Process to PfCO
Permission for Commercial Operation CAA
1. BOOK COURSE
online/email/telephone - 01491 526 700 + email@example.com
2. ICARUS THEORY (STANDARD COURSE)
ICARUS Theory Course + Theory Exam = 2 Days
ICARUS THEORY (ICARUS PRO COURSE)
ICARUS Theory Course + Theory Exam + Night Approval Course + Flight Test Demonstration = 3 Days
3. OPERATIONS MANUAL (Independent)
Pilot written Operations Manual with support and guidance from ICARUS Team.
OPERATIONS MANUAL (PURCHASED)
Bespoke written Operations Manual created for pilot through partnered company OSC (Open Sky Consulting = £299 inc. VAT)
4. COMMERCIAL PILOT INSURANCE
Pilot Insurance in place for Operational Evaluation once Operations Manual has been signed off by ICARUS Team.
Commercial Pilot Insurance in place before submission is made to the CAA
We recommend Coverdrone + Moonrock for Insurance
5. OPERATIONAL EVALUATION
Flight Test and Operational Evaluation takes place once the Operations Manual has been signed off. Each candidate will need to phone up and book their Test in for a AM or PM Slot. Each candidate will receive the relevant documentation prior to taking their test.
6. SUBMISSION TO CAA
The ICARUS Team submits all the documents on your behalf but each candidate will need to supply the team with:
- Cover of their Drone Insurance Policy
- Stock images of their drone(s)
- Completed SRG1320
- Signed off Operations Manual with original signature on the second page
7. FEE TO CAA
Once the submission has been made each candidate will receive a receipt via email. Then the candidate can call the CAA to make the payment over the phone. First time submission Fee = £173 / Renewal Submission Fee = £130
8. RECIEVE PFCO
After around 4 - 6 weeks the CAA will have processed the submission and the candidate will recieve their PfCO License via email. - Only once receiving this document will the candidate be able to begin working commercially.
9. ACCESS TO ICARUS FORUM
Each candidate has access to a ICARUS Forum which can be used even after they have become qualified.
10. JOIN PILOT COMMUNITY + FUTURE SUPPORT + TRAINING
Once a candidate has completed all the stages they are a fully qualified Commercial Drone Pilot and they will go out in to the Drone Industry as part of the ICARUS Community. The ICARUS Team is always there for any future support or training and with telephone support Mon - Fri 9/5 an ICARUS Candidates can call in any time!