CAA Drone Flight Test: What to expect on the day

COPTRZ is the UK’s leading CAA approved NQE, delivering permission for commercial operations (PfCO) training courses at 12 locations across the UK. The drone flight test is a fundamental part of the course and this article aims to give you a quick overview of what you can expect on the day.

There are three main sections to complete as part of your CAA PfCO Course:

  • 3-day ground school (including theory test)
  • Operations manual
  • Practical drone flight test

For those researching the course, one of the most frequent questions we’re asked is what to expect during the drone flight test. The following video, recorded by Jon Rowland, COPTRZ Head Trainer, will give you a quick overview of what’s included so you can get the relevant practise hours under your belt and give you the best possible chance of passing the final stage of your course.

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If you have any more questions or would like to find out more about the gaining your permission for commercial operations, get in touch with the COPTRZ team on 0330 111 7177 or email

We currently offer our CAA PfCO drone training course at 6 locations including Barnsley, Edinburgh, Brighton, Hampshire, Belfast and Cardiff.

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