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Advanced Drone Operations Training

Our comprehensive Advanced Drone Operations training program prepares pilot candidates to apply for a Pilot Certificate – Small Remotely Piloted Aircraft (VLOS) – Advanced Operations.

Our programs are Transport Canada TP  15263 compliant and designed in accordance with Canadian Aviation Regulations (CARs), which came into effect on June 1, 2019. ​

A PILOT CERTIFICATE – ADVANCED OPERATIONS IS REQUIRED IF:

 

  • You are 16 years old or older;

  • Your drone weighs 250 g up to and including 25 kg;

  • You want to fly in controlled airspace;

  • You always stay under 120 metres (400 feet) above ground level;

  • You want to fly within 30 metres (100 feet) horizontally from bystanders or fly over them;

  • You will always keep your drone in sight.

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Advanced Training Options

Code: RPASOTC-GSA-2301

This course prepares you to write the Small Advanced Exam for acquiring a Pilot Certificate – Small Remotely Piloted Aircraft (VLOS) – Advanced Operations and covers material on topics/subjects dedicated to TP 15263.

This course consists of three modules:

  1. Self-Study: 8 hours - Covers material dedicated to Special Flight Operations Certificate (SFOC) and pilot resources relevant to RPAS/UAV operations plus topics/subjects dedicated to TP 15263.

  2. Instructor Led (Online): 22 hours – Covers topics/subjects dedicated to TP 15263:

    • Air law, Air traffic rules and procedures​

    • sRPAS airframes, power plants, propulsion and systems

    • Human factors

    • Meteorology

    • Navigation

    • Flight operations

    • Theory of flight

    • Radiotelephony

  3. Knowledge Check (Online): 2 hours – Practice exam.

    • Self-study guide and materials, including extracts of Nav Canada aviation charts and CFS, will be provided to all pilot-candidates.​

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RPAS Ground School (Advanced Operations)

RPAS Flight School (Advanced Operations)

Code: RPASOTC-FSA-2301

This hands-on course builds and assesses the pilot-candidate's skills and knowledge to maintain and operate an RPAS, manage mandatory record-keeping, and prepare for the Flight Review, which is the final step for acquiring a Pilot Certificate – Small Remotely Piloted Aircraft (VLOS) – Advanced Operations.

This course consists of three modules:

  1. Self-Study: 2 hours – Covers material to help you prepare for field training.

  2. Flight Training - Instructor- Led (Hands-on): 6 hours – Provides hands-on training and tips to maintain and operate an sRPAS, and manage mandatory record-keeping.

  3. Proficiency Check (Hands-on): 1 hour – Tests your skills and knowledge to maintain and operate an sRPAS and prepare for the Flight Review.

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Prerequisites:

  • Pilot Certificate – Small Remotely Piloted Aircraft (VLOS) – Basic Operations or Advanced Operations

  • Certificate of Registration for the drone being used for flight training. If you do not own a drone, RPASOTC can provide one at additional cost, please check for details

 

In-person Flight School is offered in limited locations at this time. Please inquire if this training is offered at your location.

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