PfCO Drone Training Courses

ICARUS PfCO Drone Course

Get your Drone License (PfCO) with our Training Courses

Making sure you choose the right NQE to get your Drone License can be daunting. It's a significant investment but one that can be very rewarding and a steep learning curve for people who are new to the world of Aviation.

The ICARUS drone training courses have been designed by Aviators who have not only flown in the unmanned airspace but also the manned airspace. Understanding how both can work safely together.

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Ex-RAF Helicopter Instructor Matt Williams designed the ICARUS drone course in 2015 and had flown Helicopters and Drones all over the world. The ICARUS team is supported by Flight Instructors who fly on Film and TV sets as well as being experts in the field of Industrial Inspections.

We have 2 courses designed to lead you through to your PfCO (Permission for Commercial Operation) that start with 2 days of ground school.

 

What is the timetable?

Below is an outline of the ICARUS Theory Course syllabus; it shows the lessons you will undertake in order to learn the required information to be a competent and safe commercial operator. The theory course culminates with a multiple choice examination of 50 questions. The pass mark for the exam is 80% – but do not be phased by this! We will ensure that you have the required knowledge to pass the exam by the time you come to sit it.

 

Day 1

9am - 5pm

Day 2

9am - 5pm

  • Intro & Air Law
  • Principles of Flight (PoF)
  • Metereology
  • Airspace and Operating Principles
  • Operations Manual & Risk Assessment
  • Human Factors
  • Operator Responsibilities & Airmanship
  • Navigation
  • Flight Planning
  • Li-Po Batteries & UKLFS
  • Revision/Exam
  • PRACTICAL TEST (to be booked on a mutually convenient date determined by pilot proficiency)

    2 Hour AM/PM

    • On-Site Survey & Risk Assessment
    • Brief the instructor
    • Practical Assesment
    • Result & De-Brief