2.5 Day Drone Training Course
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.
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.
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.
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!
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 of the UDT theory course will cover the following subjects that meet and exceed the CAA recommended syllabus.
Day 2 introduces exciting new subjects that will expand your knowledge of drone operations and prove invaluable in your career.
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.