Guidance for your PfCO Drone Flight Test
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 PfCO 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.
The test takes approximately 1.5 hours, however this may vary. Always allow ample travel time to and from your booking location.
Please watch the following video in preparation for your practical flight test:
We offer 8 testing locations across the UK so you can complete your practical flight exam close to home; Brighton, Bristol, Dunsfold, High Wycombe, Maidstone, Manchester, Newcastle and Glasgow.
The cost of the Flight Test is included in our Advanced, Commercial Enterprise, Fast Track and Pilot’s PfCO drone training courses.
Our friendly team are on hand to answer any questions you may have about the Practical Flight Test. Please do not hesitate to contact us!