Sky-Futures, the global Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) inspection specialists for the Oil and Gas industry, have launched the new Sky-Futures Training Academy offering UAV training to the Rescue, Response and Resilience sector.
In partnership with Capita, the Sky-Futures Training Academy is based at the Fire Service College, Gloucestershire which provides a realistic training environment. This CAA approved UAV training is conducted on a large controlled site which offers a variety of operational scenarios designed specifically for Emergency Services. Basic, Intermediate and Advanced courses will train Remote Pilots to fly safely, procedurally and competently in operational environments.
UAV training is delivered by Sky-Futures highly experienced Remote Pilot Instructors who maintain their currency through 8,500 hours of operational and commercial UAV flying experience offshore, in some of the most demanding conditions. Specialist Sky-Futures staff from the Emergency Services sector ensure that the courses are suitably tailored, relevant and demanding.
David Hunkin, Sky-Futures Operations Director commented: ‘Sky-Futures clients believe that UAV operations should be approached with the same uncompromising manner to safety as response driving, firearms training and manned aviation. Located at a world-class emergency service training facility, we are delighted to be able to offer training to a level that has previously been unavailable in the market. Demand has been high and we are very much looking forward to delivering our first courses in September.’