Why choose PhantomFlightSchool for your General Visual Line of Sight Course?

Between 2017 and the end of 2020, we successfully trained and supported hundreds of clients through the process of obtaining their PfCO in order to use their drone commercially.

In collaboration with 3iC (NQE No.0116/1625) we pride ourselves on having given all of our students an enhanced PfCO experience.  In addition to the Theory Training and Test we ensured all candidates received Practical Flying Tuition along with their Flight Test. After the physical course we didn’t abandon students but worked with every individual to compile a relevant Operations Manual.

The end of 2020 brought with it the end of the PfCO qualification and a new dawn of commercial training options.

Please do call us on 01244 292 212 for advice on the best training for your needs. 

A Radically Better Course

With prices starting at £895 these Phantom Flight School enhanced courses operate every other month throughout the year. Each course is 3 days, with 2 days over video conferencing and one day in the field for the practical flying tuition plus theory and flight tests. Each course has the option to complete the practical day at either our Chester or Maidstone flying sites.

Within the fee, attendees complete the full suite of 3iC GVC online course materials before they arrive. The first day is spent on theory revision which means that the remainder of the time can be devoted to:

  1. Practical information that will help attendees to be better commercial drone pilots
  2. Practical hands-on drone flying training with our expert drone pilots
  3. Support to complete the 3iC Ops Manual template there and then
  4. More practical flying training followed by a 3iC Flight Assessment
  5. We will even take you through exactly what is required for the CAA’s online GVC application process.

This way, we are compressing what usually takes people two to three months into just three days. And adding value to the experience at every step of the way.

Specifically, on a PhantomFlightSchool GVC Course, you get everything you need to immediately submit your application to the CAA including:

  1. Practical Flight Training
  2. Ground School
  3. Ops Manual
  4. Theory Test
  5. Flight Test

Uniquely, what you also get are:

Real Life Case Studies

  1. How much to charge
  2. The Right Kit for the Job
  3. The Right Apps to Help You
  4. How to Plan and Risk Assess any Mission
  5. Ongoing Support and Advice from our Drone Experts to help you make a success of your Commercial Operations.
  6. Optional Day 4 Bonus Pack including: Intelligent Flight Mode Training, Drone Deploy Demonstration, Night Ops Training, Bonus Pack and additional practical flying (all for only an extra £100 including VAT)

We have a waterproof Matrice 200 for flying in all weather.  So rain will not stop play.

Because of the amount of one-to-one time we spend with each student during the Course, answering questions specific to their situation, and making sure their flying skills are the best they can be, we limit the numbers on each Course to ensure everyone receives quality tuition.

Our Instructors are Different Too

We are not commercial airline pilots.  Nor are we ex-military aviators.  What we all are is drone pilots.  Day in, day out, we teach people how to fly and film using drones.  As well as regularly undertaking commercial drone work of our own.  Each of us has hundreds of hours flying drones under our belts.

So when you ask a question of us during your Course, you can expect a clear, concise, black and white answer, based on our real-world drone flying experience.  This is very different from what we have seen from other training entities, where commercial or military aviators with little (sometimes no) drone experience struggle to answer questions from a practical, real-world perspective.

We know how to fly safely and effectively:

On every commercial course we will pass on to you what we have learned about how to fly safely and effectively. Above all, we believe in keeping the flying simple. So that you can focus on the important bit, which is what you are doing with the camera. After all, no-one will ever pay you to FLY the drone. They pay you to FILM with the drone.

Bonus: Access to all of our drone kit at preferential hire rates

As a PhantomFlightSchool GVC pilot, we know you are good at what you do.  So we offer special discounts to pilots who have completed our GVC Course when it comes to renting equipment.  At the moment, we can rent you:

  • Batteries for every type of drone
  • A spare drone if a particular job requires full redundancy
  • A top of the range waterproof, electro-magnetically shielded Matrice 200 with the X4S or XT (thermal camera) for high-end and / or complex inspection and filming work.

Still have questions?

We are sure you will have.

Choosing the right training entity to deliver your GVC Course is one of the biggest decisions you will make on the road to being a qualified commercial drone pilot.

Call us on 01244 292 212, any time, and we’ll be glad to help.