Since we became a CAA NQE back at the beginning of 2015, we’ve helped hundreds of current CAA PfCO holders monitor, manage and improve their aerial operations.

For us, the ICARUS ethos is all about safety and, allied to the underlying aviation background behind the company; Continuous Professional Development (CPD), Auditing and Reviews are something which we feel strongly about.

Not that these services are right for all PfCO holders, but, those who fully understand the importance of continual improvement (both personally and professionally) and the reasons that standardisation and evaluation (STANEVAL) are so critical within the larger aviation community, will be well served by the experience and oversight of another very well qualified and experienced operation.

For current PfCO holders, we offer a number of refresher training, auditing and management products which can help improve your capabilities, safety levels and credibility and many clients who have conducted additional training with us have used the evidence gained through these products as part of their successful CAA OSC applications.

You can ‘pick and mix’ the different products to suit and we are happy to work with you to provide bespoke solutions where required - just drop the team a line if there’s something you require, which you can’t see listed here.

The primary ‘Professional Services for PfCO Holders’ which we offer are:

  • Operations Manual Audit & Updating

  • Refresher Theory Training

  • Advanced Flight Assessments

  • Human Factors Training for OSC Applicants*

  • Safety Management Systems (SMS) for OSC Applicants*

  • Turnkey OSC Consultation, Creation and Implementation*

*Coming Soon as Courses - Currently delivered on a ‘One to One basis’ when requested')

Completed only once a full Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA) has been signed, our very popular CAA PfCO Operations Manual Audit & Updating Service is available to all PfCO holders, regardless of the NQE with which you originally completed your training.

Our team of experts will conduct a full audit of your Operations Manual against the current CAA guidance and then seamlessly hand you over to one of our partner companies who can complete the full update for you.

Get your Operations Manual up to the current CAA Standards and Regulations quickly and cost-effectively using our streamlined and time-proven process.

Our CAA PfCO Theory Refresher Course allows current PfCO holders to access the FULL ICARUS Resource Library, in order to stay up to date (or get up to date!) with the current CAA PfCO Training Syllabus. The library is constantly updated and we’re adding new information, guidance and material all the time.

Even better, as and when the regulations are updated or change, we automatically update the content contained in the library, so you can be sure that your knowledge is right at the forefront of the industry at all times!

This course allows you to access our professionally developed and produced e-learning course which covers the following topics in detail:

  • Air Law

  • Principles of Flight

  • Meteorology

  • Airspace & Operating Principles

  • Operations Manual and Risk Assessment

  • LiPo Batteries

  • Human Factors

  • Operator Responsibilities and Airmanship

  • Navigation

  • Flight Planning

You will also receive a voucher which will enable you to book onto an afternoon of theory training, joining current ICARUS Candidates, where we cover the following topics in person:

  • Air Law

  • Flight Planning & Briefing

  • UK Low Flying System

  • CAA Theory Examination Revision (Not required but a good refresher!)

  • CAA Theory Examination (Not required but good evidence to provide that you are maintaining a level of CPD)

Our ICARUS Advanced Flight Assessments are conducted by an ICARUS/CAA PfCO Examiner and will provide you with a fully auditable assessment, using our coveted ‘ICARUS Assessment Taxonomy’.

Our ICARUS Taxonomy was developed by ICARUS Founder Matt Williams (Read More Here), using the principles he employed on a daily basis as a front-line flying instructor in the Royal Air Force. Matt’s manned flying experience, combined with his background as a life-long model helicopter pilot and one of the leading drone operators in the world allowed him to create a framework for assessment which provides critical feedback and auditable evidence of the way in which an operator conducts an aerial operation - from the flight planning process, through client contact and interaction, to the operational safety of the operation.

Expect a full report and honest, critical feedback which will help you improve and refine your processes so that you can get more, higher value clients.

The Flight Assessment will take the form of a mock ‘commercial job’ and will be conducted by one of our experienced PfCO holder examiners; all of which have conducted hundreds of CAA PfCO Examinations and operate at the highest levels within the commercial drone world under OSCs worldwide.

We don’t just teach and examine ‘initial entry’ PfCO holders or fly combat helicopters for the military (we’ve done that too!), but we have REAL, ‘on-set’ experience in Hollywood Blockbuster films, TV Documentaries, Dramas and Live-Sports Broadcasts all over the world - so you can be sure any advice and guidance we provide is rooted in expert, industry-leading knowledge!

Current PfCO holders now have the option to get a FREE update to their current CAA Operations Manual with each drone purchased from us here at Fly ICARUS, worth up to £179!

If you purchase your new drone from us, let us know you would like us to carry out this service for you then simply:

  • Send us your current Operations Manual

  • We will organise for your document to be fully updated to the current CAA requirements AND

  • Get your existing/new aircraft added to your operations manual for you within a few days

    Quick, easy and efficient - it’s all part of the 5 star service that we’re proud to provide!


Have any questions or want to know more? Give the team a call on 01491 526 700 or just pop your details into the form below and one of us will give you a shout as soon as we can!