical certificate
    • This will allow you to professionally operate any similar drone of this category
    • 50€ + VAT

Optional

MULTIROTOR 0-5Kg
  • Multirotor 5-15Kg

    • Practical certificate
    • This will allow you to professionally operate any similar drone of this category
    • 250€ + VAT

Optional

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  • Fixed-wing 0-5Kg

    • Practical certificate
    • This will allow you to professionally operate any similar drone of this category
    • 200€ + VAT

Optional

FIXED-WING-5-15KG
  • Fixed-wing 5-15Kg

    • Practical certificate
    • This will allow you to professionally operate any similar drone of this category
    • 250€ + VAT

Theoretical & Practical Drone Certifications

You can avail all the certificates below in only 5 days.

  • Compulsory: Advanced Drone Pilot
  • Compulsory: Radiophonist
  • Optional: Multirotor 0 – 5 kg
  • Optional: Multirotor 5 – 15 kg
  • Optional: Fixed-Wing 0 – 5 kg
  • Optional: Fixed-Wing 5-15 kg

Pricing

Advanced Drone Pilot Certificate

Radiophonist Certificate

Practical Certificate Multirotor 0-5Kg

Practical Certificate Multirotor 5-15Kg

Practical Certificate Fixed-wing 0-5Kg

Practical Certificate Fixed-wing 5-15Kg

1350

+ VAT

Program

The training consists of 50h of online content + 40h in-person classes (see below)

The in-person training in Barcelona is tailored-made to maximize your flight time. 50% of your time flying!

8:30 - 9:00
9:00 - 10:00
10:00 - 11:00
11:00 - 12:00
12:00 - 13:00
13:00 - 15:00
15:00 - 16:00
16:00 - 17:00
17:00 - 18:00
18:00 - 19:00
20:00 - 22:00
Monday

8:30 - 9:00

Coffee / Reception

9:00 - 10:00

Welcome & Drone Technology

10:00 - 11:00

Introduction to flight

11:00 - 12:00

Drone General Knowledge

12:00 - 13:00

Emergency Locator & Radiophonist Training

13:00 - 15:00

Lunch

15:00 - 16:00

Cabin flight

16:00 - 17:00

Flight Practice

17:00 - 18:00

Flight Practice

18:00 - 19:00

Visit El Toll caves

20:00 - 22:00

Tuesday

8:30 - 9:00

Coffee / Reception

9:00 - 10:00

Flight Practice

10:00 - 11:00

Flight Practice

11:00 - 12:00

UAV Legislation

12:00 - 13:00

Operational Procedures

13:00 - 15:00

Lunch

15:00 - 16:00

Airspace Knowledge

16:00 - 17:00

Flight Practice

17:00 - 18:00

Flight Practice

18:00 - 19:00

Visit the town of Vic

20:00 - 22:00

Wednesday

8:30 - 9:00

Coffee / Reception

9:00 - 10:00

Flight Practice

10:00 - 11:00

Flight Practice

11:00 - 12:00

Flight Practice

12:00 - 13:00

Autonomous flight demo

13:00 - 15:00

Lunch

15:00 - 16:00

Air Navigation

16:00 - 17:00

Flight Practice

17:00 - 18:00

Flight Practice

18:00 - 19:0

Fly

20:00 - 22:00

Thursday

8:30 - 9:00

Coffee / Reception

9:00 - 10:00

Flight Practice

10:00 - 11:00

Flight Practice

11:00 - 12:00

Aeronautical Meteorology

12:00 - 13:00

Communications & Human factors

13:00 - 15:00

Lunch

15:00 - 16:00

Payload

16:00 - 17:00

Flight Practice

17:00 - 18:00

Flight Practice

18:00 - 19:00

Walk to hill behind the hotel

20:00 - 22:00

Friday

8:30 - 9:00

Coffee / Reception

9:00 - 10:00

Exam & Flights

10:00 - 11:00

Exam & Flights

11:00 - 12:00

Exam & Flights

12:00 - 13:00

Exam & Flights

13:00 - 15:00

Lunch

15:00 - 16:00

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16:00 - 17:00

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17:00 - 18:00

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18:00 - 19:00

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20:00 - 22:00

Final Gala Dinner in Barcelona
  • Drone General Knowledge
  • Radiophonist training
  • Flight practice (50% of the time)
  • Drone Legislation
  • Operational Procedures
  • Airspace Knowledge
  • Air Navigation
  • Aeronautical Meteorology
  • Communications
  • Human Factors
  • Payload

Why Choose Us

Global reputation

23 editions completed, 1050+ people trained from over 85 nationalities. Loads of networking!

Best in Class

We are 1 of only 10 drone centers in the world and the oldest civilian drone company in Europe.

Experienced Instructors

Aerospace engineers & pilots with thousands of hours of experience.

UAV Test Site

Incomparable venue and facilities. Practical and hands-on training guaranteed.

Experienced Drone Instructors

These instructors have trained hundreds of participants

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He will teach you sensor integration, and will be supervising your flights with fixed-wing aircrafts.

Jordi Santacana
Ultralight & Drone Pilot
Jo

He will teach you flight planning, payload & performance sessions.

Jordi Salvador
Aerospace Engineer
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He will be your simulator instructor. He will also teach you stability, control & meteorology.

Marc Beltran
Aerospace Engineer
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He will teach you the regulatory framework, operational procedures, ATC...

Albert Zoroa
Aeronautical Instructor

Participants’ Profile

Participants with diverse backgrounds and profiles

Continent

  • Europe

  • Americas

  • Asia Africa

Sector

  • Academia

  • Industry

  • Administration

Background

  • MSc

  • PhD

  • Other

Age

  • 25 35

  • 35 45

  • 45 65

Participants’ Nationalities

People from 85 countries have already joined this course

Official UAV Pilot Certificates

We are certified drone operators by AESA (Spanish CAA)

We work with an Approved Training Organization (ATO-32)

We are certified drone manufacturers by AESA (Spanish CAA)

All practical training is conducted inside an officially segregated airspace of 25Km2 by AESA (Spanish  CAA)

Participants’ Opinions

The average rating score of the course quality by all-time participants is 9.1/10

Experience

Every evening, you will have optional activities such as wine tasting in a fine winery, visiting a cave, jogging through the woods, discovering old towns, or just relaxing at the hotel’s swimming pool…

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    FAQs

    Transportation from/to BCN Drone Center

    BCN Drone Center can only be reached by private car or taxi. Trying to arrive to the center with public transportation is complex and long… not recommended. Once you confirm your registration we will give you access to our intranet where you can organize car pools for transfers to the BCN Drone Center with other participants.

    Taxi from the airport: 120€, 1 hour.

    Accommodation

    For only 250€ + VAT, you will be able to stay at a hotel 5’ away from the BCN Drone Center: Hotel El Toll

    The cost includes 5 nights (Sunday to Friday) and all meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner)

    The vast majority of participants stay there, and all optional evening activities start from there as well. It is highly recommended.

    Online Platform

    Upon registration, you will have access to the online platform. There you will find all the presentations of the speakers and a fòrum to chat with your fellow participants.

    Cancellations

    Cancellation can be made at any moment until 60 days before the start of the course. You will receive the full amount minus 100€ due to administrative costs.

    Medical Certificate

    The Medical Certificate is necessary if you want to operate with drones in Europe.

    You can do it on your own or during the week of the course, Tuesday morning 8: 00h with a price of 140€ (in cash)

    If medication is taken, it is necessary to bring the medical prescription.

    Sponsorship

    The center does not offer sponsorships, each person has to look for it on their own.

    European Regulation

    We will probably have to wait until 2022.

    AESA (CAA Española (General Directorate of Civil Aviation)) promised that all Spanish certificates would be recognized with the new European regulation.

    What do I need to be a Professional Drone Pilot?

    It is necessary to be over 18 years. You must also have a LAPL or Class 2 aeronautical medical certificate issued by an authorized aeronautical physician. And finally, you must pass the exams of the course.

    Pre-booking