Train to operate your drone commercially
CAP 393 Articles 94 and 95 (link to articles 94 and 95 on CAA website) and CAP 722 (download CAP 722) set out the rules for drone operations. It is stated that a CAA Permission for Commercial Operations or PfCO, is required for all flights that put simply, you get paid for carrying out.
A PfCO is therefore required if you intend to operate a drone on a commercial basis, or fly a camera/surveillance fitted aircraft within congested areas, or close to people and properties that are not under your control.
The PfCO is split into four classes and these are defined by aircraft type and weight:
1. Rotary 0-7kg
2. Rotary 7-20kg
3. Fixed Wing 0-7kg
4. Fixed Wing 7-20kg
The main requirement for the award of a PfCO, is the successful completion of a course such as the 3iC Remote Pilot Authorisation (RPA), which covers all of the above classes.
Note: We strongly recommended that you carefully read through CAP 722 and CAP 393 Articles 94 and 95.