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 Taylor

    Hi Alan,
    Most grateful for your advice. Regarding the Lake District, I really enjoyed the masterclass and the company of such professional & pleasant people. I learned a great deal. Am already looking at my PFCO and another masterclass, and would strongly recommend any drone enthusiasts to phantom flight school and all it offers. Credit to you and your staff who put in so much work to train and improve peoples skills and knowledge to support the drone industry.

  2. Kevin Fisher

    Hi Alan and Alan,
    I would like to put on record what an amazing course I attended over the last three days in the Lake district. The Lightroom classes were an eye opener and very enjoyable, to the point I need a laptop.
    Drone flying, Locations and photography, again was inspirational.
    All very well planned, and it showed.
    Patience and skill was shown by you both in abundance.
    Again well done. Roll on the next one.
    Kind regards,
    Kevin Fisher MBE

  3. Peter Cave

    Hi Simon
    Many thanks for the night flying tuition . Not only did I find the content to be very useful, but it was also a good opportunity to reinforce other UAV operations knowledge.
    Best wishes

  4. Stefan Otto

    Hi Alan – thanks so much again for such an amazing holiday and PfCO in Spain it really was exceptional! Yourself and Steve’s professionalism and hospitality knew no bounds and the whole package was beyond my wildest dreams. It really was something I’ll never forget so thank you.

    Thanks also for all the follow up documents – another amazing difference to my experience with another drone training provider who just left me without any post course assistance.


  5. Tim Dole

    I just wanted to drop you a quick email to say what a great time I have had this weekend with Simon down at Maidstone.
    What a great chap he is !
    Very informative, patient and good fun.
    The course was really good and although tiring we managed to get everything done.
    So, A massive Thank you to Simon and Phantom flight school for helping me with my venture.
    Thank You again

  6. 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.

  7. 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,

  8. 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