UDT Fast Track PfCO

2.5 Day Drone Training Course

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  • 2.5 days
  • No prior experience required
  • Max 12 people per course

Fast Track PfCO Course

WAS £1190 NOW £990 


The Fast Track PfCO course leads to our recommendation to the CAA for granting the applicant a Permission for Commercial Operations (PfCO). This is a high quality “essentials course” taught by experts that leads to full CAA qualification, allowing you to undertake commercial work with drones.  The Fast Track PfCO course is completed in 3 elements; Ground School, Flight Test and Operations Manual.

Ground School

Our 2-day ground course is all theory based in the classroom. Within those 2 days we cover modules from Air Law to Meteorology to Risk Assessments. To ensure you are well prepared for the course, you will also have access to our E-Learning handbook.

All course days run promptly from 08:30 to approx. 17:00, please allow ample travel time to and from your course location.

Flight Test

This can then be followed by your Flight Test on the third day (weather permitting) as long as the individual feels they are ready – the fast track course will require significant planning (self-generated) on the evening of the second day of the course after the classroom element. If this is not suitable, your test can be scheduled for a later date.

If you feel confident to pass your flight test on the third day, you will need to complete the following:
  • Theory exam passed
  • Operations Manual reviewed and passed by the training team OR UDT procedures learned before test
  • We require a minimum of 5 hours of logged flight time; this is to ensure you are able to successfully pass your flight exam and you meet the minimum standard required.
  • Insurance in place
  • Risk Assessment & Site Assessment paperwork
Additionally
  • Appropriate weather
  • A drone! If you do not yet have an aircraft, please speak to us about hiring or purchasing a drone for the Flight Test.

Spaces can be limited so please book your time slot as soon as you feel confident to pass your flight test.

The test takes approximately 1.5 hours, however this may vary. 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 UDT Flight Test. Please do not hesitate to contact us!

Operations Manual

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, we can then submit your PfCO application to the CAA.

All our students are assigned a dedicated UDT 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.


Day 1: Ground School

Day 1 of the UDT theory course will cover the following subjects that meet and exceed the CAA recommended syllabus.

  • Air Law
  • Maps and Charts
  • Airspace
  • Meteorology
  • Aircraft

Day 2: Ground School

Day 2 introduces exciting new subjects that will expand your knowledge of drone operations and prove invaluable in your career.

  • Airmanship
  • Human Factors
  • Operating Procedures
  • Revision
  • Theory test

Additional Half-Day: Flight Test

If you wish to complete the course in 2.5 days, you can take your flight test on the third day.

This is weather permitting and only recommended if the individual feels they are ready and will be able to pass with confidence.

Your flight test is included in the course, therefore can be taken on an alternative date should you not feel ready on the third day.

Uplift Drone Training Ltd. CAA Approved. UAS Sub 20kg. 0816/2061


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