For students wanting to only complete the Theory/Ground School aspect of ICARUS Commercial Drone Training


Why do we offer ICARUS THEORY [ONLY]?

We offer the ICARUS THEORY ONLY as a 'taster' course. This option can be used for candidates wanting to gain insight in to the operational side of commercial drone work.  Often this theory only aspect of the course, can be used for candidates who have no intention of operating UAVs, it can be used as a tool to develop a broader knowledge of the systems and safety precautions, involved in flying commercially. 

The course Includes all of the ICARUS STANDARD COURSE, except the Operational Evaluation. 
You will be required to conduct an Operational Evaluation with a CAA Approved NQE, such as ourselves, prior to being issued your PfCO (Permission for Commercial Operation). 

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
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).

How do I book?

If you would like to book ICARUS THEORY 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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