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    CAA/Lantra Approved Remote Pilot & Drones Spraying Certification

    To enable operators to Spray Liquids & Spread Granules from Drones safely, legally and appropriately.

    What will be covered?

    • CAA approved General Visual Line of Sight Qualification
    • Flight planning 
    • Safe chemical handling & filling of tanks on drones
    • Spraying/ Spreading with Drones
    • Safe use of XAG drone
    • Daily maintenance of a XAG drone

    Learning outcomes

    • CAA Approved General Visual Line of Sight Qualification
    • Lantra Level 2 award in the Safe Use of Pesticides
    • Lantra Certificate of Competence CAA Approved Remote Pilot Drone Spraying Certification 

    For further information please visit our training partners' websites:

    Route to operating post course

    After a candidate has completed the course, there are three routes for an individual/organisation to operate drones over 25kg and to drop articles for Agricultural, Horticultural & Forestry purposes.

    1. Develop their own Operational Safety Case and obtain an independent OA. The course assists in demonstrating competence for this.
    2. We consult and assist in developing their OSC and hand-hold through the OA application process. Again the course assists in demonstrating competence.
    3. A hybrid approach to the above. An individual or organisation as a client may be allowed to operate for us, under our OA for a temporary period in order to allow training and an OSC to be developed using either methods 1 or 2 as described above. This follows an independent case-by-case assessment.

    Guidance for the CAA OSC process can be found within Civil Aviation Publication 722A.  

    Please note that the use of spraying and spreading of a pesticide is subject to additional legislation and is not permitted unless an aerial permit is obtained from the HSE. 


    £3,000 for a 5-day training course includes all tuition, course materials, registration, and assessment fee.



    What will I study?

    1. CAA/GVC training, building upon learning from pre-reading. There is a paper test at the end of the day.
    2. Planning session and a flight test with your standard drone
    3. Safe use and application of chemicals, There is a paper test at the end of the day.
    4. Drone spraying, spreading methods, and maintenance.


    For further information, course dates, and to book, please contact:

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