PfCO OA A2 CofC GVC
It can be confusing. All the abbreviations for the CAA drone certification and authorisation types.
The real questions are – “What type of aerial services do you offer?” and “Which counties do you operate in?” These are the 2 things people choose in the drone pilot search engine. It allows them to find a local drone pilot.
1 step to getting your drone business found
Freely complete your pilot profile on the drone pilot search engine: –
- Choose the aerial services you offer.
- Select the counties you operate in.
- Attach your CAA certifications or authorizations.
The result… your profile is complete with a direct link to your website.
Is the drone register or drone directory delivering?
We hear frustration from most drone pilots saying no. After the investment in UAV equipment, training and insurance the added overhead of paid for advertising is a cost many have taken with no or little response. Choosing to subscribe to a service based upon their advertising spend, hence search engine position never will be a sound business decision. The problem is you have to buy to try. When nothing happens and no enquiries are received a costly, hard lesson is learnt.
We believe in offering value without cost with free entry in the drone pilot search engine.
3 ways to reduce the costs of running a drone business
- Get involved with your local business network groups
- Establish social media accounts and post your stories
- Publish your location and contact details
These may seem obvious steps, but many drone operators withhold information that would allow people to make a decision and easily contact them.
Get your drone business in front of decision makers
Being top of the search engines for search terms like “hire a drone pilot” or “local drone pilot” is very difficult and expensive. If you do manage it, it will be short-lived. Why?… because everyone is competing for that spot. Your focus should be in positioning and maintaining your drone services on reliable information platforms. Ones that you do not have to place endless energy and cost into.
Old fashioned word of mouth is still alive and still the best recommendation available. Business seems to have forgotten that communication, the verbal type, allows us as human beings to arrive at a point where we achieve what we were trying to achieve through open and responsive conversations.
The true value of a drone directory subscription
You pay hundreds of pounds a year in membership fees. Firstly on the premiss that you will receive a constant flow of enquiries. Secondly on receiving discounts on other related items and services. It is possibly not until the renewal of your membership that you analyse the true value membership has brought to your business. If there is little or none then you should question continuing.
Some will consider the cost of membership to be a sign of reaching a professional standard where the directories’ logo can be proudly used. Remember the reason you joined and question if membership returned the desired results.
Where to find aerial drone work
The holy grail question. The answer is… from people actively llooking for a local drone pilot to complete one of the aerial services you offer. This is why CAS listed exists. We actively promote drone pilots to industry groups who use your services on a daily basis.
What does PfCO OA A2 CofC GVC mean?
PfCO OA A2 CofC GVC – all very confusing so here are the explanations.
PfCO – Permissions for Commercial Operations
OA – Operational Authorities
A2 CofC – A2 Certificate of Compentency
GVC – General Visual Line of Sight Certificate