Enabling safe RPAS operations for the world

Eagle Eye Innovations is the only company specialising in all genres and classifications of drone technology. Our EEI Academy instructors have over 120 years of military experience and thousands of hours experience operating a large variety of drones in both a commercial and operational setting. We have expertise on all matters relating to drones, drone training and drone surveying within our team ranging from the Mavic Mini through to the MQ-9 Reaper. We have been operating both nationally and globally since 2013 and are the longest running CAA approved drone training and consultancy organisation in the UK.


Our CAA accredited drone training courses are designed to fit everyone’s needs. From hobbyists, photographers and film makers, to those in construction, utilities, agriculture and everyone in between, we can help you obtain your A2CofC and GVC qualifications.


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From Test & Evaluation and Drone Surveys, to Photography, Videography and Consultancy, we can provide the drone solution to your problem.



Our Defence & Security department has a broad remit working with many Defence customers within the UK, and on a wider global scale.


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Frequently Asked Questions

What's the difference between a drone and RPAS?Reveal

A drone is a specific type of RPAS that is designed for recreational or commercial use, while RPAS is a more comprehensive term that encompasses a wider range of unmanned aircraft systems.

When do I need an A2CofC?Reveal

You will need an A2 CofC if you intend to fly in the A2 Category ‘Close to’ people. The A2 CofC is a remote pilot competency certificate primarily intended to assure safe operations of unmanned aircraft close to uninvolved persons. The certificate assures an appropriate knowledge of the technical and operational mitigations for ground risk.

Where can I train to fly a drone?Reveal

Our Zeta courses are primarily run from Kinross, Lincoln, Lockerbie, and Swindon. However, here at EEI we are flexible to the requirements of our customer. We run closed courses at bespoke locations for large groups and some certifications and consultations can be conducted remotely.

How do I apply for an Operational Authorisation in the Specific Category?Reveal

Upon completion of the GVC, you will send off you operations manual and licencing details to the CAA. The CAA will then send out your Operational Authorisation, which gives you permission to operate your drone in the Specific Category.

Who provides A2 CofC and GVC Training?Reveal

The A2 CofC and GVC training is provided by the Eagle Eye Innovations Academy. The Academy is recognised by the CAA and their courses are designed to expand your theoretical knowledge to ensure you operate safely and appropriately.

What are the A1, A2, and A3 categories for <25kg drones?Reveal

The categories of operations are known as Open A1, A2 and A3. They are classified as;

  • A1 (fly over people)
  • A2 (fly close to people)
  • A3 (fly far away from people)

The basic CAA drone code will tell you everything you need to pass the test for a flyer ID, which allows you to fly in the Open A1 and A3 categories.

This handy table outlines what competencies are required for flying in the Open category.

What is the difference between the Open and Specific Categories?Reveal

The Specific category covers operations that present a greater risk than that of the Open category, or where one or more elements of the operation fall outside the boundaries of the Open category. You must pass the online test and hold a Flyer-ID, and must register as a UAS operator, and display your operator ID on your UAS.

How do I register for the CAA Drone and Model Aircraft Code?Reveal

To register visit the CAA Website

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