RPAS Ground School | Basic - START HERECourse • 70 lessons4.6 average rating (137 reviews)
This course will prepare you for flights with your 250g to 25kg drone in the Basic Category of operations.
Exam Prep | BasicCourse • 16 lessons4.9 average rating (26 reviews)
Get yourself ready for the Basic Category knowledge exam! Practice with Transport Canada style multiple choice questions plus learn about the new regulations and how they may affect you.
Standard Operating Procedures GuideCourse • 21 lessons4.6 average rating (72 reviews)
Included in any of our Online or Pilot bundles, this SOP guide is here to help you understand the CAR requirements, create your site survey, normal, emergency, and incident reporting procedures.
Great Educational Program that covers many areas in a user friendly format and couldn’t Have passes without tutorial. Highly recommend
Great Educational Program that covers many areas in a user friendly format and couldn’t Have passes without tutorial. Highly recommendRead Less
This course is very straight forward and extremely informative.
This course is very straight forward and extremely informative.Read Less
It was easy to follow even when more technical terminology was used. There were many times during the course when it made me think about how I would plan and...Read More
It was easy to follow even when more technical terminology was used. There were many times during the course when it made me think about how I would plan and coordinate future flights. It also made me more aware of mistakes I had been making in the use of my drone. It has really elevated my awareness to my responsibilities as a pilot. I would highly recommend this course to anyone flying drones recreationally. JeffRead Less
Why do I need certification?
Since June 1, 2019, anyone flying a drone outside in Canada which weighs more than 250g will require a pilot certification, regardless if the purpose of the flight is for fun or work. There are two types of pilot certifications – Basic and Advanced. The type of certification you require depends on where you want to fly, and how close to bystanders.
How hard are the Transport Canada Pilot Exams?
They are no joke! Transport Canada has some tricky questions in there, and it can get overwhelming. Taking our Exam Prep course is a great way to get yourself ready and confident to pass.
What is an RPAS?
RPAS stands for Remotely Piloted Aircraft System. It’s the technical term for “drone” and it is the official government term you will see in any laws or regulations related to drones or model aircraft (anything remotely piloted). Previously, Transport Canada referred to these aircraft as UAV so many provincial and municipal bylaws will still reference drones this way, but it means the same thing.
What kind of certification do I need?
There are two types of pilot certifications in Canada – Basic and Advanced. 1) BASIC is for flying in un-controlled airspace (far away from airports), and further than 30m from bystanders. 2) ADVANCED is for flying in controlled airspace (close to airports, and populous areas), and closer than 30m from bystanders. If you are going to be flying frequently or for work, we recommend getting an Advanced certification. The Advanced certification gives the pilot the most freedom to operate
What happens if I fly without Certification?
Flying without a pilot certification can lead to hefty fines. Individuals caught flying without a license can face fines of up to $3000 for their first offence. For organizations, those fines can go up to $15,000! Worst case scenario is being charged with a criminal offence.
New to the drone industry? Bundle online Advanced Category Drone Pilot ground school with an exam prep course for the Advanced exam to get your Drone Pilot License.
This is the online course representing our online or in-person live session of flight training. Within it, you will find a background of the maneuvers and topics that will be covered in your in-person session!
Coastal Drone Pro - Aerial Photo & VideoCourse4.5 average rating (11 reviews)
In this ground breaking new online course series, learn how to fly your drone like a pro. Emmett Sparling teaches you how to take professional photo's and video's with your drone.