Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS)

Basic and Advanced RPAS courses coming soon! 

Basic RPAS $50Advanced RPAS COMING SOON


If you are operating a drone that weighs 250 grams up to 25 kilograms you will need to obtain a pilot certificate AND register your drone with Transport Canada. 


Basic RPAS Ground School

The Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS) basic ground school will provide you with the knowledge you need to pass the required Transport Canada Online Drone Exam and earn your Pilot Certificate for Basic Operations. 

As the holder of a Pilot Certificate for Basic Operations you can:

  • Fly in uncontrolled airspace
  • Fly at least 30 meters (100 feet) horizontally from bystanders
  • Never fly over bystanders
  • Fly at least 3 nautical miles from a certified airport or a military aerodrome
  • Fly at least 1 nautical mile from a certified heliport

Throughout this course, you will discover the rules and responsibilities involved with advanced drone operations.

Be aware that if you operate outside of any of the 5 limitations previously listed then you will be operating under advanced operations and will be required to hold an advanced RPAS Pilot certificate. If you are going to conduct advanced operations now or in the future we recommend going straight to the Advanced course.

Basic RPAS $50


Advanced RPAS Ground School

The Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS) Advanced ground school will provide you with the knowledge you need to pass the required Transport Canada Online Drone Exam and earn your Pilot Certificate for Advanced Operations. 

As the holder of a pilot certificate for Advanced Operations you to earn privileges do a lot more than Basic Operations. Flights conducted under any of the following are considered Advanced and require a Pilot Certificate for advanced operations. 

If you meet any 1 of these conditions, you are conducting advanced operations:

  • Flight in controlled airspace
  • Flight over bystanders
  • Flight within 30 meters (100 feet) of bystanders (measured horizontally)
  • Flight less than 3 nautical miles from a certified airport or a military aerodrome
  • Flight less than 1 nautical mile from a certified heliport

Throughout this course, you will discover the rules and responsibilities involved with advanced drone operations.

Advanced RPAS COMING SOON


Resources

While not required for the ground school course we recommend purchasing Unmanned, Textbook for RPAS studies. It is a fantastic reference not only for your ground school but also for future reference. Get yours today! 

 
 

 

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