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We have two options if you wish to choose the 2 Day classroom course, depending on your requirements to get the Permission for Commercial Operations from the CAA.

We have our ICARUS Standard PfCO Drone Course which is the essentials you need to get the PfCO from the CAA. Alternatively, and is our most popular package is our ICARUS Pro PfCO Drone Course which includes everything with the Standard course, but additionally you get a Bespoke Operations Manual produced by a consultant and additional E-learning courses designed to make you a safer remote pilot, as well as being able to set-up a succesful business.


ICARUS Pro

  • Online PfCO Ground School

  • 2 Day Classroom Theory Ground School

    • including Theory Examination

  • Flight Exam

  • Free Flight Test Insurance

  • Operations Manual (Produced by a Consultant)

  • ICARUS Night (E-Learning Course)

    • Learn how to safely operate your drone at night

  • 7 Steps to a 6 Figure Drone Business (E-Learning Course)

    • Learn the 7 key steps to setting up and creating a successful drone business

  • Flight Reference Cards

    • Download PDF Flight Reference Cards of the most popular aircraft (including the DJI Mavic 2 and DJI Inspire 2) as well as Emergency Procedure Cards

  • 10 Ways to Improve Your Drone Cinematography (E-Learning Course - COMING SOON!)

    • Learn the 10 key techniques that will take your drone footage from amateur to professional and help you stand out from the competition!

ICARUS Standard

  • Online PfCO Ground School

  • 2 Day Classroom Theory Ground School

    • indluding Theory Examination

  • Flight Exam

  • Free Flight Test Insurance

  • Operations Manual Template & Guidance



If you would prefer a more Online route to getting your PfCO, we have an Online version of both of the courses, whereby you’ll attend a 4 hour revision and theory examination session.

All our courses are taught by our industry-leading commercial drone pilots who have years of experience, flying heavy and super-heavy lift drones. We’ve even designed a FREE E-Learning course for hobbyists, why not check it out and see what we’re all about, whilst learning the rules and regulations for non-commercial drone pilots?

The Simplest Route To Get Your PfCO From The CAA

 

1 - Book your course

  • Choose a venue and select a course date that works for you.
    • Alternatively, use our course calendar to search by date.
  • Get access to our ICARUS Resource Library and start learning at your own pace with hours of E-Learning videos and downloadable resources.

2 - Attend Theory Course

Classroom

  • Arrive for 9am on your booked date to sit your 2-day theory course with an ICARUS Instructor.
  • Lunch and refreshments are provided on both days.
  • At the end of the second day, you sit an invigilated 50 question multiple choice examination.
    • The Pass Mark for the examination is 80%.

Online

  • Arrive for 1300 on your booked date to sit your revision theory course and examination with an ICARUS Instructor.
  • Refreshments are provided at the venue.
  • At the end of the day you will sit an invigilated 50 question multiple choice examination.
    • The Pass Mark for the examination is 80%.

3 - Book your Practical Assessment

  • Book your practical assessment with your examiner for a mutually convenient date and time.
  • Practice the required manoeuvres and plan for a Mock Commercial Task.
    • Re-visit the ICARUS Resource Library for helpful videos and planning guides.
  • The practical examination takes up-to 2 hours.

4 - Operations Manual

  • If you are an ICARUS Pro student, this is now the time to contact our partnered consultants at Open Sky Consultancy so they can start your Operations Manual. You will receive an RFI form via email to complete.
    • This can take up to 10 days to arrive.
  • If you prefer to write your own Operations Manual, you can download a template from the ICARUS Resource Library.

5 - Submit your Operations Manual

  • Send your Operations Manual as a PDF format only to our submissions department, who will read your manual to ensure that it is ready to be submitted to the CAA.
  • Once your Operations Manual is approved, we sent you your NQE Recommendation Certificate that is required to send to the CAA during your application for PfCO.

6 - Apply for your PfCO from the CAA

  • Watch out helpful CAA PfCO Application video and apply for your PfCO using their online application form.
  • Pay £253 for your application to the CAA
  • Recieve your PfCO from the CAA within 28 working days.
  • Fly commercially!
 

CAA PfCO Drone Course Across The UK

CEO & ICARUS Founder, Matt Williams flying the Freefly Systems ‘ALTA’ 8 for the Americas Cup Live TV Coverage in Bermuda.

CEO & ICARUS Founder, Matt Williams flying the Freefly Systems ‘ALTA’ 8 for the Americas Cup Live TV Coverage in Bermuda.

The ICARUS drone training courses have been developed by Aviators who have not only flown in the unmanned ‘drone’ sector but who have taught people to fly manned aircraft all over the world at the very highest levels.

Particularly with recent events in mind, this deep understanding of how both can work safely together is an important message to pass on, and we take great pride in the fact that our ICARUS Students are so well prepared that many go on to operate within controlled airspace, in and around very busy Airports within weeks of gaining their PfCO; safely, legally and confidently.

Ex-Royal Air Force Helicopter Instructor and Combat Veteran, Matt Williams (Mr MPW) designed the original version of the ICARUS drone course in 2015 and has flown full-sized Helicopters and Drones all over the world for the Military, Film and TV.

The ICARUS team is supported by a multitude of Flight Instructors and Examiners who regularly fly on Film and TV sets as well as being experts in the field of Industrial Inspections.

Fill out the form below and one of the team will contact you as soon as we can to get you up to speed!