Become a Commercial Drone Pilot faster and easier with our
Radically Better PfCO Course


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We have twelve PfCO qualified drone pilots on the team, flying commercial missions, and teaching practical drone flying skills, every day.  During 2018 we taught more than 1,000 people how to fly drones, and supported more than 4,500 drone flights.  We put everything we have learned from this deep experience of drone flying into every PfCO Course.  To give you the very best start to your commercial drone flying career possible.


Our unique Course structure includes everything you need to get your PfCO immediately you complete our Course.  During the Course we cover all this: Ground School; Theory Test; Operations Manual completion; Practical Drone Flying Training; Risk assessment and Pre-flight Planning; Insurance options; and Flight Test.  We even help you to fill out your application form to apply for your PfCO from the CAA.


  1. Mike Sharpe (verified owner)

    This is a great venue, convenient for motorway and possessed of its own concrete helipad! Simon is an excellent tutor/trainer and the Mavic Pro kit is capable of some stunning photography. My two-hour session (involving my wife also) was a great lead-in to the regulation changes later in 2019, and further hobby activity with family members.

  2. Mark Dean (verified owner)

    Hi Alan,
    First of all, many thanks for a very enjoyable and highly informative two hours of flight instruction last Sunday!
    With myself being a complete beginner, your instruction and knowledge has been invaluable in giving me the confidence to buy and to fly my own drone!
    On the day, everything (including the most important regulations/law) was explained really well and at comfortable pace, so that when I took the controls for the first time, many of my initial fears had gone.
    I think it’s essential for anyone contemplating buying a drone for the first time, to get some instruction first and thereby avoid the many pitfalls that could otherwise ruin a very enjoyable pastime!
    I would confidently recommend Phantom Flight School to anyone, especially to those at a beginner level, like myself.
    An excellent experience throughout!
    Best regards,

  3. Jim Wallace

    Had a very enjoyable and informative afternoon on my lesson with Gordon. Having never flown a drone before he took me through all the steps clearly and logically and by the end of the lesson I was flying solo. Many thanks

  4. Mark and Karen

    Many thanks for a most enjoyable and informative couple of hours, I certainly
    came away feeling a lot more confident to take the drone out and develop my flying skills further. Once I have achieved that level I can move on to the photography side.
    Please pass on my thanks to Emma for helping to
    set the whole thing up.
    Regards Mark and Karen

  5. Alex McIver

    Had a great 3 days with Alan passing my PfCO down in Maidstone at the Mercure Great Danes hotel. The course had a great balance of theory and practical. The fourth day was lead by Simon where we learned about Drone Deploy and intelligent flight modes! I have already used drone deploy and it is a great tool.

    Once again thank you Alan and Simon can’t wait for the night flight to add to my PfCO later this year when the nights draw in a bit earlier.

    I highly recommend doing a PfCO course with Phantom Flight School!

  6. Karishma (verified owner)

    So grateful for Tony taking the time to show me all the basics for flying my Spark drone! I’d only got as far as lifting it slightly off the ground before realising I needed some professional help to gain the confidence to fly!

    I found Phantom easily on Google and the Watford location was perfect. I learned so much in the theory section which Tony tailored to the fact I wanted to fly abroad on holiday.

    I felt so much calmer during the practical part with Tony there ready to takeover if anything started to go wrong! If you’re considering a lesson I would say go for it, great value for money!

  7. Phil and Sue

    Many thanks Andre for an excellent lesson set in a lovely location. We learned a lot including some ‘wow’ features we didn’t know we could do with the drone and we were both impressed with your knowledge and teaching skills. Thank you also for your patience and encouragement.

  8. Simon Carter

    Had a 2hr lesson with Rob on photography. He was brilliant. Very knowledgable and a very good teacher. Highly recommend