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  • Free to learn

    Learn the essentials of flying your drone legally in the UK

  • Industry expert instructor

    This short course has been designed by Industry Expert Matt Williams to teach you about the rules and regulations in the UK. Taking elements from our ICARUS PfCO Course, you'll learn about the requirements on how to be a safe Remote Pilot.

  • Ongoing support

    Expert advice from our friendly team via email and phone

Reviews of ICARUS 1

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Great Hobbyist Drone Course

David Brymer

This course is excellent at explaining the basic knowledge of Hobbyist Drone operation. All new and beginers should look at this course.

This course is excellent at explaining the basic knowledge of Hobbyist Drone operation. All new and beginers should look at this course.

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Absolutely Superb

LUKE SIMCOCK

For anyone who has or is thinking of purchasing a drone for use in a non commercial capacity the Icarus 1 training course is well worth doing. In fact even i...

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For anyone who has or is thinking of purchasing a drone for use in a non commercial capacity the Icarus 1 training course is well worth doing. In fact even if you are looking to move into the drone industry in a commercial capacity complete Icarus 1 before you complete anything else. Absolutely fantastic, many thanks!

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great course

james oliver

a very good introduction to hobby flying i have drone insurance with fly Icarus and i found the service to be very good

a very good introduction to hobby flying i have drone insurance with fly Icarus and i found the service to be very good

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Very professional course

Neville Edmead

A wonderful experience I felt so special to receive my first certificate. Well done Matt and the team.

A wonderful experience I felt so special to receive my first certificate. Well done Matt and the team.

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ICARUS1 was excellent and very well presented.

Carlton Mcleod

I thought the text was very clear and felt i was not overloaded with information. Great course.

I thought the text was very clear and felt i was not overloaded with information. Great course.

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New Hobbyist- Great learning

Christopher Llewellyn

I enjoyed this short course designed for hobbyists. There are good explanations of how to stay on the right side of the law, as well as highlighting consider...

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I enjoyed this short course designed for hobbyists. There are good explanations of how to stay on the right side of the law, as well as highlighting considerations for flying safely and avoiding incidents.

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Course curriculum

  • 1

    Welcome to the course!

    • Introduction to the course
    • A message from your instructor
    • The Scope
  • 2

    Drone Rules and Regulations

    • Names for Drones
    • Who makes the rules and regulations?
    • The Drone Code
    • Why do we use both Feet and Metres in Aviation?
    • Test your learning
    • Air Navigation Order - Article 94
    • Air Navigation Order - Article 95
  • 3

    Avoiding Accidents

    • Collision Avoidance
    • Test your learning
  • 4

    The Permission for Commercial Operation

    • What is the Permission for Commercial Operation?
  • 5

    Summary of learning and Quiz

    • Summary of learning
    • Test your learning to pass the course

Free Learning

This free course is built to give you the tools to start your journey as a legal hobbyist remote pilot

About your instructor

Matthew Williams

Head of Drone Operations

Matthew Williams

A leading light within the international aviation community with deep-seated roots within the unmanned training and operational delivery sectors. Matt has built a number of successful businesses centred around the ever-evolving unmanned aircraft space.He continues to manage an ever-growing team at the UK's leading unmanned aircraft training and operations company and also consults at the very highest levels in the sector in order to help explore and deliver practical and pragmatic solutions to problems faced by both regulatory bodies worldwide and those looking to exploit options to operate within regulatory frameworks.

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