If your looking to buy your first drone or have just bought one and not sure about setting up and nervous about your first flight. We can help you through the first stages of drone ownership with our CAA qualified (PFAW) instructors who have been trained by NATS (National Air Traffic Services) to NQE standards.

Pilot training for drones

We can offer from as little as an hour to half days training on either your own craft or on our own demonstrators, the latest drones on the market including the DJI Phantom 4, DJI Inspire & Yuneec Typhoon H and Tornado H920. 

We can also help you to prepare for the flight test if your sitting your PFAW (permissions for aerial work) NQE course. The flight exam is a daunting prospect to new operators but theres no need to be nervous we can take you through mock test to prepare you for the day.

Whats available:

New Pilot Experience: Thinking of buying a drone but not sure what there like to fly or what they can do. One to one on preparing for flight and basic flying skills with you at the controls of the latest DJI Phantom camera drone.

Or if you already have a drone and a bit nervous about flying for the first time we can walk you through the necessary steps to get you in the air safely.

Price from £89.

Pilot Progression: If you have already been flying your drone and want to take your skills to the next level we can talk you through the more advanced flight mode features such as Way Points, Point of Interest and Flight Track. We will also cover compass and IMU calibration.

Price from £89.

PFAW Pilot: For those that are booked on for a PFAW course and require flight training we can take you through the flying schedule required to pass the flying side of your coarse so you are fully prepared on the day of your test.

Price from £89.

Course duration from an hour on a one to one format.

Please give us a call with your requirements and we can arrange a lesson either week day evenings or weekend mornings.

Training will take place next to our unit in Livingston, West Lothian, Scotland. nr Edinburgh

01506 429914 or info@marionvillemodels.com 

ProDrone Academy

ProDrone Academy is a CAA accredited commercial drone training organisation delivering cutting edge content that will enable you to apply for your PfCO-Permission for Commercial Operation (sometimes referred to as a drone licence) which will certify you as a qualified remote pilot and enable you to operate a drone for business purposes. To discuss this further please click here.


CAA accredited NQE offering PfCO certification courses alongside a range of other content including

* PfCO Refresher Training
* Drone Aerial Imaging for Surveying, Mapping and Photogrammetry
* Aerial Photography and Cinematography
* Sales and Marketing 101 for Commercial Drone Operators

Commercial Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS) course supplied by NATS

If you want to take your drone hobby to the next level and make it into a business you`ll need to complete a PFAW course to NQE standards. We recommend NATS. You can contact them directly via the email bellow. Please mention us when emailing.

About the course

The NATS Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS) course (UK Module), is designed to instruct operators to a level which will satisfy the safety and operational requirements outlined by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA).

This course covers many topics, including;

  • Aviation law
  • Meteorological studies
  • Navigation Studies
  • The principles of flight
  • RPAS best practices
  • Human Factors
  • Cost: £500 + VAT

For more information contact NATS Aero on RPAS@nats.co.uk

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