The Canadian Drone Institute will be shortly announcing a partnership program between two major community colleges in Atlantic Canada.
The Canadian Drones Institutes Advisory Board is comprised of retired Transport Canada airline transport pilots, Transport Canada commercial pilots and Transport Canada commercial flight school instructors.
We firmly believe that in 2019 forward, the Canadian drone industry will be creating substantial job opportunities for students in the associated areas of advanced drone operations, advanced pilot skills, software development and aviation flight engineering.
Our advanced drone course will allow the student to complete the Transport Canada 2019 exam based on the knowledge requirements for Drone operators under the Transport Canada 2019 curriculum entitled TP15263-2.
The Advanced Course is comprised of 20 hours of Ground School instruction in the areas of;
- Knowledge areas
- Section 1: air law, air traffic rules and procedures
- Section 2: RPAS airframes, power plants, propulsion and systems
- Section 3: Human factors
- Section 4: Meteorology
- Section 5: Navigation
- Section 6: Flight operations
- Section 7: Theory of flight
- Section 8: Radiotelephony
Upon successfully completing the 80% Transport Canada passing grade requirement on our course the student will be ready to write the Transport Canada Advanced Drone pilot certificate exam.
Upon completion of the Transport Canada exam, the student will then be required to take an Advanced Drone Operators flight test. This is comprised of a 30 minute oral exam of how to conduct a safe operation and a flight test to show the examiner drone flight their piloting skills such as; take of and landing, maintaining altitude and airspeed, banked turns, climbing and descending, antenna positioning on the base station, RTH procedures(return to home) and obstacle maneuvering and avoidance.
Upon successful completion of the Transport Canada Exam and flight test the student will be issued from Transport Canada a Commercial Drone Operators license valid for flying in Canada’s controlled airspace.
If you are interested in adding an advanced drone operations course to your curriculum please contact us.