Remote Pilot Licence required
All commercial drone operators must have permission from the CAA to carry out Commercial Operations known as a ‘Permission for Commercial Operations’ (PfCO).
Every licensed commercial drone operator will have a document from the CAA which sets out the conditions for operations. You should ask any operator to show you his or her permission document.
When It Expires
The PfCO is valid for 1 year and must be renewed by the individual in order to continue commercial UAV operations.