If you have been flying a drone for years and don't need to brush up on your flight skills, Flyby can offer you a direct route to gaining your PfCO. This course is perfect for you if you consider yourself ready for the flight skills test. Your skills need to be highly developed in order to pass this test, so if you don't feel ready for the flight skills test, we advise you add 2 days of flight skills training to your course when you book online.
This CAA approved drone training courses assumes previous drone flying experience, allowing experienced drone pilots to bypass flight skills training and focus on the necessary elements in order to qualify for your Permission for Commercial Operation (PfCO). We also offer 2 days of advanced flight skills training and we can tailor this training to your individual needs.
On this 3 day course, we teach you the required CAA syllabus, go above and beyond with our unique 'pilot skills' module, giving you the ultimate confidence as a pilot. We will help you complete your operations manual and prepare you for your flight skills test.
The flight skills test will be taken with an independent examiner on day 3 of your course. Then we will apply for your PfCO on your behalf.
From Bristol to Edinburgh and everywhere in between, we've got a drone training location near you.
Our instructors are military trained professional pilots, so you can be sure you are getting the best training available.
Flyby Drone Training, in association with Pilotwise, have over 40 years experience of training system design and delivery.
As an experienced drone pilot, you already know the basics, so we can significantly reduce your training costs. Flyby offer a 3 day course for experienced drone pilots at £990 +VAT. We will go through the operations manual and help you complete it, along with preparing you for your flight skills test.
At least 10 hours of flying experience with a drone is a requirement of this course. If you need to attend our flight skills training, add 2 days of flight skills on to your course when you book online.
Learn to operate your drone safely and within the latest rules.
Complete your operations manual with our expert guidance.
Take a Flight Skills Test with one of our independent examiners.
“The information given was clear and easy to learn. More importantly it was relevant to Drones and interesting. The location of the course was impressive and gave a welcoming atmosphere. It really felt like I was joining the flying fraternity!”
“What a journey! Having booked Flyby Technology for my drone training I can now safely say it was 100% the right choice. From the very first phone call right through to passing my flight skill test (FST) yesterday it was fantastic. The course material, level of delivery and quality were excellent. Both Jon & Graham were a pleasure to train with and were able to teach a very technical subject in a way that you can understand quickly and efficiently. The course I chose was the 5 day course, which as it suggests is a course designed to get you through both ground school the FST and submission to the CAA for the PfCO. As long as you accept that this course requires you to work hard then you will be fine and will have loads of fun!”
“This is the best money I have spent. This course is the one to pick. The groundschool was well presented and the team helped me write an Operations Manual I could only have dreamed of. I even enjoyed the time spent with the examiner on the Flight Skills Test. Incredible course, by incredible people.”
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3 days of drone training at locations across the UK to qualify to work commercially >
2 days of flight skills training with our experts, culminating in your flight skills test >
It's quick and easy to book. Just click on the button below to choose your nearest location. Then you will be given a list of course options and dates. Then just fill out a few contact details to register on one of our courses.
Hopefully we've covered all you need to know on this website, but if you have any further questions please don't hesitate to contact us on FREEPHONE 08081680626
To be able to complete the course you will need your own drone and associated screens, already loaded with the latest software and firmware. Please make sure your drone is serviceable and ready to be deployed on day 3 of the course.
If you do not already have a drone, we can help you obtain one. We have preferred supplier partners and can secure a discount for you.
We will email you confirming your registration. If you have paid in full at the time of booking or signed up for our 0% finance offer, we will confirm your place on the course. You will be sent information on the course including specific locations, times and what you will need.
You will also be sent a student study guide. Your training can be uniquely tailored to your needs, so if you have any questions then please contact our team on FREEPHONE 08081680626
No previous experience is necessary if you choose to take the 3 day course + 2 days flight skills training.
If you plan to just take the 3 day course then you need at least 10 hours drone flying experience in order to pass the flight skills test. This involves some skilled manoeuvres, so your flight skills need to be highly developed. Read about the Flight Skills Test here >
We run the courses across the UK every week. Bristol, Cambridge, West London, East Midlands, Shrewsbury, York, and Edinburgh are our current training centres, with more being added all the time. Visit our location page to choose your nearest course >
Our courses are flexible, so if you can't spare 3 days or 5 days in a row to train, we can offer a 2 day groundschool with the rest of the course at a later date.
The requirements to obtain your Permission for Commercial Operations (PfCO) are dictated by the CAA and require us to deliver a specific syllabus to you. We are experienced in pilot training so have the best teaching techniques and training aids to help you learn this information quickly and retain it for years to come. This takes a minimum of 2 days at our groundschool.
You will also be required to complete an operations manual and a flight skills test. This will take a further day. You can opt to complete the operations manual in your own time and arrange a flight skills test at your convenience with one of our instructors, however we find students do require our help with these elements of the training.
Just go ahead and book your course and then let us know straight away that you would like to initially attend for 2 days only. You can come back for another day - or 3 - at a later date.
You will be the proud Graduate of Flyby Technology Drone School - with your Initial Drone Pilot Standard (IDPS) and Permission for Commercial Operation under your belt, the world is your oyster! Being a Flyby Graduate will be an indicator of the high standard that you have achieved and of the professionalism with which you approach your flying.
Flyby Commercial Drone Training not only gives you the combined knowledge and energy of highly regarded experts, but gives you their continued support during your career. You can be confident that the training you have received has prepared you properly and not just covered a syllabus.
A requirement of holding a Permission for Commercial Operation (PfCO) is that you complete an operations manual. This document is in effect your contract with the Civil Aviation Authority and Flyby Technology and describes how you intend to operate. We will help you complete this document which explains how you intend to operate.
Flight Skills Test
On the final day of your course you will complete your flight skills test. The test itself is graded on the quality of your flying, your airmanship and the flight modes used. Your examiner will give you a safety briefing and check that you have flown your drone for a minimum of 2 hours in the last 3 months. As part of that briefing he will set the scene for your task which will include manoeuvres you may need to perform on a live job. You will fly your drone in accordance with your task brief and operations manual.
The examiner will approach your Flight Skills Test with professionalism but will be encouraging and approachable throughout. We see this as a training opportunity as well as a test. You will be advised of the result immediately and your examiner will offer any advice he feels would further improve your flying. We then collate your paperwork in the days that follow and submit your application for PfCO on your behalf.
You will be the proud graduate of Flyby Technology Drone Training School - with your Initial Drone Pilot Standard (IDPS) and Permission for Commercial Operation under your belt, the world is your oyster!
We provide drone pilot training to people from all backgrounds and look forward to meeting you and hearing your views on our amazing new industry. By choosing Flyby Technology you are giving yourself the best opportunity for a successful career. You will also be developing a support network that will not only help you during your drone pilot training, but will be there to guide and help you in the years to follow. Holding the IDPS will be an indicator of the high standard that you have achieved and of the professionalism with which you approach your flying.
This course costs £990 +VAT. 2 days of Flight Skills training costs just £460 +VAT. Our prices are extremely competitive, we go the extra mile by giving you the best instructors and the highest quality training. We hope to build a relationship with you that offers you continued support in your career and helps you develop a valuable network to help you progress in the exciting world of drones.
How to book
The course can be tailored to suit your individual needs, so please give us a call on 08081680626 or email email@example.com to discuss your requirements. You can book your course online now by clicking the button below.