VAP's Flight Instructor David Carlos is now Transport Canada Certified and endorsed to conduct Flight Reviews for RPAS Advanced Pilot Candidates.
***Note about SARS COVID 19 VAP is still offering Flight Reviews while observing physical distancing and/or face covering during the sessions***
The skill requirements for the flight review : Candidates wishing to apply for a pilot certificate – small remotely piloted aircraft (VLOS) endorsed for Advanced Operations -RPAS. The goal of the Flight Review – RPAS is to ensure that the candidate has all the required skills to plan and execute an RPAS flight safely and efficiently.
The Flight Review – RPAS is conducted by Flight Reviewers as third party providers in accordance with the requirements set out in CARs Standard 921.02 and the TP document.
The flight review – RPAS consists of the planning, preparation, and completion of an RPAS flight.
Although aircraft performances and weight and balance are not tested as separate exercises, it is expected that the candidate will use all the applicable performance data as well as all the approved operating procedures required for a flight.
The flight review is an evaluation of the candidate’s knowledge and flight skills at the end of their training.
In order to be admitted to the flight review, the candidate shall have successfully....
Note: The failure of any one flight review item constitutes failure of the Flight Review - RPAS. The failure of one item will require a complete redo of the Flight Review (See TP 15395 E Appendix A 09/2018).
Note for students: The Flight Review WILL NOT emulate a training session. The candidate will have complete responsibility for the safety of themselves, the airspace, the public, and their RPAS equipment. The Flight Reviewer will only intervene to give verbal advise if safety is a factor.
Advanced candidates now have special authorization from the Minister to act as Pilot in Command for the portion of the Flight Review.
VAP Training now offers ground school and drone flight training sessions for RPAS pilots. These programs are for those looking at preparation for the Flight Review as well as the Advanced RPAS written exam.
It is our take that those who undergo both the Advanced RPAS online exam and Flight Review will need some formal aviation/RPAS training education to be
successful and safe. Training is critically important in RPAS studies even as it is not a "legal" requirement by Transport Canada at this time.
Call VAP training to book a Flight Review or book a training session at 250 507 6421.
Flight Reviewers understand candidates may be nervous, but we offer a calm, professional and friendly environment so you concentrate and perform your Flight Review with minimal pressures.
Upon debriefing, the Flight Reviewer will note which areas you are strong in, as well as point out which specific areas you will need more practice/training.