Introduction to Unmanned BVLoS Operations - 1 Day Workshop - COPTRZ

Introduction to Unmanned BVLoS Operations

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    BVLoS (Beyond Visual Line of Sight) represents great potential for the use of commercial drones as technology advances. In order to gain a BVLoS approval from a national aviation authority such as the CAA, it is essential to have a safety case which covers your intention to fly BVLoS in accordance with CAA regulations.

    The COPTRZ Introduction to Unmanned BVLoS Operations workshop will give you the basic knowledge and skills required in all the vital areas required to make a successful application to regulatory authorities and then to conduct BVLoS flying safely. This highly informative introductory course is designed by unmanned aviation industry professionals with thousands of hours of manned aviation and unmanned BVLoS flying experience. It is suitable for operators looking to fly BVLoS with either multirotor or fixed-wing drones.

    Based on safe flying and operating procedures, this classroom-based workshop will cover aviation regulations, safety management, BVLoS permission/flight planning and air traffic management. The course will use a mix of lectures, case studies and group work to engage you in an interactive learning experience to teach you the issues you need to consider if planning safe beyond visual line of site operations.

    The course instructors have extensive BVLoS flying experience and have taught students from high profile organisations such as Boeing, NASA and the United Nations.


  • FAQ's

    Who is the course suitable for?

    This BVLoS training course is suitable for CAA PfCO holders who are looking to learn more about how to plan safe beyond visual line of sight operations. If you are currently planning BVLoS operations you will gain a valuable insight into how to apply for your permissions.

    Will lunch be provided?

    Yes, lunch will be provided. You will also be kept fully refreshed with tea and coffee throughout the day.

    Is accommodation included in the course fee?

    Accommodation is not included in the course fee, however, we can assist you to find a suitable place to stay close to the course venue.

    What do I need to bring with me to the workshop?

    It is advised that you bring along your laptop or PC so that you are able to participate in any group learning activities.


    How do I book my place?

    You can book online or speak to one of the COPTRZ team on 0330 111 7177 or email There are a number of payment methods available including credit/debit card, PayPal or monthly 0% financing.


    • Learn the basics principles of beyond visual line of sight operations.
    • Learn best practices for applying for your BVLoS permissions from the CAA.
    • Learn the relevant safety procedures for operating your drone beyond visual line of sight.

    • Introduction & Aviation Regulations
    • Radio spectrum management & data links
    • Drone Design (inc. Human Factors & Communications).
    • Navigation & Mapping
    • Safety Management
    • Airspace & Air Traffic Management (inc. BVLoS Technologies)

    Nigel Breyley

    Nigel Breyley is COPTRZ resident BVLoS specialist.  He is a former Royal Navy Observer who has many years experience of manned aviation flying in both RN helicopters and RAF fixed wing aircraft.  His last role was running the Air Training Department at one of the RN Air Stations.  He has since worked for the UK CAA as a Flight Standards Officer, and more recently for QinetiQ where he was responsible for the flight operations management of a number of unmanned BVLoS activities such as the first UK ScanEagle flights and several aerial target activities.  His experience includes gaining a variety of civil and military BVLoS approvals and also the evaluation of manufacturer’s equipment and training programmes.  Much of his work involved the preparation and assessment of safety cases and he has qualified as a pilot on several of these systems.  He is currently the Director of ISURPA (International School of Unmanned & Remotely Piloted Aircraft) delivering commercial civil UAS training to a number of clients and for COPRTZ to deliver a range of BVLoS projects.


    The Introduction to Unmanned BVLoS Operations course is held at Highfield Park, Church Lane, Heckfield, Hook, RG27 0LG

    • Situated off the A33 between Basingstoke and Reading.
    • The course starts at 9:30am and finishes at 4:30pm.
    • Lunch and refreshments are provided throughout the day.
    • Accommodation is available onsite. Please contact us for booking details.

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