If you’re planning on using your drone strictly as a hobby, a licence is not required as long as you follow the CAA regulations.
If you’re planning on using your drone for profit or for business purposes, you will need to get a licence from a CAA approved provider.
The ‘drone licence’ referred to by Heliguy is actually a known as PfCO (Permissions for Commercial Operations). Rather than a licence, UK permissions are granted by the CAA following your training and successful completion of your practical and theory tests, as well as your Operations Manual.
As far as the UK goes - it's a permission - NOT a license.
Heliguy pride themselves on being open and honest with their prices for your licence.
|CAA Approved Drone Licence – Full three phase process including a three day Ground School, Flight Assessment and Operations Manual consultation.||£1439.10 (ex VAT £1199.25)|
|Flight Assessment Resit||Free of Charge|
|Theory Test Resit||Free of Charge|
|Bespoke / Close Course||Priced on a cases by cases basis dependent on requirements|
An interest free finance option is also available for your drone license.
There are no hidden costs to our PfCO Course - you will not be charged for extras at any point, unlike many other NQEs.
Your licence can only be given following the CAA’s review of your Operations Manual and theory and practical examinations.
Heliguy, a CAA approved NQE, can offer training for your licence in their Newcastle, Farnborough and Manchester.
(Venues are subject to change.)
Heliguy does not offer online licences for your drone. We believe all learning should be done face to face to achieve the best results. This method is tried and tested nearly 700 licences provided to date.
Heliguy are happy to offer any part you need to receive your drone licence. Our prices are as follows:
|Ground School and Flight Assessment – Perfect if you work for a company you already work for has an Operations Manual you can be added to.||£999 (ex VAT £832.50)|
|Operations Manual Consultation and Flight Test – If you have a Ground School certificate from another NQE.||£699 (ex VAT £582.50)|
|Flight Assessment – If you have completed your Operations Manual and Ground School||£249 (ex VAT £207.50)|
|Operations Manual Refresh – For people who need assistance during the renewal of the manual||£249 (ex VAT £207.50)|
|Flight Assessment Resit (if taken through Heliguy)||Free of charge|
|Theory Test Resit (if taken through Heliguy)||Free of charge|
Different types of licenses are required for the different drones available. Different licences are required for fixed wing or multirotor as well as different weight categories, 0-7kg and 7-20kg. Heliguy can offer training for all drones in these classes.
You will have to contact the CAA directly to check whether a pilots license is sufficient. A separate drone license may be required.
Your drone license will apply in any country in the UK.
The CAA won’t grant permission to anyone under the age of 18.