Why choose the ICARUS Pro?

For pilots who wish to earn their PfCO quickly, efficiently, and set themselves apart from the numerous commercial 'drone' pilots out there, the new ICARUS PRO course is for you!

The ICARUS PRO course centres around pilots becoming aerial operation experts. Based on the layout of the ICARUS Standard, the ICARUS Pro has an additional day which covers the following subjects and includes a full Night Flight Module, Operations Manual, Operational Evaluation Demonstration and a Small Training Drone. AMP’s instructors will also guide each candidate through the completion of the CAA's SRG1320 form (your application to the CAA for the issue of a Permission for Commercial Operation). 

Candidates will receive ICARUS Pro Merchandise an ID Card and the opportunity to be featured on the PRO PILOTS. Featuring profiles of each ICARUS Pro Pilot, the website will be used to highlight ICARUS Qualified UAV Operators & each ICARUS Pro Pilot will have a photograph, bio and link to their website featured on their 'pin' on the map!

Day 1

8.30am - 5pm

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

Day 2

8.30am - 5pm

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

Day 3

9.30am - 4pm

  • Night Flight Module
  • Night Flight Assessment
  • Flight Test Demonstration
  • SRG1320 Workshop
  • Recieve ICARUS PRO Merchandise
  • Set up ICARUS PRO Profile & Feedback

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

2 Hour AM or PM Slot

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

There is the possibility that you are able to do your Flight Test and Operational Evaluation on Day 4 of your course week please CONTACT US to discuss. 

All lunches and refreshments are provided for and included in the price of each course.

What does this course include?



What is not included?


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. First Time Submission Fee = £173 and Renewal Fee = £130.

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?

Just your FLIGHT TEST. 

After the flight test each Candidate will need to send to submissions@aerialmotionpictures.co.uk: -

  • The latest version of their Operations Manual, complete with signature

  • A copy of your Insurance Certificate/Policy Schedule

  • Insurance Compliance Form (available from your Insurance Broker or Underwriter)

  • A copy of your up to date Flight Logs (if possible)

  • A photograph of all aircraft contained within your Operations Manual

  • A Completed SRG1320 Form, which can be downloaded here

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 are the stages to earn your PfCO (Permission for Commercial Operation) ? 

Why do I need a commercial drone licence? 

Read all our FAQs or Contact Us if you don't see your question answered...



Why choose ICARUS?

There are many different CAA-approved drone training entities but what makes ICARUS the best...

Photo Gallery of our Training Courses

It's always nice to see photographs of course locations, students and instructors as it helps to visualise whether ICARUS is a right fit for you...

ICARUS Course Testimonial 2017

Andrew Walmsley is a Commercial and Tropical Wildlife Photographer. Expert in climbing the tree to get the shot, he's come to realise using a drone could help him in his line of work. After choosing Fly ICARUS to gain his Permission for Commercial Operation, we caught up with him to see how he found the course and how it will help in in the field.