The UAS/RPAS Centre of Excellence
Phoenix UAV Centre is a specialist UAS/RPAS training and UAS services company. We have significant experience in all varieties of rotary wing SUA (Small Unmanned Aircraft). Our staff have a combined experience of more than 30 years in Rotary SUA of all kinds, both multi-rotor and single rotor systems and powered by all available propulsion options including electric, nitro, petrol and turbine.
We are fully insured and all our aircraft have been independently assessed for airworthiness, our instructors are qualified under the CAA approved Light UAS Scheme™ We offer experienced contract UAS/RPAS pilots for client operations and "On the job" training and have been contracted to complete various projects ranging from building developments, general aerial work, firework displays and various tasks for the BBC and other television production companies.
We carry accreditation from EuroUSC™ as an independent flight school providing training for the Basic National UAS Certificate – Small Unmanned Aircraft (BNUC-S™).
Basic National UAV Certificate – Small Unmanned Aircraft (BNUC-S™) was introduced in 2010, it is specifically aimed at the operation of small unmanned aircraft of 20Kg or less. This is now a standard qualification accepted by the UK CAA and other National Aviation Authorities around the world as evidence of competency for operating Small Unmanned Surveillance Aircraft (SUSA) and by the Insurance Industry.
If you are new to the industry or just want to find out more about it, why not come along to one of our very popular Introductory & Assessment Courses. The day is spent with one of our instructors discussing all aspects of the UAS/RPAS industry and the BNUC-S qualification.
As the BNUC-S™ qualification is renewable every 12 months, and the renewal process is a check of your pilot’s logbook to ensure you meet the minimum number of hours flight time in the previous six months, there might be times when you haven’t been able to achieve the minimum number of hours.
Having passed your BNUC-S™ flight test and progressing your career as a UAS/RPAS pilot and operator involves keeping up your flight skills. You will inevitably find your skills progressing as you perform more and more operations. Some of these operations will involve some challenging flying.