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?


*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 doing the course!

The payment to the CAA is paid directly to them over the phone after your documents have been submitted.

We recommend that you use Coverdrone or Moonrock for your Commercial Drone Insurance - give them a call to get a quote!


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


Why do I need a Permission for Commercial Operation?

Short answer - it is legally required for commercial drone flights. Go to our FAQS PAGE for more information. 


Why choose ICARUS?

We will guide you every step of the way on the path to gaining your CAA Permission for Commercial Operation (PfCO) and believe we deliver the best training the money can buy. 

All ICARUS training has been compiled by former military pilots and is delivered by experienced operators or military aircrew, but don't just take our word for it, check out what some of our latest ICARUS Candidates think of their training...Go to our FAQS PAGE for more information. 


We combine our passion for flying with exacting safety standards to deliver innovative aerial operations.