GROUND SCHOOL

By combining online training material and classroom modules (to suit your schedule and learning preferences), we are able to deliver the fundamental skills and knowledge requirements needed for the Transport Canada 'Advanced Operator' certificate for RPAS operations in controlled airspace
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RPAS FLIGHT REVIEWS

Transport Canada certified RPAS Flight Reviews for advanced operators are available throughout the Maritimes and can be scheduled to suit your needs. The RPAS Flight Review is a requirement for advanced RPAS operations and demonstrates that you have the basic skills to safely pilot a drone in controlled airspace.
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CORPORATE SKILLS TRAINING

We can design and deliver customized corporate training courses for specialist RPAS operations, and can offer advanced training for RPAS operations departments, including camera operators, structural inspectors, surveyors and precision agriculture, more...

FIRST RESPONDER PROGRAMS

Equipment selection, administration, ongoing training and maintenance procedures can be set up and implemented to suit multi use applications for First Responders and Search & Rescue teams, more...

Training FAQ's

For our cancellation policy your registration will be fully refunded when notice of withdrawal is given fourteen (14) days before the course start date. When notification is received less than fourteen (14) days before the course start date, the registration fee is forfeited. If you are unable to attend your course, you may arrange for someone to take your place by contacting us.

For Flight Reviews, we recommend you use a drone that you are familiar with and have some experience with the settings and controls. However, Skygate can supply a DJI drone for the review process for a small additional fee.

For classroom based courses, although the courses do not include actual drone flying, you may wish to bring your own drone in order to understand the specific setup processes and how they may differ from the classroom equipment (*we will be working mainly with DJI drones).

On average it takes approx. 1.5 hours to complete the assessment of the flight planning and the actual RPAS flight review. Your status will be uploaded to the TC Drone Portal within 24 hours

If you fail the RPAS flight review, you must wait at least 24 hours before you can retake the test. Note: There may be a small additional charge for the retake, depending on the test location and the availability of the flight reviewer

To legally fly a drone in Canada (that has a take off weight of 250g or more) ‘anywhere’ in the open air, the drone operator MUST have the following documentation in place (as an absolute minimum)…

  • A valid Pilot Certificate for RPAS operations (appropriate for the airspace and location)
  • A certificate of RPAS Registration (with the number clearly visible on the drone)
  • Established procedures for pre-flight, take-off, launch, approach, landing and recovery
  • Emergency procedures in place, with respect to…
    • (i) a control station failure
    • (ii) an equipment failure
    • (iii) a failure of the remotely piloted aircraft
    • (iv) a loss of the command and control (C2) link
    • (v) a fly-away
    • (vi) a flight termination
  • A detailed Site Survey
  • A copy of the RPAS Operation Manual
  • A maintenance record for the RPAS

If a drone operator does not have ALL of these documents/procedures in place, then they are NOT operating legally, or in accordance with the Canadian Aviation Regulations for ‘Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems’.

Additional rules for ALL drones (of any size and weight) can be found here…

Absolutely not! Although having some experience with flying drones would be useful, the course is designed to help guide you and develop your skills at your own pace, with knowledge, techniques and practice drills that will improve your own skills right away.

Why Choose Us

Quality Assurance

Total commitment to quality excellence with a dedicated customer focus

20 Years Experience

Highly skilled RPAS Pilots & Crew and with a 100% Safety Record

World Class Service

$5Million Liability Insurance with cost effective and flexible solutions

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