For students wanting to complete the Practical Flight Assessment (Operational Evaluation)  only. 


Why do we offer the ICARUS FLIGHT TEST [ONLY]?

For candidates who hold a valid Theory Certificate from another CAA-approved NQE in the UK. This evaluation will complete the PfCO application process.

Candidates who wish to use this route to complete their PfCO application will be expected to deliver the same standard of planning, briefing and execution as those who attended an ICARUS Theory Course . A bespoke Top-Up Theory Course is sometimes recommended. Please CONTACT US for further details.

ATTENTION Each candidate who has completed their Theory Course at a different NQE, will need to supply ICARUS with their Theory Certificate.

What is the timetable?


Approximately 2 Hour slot AM/PM

  • On-Site Survey & Risk Assessment
  • Brief the instructor
  • Practical Assesment
  • Result & De-Brief

What does the 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).

How do I book?

If you would like to book ICARUS FLIGH TEST ONLY please contact us directly, to discuss a mutually agreeable date and location. 

Call us on 01491 526 700 now or go to our CONTACT US page for more ways of getting in touch. 



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