Our ICARUS Drone Training in Cambridge is hosted at The Huntigdon Racecourse in Cambridgeshire.

Huntingdon Racecourse is one of the country’s leading small tracks and stages 17 Jump fixtures each year. Voted ‘Best Small Racecourse’ in the South Midlands and East Anglia by the Racegoers Club in 2012, the track is home to the Grade 2 Peterborough Chase and is one of the leading conference and events venues in the region.

All prices quoted include VAT.


Our ICARUS PfCO Online Drone Course is our most flexible option to get your Permission for Commercial Operations from the CAA. Simply book a date for your theory examination and complete all the E-Learning modules before you attend. Learn at your own pace until you attend your half day classroom session which culminates in your Theory Examination.

When you’ve passed your theory examination, call us when you are ready to book your flight examination which takes up to 2 hours to complete. We provide you with all the necessary learning and planning documents to complete your examination.

The final part of your ICARUS Online Course is the production of an Operations Manual which you will need to submit to our Submissions Team. Why not choose our ICARUS Pro Online PfCO Course and get the Operations Manual completed by our trusted consultancy partners; saving you valuable time and resources.

Ground School Address

Huntingdon Racecourse, Thrapston Rd, Brampton, Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire PE28 4NL



Flight Assessment Address

Howbery Park



OX10 8BA


+ ICARUS E-Learning

  • How to access your resources
  • Scope
  • About Aerial Motion Pictures - ICARUS
  • About your instructor
  • The ICARUS Course
  • The Operations Manual
  • The Theory Examination
  • The Operational Evaluation
  • The Online Course Modules
  • Summary
  • Quiz

+ Downloadable Resources

  • Aide Memoir for Theory Course
  • Operations Manual Template
  • Planning Guide
  • Pre-site Survey Checklist
  • Onsite Survey Checklist
  • Crew Briefing

+ Air Law

  • Scope
  • Overview
  • Names for Drone
  • Definition of Commercial Operation
  • Definitiong of Congested Area
  • Controlled & Uncontrolled Airspace
  • Aviation Governing Bodies
  • Flight Information Regions
  • CAP 393 Air Navigation Order - Articles 94 & 95
  • CAP 722 Unmanned Aircraft System Opertations in UK Airspace
  • Collision Avoidance
  • The PfCO
  • Summary
  • Quiz

+ Principles of Flight

  • Scope
  • Lift
  • Control Surfaces
  • Multi-rotor control
  • Command and Control
  • Flight Controller Modes
  • Density Altitude
  • Operational Limitations
  • Vortex Ring
  • Summary
  • Quiz

+ Meteorology

  • Scope
  • Overview
  • Cloud Types - Cumulonimbus (CB)
  • Cloud Types - Fog
  • Wind
  • Turbulence & Urban Effects
  • Precipitation
  • Temperature
  • Weather Fronts
  • METAR Examples
  • Long Temr Forecast TAF Examples
  • Space Weather
  • Summary
  • Quiz

+ Airspace & Operating Principles

  • Scope
  • Overview
  • Controlled Airspace
  • Uncontrolled Airspace
  • Specific Airspace
  • NOTAMs
  • Visual Line of Sight
  • Small Unmanned Systems Operations
  • Summary

+ Operations Manual & Risk Assessments

  • Scope
  • The Operations Manual
  • What goes into an Operations Manual?
  • Risk Assessments
  • Summary
  • Quiz

+ LiPo Batteries

  • Scope
  • Dangers
  • Construction
  • Description Codes
  • Charging
  • Usuage
  • Storage
  • Disposal
  • Summary
  • Quiz

+ Human Factors

  • Scope
  • Overview
  • Airmanship
  • Medical Fitness
  • Fatigue
  • Outdoor & Lone Working
  • Crew Resource Management
  • Physiological
  • Stress & Pressure
  • Situational Awareness
  • Complacency
  • Summary
  • Quiz

+ Operator Responsibilities & Airmanship

  • Scope
  • Airmanship
  • Collision Avoidance
  • Planning
  • Go No Go Decisions
  • Separation Distances
  • Logging Flights
  • Incident Reporting
  • Airprox Reporting
  • Insurance
  • Flight Reference Cards
  • Emergencies
  • Mainenance
  • Summary
  • Quiz

+ Navigation

  • Scope
  • Grid References
  • Latitude & Longitude
  • Aviation Charts
  • GPS
  • Summary
  • Quiz

+ Flight Planning

  • Scope
  • Tools
  • Local Emergency Services
  • Equipment
  • Planning & Execution Guide
  • Flight Planning Example
  • Briefing
  • Summary
  • Quiz

+ How long will it take for me to complete the E-Learning

The ICARUS Online E-Learning will take you approximatley 8-10 hours to complete all of the required modules and take the online quizes.

+ Can I move my Theory examination date?

You can move your date for your Theory course free of charge up to 20 working days prior to your scheduled theory examination. Should you wish to move your theory examination date after this period there will be an administration fee of £100+VAT.

+ When can I take my Flight Examination?

You can only take your flight examination when you have successfully passed your Theory Examination. You may book in for your Flight Examination in advance, prior to attending the Theory Examination.

+ What if I fail any of my Examinations?

If you fail either your Theory Examination or your Flight Examination there will be a £100+VAT rebooking fee.

+ Are there any hidden fees?

There are no hiddens fees within our course. The only additional fee you need to be aware of is the £253 application fee for the PfCO which goes directly to the CAA.

+ Can I still attend the Theory Examination if I've not completed the ICARUS PfCO Online Learning?

  • If you have not completed the ICARUS PfCO Online Learning through our LMS by the time you attend your Theory Examination you will be rejected from the exam and you will incur a £120+VAT rebooking fee.
  • Please ensure you have completed the E-Learning to 100% prior to attending.

 If you need more information or have ANY questions, just pop your details into the form below and one of the Team will get in touch ASAP to discuss your requirements.

We look forward to seeing you soon and helping kickstart your journey towards creating a successful drone business!