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PFCO Course

We offer a CAA Approved PFCO (Permission for commercial operations) drone training course at our training facility in Portland, Dorset. 

Our Drone Training Course is set over 3 days and includes the ground school, exam, operations manual workshop and a practical flight skills test.

Once students have completed these steps and have an approved operations manual, they will be able to apply to the CAA for a PFCO.
Gaining this permission will allow you to operate your drone on a commercial basis in the UK.

Our course costs £599 for the 3 days.


Due to the current pandemic with the Coronavirus, we have suspended all classroom based courses until June 2020. We are still able to offer on-site flight assessments for those who are exempt to the ground school and those who are in possession of an NQE theory certificate.

If you would like to book a flight assessment, please contact us to make arrangements. These will only be conducted over weekends and not during weekdays.


Ground School & Exam

Our Drone training course starts with a 2 day ground school, which will give you the required information to pass the theory exam. The ground school will also demonstrate, how to plan for drone operations.

Operations Manual

To operate as a commercial drone pilot, you will require an operations manual.
We will guide you through this process on the course.

Practical Flight Test

This part of the course is for students to demonstrate competency on their aircraft. Students are asked to perform a number of manoeuvres as directed by the instructor.

Upcoming Course Dates

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PFCO Training on the Jurassic coast

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To book a course or for general enquiries,
please email:

Alternatively call: 07780818534


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