PHOENIX DRONE TRAINING
PHOENIX HELICOPTERS DRONE PfCO, POWERED BY HUMMINGBIRD UAV Ltd, CAA NQE APPROVAL 4493
Become a fully qualified commercial drone pilot at Phoenix Helicopters.
Here at Phoenix Helicopters, we have a great passion for aviation and have been providing first class Private and commercial helicopter pilot training for over a decade. As of 2018 we now offer unparalleled PfCO commercial drone training assessment.
Employing highly qualified, passionate, real-world pilots with valuable real-life experience, we will mentor and aid you to our greatest ability in achieving each necessary step along the way.
Highest Quality Instruction
Our trainers have years of invaluable experience under their belts, working all over the country on commercial operations - both manned and unmanned. Expect an engaging and tight nit learning experience.
Real Aviation Experience
We are based at hangar 4 at Solent Aiport, expect to be surrounded by both commercial helicopter and drone pilots with experience all over the world.
How to get started
Booking a course is simple, give us a call to talk to a member of our training team or send us an email with your enquiry using the 'Tell me more' button below.
THE DRONE PfCO COURSE
PHOENIX HELICOPTERS DRONE PFcO, POWERED BY HUMMINGBIRD UAV Ltd
If you have an existing aviation qualification, please go to ‘PfCO Fast Track Course’ below.
If you have no manned or unmanned aviation qualifications, you will be required to complete the following 3 elements to prove that you have ‘Pilot Competency’ and therefore be recommended to the UK CAA (Civil Aviation Authority) for your PfCO licence;
1.5 day theory course & exam
Write an Operations Manual
(we provide you with standardised template)
Pass a flight assessment
We will provide you with the full Theoretical Instruction required, guidance on how to complete your Operations Manual and completing your Flight Assessment, on satisfactory completion of your operations manual.
When these 3 elements are completed, your application will be sent to the CAA for approval.
To offer our students the greatest flexibility, you can pay an initial deposit of just £300 + VAT. This will secure your place on a ground school course, you will also be provided with access to our online student library containing all course reading material and additional extras further aiding you in your journey.
PFcO fast track course
Current EASA fixed-wing, helicopter or Microlight license.
Current UK National Fixed Wing, Helicopter or Microlight License.
UK Military pilot/ remote pilot or RPAS operator qualification (applicable where basic flight training has been carried out in non-segregated UK airspace)
RAF VGS Instructor qualifications commencing at G1 Instructor level are also acceptable
British Gliding Association (BGA) – Bronze ‘C’ and above (or EASA equivalent)
BMFA ‘A’ or ‘B’ certificates
Non-UK SUA/RPAS qualification/ license*
Other lapsed pilots licenses or certificates**
*Case by case CAA assessment
**Note that pilots’ licenses that have lapsed prior to January 2010 will only be considered by the CAA on a case by case basis.
If you have any of the following aviation qualifications then you will only be required to complete 2 hours logged SUA (Small Unmanned Aircraft) flight experience, the Flight Assessment and an Operations (You will not be required to complete the theory course):
Finish your PFcO course with us! You may have started your training elsewhere but would like the convenience of location and/or professionalism that we provide.
If this is the case, we’re happy to discuss picking up where you left off and ensuring that the remainder of your training experience is as streamlined, effective and engaging as possible.
If you have already completed your theory (ground school) and passed the examination elsewhere then we can organise a refresher course for you or simply push you forward to gain your PfCO.
Whatever stage you may be at in achieving the end goal of becoming a commercial drone pilot, we would be glad to take you on and aid you in completing the course with flying colours.
Already started your PFcO course elsewhere
All courses are held at our Solent branch located;
15 mins from Fareham.
35 mins from Chichester.
40 mins from Southampton.