Rome, NY –Drone Pilot Academy, based in the United Kingdom, a Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) accredited training provider since 2015 and commercial drone retailer since 2017, has partnered with Microdrones as an authorized distributor of drone surveying equipment throughout the United Kingdom and Ireland.
As a Microdrones distributor, Drone Pilot Academy will offer Microdrones Integrated Systems that come with everything a commercial user needs to get started using drones for surveying and mapping – the UAV, the sensors, and the software and hardware. In addition, the Microdrones as a Service (mdaaS) sales model will allow Drone Pilot Academy to broaden the drone surveying market with convenient hardware and software packages at affordable monthly payment and rental options.
Drone Pilot Academy Managing Director, James Ixer, first took notice of Microdrones during a CAA training course for one of their customers. “We experienced the seamless Microdrones workflow, from the ease of mission planning with mdCockpit to reliable flight performance, and the end results of possessing and visualizing the data,” said Ixer. “At the end of the day, the data, combined with the mdaaS sales model, is what really sold us. Previously, drone LiDAR solutions were prohibitively expensive for most mainstream operators due to the large capital outlay required. We were drawn to Microdrones when we saw the mdaaS Rent-It option that allows customers to maximize their cash flow with manageable monthly payment options.
As their name implies, Drone Pilot Academy offers a variety of pilot, surveying, and mapping training courses to help their customers make the most of their drone surveying equipment. Ben Evans, the Business Development Manager, is ready to conduct demonstrations and show customers how easy it can be to get started with drone surveying. “Having a training academy,” Evans said, “means not only can we supply the drone but we can get them the appropriate qualifications and exemptions to integrate and operate the microdrones fleet into their business model. We’re ready, willing and able to conduct demos throughout the UK at a location of convenience for prospective clients.”
David Pendrill, the Microdrones regional sales manager for Northern Europe, looks forward to the new partnership with Drone Pilot Academy. “These guys are going to be able to offer the best of both worlds,” Pendrill explains. “With their vast experience training drone pilots combined with the ability to offer advanced drone surveying equipment from Microdrones they’ll be able to demonstrate to customers how easy it is to adopt the Microdrones workflow and create new business opportunities.”
The Drone Pilot Academy Limited (DPA) is a commercial drone retailer and a CAA authorized training provider for those who wish to use drones for both commercial or recreational use. They provide courses in PfCO CAA Drone training, surveying, thermal detection, safety, video editing, a drone cinematic masterclass and customized training courses.
Their instructors have an extremely credible background and are all ex-military aviators with a wealth of experience in training and instruction to help guide customers through the commercial course or the practical flight training.
For more information about Drone Pilot Academy visit www.dronepilotacademy.co.uk