National Drone Photography Awards 2020

The National Drone Photography Awards is ready for Take-Off Read on to make 2020 an Award-Winning Year At this stage in November, we should have been hosting our second National Drone Photography Awards Competition. Finalists and category winners would have been decided. Menu choices and wine orders placed. Table plans drawn up, and outfits picked [...]

Big News about Small Drones

Big News about Small Drones Great News for all Drone Pilots Its Official.  The CAA have confirmed that the DJI Mavic Mini meets all of the requirements to be flown in the new A1 Category when the Open Category of drones goes live on 1 November 2020*. What this means is that anyone with a […]

Knowledge is Power: Avoiding Fly Aways

Some of the most common concerns expressed by our clients are “I don’t want to lose my drone”, and “what if it flies away”. Without knowledge, the best we can do is fear failure, and just hope for success, every time we fly.  With knowledge, we can do so much better. By understanding the reasons […]

Eight Week Video-Conference Course

Final Course Starting 17 June – Places Available – Book Here How to take great Drone Photos and Video For Beginners and Intermediates.  This Course is aimed at everyone with a basic knowledge of drone flying Delivered partly by video-conference using Zoom, and partly via live-stream from a drone piloted by us, in the field […]

New Drone Rules from 1 July 2020 are Good News for all Dronies

From 1 July 2020, the European Union, and all other countries that are members of the European Aviation Safety Agency, which includes the UK, are introducing new rules about drones. Please don’t worry that the new rules will compromise your ability to fly your drone where you want to, in the way you want to. […]

Ten things you may not know, but should, about drone regulations

PhantomFlightSchool is here to help you every step of the way with your drone adventure Drone Registration around the World The UK Registration process confirms two important points which are very good news for us drone pilots: It makes clear that the CAA agree with our long-held understanding that it is perfectly legal to take-off […]

Everything you need to know to Ace the CAA Online Quiz for Drone Pilots

Download our Powerpoint Presentation covering all of the knowledge you need to Ace the CAA Online Quiz for Drone Pilots Here: Drone Registration Presentation Download our PDF covering the same material (if you don’t have Powerpoint installed on your device) Here: Guide to How to Ace the CAA Online Quiz

Drone Registration – Is the Christmas Present we wanted….

Drone Registration in the UK Great News for all Responsible Drone Pilots If you own a drone, you are now legally required to register it with the CAA Not everyone will register.  Not everyone follows the speed limit on the motorway.  But the speed signs on every road tell us where the boundary lies between […]

Recommend a Friend – Get £50. Give £50.

How it Works Click on the Link below to Register as a Recommender.  This sends us an email to us to let us know you are in the Scheme Get in touch with friends and family, and recommend they take a look at all of the fantastic ways in which we can help them with […]

Ten Questions to ask when choosing a PfCO Course

Posted 03 May 2019   Q: Is it for me? A: We only think you should think about doing a PfCO Course if you are using, or plan to use, a drone for commercial activities.  If you are involved in the built environment, we think drones will become as essential as a laptop and smartphone.  Likewise if you […]

Our Cambridge Pilot, Tom Jacobs, talks about Winter Filming in the Lake District

With a week-long filming assignment on the agenda, the day for packing all of the gear, and even collecting a brand new Mavic 2 Pro on the journey up, had arrived. Lakeland in winter requires all of the extra gear one would expect to need for winter mountaineering, which adds a lot of weight to […]

And the Winner Is……

  We have a WINNER of our Drone Photography Masterclass Prize Draw Congratulations Naomi Youd, Wedding Photographer, from Wiltshire.  Your prize is a one-day Masterclass in the Lake District, the Yorkshire Dales, the Isle of Skye, or the Jurassic Coast in Dorset (you choose which!) with PhantomFlightSchool, led by a world-class Landscape Photographer and Drone […]

The Photography Show

    SPECIAL OFFERS for The Photography Show 16 – 19 March We hope to see you at the Photography Show this weekend.  It’s at the NEC, and we are on Stand K131.  We have some very special offers for people visiting us at the Show. Then we thought, that’s great for all the new […]

I got them all flying circuits!

Having just delivered Phantom Flight School’s first bespoke on-site PfCO course I have to say that I’m really pleased with how it went and more importantly the high calibre of the Remote Pilots at the end of the course. In this instance we had a corporate client who had invested in a DJI Phantom 4 […]

Our Pilot Rob Nicholls talks about His Journey to Drones

Our Co-Pilot in Bristol is Rob Nicholls.  He is a special guy.  Here he explains his deeply personal motivation for joining the Drone Adventure. Join Rob on his Drone Adventure