Drone training from
the professionals

The Aerial Academy is a commercial drone training school for all drone pilots, whether complete novices or those with previous flying experience.

As a CAA-approved full NQE, we specialise in drone flight training as well as offering full aviation theory training and examination whilst helping you to develop commercial operations procedures.

With a wealth of experience in flying drones, our team firmly believe education is the best way to maximise the potential of drone technology.


UK’s first women only PfCO course

Our instructor, Carys is running the first women only PfCO course. For more information, check out the Glossop page!

Get the most out of your drone

Get the most out of your drone

Improve your drone flight skills

Improve your drone flight skills

Learn to become a commercial drone operator

Learn to become a commercial drone operator

Our Drone Training Courses

The Aerial Academy offers full PFCO courses for £950+VAT (£1140 inc VAT). We genuinely believe that we offer the best value courses in the UK. We will support you from start to finish. All our trainers at our bases across the UK are experienced drone pilots, carefully chosen to provide the best training experience possible. They understand the equipment and the drone industry and can help get your drone business off to the best start. We enjoy the diversity of this young industry and hopefully the reviews below speak for themselves. Our standard PFCO package includes:

  • 2 days of theoretical training
  • Flight assessment (including insurance)
  • Operations Manual support
  • CAA PFCO application support
  • Assistance at first renewal
  • A closed Facebook group with access to instructors
  • Equipment advice from experienced operators
  • Airdata UAV discount
  • Access to equipment discounts from RCGeeks