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  RPAS 200 Course Description and Flight Review:

NEW!!! RPAS 200 (Advanced Multi-Rotor Applications and Study)

Looking for more training and groundschool? RPAS 200 will dig deeper into more complex applications of Remotley Operated Aircraft Systems and Transport Canada RPAS Pilot Training Requirements


Next RPAS 200 Dates and Times:

►  May 6-7, 2021  0900-1500  (RPAS 200)

  May 15-16, 2021 RPAS 101  0900-1500 May 17-18 0900-1500 (RPAS 200)

►  June 19-20, 2021 0900-1500 (RPAS 200 at range)


RPAS 200 study material includes more focus on complex operations, autonomy, air law, meteorology, air navigation, RPAS airframes and systems, payloads, radio theory, human factors, mapping, small business practice, RPAS crew, thermal cameras UAV safe handling and more.

This course will also prepare you for the Advanced Flight Review . We are now giving you the opportunity to take the Review (if you are a ready) or practice for your actual flight review during the end of class session (subject to time and class participation).

Note: You will also receive all the RPAS online Udemy sections, study guides and practice tests for all of our updated study material for RPAS 200.

Both RPAS 101 and RPAS 200 combined will include a total of about 45 hours of groundschool for the UAV student pilot.

RPAS 200 is suitable for anyone,including governmental organizations, protection services (police,fire and SAR), RPAS or model flying clubs, and college/university students. It is also for those who want to learn more and advance in their done skill level and want to be ready foteh Flight Review. In addition, corporate customers looking to add RPAS service to their business operations will also benefit. 

Students will get a chance to get familiarized and fly the DJI Inspire 1 V2 (pictured above) with full Dual Control in "Coach Mode" so the flight instructor can assume control with the master dual control feature.


More general RPAS aviation knowledge and RPAS/Drone safety standards will also be studied in UAS 200.

UAS 200 class for colloege students


Study and practicals with autonomous RPAS:  One of the course sections will focus on mapping and survey operations using autonomus waypoint navigation, and new RPAS software. As part of this course, a flight plan will be made to conduct an autonomous RPAS flight mapping mission in Controlled, Class C airspace.


In addition, UAS 200 will include practice and discussion on:

►  RPAS operations at night and thermal cameras

►   RPAS Flight Simulators, their uses and limitations

►   Flying RPA using instruments and telemetry data only (with Visual Observer)

►  Visual navigation using First Person View only (FPV with Visual Observer)

►  RPAS Operations using extended line of sight

►   Aerial photos tactics for best results. Camera sensor types including dual thermal imaging techniques

►   Flying the RPA in strong wind and/or poor, marginal weather conditions

►   Extraordinary operations including launch and recovery from marine vessels 

►  Flight Review or practice mock up (optional)

Study of the complex and advanced uses of RPAS will also include:

►  RPAS use for reconnaissance and tactical patrol operations
►  Use for search and rescue operations including night flight and the  use of FLIR cameras and sensors
►  Use for payload (IE emergency supply) sling delivery, towing, and other logistical support service


Notes: We will also discuss business practice, the industry as a whole, and current and future career opportunities for RPAS pilots. We will also address challenges facing the industry as well as issues/ethics.

The successful completion of the course may make certificate holders eligible for job opportunities within VAP and/or other organizations.

 UAS 200 Prerequisites

  • ►  Completion of RPAS 101 or "101 Online Training Package"or...

  • ►  Standing SFOC, or RPAS Basic/Advanced (mim 45 hours) or...

  • ►   Canadian Private Pilot's Licence (or higher), and proven strong R/C rotary wing drone experience and...

  • ►   Good overall health, eyesight and hearing and...

  • ►  Min 16 Years old

     Note: You should have your advanced written exam complete at this stage, but it is not required for admission


Fees Mavic 2 Advanced RTK Enterprise

RPAS 200 Tuition Cost: $875 

 *** Note: UAS 101 and UAS 200 may be combined to form a 5 day course ****

UAS 101 &200 Cost: $1500.00


 Dates and Times: TBA subject to course participation

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