Drone Training Course for Licenced Pilots
If you have a manned pilots licence or other qualification acceptable to the CAA (proof required) the ‘Pilot’s PfCO’ abbreviated course is available. If you do have relevant experience as detailed by the UK CAA, you are exempt from the ground school component of our PfCO training courses. Students are required to submit an ops manual, perform a theory test and complete a flight test.
Qualifications accepted by the CAA include but are not limited to*:
Non-UK SUA/RPAS qualification/licence and/or other lapsed pilot licences or certificates are subject to a case-by-case UK CAA assessment.
*Please note the above examples can be used as a guide only, however the full range of available concessions is set out in more detail in CAP722.
This course includes the cost of your practical flight test, which is conducted when you feel ready to pass with confidence. If the flight test is failed the student will incur a retest fee.
Our friendly team are on hand to answer any questions you may have about the Flight Test, so please do not hesitate to contact us!
Finally, you will need to complete your Operations Manual Vol 1 & 2. This is something you complete in your own time with our template via E-Learning. Once this final section is complete, you can then submit your PfCO application to the CAA.
All our students are assigned a dedicated Uplift Drones Instructor as their main point of contact throughout the Permission application process. This instructor will review your Ops Manual and answer any queries you may have along the way.
Your theory test takes place in the afternoon of the ground school. You are exempt from attending the full day and only need to complete the theory test itself (total 1.5 hours).
Your flight test is conducted on a separate date when you are ready and able to pass with confidence. If the flight test is failed the student will incur a retest fee.
Finally, you will need to complete your Operations Manual Vol 1 & 2. This is something you complete in your own time with our template via E-Learning. Once this final section is complete, students on this course are expected to submit their own paperwork to the CAA – this allows us to offer this course at a very low price.