What is the TOP UP COURSE?

For pilots with a current PPL, CPL, microlight or gliding qualification, military experience, or equivalent listed under CAP722 page 47 (check here), we offer a one day top up lesson instead of our full ICARUS course. There is no theory exam, but you will be required to provide an Operations Manual and perform an Operational Evaluation with your unmanned aircraft at a later date, like other ICARUS students.

Day 1

9am - 5pm

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

Day 2

9am - 3pm

  • Human Factors
  • Operator Responsibilities & Airmanship
  • Navigation
  • Li-Po Batteries & UKLFS

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). 

How do I book?

If you would like to book, 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. 

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


Why do I need a commercial drone licence? 

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