What is the timetable?

Below is an outline of the ICARUS Theory Course syllabus; it shows the lessons you will undertake in order to learn the required information to be a competent and safe commercial operator. The theory course culminates with a multiple choice examination of 50 questions. The pass mark for the exam is 80% – but do not be phased by this! We will ensure that you have the required knowledge to pass the exam by the time you come to sit it.

Day 1

9am - 5pm

  • Intro & Air Law
  • Principles of Flight (PoF)
  • Metereology
  • Airspace and Operating Principles
  • Operations Manual & Risk Assessment

Day 2

9am - 5pm

  • Human Factors
  • Operator Responsibilities & Airmanship
  • Navigation
  • Flight Planning
  • Li-Po Batteries & UKLFS
  • Revision/Exam

PRACTICAL TEST (included in course price - to be booked at a later date determined by pilot proficiency)

2 Hour AM/PM

  • On-Site Survey & Risk Assessment
  • Brief the instructor
  • Practical Assesment
  • Result & De-Brief
All lunches and refreshments are provided for and included in the price of each course.

What does this course include?


What is not included?


Operations manual

Although this course offers guidance and support for each candidate writing their Operations Manual, the team at Aerial Motion Pictures can only review and offer advise on the drafts they submit. If a candidate wants to save time and have a Operations Manual (OM) written for them, there is the the option to have this done by Open Sky Consulting with Fly ICARUS discount for £299 inc. VAT - we can arrange this for you.

fee to caa

The payment to the CAA is paid directly to them, over the phone after your documents have been submitted by the ICARUS Team.

commercial drone insurance

We recommend that you use Coverdrone or Moonrock for your Commercial Drone Insurance - give them a call to get a quote!

practical flight training

As we train students of all levels of flight competency, from complete novices to heavily experienced operators, we do not include practical flight training within the course. ICARUS FLIGHT TRAINING can be added at any point. The training can be used for your first flight with an instructor, to gaining some technique tips before your practical exam (OE).



What's left once I leave the course?


ICARUS will deal with the CAA Submission, once all the documentation has been completed by each candidate. Once the submission has been processed and the fee has been paid the CAA will issue the candidate with their Permission for Commercial Operation (PfCO). 

What is the process to earn your PfCO (Permission for Commercial Operation) ?

Why do I need a commercial drone licence? 

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Why choose ICARUS?

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Photo Gallery of our Training Courses

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ICARUS Course Testimonial 2017

Check out our interview and testimonial with ICARUS Ambassador Raymond Hosie, a photographer from Scotland. After winning the photo competition in October 2016, he just completed the first part of his training, his theory exam! To gain your Permission for Commerical Operation (PfCO) visit https://www.flyicarus.co.uk Film produced by Cineflow https://www.cineflow.co.uk