Flight Test Guidance
We have to assess you as a SAFE commercial SUA operator to recommend you to the CAA for your PfCO. You should treat the flight test as a commercial job, doing everything you state in your Operations Manual.
The flight test is an assessment of your abilities to operate a SUA safely as a commercial operator. This includes planning, paperwork, setting up and operating the SUA. We are assessing that you are safe at all times, and that the safety of the aircraft and environment (including people, buildings etc.) it’s operating in is never in doubt.
• Theory exam passed.
• Operations Manual reviewed and passed by the training team OR UDT procedures learned before test (Fast Track route).
• 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.
• Appropriate weather
• A drone (please speak to us about hiring or purchasing a drone for the test)
The test takes approximately 1.5 hours, however this may vary. Always allow ample travel time to and from your booking location.
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!
Flight Tests are included in our Abbreviated, Commercial Enterprise, Combined & Fast Track course.