How To Get Your Commercial Drone License 2020 (PfCO UK)

Here I speak about how to get your drone license (PfCO) in the UK for commercial work. I’ll let you know who needs to get this, how you go about getting it, and what happens after.

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33 Comments

  1. D. H.M. on March 13, 2021 at 11:58 pm

    Nice stuff lad! Thank you!

  2. Joshua Toms on March 13, 2021 at 11:58 pm

    Can you explain the new laws as of this year and what we need to do now?

  3. Paul-Thys on March 14, 2021 at 12:00 am

    Nice clear video thanks Josh! How long does the license last? Do you have to pay an annual fee to to renew it?

  4. Pzhr EU on March 14, 2021 at 12:00 am

    So if I am not going to upload it to anywhere on the internet do I not need a licence??

  5. Cohen Walsh on March 14, 2021 at 12:01 am

    I have a caa flyer id

  6. independent on March 14, 2021 at 12:03 am

    Hi bro do we have to renew every year?

  7. Jake Welfare on March 14, 2021 at 12:03 am

    made it so much simpler, thank you. Would be good to see an example of the flight logs and risk assessment? is there a specific way it needs to be written down for them? Again thank you!!!

  8. Christopher Haslewood on March 14, 2021 at 12:07 am

    PFCO Is DEAD Anyone with a drone can now take ( From 1st July 2020 ) Video and Pictures and sell them there is no difference between the different types of flight It is all about safety now

  9. English Online on March 14, 2021 at 12:08 am

    great thanks for the upload .

  10. MrKilluminati84 on March 14, 2021 at 12:10 am

    Hello mate is it true that from 1 July 2020 you don’t need any commercial license for the use of your drone for commercial use as long as you sty 150m away from buildings and 50m from people?

  11. UAV8 Ltd Drone Training on March 14, 2021 at 12:10 am

    Josh than you for your honest video and comments they are appreciated. UAV8 Ltd are constantly evolving the training we provide and keep up to date with all the changes that the CAA implement. Further to the training UAV8 Ltd also keep all former candidates informed to changes to regulations etc as they happen. At the end of the first year your Ops Manual will be updated by UAV8 for free! UAV8 Ltd are second to none when it comes to aviation training die to the incredible experience, qualifications and instructional methods of these former Army Flying Instructors – You are in safe hands on this full-on fun training course – even the food is good!! http://www.uav8.co Give us a call!

  12. Mr Sexy Time on March 14, 2021 at 12:10 am

    Thanks bro this was the info I needed.

  13. North Wales RC on March 14, 2021 at 12:10 am

    It isn’t a licence it is a permission for commercial operation.

  14. Christian Garner on March 14, 2021 at 12:11 am

    Very informative and well presented video! Did the 3 day course go into how each job risk assessment needs to be carried out?

  15. Sucofni Sucofni on March 14, 2021 at 12:12 am

    How refreshing. Just the info required and done in a clear and simple way 👍🏻

  16. Ian in London on March 14, 2021 at 12:14 am

    Hey Josh. Congrats on getting PfCO’d up. UAV8 are indeed a great crowd and who I went with as well. Rest assured the CAA have specifically mentioned YouTube use does not constitute commercial use, even if you get revenue from it, which seems a strange exemption but there you are. I too see it as a license and a hopelessly overly complicated and expensive one at that. The presence of money doesn’t make a flight more challenging or risky, it’s the flight itself. So I still don’t see why money is deciding factor on getting the full CAA training. It should be the type of flight itself that dictates whether the CAA training is needed.

    Anyway, best of luck with getting paid jobs 🙂 Cheers, Ian in London

  17. James Drury on March 14, 2021 at 12:17 am

    Great video. Really helpful 👍

    I know some people are just using Mavic Mini drone and skipping a license. Is that legal for commercial work? Would like to know your opinion.

  18. DropTop BeachBaby on March 14, 2021 at 12:20 am

    Hi Josh, what about uploading videos to YouTube without any financial gain? purely just for friends to watch etc..
    cheers.

  19. D Freeman on March 14, 2021 at 12:22 am

    Hi fella liked the straight forward vid , may I ask is there a book you can buy that gives you all the study material ready for pfco theory test pls

  20. Maritime Filming UK on March 14, 2021 at 12:23 am

    Good, informative video

  21. RICARDO on March 14, 2021 at 12:24 am

    Hi Josh, How can one obtain a license for UAV flights? i also heard that new EU regulation are coming into force will this cancel/Surpass the PfCO qualification? is there any cheaper place in Surrey or close to South London because the prices for this license are just an absurd with out any foundation… 600+{ for a drone training were a person doesn’t learn nothing but a few laws and most are not even connected with drone but airplanes and other things that a drone op will never get involved this mention by some of the drone pilots online on larger YouTube channels, i haven’t done the training myself due to the high prices

  22. Drone UK on March 14, 2021 at 12:25 am

    good video, good edit, the sound could do with improving as i found it very hard to hear you clearly.
    Myself i do not need to do this as i just fly as a hobby 🙂
    Andy

  23. reflexxtr on March 14, 2021 at 12:25 am

    A PFCO isn’t a drone license it’s a ‘permission’ I licence for drones does not exist yet!

  24. Live The Dash on March 14, 2021 at 12:27 am

    love the effect at the beginning of the video – need to learn that one !

  25. D. H.M. on March 14, 2021 at 12:27 am

    I might get in touch with you if I need some more information if you don’t mind! Regards

  26. Harris amir on March 14, 2021 at 12:29 am

    How did you get your drone so cheep

  27. Gappy on March 14, 2021 at 12:31 am

    Hey, good video. Been flying Drones for around 8 years and thinking about setting up a business. Have you struggled in the industry or have you managed to get a foothold?

  28. Anthony Robling on March 14, 2021 at 12:31 am

    Simple and straightforward. Well done.

  29. Archie Brown on March 14, 2021 at 12:33 am

    You are like me tbh. I love the vids by the way. Im looking to become a drone real estate photographer. My Instagram is archiebrownphotography

  30. N M on March 14, 2021 at 12:36 am

    Hello Josh, nice information in the video, my question is how to set the price of each drone filming project, is any website where explain about the price or during the drone licence training, training staff will explain about the set price of the filming project accordingly the duration of the project? What was your minimum project with duration and what was your set price? I know it’s personal but we really want to know and how did you chosen this field? Anyone recommend you ? Please explain and we all will be really appreciate. Thanks from London

  31. Jason Johnstone on March 14, 2021 at 12:40 am

    I could literally do my driving test, lessons and theory for less than this… This needs to be cheaper. Money grabbing companies that take advantage of small commercial users.

  32. Robert Gillespie on March 14, 2021 at 12:42 am

    how long is it valid for

  33. Seberous on March 14, 2021 at 12:52 am

    I hate the CAA. Basically made it impossible for hobbyist flyers to make money with their drones. What bastards. My phantom cost me £300. I’m not spending huge amounts of money to do like 4 or 5 filming jobs a year like I want to. They clearly don’t like drones, or drone pilots. They just make everything more awkward than it needs to be.

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