ICARUS - Night Rating

Safely fly your drone at night

Night Rating Module

What is it?

Operating your Drone at Night requires a deeper understanding of the UK Air Law, Human Factors and Flight Planning before the CAA will grant you the additional permissions on top of your PfCO.

This online course delivers specialist training for operators who wish to fly their drone at night, for commercial projects.

The ICARUS Night Flight Module is delivered by Former Military Helicopter Instructor Matt Williams who has over 2000 manned flying hours and 600 UAV flying hours.

The course scrutinises safety to ensure minimal risk in limited or no light.

How Long Does The Course Take?

About 2 hours

The course from start to finish will take you approximately 2 hours plus additional time for a practical exercise.

You have the opportunity to complete the course at your leisure, whether you choose to do 10 minutes a day, or if you'd prefer to do the whole course in one sitting, the choice is yours.




  • Course Introduction FREE TRIAL
  • Aide Memoire

Air Law


  • Scope
  • Overview
  • Terminology
  • Rules of the Air
  • Avoidance of Collisions
  • Insurance
  • Summary
  • Night Rating - Air Law Exam

Human Factors


  • Scope
  • The Human Condition
  • Fatigue
  • Outdoor & Lone Working
  • Human Eye Anatomy
  • Night Blind Spot
  • Night Myopia
  • Auto Kinesis
  • External Factors
  • Summary
  • Night Rating - Human Factors Exam

Operations Manual & Flight Planning


  • Scope
  • The Operations Manual
  • Equipment
  • Crash & Accident Plan
  • Flight Planning
  • Night Rating Planning Exercise
  • Night Rating - Night Operations Exam

About Your Instructor

Matthew Williams

Matthew Williams

Head of Drone Operations

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.


Knowledge Gained

Working knowledge of regulations

How to fly safely at night

How to plan for night operations

Human Factors impacting on Operations

Emergency Procedures

Equipment Required


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