A2 EU remote pilot’s certificate – ONLINE theory preparation including online exam and confirmation of the practical self-declaration
FLYING SAFELYmeans: You receive valuable knowledge so that you can take off safely with your drone without running the risk of crashing or losing the drone due to a flyaway (uncontrolled flight). No less important are good flight preparation and a minimum level of knowledge of the rules and regulations of air traffic. The new EU drone regulation has been in force in the EU member states since December 31, 2020. The new regulation also introduced new EU drone driving licenses, which are mandatory for the operation of most drones. With the A2 EU remote pilot’s certificate, for example, in the permit-free open category in urban areas with drones up to 4 kg take-off weight in slow flight mode with max. 10 km / h can even be flown up to 5 m to uninvolved persons.
Training content for obtaining the A2 EU remote pilot’s certificate
Theory (total duration approx. 8-10 hours)
We prepare you for the theory test in three webinars with live chat support:
Module 1: Technical and operational reduction of risks on the ground (duration: approx. 2 hours)
- Functions in slow flight mode
- Assessment of the distance to people
- The 1:1 Rule
Module 2: Flight performance (duration: approx. 2 hours)
- Typical operating range of unmanned aircraft in the rotary wing, fixed wing and hybrid configuration categories
- Mass and balance, center of gravity
Module 3: Meteorology (duration: approx. 2 hours)
- Weather influences on the operation of an unmanned aircraft
- Obtaining weather forecasts
This is followed by the theoretical A2 online exam in accordance with EU Regulation 2019/947.
Remot practical skill test exam (half-day) in 3 easy steps:
Step 1: Flight preparation with supervision by the examiner via webinar:
- General Introduction
- Preparation and end of a flight
- Instruction flight with and without GPS
- Emergency exercises and skill test maneuvers
Step 2: You fly through the scheduled skill test meneuvers:
- Rectangular flight with and without rotation around the vertical axis
- Triangular flight and circular flight
- Get to know the braking distance
- Fly around obstacle
- Get to know personal VLOS removal
- Simulated transmitter failure
- Flight maneuvers without GPS
- Landing in radius 1m (Depends on the dimensions of the UA)
Step 3: You download the log files from your drone and upload them together with the photos/video evidence to our server (link will be provided after booking)
You are welcome to use your own drone for the practical part. Alternatively, you can receive a rental drone in the mail. The rental fee in the amount of 97 € per 3 days will be charged additionally. You go with a drone to an airfield approved by us. A personal practical training with practical certificate of competence and practical examination after a recognized skill test can optionally be booked for 300 €. The A2 EU remote pilot’s certificate is valid for 5 years across Europe.
Here you will find a sample video that you should create during remote practice as well as the skill test that should be flown off:
Requirements for participation in the A2 online examination for the EU remote pilot certificate
- Valid identity card or passport (original, for identification)
- 16 years of age at the day of the exam
- Declaration about existing investigative procedures and storage of data, waiver of claims for compensation for any damage
- A1 / A3 EU competence certificate (can be booked in addition)
After registering, you will receive a separate link for the forms mentioned, which you can use to download and sign the documents. We will also send you our course calendar, in which you can freely choose your 3x online course modules.
Course of the online theory exam
After attending the webinars, you can register for the online exam. We offer these flexibly several times a week. Die Prüfung umfasst insgesamt 32 Multiple-Choice-Fragen zu den oben genannten drei Themenbereichen und dauert 40 Minuten. To pass the exam, a total of 75% of the three subject areas must be answered correctly. The result of the examination will be communicated immediately after the examination. If you fail the exam, it can be repeated after 5 working days at the earliest. The A2 EU remote pilot’s certificate is valid for 5 years across Europe.
Feedback from our customers after passing the online exam:
Beginners, lateral entrants, advanced pilots with first flight experience, craftsmen from the construction sector, architects, facility managers, forestry and agriculture, experts, those interested in drones
Your Training and Coaching Team
We, Anna and Nico from the droneLIONS Academy (a brand of nicopter GmbH), trainers since 2017, accompany you during the preparation and examination for the A2 EU remote pilot certificate. We train you online via webinar in the three relevant theory areas and support you personally in the practical phase. Feel free to use your own drone if you have one. Upon request, we can offer you advice on purchasing the drone that suits your area of application. In the practical part there is the possibility to test different drone models. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions.