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Online Renewal Course Including Flight Test

Renew your Specific Operating Permission and Pilot Competency Cert

This course is designed for pilots who wish to renew their Specific Operating Permission (SOP) and Pilot Competency Cert (PCC).

The course take just over four hours to complete and can be completed at your own pace. At the end of the course there is a test which can only be completed once and the score will be recorded. Upon completion, pilots should make contact via email to arrange their flight test.

Exam conditions:

The exam may only be completed once. The pass score is 75%. If a student is unsuccessful in the exam their account will be reset and the content must be repeated. There is no extra cost associated with this.


Your Instructor


FlyRyte Drone Academy
FlyRyte Drone Academy

FlyRyte Drone Academy is Ireland's most renowned training provider for beginner to advanced drone pilots. Continuously leading the charge on innovating Irish Drone Training and providing the highest standard of training and support to their pilots.


"The instructors at FlyRyte are clearly extremely knowledgeable and experienced in their respective field. They make all the course material extremely easy to digest and understand. The team are leading the way when it comes to drone education and safety in Ireland and are keen to keep up to date with all the latest changes."

- George Morahan, Irish Daily Mail

"I have trained and worked with the FlyRyte team on a number of occasions. I have found them to be professional, organised and above all very supportive and knowledgeable in complex situations. I am happy to recommend them to others"

- Ian Kiely, Director, Drone and Tech Expo Ireland

"The training and advice that I received from the instructors at FlyRyte was excellent and very informative. The trainers are extremely knowledgable, professional and they have a wealth of knowledge in aviation. Since completing my training I've had to call on the trainers for advice, they have been exceptionally quick to respond to any questions I've asked and they were more than happy to help in whatever way they could.

I would highly recommend FlyRyte and I would have no hesitation recommending them"

- Douglas Farrelly, Director, Silverscreen Wedding Photography & Video

"“The team at FlyRyte trained Cork City Council staff and Emergency services for drone use in Survey and SAR. The training they provided along with the development of procedures was very easy to understand. They are leading the way is this field."

- Bryan Humphreys, Chief Pilot, Cork City Council

Class Curriculum



Frequently Asked Questions


How long does the course take?
The primary elements take about 4 hours, but it is broken up into bite-size chunks to make it easy to complete
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

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