UAV Business Training and Support Services Victoria BC.
UAV technology is very new and developing very fast.
We are working with Transport Canada Aviation in developing strategies in order to ensure that UAV technology, with all their potential uses, are offered to the public in a safe, responsible, and reliable manner.
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At the same time, we are working to ensure they are integrated into the civilian airspace system in a safe manner by observing strict rules, ATC (Air Traffic Control) and the Canadian airspace regulations/laws. With the UAV pilot certified as a “manned” fixed wing pilot, we are aware of these laws and norms of the aviation world and system.
New Transport Canada rules governing commercial UAV's are requiring that UAV pilots prove a certain level of expertise in aviation studies and UAV systems before being granted a UAV pilot permit. A prospective candidate who shows that he has completed training and testing (from a UAV flight and ground school) will be recognised by Transport Canada. The aviation study requirements are very similar to that of a "manned" fixed wing, or rotary wing pilot.
The subjects include the theory of flight, air navigation, meteorology, Canadian Airspace, ATC radio procedures, and so on.
UAV's can range in size from a small quad that can fit in your hand, to a Boeing 737. Eventually, UAV pilots and their commercial operations will carry similar licences, permits and other requirements as manned pilots and their companies.
A UAV pilot must be an expert in the aviation field and have fundamental understanding of the complex aviation world. A UAV pilot must have the ability to take off, fly, and land a UAV manually (LOS or FPV) with complete confidence and ease.
If you would like to learn to fly a UAV, or have a business which may benefit, Victoria Aerial Photos and Survey now offers private, low cost, professional consulting, training and support in Victoria BC.
We believe in 3 components of training and expertise.
Knowledge (Class work, books, lectures....)
Experience (Actual hands on experience, hours logged flying aircraft, manned or unmanned)
Equipment (The actual UAV, aircraft, radio system, UAS and ground station)
While money can by very capable UAV equipment, it cannot buy the 2. knowledge and 3. experience necessary to operate unmanned aerial vehicles safely. We offer the building of knowledge and experience components for those seeking to advance professionally.
UAV Pilot Certificate Program
(UAV 101 Basic) 3 day (Multi-Rotor) Certificate program. This November 21-23, 2014 at 0930-1600. Location is the Selkirk Room at Island Savings Credit Union, Mayfair Mall Victoria, BC. Please make sure your name is on this list! Cost $575, plus textbook ($90).
At least 17 years old, Grade 12 graduation or equivalent, Preference give to holders of PPL or above. Preference given to those with RC A/C experience.
The UAV Pilot Certificate Program will include 2 days of intense ground school, handouts, and flight theory training. The Radio Operators Certificate (aeronautical) is included. Day 3 will be a practical flight test for each student on a field or in controlled environment. (Flight test can be done on the student's small, light rugged trainer quad copter)
Student will be asked to demonstrate his/her ability to safely control, navigate and land the UAV in a designated zone with no GPS or autopilot assistance. Students will also be given a simulated emergency situation and provide the examiner a proper checklist to deal with the scenario, (UAV unresponsive, out of control, in a collision, etc). After passing the written exam (60% pass) and the flight test component, students will be awarded the certificate of training.
The training program, will discuss your UAV system and build you to a level which will be suitable for your situation If you have no experience flying manned aircraft or flying RC aircraft, you will need help and guidance to avoid costly mistakes and potential injury/damage.
This licence (SFOC) is for those who fly drones/UAV's or any RC aircraft, professionally and for hire, profit or monetary compensation. It requires the holders to understand basics of aviation, and safety as well as a certain level of UAV knowledge and experience.
We are available to provide product support for our clients and those training with us. After we assess your UAV platform needs and flight capabilities, we can then build a complete UAV platform which would be the most practical for your specific applications. Working with our partners, we will help you with any issues and questions you may have.