UAS (Unmanned Aircraft Systems) technology is very new and developing very fast.
The instructor David Carlos is certified by Transport Canada for UAS instruction.
We are working with Transport Canada Aviation at developing new training strategies. This will help ensure that UAS technology, with all their great potential uses, are offered to the public in a safe, responsible, and reliable manner.
The focus of UAS 101 is teaching students the fundamental and foundational skills needed in UAS (Unmanned Aircraft Systems) operations, and how the systems are to be used in a safe manner while being Transport Canada/SFOC (Special Flight Operators Certificate) compliant.
This will help ensure UAS best practice, and public safety, security and privacy. We aim to make UAS systemsand their pilot's an overall benefit to humanity as they integrate into the public like in the future. We also aim to do more flight training in courses like DJI Phantom Series Training here
“Really enjoyed seeing David with full gear on first day of class…he showed the importance of safety and professionalism of UAV operators. David was great at answering all questions, showing both his experience and knowledge.” Christ Lai, (Royal Roads University graduate/entrepreneur), Victoria, BC, November, 2015
“Thanks, course was great!” Matt Brouwer (professional photographer/UAV Pilot) Victoria, BC, November, 2015
“Thanks for the UAS 101 Course.” Cayce Pummell (student) November, 2015, Victoria, BC
“Thanks David, look forward to more of your training. Thoroughly enjoyed it.” William Michael, (Rotary wing pilot/Capt. RCAF, Ret.) Victoria, BC, November, 2015
“Hi Dave, The course was great! No regrets, money well spent.” Tim Allix (Business Owner/UAV Pilot) Parksville, BC, November, 2015
Studies include ATC (Air Traffic Control) procedures, the Canadian airspace regulations/laws, as well as other safety rules which continue to written out by Transport Canada Aviation and the Canadian Air regulations (CARs).
The UAV pilot and instructor is certified as a “manned” fixed wing pilot, as well as a Commercial UAV pilot.
New Transport Canada rules governing commercial UAV's are now requiring that UAV pilots prove a certain level of expertise and training in aviation studies as well as UAV systems before being granted a UAV pilot permit (SFOC) or even a certificate exemption.
Soon, Transport Canada will have their own written exams and other UAV commercial pilot standards to pass.
A prospective candidate who shows that he has completed training and testing (from a UAV flight or ground school) will be recognised by Transport Canada. The aviation study requirements are similar to that of a "manned" fixed wing, or rotary wing pilot.
Considerations of what a UAS pilot must know
Privacy & Issues of UAS
A UAV pilot must be aware of privacy and public relations issues that come with UAS applications. The UAV can be a magnet for media attention. The UAS pilot must be aware of standards and practices to always respect privacy. This will be covered and discussed in the course
For UAS 101 (Multi-Rotor): Cost $575 +gst
UAV Specific Training: Link Here for details: DJI Phantom Multi-Rotor 1 Day Course
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We believe in 3 components of training and expertise.
While money can buy very capable UAS equipment, it cannot buy the 1. knowledge, and 2. experience necessary to safely operate unmanned aerial vehicles.
See related links with commerical UAV pilot David Carlos speaking publicly to the news media about UAV and other drone issues
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