Drone School Tokyo will start training for unmanned aerial vehicle operator skill certificates (first and second class qualifications) from February 1st!

Hummingbird Co., Ltd.
Drone School Tokyo will start training for unmanned aerial vehicle operator skill certificates (first and second class qualifications) from February 1st!
From February 1, 2023, as a registered training institution of the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism, we will start a second-class qualification course!

Hummingbird Co., Ltd. (Minato-ku, Tokyo, President: Nobuhiko Suzuki), which supports the development of drone pilots, will be a registered training institution (registered training institution code: 0108) of the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism on February 1, 2023. We will start a course for the national
qualification “Unmanned Aircraft Operator Skill Certificate (First and Second Class Qualifications)” for unmanned aircraft operation. [Image 1

Drone School Tokyo (Odaiba Main School, Shinjuku School, Shibuya School, Yokohama School) is a super urban drone school that has produced top class graduates in Japan since its establishment in 2016. “Unmanned aerial vehicle operator skill certification system”, a national qualification for drones, started on December 5, 2022. The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism has announced a school (= registered training institution) that can conduct national qualification training, and Drone School Tokyo has also been certified as a registered training institution.
As a result, it has become a drone school that can provide courses for national qualifications in addition to the acquisition of conventional private qualifications.
“Unmanned aerial vehicle operator skill certification system” starting from December 5, 2022
The outline of the unmanned aerial vehicle pilot proficiency certification system is as follows.
・The skill certificate is divided into first-class unmanned aircraft pilot (first-class qualification) and second-class unmanned-aircraft pilot (second-class qualification).
・Both first-class and second-class qualifications are valid for three years. ・By making limited changes, night flight and flight beyond visual line of sight are possible.
・ Target age is 16 years old or older
・Tests for proficiency certificates are conducted by Nippon Kaiji Kyokai, a designated testing institution designated by the government. ・If you have completed a course at a training institution that has been registered by the government (registered training institution), you will be exempt from the practical examination.
Difference between first-class unmanned aerial vehicle pilot (first-class qualification) and second-class unmanned aerial vehicle pilot (second-class qualification)
There are four levels of drone flight modes.
・Level 1: Manually controlled flight within visual line of sight ・Level 2: Automatic/autonomous flight within visual range
・Level 3: BVLOS flight (without assistance) in uninhabited areas ・Level 4: BVLOS flight (without assistance) in manned areas
From December 5, 2022, holders of the First Class Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Pilot (First Class) qualification will be able to fly at Level 4, which was previously not permitted.
The biggest merit of the first class qualification is that you will be able to fly level 4 (beyond visual line of sight flight in a manned area).
Level 4 flight is not possible for second-class qualifications, but the following permits and approvals required by the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism are not required for flights, so there is the advantage of saving time and effort in applying for flights. I have.
・Above the DID area
・Flight beyond visual line of sight
・Night flight
・The distance between people and objects is less than 30m
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How to acquire first-class unmanned aerial vehicle pilot (first-class qualification) and second-class unmanned aerial vehicle pilot (second-class qualification)
There are two ways to obtain first and second class qualifications. The first method is to take courses and practical training at a registered training institution (drone school) of the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism, pass the practical completion examination, and pass the physical examination and written examination at the designated examination institution.
The process is the same as getting a driver’s license.
In the case of a driver’s license, I think it’s a form of going to a driving school, carrying out up to the graduation test at the driving school, and facing the written test at the test center. The same goes for unmanned aerial vehicles (drones).
The second is a one-shot test.
As with a driver’s license, if you are confident in your driving skills, you can also take a practical test, a physical test, and a written test at a designated test center. However, it is expected that the pass rate will be low as with the car license.
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Flow until obtaining a pilot license
Training hours at registered training institutions
When taking a course at a registered training institution (drone school) of the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism, the course time differs greatly between “experienced people” who have private qualifications and “beginners” who have never flown a drone. increase.
If an experienced person who has already flown a drone acquires a second-class qualification, it will be OK with an additional course of at least one day in combination with the department and practice! At Drone School Tokyo, you can meet the requirements with about half a day of on-site training and online lectures.
At Drone School Tokyo, if you are aiming for the first or second national qualification, rather than taking a course as a beginner, first acquire the private qualification “DPA Rotary Wing 3rd Class” at Drone School Tokyo. After that, we recommend that you take first-class and second-class qualification courses as an experienced person. Obtaining national qualifications through private qualifications has the advantage that the total training time is shorter, and as a result, costs can be reduced.
Details are explained at the free explanation & drone experience meeting. [Image 4

Class hours for first and second class qualifications
Click here to apply for a free trial session and information session https://www.hb-j.jp/school/form/
Drone School Tokyo “5 features”
Drone School Tokyo has produced more than 2,000 graduates so far. We have a feature that other schools do not have due to our wealth of experience and achievements.
1) Excellent access environment! Within 5 minutes walk from main station The “Odaiba main school”, “Shinjuku school”, “Shibuya school” and “Yokohama school” operated by Drone School Tokyo are all located within a 5-minute walk from major stations, and you can learn piloting skills in an easy-to-commute environment. .
In addition, the completion exam for the national qualification course will be held on the rooftop of “Aqua City Odaiba” where Drone School Odaiba is located.
In urban areas, it is difficult for many schools to secure a space that meets the requirements for final examination venues.
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Night examinations are also possible at the examination venue of Drone School Odaiba. Great location with a view of the Rainbow Bridge 2) You can go when you like! Open daily until 21:00
Drone School Tokyo is a drone school centered in commercial
facilities, so it is open every day on weekends and holidays, as well as night hours that other schools do not open.
Even busy people can adjust their schedule according to their own convenience, such as attending only on weekday evenings or only on weekends.
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Open daily until 21:00
3) Thorough instruction on how to operate in a small group system Even beginners can acquire solid piloting skills because of the training in a small group system.
At the time of the flight training, the instructor will support the operation one-on-one.
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4) Extensive support after graduation
To ensure that our graduates can work as pilots with peace of mind, we provide a variety of support even after graduation, such as outdoor training and aircraft setup.
In addition, we regularly hold aerial photography tours, study sessions, and social gatherings where graduates can interact with each other.
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Aerial tour with alumni
5) Overwhelming aerial photography and inspection results
We have many achievements in Japan’s first aerial photography in central Tokyo, such as Shinjuku Kabukicho and Shibuya Koen-dori. In addition, we are also good at drone inspection work such as tower condominiums, so we conduct a lot of training for major construction companies and real estate management companies.
In addition, we also conduct on-site training in Tokyo and other local governments.
We have concluded disaster agreements with Edogawa Ward, Adachi Ward, and Katsushika Ward, and we will also provide support for grasping the disaster situation using drones in the event of a disaster.
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Aerial view of Shibuya scramble crossing
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General disaster prevention training in Adachi Ward
▼Drone School Tokyo YouTube channel (over 50 locations with aerial footage) https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvPGGMMfEVrQ4Pmub5QpYlQ/videos If you want to know more about the national qualification course, go to the free trial session held every day.
Regarding the cost of the course, which is a concern, the amount will change for first-class qualifications, second-class qualifications, beginners and experienced people.
At Drone School Tokyo, we have set a fee structure that is as easy for students to attend as possible.
Utilizing the management know-how that boasts the largest number of graduates in Japan, we have built a planning and management system that allows students to attend with peace of mind.
Details are explained at the “Free trial session & briefing session” held every day.
If you don’t mind, first of all, please join the “Free Trial Session & Information Session” at Odaiba Main School, Shinjuku School, Shibuya School, and Yokohama School!
If you have any problems like this, please join us.
“I want to know more about national qualifications”
“How much does it cost to get a license?”
“Do you need a license even for hobbies?”
“Which should I get first class or second class?”
More than 90% of the people attending this school have never touched a drone before.
The age group is also supported by a wide range of generations from teens to 70s.
Recently, the number of female students has increased significantly. First of all, please join us for a free trial session and information session. https://www.hb-j.jp/school/form/
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About Hummingbird Co., Ltd. (Drone School Tokyo)
Hummingbird was established for the purpose of providing
state-of-the-art technology and services to businesses and
individuals, shaping the infinite possibilities of the drone business, and contributing to industrial development by cultivating excellent human resources.
“Drone School Odaiba Main School” was opened in November 2018 as the first drone school in a commercial facility in Japan.
“Drone School Shibuya” will open in April 2020, and “Drone School Shinjuku” will open on the 6th floor of Shinjuku Marui Men in July 2021. In November 2022, “Drone School Yokohama” was newly opened. In 2022, we will open “Chiba Makuhari School” and “Shimonoseki School” as partner schools.
At the school, instructors not only provide one-on-one support for piloting skills, but also Japan’s first virtual reality (VR) piloting training.
We have 12 instructors with professional qualifications, and in addition to running a drone school, we are good at aerial photography and inspection work using drones.
Since our founding, we have extensive experience and know-how in inspection services for commercial buildings, condominiums, and houses in and around Tokyo.
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