ICARUS Pro Drone Training Course

Get your PfCO from the CAA


The ICARUS Pro Course is our ultimate drone 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 are also given FREE insurance for 5 training flights to prepare yourself for the examination.

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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What does this drone training course include?

  1. *Operations Manual provided by Open Sky Consulting

    **Flight Insurance provided by Flock Cover - T&Cs apply

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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

  • Intro & Air Law

  • Principles of Flight (PoF)

  • Metereology

  • Airspace and Operating Principles

  • Operations Manual & Risk Assessment

Day 2

9am - 5pm

  • Human Factors

  • Operator Responsibilities & Airmanship

  • Navigation

  • Flight Planning

  • Li-Po Batteries & UKLFS

  • Revision/Exam


(included in course price - to be booked at a later date determined by pilot proficiency)

2 Hour AM/PM

  • On-Site Survey & Risk Assessment

  • Brief the instructor

  • Practical Assessment

  • Result & De-Brief



Why choose the 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 module, the Night Flight Module (worth £399), and a bespoke Operations Manual* (worth £299).

We have also partnered with Flock Cover to give you 5 hours of free Flight Insurance so you can safely practice for your flight test.

*Produced by Open Sky Consulting.


What is not included with the course?