Updated: Apr 2, 2019
In the UK e UK there are currently hundreds of people studying to achieve the coveted CAA Permission for Commercial Operations (PfCO) via the network of some 30+ National Qualified Entities.
They are studying to meet the minimum, safe standard to operate as a commercial drone pilot in the UK. They will become proficient in air law, conducting in-depth risk assessments and making sure that they are fully aware of scenarios they will be operating in.
But one of the things that always stuns me is the number of PfCO qualified pilots that lack the basic skills to make the best use of the equipment they have to hand. One of the most common skill deficits is the ability to operate a camera correctly (both in terms of photography and videography) Most drone pilots never take their camera out of ‘Auto’ and never realise the true creative potential of the platform that they have to hand.