This 3 day course is structured to prepare Operators to understand and develop knowledge about operating an RPAS/UAV. You will learn aviation related subjects:
Weather - Meteorology
Human factors - How we make decisions
Aviation Law - Civil Aviation Authority rules
Systems and performance - How UAV's work
Continued Airworthiness and Maintenance – How to keep your RPAS flying with confidence
Aerodynamics - The theory of flight and what you need to understand as a RPAS pilot
Privacy - Public expectations surrounding RPAS
Risk and Hazard Management – Developing a Threat and Error operating model
Flight Radio Procedures - ATC communications, what to listen for and when to tune in
Controlled Airspace - Where and when it affects RPAS and Air Traffic Controlled (ATC)
There are two days of Aviation Theory. We cover Part 102 operations in a step by step process. We introduce all participants to Aviation and the culture that comes with operating RPAS aircraft. These procedures are covered in our RPAS course training manual. .
Our instructor will provide each student tutorial based instruction for each stage of the syllabus.
Progress tests are conducted at each stage to ensure that knowledge and understanding is achieved by all trainees.
All training is relevant to the real RPAS operating environment. Building skills in operating the aircraft in various configurations is a key to gaining competency.
There is also One Day of Practical Training and the Operational Competency Assesment
There is a set series of manoeuvres that we expect pilots to master.Once at this level advanced skills development will cover aircraft controls in 'off axis' flying.
An increased level of competence in GPS and attitude modes, Emergency procedures, height versus distance training and basic payload operator skills are covered in detail.
Training is completed with a final examination of RPAS theory and a practical flying competency assessment. Achieving a successful result provides proficiency to meet the CAA Rule 102 standard. This, along with the CAA application requirements will allow for the issue of the Unmanned Aircraft Operating Certificate – UAOC.
Standards of Competency vary between pilots wishing to Operate Under Part 101 or Part 102.