Why did we launch our ICARUS PRO COURSE?

Due to popularity and demand in the forever growing UAV market, Aerial Motion Pictures are proud to announce the launch of a new course for pilots wanting to earn their PfCO. The course centres around pilots becoming aerial     operation experts quickly and efficiently. Based on the structure of our ICARUS Standard Course; which now involves  two days of ground school, theory exam and a mutually convenient date for completion of the Operational Evaluation,the ICARUS PRO has an additional day of training. The additional day includes Night Permissions Course, Operations Manual Workshop (so candidates can leave with a completed Operations Manual), Operational Evaluation Demonstration and Small Training Drone. We will also guide each pilot through their SRG1320 form and candidates will receive ICARUS Pro Merchandise, ID Card and the opportunity to be featured on the ICARUS Pro website. Featuring profiles of each PRO pilot, the website will be used exclusively as a sharing platform. 

We are excited at the prospect of extending this community for pilots, to encourage discussion, job sharing  and first and foremost flight safety. 





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I am definitely someone who does their research when it comes to investing in something - especially when that something directly affects my abilities. And I must say I am happy I did. At first I was considering some of the slightly cheaper options available that offer ‘online learning’ at your own pace, meaning there is no need to attend a physical class. It quickly became clear that the knowledge of the pilots and ex-military head at Aerial Motion Pictures made the ICARUS course stand out amongst the crowd.

The team at AMP are a tight-knit group of colleagues, and also friends. This creates a great environment within which to learn about the ins-and-outs of aviation, not only for UAVs but also manned aircraft and our interaction with them as well. Everyone has something they can offer, from flying experience and skill, to helpful hints on anything from insurance to kit hire etc, and everyone is so easy to talk to and engage with.

The course itself is always going to be difficult to make completely riveting. At the end of the day, it is a lot of information that needs to be communicated in quite a short space of time. But Tom Pattison, their Deputy Chief Instructor and our teacher, made it flow really well and was extremely attentive to any questions along the way. The regular breaks, and the structure of the subjects breaks up the information well and I never felt myself feeling overwhelmed by information or boredom! If you are interested in flying drones, you will find every aspect of this course interesting, as I did. The information and the course has been specifically designed so that absolutely everything is directly applicable to how we will be working and using our skills when in the field.

Above all, it was the confidence I had in the knowledge and experience of the team that made the course as great as it was. I feel I have truly been given the best training available in the UK right now, and I know that if I ever had any problems, I would have a team of people at AMP that would be more than happy to help me out!

Highly recommended and all the best when you decide to go for it! Thank you again to the Aerial Motion Pictures Team!
— Ben Hoy-Slot, ICARUS PRO PILOT, February 2017