On 27 October 2015 the Guidelines No. 10 of the President of the Civil Aviation Authority on practical training for unmanned aerial vehicles operator certificate of qualification conducted by registered training entities were signed. The Guidelines have the objective to help training entities to conduct training in the safe manner.
The Guidelines for the UAVO training entities:
I. It is recommended that practical training in order to gain an UAV operator certificate of qualification used for purposes other than recreation or sport, and ratings entered into this certificate, hereinafter called “operator’s ratings”:
1. be carried out in such a way that on each stage a candidate applying for operator’s certificate of qualification performs all aviation operations under the supervision of an appointed instructor;
2. be carried out only in such a way that the appointed instructor supervises not more than one candidate during the training;
3. be carried out only if the candidate has a valid certificate stating that there are no contraindications to perform by such a candidate a function of an aviation personnel member, mentioned in Article 110 of the Act of July 3, 2002 – Aviation Law;
4. has been started from teaching basic maneuvers with the use of a computer program simulating flight operations under an appropriate UAV category.
II. It is recommended that during the training flight operations performance both the appointed instructor and the candidate wear a warning vest in bright, well visible colors (e.g. yellow, red or orange).
III. It is recommended that the place in which the practical training is organized:
1. be a designated area not smaller than a square 30 x 30 m – in the case of a practical UAV training in the category of multicopters or helicopters;
2. be a designated area not smaller than a quadrangle 30 x 100 m – in the case of practical UAV training in the category of airplanes;
3. be well marked;
4. be equipped with first aid kit and the candidates should be notified on where it is stored and how to use it before the start of the practical training.
IV. It is recommended that the closest premises (public roads, buildings, trees, poles, power lines and other objects which may influence the flight operations or which can be endangered by such operations) be further than 10 m from the borders of the place in which the practical training takes place.
V. It is recommended that during the flight performance in a place in which the practical training takes place only the candidate and the appointed instructor be present and, if the appointed instructor gives his/her consent, other persons.