An accessible three day option to achieve your General Visual Line of Sight Certificate.


The aim of the course is to train RPAS users to proficiently operate aircraft and understand regulations to enable them to safely and effectively meet their RPAS needs. Successful completion of the course will result in the award of an A2 Certificate of Competency (A2 CofC) or General Visual Line of Sight Certificate (GVC) under EEIs RAE status.

The A2 CofC is purely theoretical culminating with an examination. The GVC comprises of a theoretical element, a theoretical examination, and a practical skills assessment.

who should attend?

Candidates with little or no previous experience who wish to be taught the fundamentals of operating RPAS safely.

course length

The course length is 3 days and is conducted at EEIs facilities near Lincoln, UK. Training can be delivered at the customer’s location provided that the course attendance is 8 or more. Practical elements will need to be carried out at a pre-approved EEI flight site, or at customer sites after a successful risk assessment is undertaken by EEI.

ground school

All candidates will be expected to complete pre-course learning through EEIs e-learning platform, followed by classroom-based instructor led theory which culminates in a written examination. Modules include:

  • Introduction to RPAS
  • Air Law Responsibilities
  • RPAS Operating Principles
  • Airmanship & Aviation Safety
  • Human Performance
  • Meteorology
  • Navigation & Charts
  • RPAS General Knowledge
  • Operator Responsibilities
  • Operating Procedures

On successful completion of the theory phase of our course, students will be issued a certificate, however, this does not accredit them in any practical aspects of RPAS use.

flying skills assessment (GVC)

The flying element teaches the candidates how to operate the aircraft safely and competently. Once EEI instructors are satisfied that the candidate is operating in accordance with the Civil Aviation Publication (CAP) 722, and the Air Navigation Order (ANO), they will conduct an evaluated flight test.

Candidates will perform the following assessed tasks in planning (including risk assessment), briefing, aircrew discipline, safety, airmanship, emergency handling, general handling.

Following successful completion of this test, the candidate will receive their GVC certification that will allow them to apply to the CAA for an Operational Authorisation in order to fly their RPAS within UK airspace.

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