This course is compliant with Transport Canada's requirements for Pilots of Small UAV Systems and covers five main areas of foundational knowledge: air law, navigation, meteorology, aeronautics and radiotelephony. In addition, the course employs a practical approach of UAV operations by introducing students to real flight scenarios from industrial applications, such as filmmaking, search and rescue as well as inspections. Critical UAV pilot skills covered include: flight planning, standard operating procedures, risk and crisis management, equipment maintenance and repairs and post flight image/video processing.
Delivery Format: The course is delivered ONLINE with both Self-Learning and Live Session (Instructor-led) components. Self-Learning is a mixture of multi-media material guide by quiz and practice and delivered through Blackboard.
Course Duration: The courses runs over a 20-day period. Minimum 20 Instruction Hours are required to qualify for Transport Compliant Operator Status.
Credential: UAV Pilot Ground School certificate meeting Transport Canada Compliant requirements. Students must have a passing grade of 60% or more on the final exam upon completion of the course.