The Specific training
Learning to handle your drone in a safe and responsible way.
Training for drone professionals
Want to be able to fly anywhere (in Europe)? The specific training is for drone professionals working with advanced/heavier drones in high-risk areas, such as near airports and industrial areas/ports.
The OmniDrones Academy SPECIFIC drone training course is a Dutch- and English-language course and is Required for conducting higher-risk drone operations, such as flying in the CTR or with a drone weighing >2 kg in the built environment.
Our training is a full-fledged EU accredited course for the true drone professional. All facets are covered to prepare you for safe flight operations for operations outside the EU Open category. The training can be provided at two locations, either in the Northern Netherlands (Assen) or in the Eastern Netherlands (Doetinchem). Specific classes are organised regularly at both locations.
The following four steps make up the full Specific training:
So what do you learn with Specific?
Know everything about your drone
The Specific training takes about five days, including two days online, two days classroom and one day practical including exam. Topics covered during the training include:
In addition, this complete training course has basic knowledge of risk analysis SORA and is offered including printed manual, maps, other materials, re-exams and lunch.
Note: It is important to first complete the training courses in the open category and obtain the A1/A3 and A2 certificates. Should you not yet have these certificates, they will be offered when you take Specific training at OmniDrones Academy.
Flying in the EU specific category
To fly as a company in the EU Specific category, you need three things:
- A trained drone pilot
- A suitable drone
- An operations manual
The operations manual is the foundation of your drone operation, unfortunately the preparation of a manual is often underestimated. View here How we can help you with this!
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Frequently asked questions
The drone licence is valid for 5 years, after which you have to take another exam.
In the Netherlands, the A1/A3 and A2 drone pilot licences require a minimum age of 16.
If you are under 16 years old, you can also get the A1/A3 and A2 drone flying licence, however, you will only be allowed to fly under the supervision of someone who is 16 or older and has their A1/A3 and A2 drone flying licence.
Other age limits may apply in other countries.
Yes, OmniDrones is a recognised examination institute, accredited by ILENT.
The OmniDrones Academy SPECIFIC course is a Dutch- and English-language course and is a continuation of the OPEN A1/A3 and A2 course. The training can be followed partly online.
The online course will be followed by two-and-a-half days of classroom teaching. This will be completed with a written exam. Is this completed? Then we will enter practical training, which will also be examined.
Please note that to be admitted to the SPECIFIC course, you must have completed OPEN A1/A3 and A2. You can manage this with our ALL IN course in one go.
Contact us if you are interested in the SPECIFIC training.
The SPECIFIC category includes higher-risk flights. If the operation does not fit into the OPEN category, it automatically falls under the SPECIFIC. For example, flying a heavier drone over urban areas. To fly in this category, you need a flight permit from the Environment and Transport Inspectorate (ILT). This can also be a flight certificate if it involves a Standard Scenario published by EASA.
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