If you are one of the lucky ones who will wake up on Christmas morning to find a drone under the tree, there are a few things to think about before you get in the air. After all, you don’t want to destroy it on your first flight because you didn’t read the instructions.
Drone manufacturers are often enthusiastic to portray their products as being ‘easy to fly’, which is a significant selling point. However, you do need a certain amount of proficiency to operate the drone safely and this is something that they don’t sell. So, presuming you survive the initial flight on the local sports field, you may want to then consider what your next steps might be, especially if you have any aspirations to use your drone for commercial activity. Once you’ve have flown a few times, it may not be long before friends and family start asking, ‘Have you thought about using that to make money?’ It is a question worth asking, especially with the commercial drone sector expanding so quickly.
This question is more of a series of questions as you seek to build a business idea that you can make work. Much of this can be done by researching online or asking some friends who might be in the know. However, a better path might be to ask acknowledged experts in the industry, people who have followed the same path as you.
This is where Consortiq can help. Founded by pioneers in the drone industry, the company has gone from strength to strength, expanding its footprint into the US, a market which has some key parallels to the UK. UAVAir, Consortiq’s UK training arm, is a UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) National Qualified Entity (NQE), which is an approved pilot assessment entity for ensuring that drone pilots seeking a UK Permission for Commercial Operation (PfCO) demonstrate certain competencies, especially in safety. The team are drone professionals from many sectors, all of whom combine to deliver a consolidated training effect that is second to none in both the UK and US.
Consortiq has also developed CQNet, its own operational management software, which is at the leading edge of the support software dimension which has sprung up to enable safe and professional drone operations for the future. The Consortiq offering is diverse and includes a wide range of services including consultancy to large multi-national companies in all sectors of industry. We also specialise in certain sectors such as Construction, Media and Emergency Services, where some of our staff still operate on the front line.
Consortiq offers the full package, from providing advice to those new drone owners at Christmas to large organisations seeking comprehensive training packages and strategic direction to get their drone operations ‘off the ground’.
Whether you have plans in motion or are simply curious to find out more, we’d be happy to discuss your needs and potential opportunities. Get in touch with us today.