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Catalyst now has a CAA approved BNUC-S qualified drone pilot

Catalyst Video Services can now add aerial footage to the types of shots possible when producing a commercial video for its clients.

What is a BNUC qualification?

The Basic National UAS Certificate (BNUC™), introduced by EuroUSC™ in 2007, was the first commercial drone pilot qualification for remotely piloted aircraft below 150kg. In recognition of EuroUSC™’s expertise the UK Civil Aviation Authority commissioned EuroUSC™ in January 2010 to write the first drone pilot qualification standard for small sub 20kg drones relevant to fixed wing, rotary and multi-rotor systems. Subsequently, the Basic National UAS Certificate (BNUC-S™) has become the preferred drone pilot qualification required by many National Aviation Authorities before a Permission (PFAW) or Exemption is granted to an Operator.

The BNUC-S™ pilot qualification can be attained by passing both a two day Part 1 Theory course and Part 2 Flight Operations Assessment. To encourage safe operation in this new industry the Part 1 Theory course is open to all those who are interested in the regulatory and operational environment for Drones. The Part 1 examination is optional for those who do not require the full BNUC-S™ qualification.

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