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    ICARUS Pro Drone PfCO Course

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    The ICARUS Pro Course is our ultimate drone training course package that leads through to you attaining your PfCO from the CAA. You will sit a 2-day theory course in a classroom at one of our training centres which will culminate in a written exam.

    You will also get access to our invaluable ICARUS Resource Library, giving you a wealth of E-Learning and downloadable resources.

    On successfully completing the theory course, you will be given access to additional learning to help you understand how to safely fly your drone at night.

    You will then have to complete a practical flying assessment with your drone. You can get FREE insurance for your Flight Test with Coverdrone.

    Your Operations Manual will be completed by our partnered company Open Sky Consulting who will prepare you a CAA ready Operations Manual, tailored to you and your needs.

    When you have completed all 3 elements of the course you will be awarded an NQE Recommendation Certificate that you can use to apply for your PfCO from the CAA.

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    • 2-day theory ground school.
    • Access to FULL Online PfCO Learning & ICARUS Resource Library
    • Online Night Flying Module
    • Refreshments and Lunch included at the venue.
    • Aide-memoire.
    • Award of a certificate upon passing theory course.
    • Operations manual included.*
    • Closed book theory exam.
    • Flight test - booked on a mutually convenient date.
    • Support 9am-5pm Monday to Friday

    *Produced by Open Sky Consulting

    Why choose ICARUS Pro?

    For pilots who wish to earn their PfCO quickly, efficiently, and set themselves apart from the numerous commercial 'drone' pilots out there, the ICARUS PRO course is for you!

    The ICARUS PRO course centres around pilots becoming aerial operation experts. Based on the layout of the ICARUS Standard, the ICARUS Pro has an additional Online Night Flying Module and an Operations Manual provided by Open Sky Consulting.


    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)
  • Meteorology
  • 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

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