“I was surprised at the amount of theory that was covered during the course and felt anxious in regards to the exam. Kevin however, maintained a high amount of patience in teaching and preparing me for the exam.
He was also able to provide and extensive array of useful and important websites/apps needed for drone flying. I would definitely recommend the course.”
“I was very pleased with the knowledge of our instructor Barry, he was good explaining the material, knew his stuff and clearly had a passion for it.
I joined the course at relatively short notice but this wasn't an issue and almost everything I needed to know to pass the written assessment was covered during the first two days. I was pleased that I got what I came for - ie having left with an ops manual ready to be completed and recommendation for PfCO.
Things that I think could be improved are:
- the communication beforehand wasn't quite as clear as I think it could have been. We are sent a 'drone flying guide' but it wasn't clear if we should have studied this beforehand and it was also ambiguous whether my drone was acceptable for the test (due to its operating mode), it was fine but only from calling several times was this clarified. Not a major issue, but perhaps something to work on to make the process more streamlined in the future.
- I don't know what the law on vaping indoors is, but for me I'd rather not be around it and I think it comes across slightly unprofessional in a classroom situation. So I would prefer not to see that.
- I thought there would be more variation in terms of drone flying and classroom material. I thought I might have got taught some new manoeuvres or flying techniques, but I wasn't. However I understand they have to get through the required material for the PfCO and this is more important. Any extras would take more time and raise the price. I'd rather just do what was needed than have extra stuff at the expense of more time and money. So its not a major issue, just slightly different to what I expected.
Overall, good course, would recommend it and do it again. I also really like the fact it seems that FlyBy offers you support going into the future with general queries and with communications with the CAA. It seems like its a community not just a drone course. I really like that.”
“The information given was clear and easy to learn. More importantly it was relevant to Drones and interesting.
The location of the course was impressive and gave a welcoming atmosphere. It really felt like I was joining the flying fraternity.!”