What is the PfCO training course about?

In this Full Permission for Commercial Operations (PfCO) 3 Day Course, you will complete everything you need to apply for your PfCO to the CAA, which is what you need to be able to operate a drone for reward in the UK

  • Three-day Ground School + Theory Test
  • Operations Manual
  • Flight Test
  • Submission to CAA
  • Follow Up Support

Who is this course for?

This three-day course is aimed at people with no existing recognized flying qualifications, eg. BMFA ‘A’ certificate or better on helicopters, a British Gliding Association Bronze ‘C’ or better, or a Private Pilot’s License.

What’s the structure of the course?

Included in the course is our high-quality 200-page manual which covers in detail all the CAA syllabus and more. Subjects covered are:

  • Air Law
  • Legislation, Regulation and Policy
  • Classes of Airspace
  • Aeronautical Chart Information
  • Air Safety
  • Flight Safety
  • Airworthiness
  • Airmanship
  • Aircraft Knowledge
  • RPAS Components
  • RPAS Navigational Modes
  • Human Factors
  • Communications
  • Situational Awareness
  • Decision Making
  • Personality and Behavior
  • Stress and Fatigue
  • Deployment Procedures
  • Flight Reference Cards (FRCs)
  • Deployment Survey (Mission Planning)
  • On-site Survey (Dynamic Risk Assessment)
  • Pre-flight, Flight, Post-flight Procedures
  • Emergencies

This is not a complete list, as we cover more than what is required by the CAA.

Included with this course:

  • High quality 200+ page manual
  • Three-day ground school (CAA syllabus and more)
  • Buffet lunches
  • A free re-sit of the Ground School Examination (if needed)
  • Two-part flight assessment
  • Assistance with your application to CAA for PfCO
  • Review and guidance of your Operations manual

Our recommendation to CAA for the issue of PfCO on successful completion of the course.