PfCO Conversion

Our PfCO Conversion course is a 1-day course designed convert your PfCO qualifaction to a General Visual Line of Sight Certificate (GVC), which is now required by the CAA.

Under new drone laws, which started on December 31st 2020, pilots now need an Operational Authorisation to operate in the Specific Category (increased risk), which refers to drone flights with an increased risk for other persons or air traffic. 

If you have a PfCO qualification, you only have until the 31st of December 2023 to convert to a GVC before you lose your qualification all together and will need to fully retrain to earn your GVC.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the deadline for PfCO to GVC Conversion?Reveal

PfCO to GVC Conversion has been extended until 31st December 2023. After which the PfCO will no longer be a valid certification.

Will there be a practical flight assessment?Reveal

If you hold a practical flight assessment certificate that has been issued in the last 2 years, then is no requirement for a practical flight assessment.

Who provides the A2 CofC and GVC training?Reveal

The A2 CofC and GVC training is provided by our experienced EEI Academy instructors. We are recognised by the CAA and their courses are designed to expand your theoretical knowledge to ensure you operate safely and appropriately.


  1. Highly recommended. The instructors are very knowledgeable, patient and provide thorough training. Very enjoyable day. Many thanks. South West Water

  2. Steve provided excellent instruction and hands on experience. The pace he adopted and calm demeanour were first rate, enhancing the confidence and learning experience for myself, enabling a successful outcome. Kent Police

  3. As a novice to aviation I found the course very informative without being overwhelming. Zeta Student

  4. I really enjoyed the course and both instructors Tim and Matt made learning fun which helped with me passing the course. I had very little knowledge of drone legislation or flying prior to the course so it shows the high quality of teaching which helped me gain my golden wings and gain a 100% score. Zeta Central Student

  5. Really good day with Matt and Ian. I think we all cam e away feeling far more confident with the M30T and night flying in particular. Environment Agency

  6. I was made to feel welcome from the outset. Suffering from PTSD I was very nervous and apprehensive about attending but was given sufficient information beforehand and made comfortable from arrival. It's been one of the most rewarding courses I've done as I was able to enjoy the course and not have to worry about myself. Simon Garland-Lo


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