Frequently Asked Questions

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General Questions

The EASA is the Euopean Union Aviation Safety Agency and charged to standardize aviation rules all across the European Union, Switzerland, Norway and Iceland. National Aviation Agencies are charged with officially recognizing testing institutions on their territory.

Since January 2021 we are certified as DE.PStF.003 by the LBA, the German national aviation authority. Therefore we have the official authorisation to issue the Remote Pilot Certificate of Competency (A2). This link will take you to the Luftfahrt Bundesamt: DE.PStF.003

Until the end of 2020 we were an approved body by the LBA according to §21d LuftVO. 

Below you will find a photo of the certificate DE.AST.035 certified by the Luftfahrt-Bundesamt.

Since 31.12.2020.

The foundation for the EU drone regulations was laid in years of work, among other things, in coordination between the various countries and by the JARSUS (Joint Authorities for Rulemaking on Unmanned Systems).

On 11.06.2019, these regulations were published by the EU Commission, which came into force on 31.12.2020. Due to the situation of the time , the date for the application implementing the regulation was postponed by 6 months (originally planned for 01.07.2020).

Since 31.12.2020 the new European drone regulation is in force. If you have an inventory drone over 500g and want to fly closer than 150 meters to residential, commercial, industrial or recreational areas, you will need the A2 Remote Pilot Certificate of Competency.

For more information

Please visit the FAQ of the EASA

The Remote Pilot Certificate A2 remains no matter which type of training you choose the same. Both courses cover the same topics and build on the same script. However, each option has its certain advantages!

Do you like to learn at your own pace and prefer to choose the examination date yourself? Then the online course is the right choice. Click here for the online course.

Intensive learning in a team, exchanging ideas with like-minded people and asking questions that are not relevant to the exam but are of burning interest to you, that’s more your thing? Then the digital seminar is perfect for you! Prepare the exam during the seminar and pass it on the same day. Here you can find our digital seminar.

Important conditions you have to meet before purchasing the A2 Remote Pilot Certificate:

1. Registration at the National Aviation Agency

Register as a drone operator at the National Aviation Agency (NAA) of your country in the EU. If you currently reside in a non-EU country, you must register at the NAA of the country you intend to fly your drone.

2. Complete the proof of competence exam A1/A3 in advance

Pass the examination for the A1/A3 certificate for drones above 250g. Just like the registration, the examination for the A1/A3 certificate has to be taken at the National Aviation Agency (NAA) of your country or the country you intend to fly in for non-EU residents. Most NAAs in the EU provide online examinations on their sites or in combination with other providers.

Please visit our site for more information on this subject: https://european-droneschool.com/eu-drone-authorities-overview/

 

Other basic requirements

1. Valid proof of identity 

You need a valid proof of identity with photo (ID card, passport or driver’s license)

2. You must be at least 16 

Minors need a declaration of consent from their legal guardians.

3. Register at your National Aviation Agency

Please register at the National Aviation Agency of your country or region. You need to register to be able to complete the proof of competence (A1/A3) in your area. Please refer to this site containing a list of every Euopean Aviation Agency inside the EASA https://www.easa.europa.eu/domains/civil-drones/naa

4. Practical part
Please complete the declaration of successful completion of the practical self-study to obtain a remote pilot certificate for UAS in the open category, subcategory A. To find a declaration form, please contact your National Aviation Agency.

5. Complete the proof of competence exam A1/A3 in advance

Please complete the A1/A3 in advance at your National Aviation Agency. Expect to spend approximately 3-5 hours for: Study, mock exam and final exam. The exam can be repeated as often as necessary. The proof of competence has to be completed before taking the examination for the Remote Pilot Certificate and can only be taken at the National Aviation Agency of your presently residing country for now.

6. Sufficiently fast internet connection 

In order to ensure a good image transmission and to avoid interruptions of the exam, you need a stable and sufficiently fast internet connection of at least 2 MB/s (this corresponds to 16 Mbit/s).

7. Two cameras (e.g. webcam + cell phone)

In order to prevent cheating attempts, we are obliged to monitor your online exam with 2 cameras from different angles. For example, you can use a webcam and a separate cell phone camera.

We currently offer payment via paypal or credit card. 

For business customers, we also offer payments by invoice. 

EASA

The official site of the European Aviation Agency. There you will find all the explanations for the new EU regulations as well as in-depht informations all around flying your drone inside the European Union, Switzerland, Norway and Iceland.

Your National Aviation Agency site

Make sure to visit the official site of your National Aviation Agency for all the further informations and regulations pertaining to your country or region.

We are an official DJI reseller and can advise you on the purchase of a suitable drone. Moreover, if you decide to take a course, we even offer a discount!  

We sell hobby drones like the Mavic Mini, but also professional drones such as a firefighter drone with XT2 thermal imaging camera or with a 180x zoom camera.

We started as a pilot platform in 2016 and make image films for companies like Audi, Siemens or Rolls Royce as our main business and are also active in the tourism sector (Brenners Park Hotel, Hotel Deimann, Tourismus Marketing Niedersachsen, Bali, Kotor, Maldives).

We worked a lot with authorities and organizations with security tasks in the past. We have not only equipped countless fire departments with drones, but also trained them.

In the last two years we have been programmin vour own flight apps to facilitate the flying experiences. You can download our two iOS Apps and get a complete new experience: One Click Drone App and Your Flight App

With the One Click Drone App, flying over  construction sites has never been easier. If you send us your footage, we cut a time-lapse video for you, and it only costs a fraction of the traditional price.

With the Your Flight App, you can draw predetermined flight routes on your device and the drone will perfectly fly the coordinates you set up.

We also build drone cages for the Mavic 2 and DJI M200 and print custom designs for special payloads / instruments. We are always looking for partnerships for drone research and development.

We are here for you! Call us Monday-Friday between 08:30 – 18:30 CET under: +49 30 24033825

Or write an e-mail to: contact@european-droneschool.com

Questions regarding the Online Course

Besides the 2 most important basic requirements (valid proof of identity, at least 16 years old), there are technical requirements that you must meet:

1. Sufficiently fast internet connection 

In order to ensure a good image transmission and to avoid interruptions of the exam, you need a stable and sufficiently fast internet connection of at least 2 MB/s (this corresponds to 16 Mbit/s).

2. Two cameras (e.g. webcam + cell phone)

In order to prevent cheating attempts, we are obliged to monitor your online exam with 2 cameras from different angles. For example, you can use a webcam and a separate cell phone camera.

3. skype account and hangouts 

The Skype account is free of charge, but you need to create a user account first. 

Please share your username with us before the exam. We will communicate via Skype (on mobile/tablet) during the exam.

You do not need to register to use Hangouts.

You will use Hangout through your laptop / computer, because as  explained above, we are required to monitor you during the exam with 2 cameras from different angles. 

4. Compatible browser, preferably Google Chrome.


So far we have had the best experience with this browser. You should avoid using Safari, as experiences in the past have shown support issues with this browser.

These are the learning contents:

UAS Flight performance

  • Operating range
  • Mass and balance, center of gravity
  • Securing the payload
  • Batteries

 

Meteorology

  • Weather influences on the operation of an unmanned aerial vehicle
  • Obtaining weather forecasts


Technical and operational mitigation of risks on the ground

  • Functions in slow-flight mode
  • Estimation of distance to humans
  • 1:1 rule

 

Additional content

  • Reporting of incidents
  • Risk management

 

+Bonus material

Experience the founder Jasper Heyden in his element. In video recordings of over 60 minutes you will receive all the exclusive knowledge from an expert for future experts like you.

This is how you learn with us: 

Explanatory videos: The accumulated knowledge to safely pass the exam

Gap Texts: Perfect way to deepen knowledge of what you have already learned

Flash cards: Practice makes perfect

Plus: Support, because we are here for you! Write to us: kontakt@dph-drohnenschule.de

We have tested our online training with different browsers, such as Firefox, Google Chrome and Safari. Likewise on different end devices, such as laptop / PC or tablet and found it to be “very good”.

In your course overview you can start or continue the course. Once you have completed the course, you can contact us to schedule your exam

Overall, you should plan about one day to work through our comprehensive learning material or 5 evenings with about 2 hours each. In general, however, the following applies: Whether you visit the course in the evening from time to time or go through it in one piece, the course follows your learning speed! 

Sure! Every finished section is rewarded with a blue checkmark

Sometimes it’s hard to find time in your day to learn. We know that, which is why you have 12 months! 

First, we check your identity. To do this, you show us your ID card. Then you do a 360-degree pan through the room in which you are located. Finally, you position yourself in front of the PC / laptop so that we can see the door (or the staircase) in the background.

You have a total of 60 minutes to answer all 30 questions. This is a multiple choice test. The questions are divided into the three topics (which you know from the online course and your documents). 

No paragraphs will be asked!

We will find a date that is convenient for you! 

We are happy to relieve you of this worry. If you have conscientiously worked through the online course and the course material, you are well prepared. The pass rate proves that our learning material is didactically very good and prepares you optimally for the exam. The passing rate is 95%. 

The first retest is free of charge. Each subsequent re-examination costs 35€.

For at least 1 year. In addition, we update our course regularly, which means: With this course you are always up to date!

We are here for you! Call us Monday-Friday between 08:30 – 18:30 CET under: +49 30 24033825

Or write an e-mail to: kontakt@dph-drohnenschule.de

Questions regarding the Digital Seminar

Compared to the Online Course, during the Digital Seminar one of our lecturer will teach you all the knowledge in a one day seminar. The course is on average with 3-4 participants, so you continue to learn effectively. Intensive learning in a team, exchange with like-minded people and ask questions that are of burning interest to you, is still possible! The training takes place via Skype.

Immediately after the training, you will get the opportunity to pass the exam online, giving you the chance to receive your certificate in one day.

1. Valid proof of identity 

You need a valid proof of identity with photo (ID card, passport or driver’s license)

2. You must be at least 16 

Minors need a declaration of consent from their legal guardians.

3. Register at your National Aviation Agency

Please register at the National Aviation Agency of your country or region. You need to register to be able to complete the proof of competence (A1/A3) in your area. Please refer to this site containing a list of every Euopean Aviation Agency inside the EASA https://www.easa.europa.eu/domains/civil-drones/naa

4. Practical part
Please complete the declaration of successful completion of the practical self-study to obtain a remote pilot certificate for UAS in the open category, subcategory A. To find a declaration form, please contact your National Aviation Agency.

5. Complete the proof of competence exam A1/A3 in advance

Please complete the A1/A3 in advance at your National Aviation Agency. Expect to spend approximately 3-5 hours for: Study, mock exam and final exam. The exam can be repeated as often as necessary. The proof of competence has to be completed before taking the examination for the Remote Pilot Certificate and can only be taken at the National Aviation Agency of your presently residing country for now.

6. Sufficiently fast internet connection 

In order to ensure a good image transmission and to avoid interruptions of the exam, you need a stable and sufficiently fast internet connection of at least 2 MB/s (this corresponds to 16 Mbit/s).

7. Two cameras (e.g. webcam + cell phone)

In order to prevent cheating attempts, we are obliged to monitor your online exam with 2 cameras from different angles. For example, you can use a webcam and a separate cell phone camera.

The theoretical course usually starts at 10 am CET. Together we go through the script and prepare you optimally for the exam. If you have worked through the documents, which we will send you in advance by e-mail, you are optimally prepared for the exam! 

The exam will take place on the same day at around 16:30 CET. The training ends around 17:30 CET.

On average there are 3-5 participants, plus you! 

We currently have three lecturers. Jasper Heyden, the founder himself, or Christian Schäfer, with just as much expertise. New on board is Frank Brauer, whose knowledge is second to none! Either way, to quote one course participant, it will be “unforgettably good!

The practical part consists of a self-declaration.

Please complete the declaration of successful completion of the practical self-study to obtain a remote pilot certificate for UAS in the category Open, subcategory A2

You will find a form on the online site of your National Aviation Agency.

The exam is 100% theory.

However, regardless of this, we also offer practical flight training in Germany.

Unfortunately, there is no general answer to this question, as it varies from season to season how many participants register.

Write me an email and we will find a timely appointment for you! janine@dronesperhour.com

We are here for you! Call us Monday-Friday between 08:30 – 18:30 CET under: +49 30 24033825

Or write an e-mail to: kontakt@dph-drohnenschule.de

Questions that only recognized drone pilots ask

We like your idea and therefore say: Yes! 

You can get giftcards even without the price on it. For more gift ideas, check out our store HERE.

We do! Please send us an e-mail at: jasperheyden@dronesperhour.com 

We will then make you a personal offer. Or call us at: +49 30 24033825

Here you can find our offer for “practical flight training“. Have fun!

Thank you very much, we appreciate it! 

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We have open ears for criticism and suggestions for improvement! We want to constantly improve and are happy about your feedback.

Feel free to contact us personally at +49 30 24033825 or send an e-mail to: kontakt@dph-drohnenschule.de.

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