Successful completion of the course will give delegates the skills and knowledge to create a CAA-compliant Operations Manual. This manual will focus on your specific drone, and the operations you will be conducting. Additionally, it will include details of your organisation, your aircraft, and the operating procedures you intend to follow. Once complete, you can submit your manual to the iRed® Academy, where our instructors will provide guidance and feedback before final CAA submission.
Once your Operations Manual has been successfully reviewed by our instructors, you will be able to book your practical flight assessment. The flight test is the only time during this course when delegates will need to travel, as it will take place at our assessment location. The aim of the flight test is to ensure that you are both confident and competent when operating your aircraft. During the test, delegates will demonstrate the procedures they put in place before, during, and after a drone operation. You can schedule your flight test for up to a year after course completion.
When students have successfully completed both their flight assessment and operations manual, we’ll provide you with a ‘letter of recommendation’. You can then submit this, alongside your operations manual and Online CRPQ Course Certificate to the CAA for approval.
PfCO approval can take up to 28 days, and is not guaranteed. However, a ‘letter of recommendation’ from an approved training provider is a requirement for those applying for a PfCO.
Our drone training courses provide extra insight and guidance for commercial applications and using your drone within industry. As commercial surveyors and inspectors, our instructors have a wealth of knowledge and experience that can’t be found at any other training centre.
Our team can also provide extra guidance for night flying operations – at no extra charge.