ICARUS Drone Operator Training

We are excited to announce that we have teamed up with Aerial Motion Pictures (AMP) to become the first nationally recognised Awarding Body to offer you the UK’s leading Commercial Drone training course: ICARUS.

A Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) approved body, Aerial Motion Pictures is a leading provider of drones for film and television and specialises in capturing footage from the air, on the ground and underwater.

Led by AMP’s highly experienced instructors, this two-day course enables you to gain Permission for Commercial Operation (PfCO) certification from the CAA.


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What is a Permission for Commercial Operation (PfCO)?

In short, a PfCO is the certification provided by the CAA which allows you to fly drones for commercial gain.

If you intend to fly a drone for any form of financial or commercial gain, then it is a legal requirement for you to gain this certification. This applies to everyone, across every business and with every aircraft.




How does this relate to Lantra?

The use of drones for commercial purposes is a rapidly growing trend which is impacting on a wide range of industries. As an example, drones are increasingly being used by:

  • Farmers, to monitor their crops and livestock from the air
  • Highways Engineers, to inspect bridges, roads and traffic
  • Facilities Managers, to inspect buildings or for pest control
  • Specialist drones are even being developed that will allow farmers to remotely and precisely apply pesticides to crops.


Lantra are proud to be leading on raising awareness of the need for appropriate training on the use of drones and have worked with the industry experts to make this training available to our customers.



When is the course?

The first course is scheduled to run from 12 -13 June, 2017 at Lantra House, Stoneleigh Park, Nr. Coventry, Warwickshire, CV8 2LG. 


What does it involve?

The course is split into three phases:

  • The Ground School - covers the theory aspects of drone operation
  • Operations Manual Submission – This stage is one of the key requirements of the CAA, it essentially involves carrying out a risk assessment of the work you will be doing with your drone.
  • The Operational Evaluation – The final assessment to prove you are ready to receive your PfCO!




What’s included?

  • Full joining instructions
  • ICARUS Theory Ground School Course
  • Theory Examination
  • ICARUS Operational Evaluation (Practical Exam)
  • Recommendation to CAA for issue of a PfCO
  • Lunches & refreshments during Ground School
  • One free theory examination re-sit if required.


What’s not included?

  • Insurance
  • Safety accessories
  • CAA fee
  • Accommodation & transport.




How much does it cost?

The course costs £999 per learner (Including VAT), payable to Aerial Motion Pictures (AMP).



You can find out more information on AMP's website or take get in touch with us, but don't forget, spaces are limited, so Book Now to reserve your place!!