Advanced operations

RPAS Exam prep course registration is now open.

Next Transport Canada Exam Prep Course October 4th-7th 2022

If you meet any 1 of these conditions, you are conducting advanced operations:

  • You want to fly in controlled airspace
  • You want to fly over bystanders
  • You want to fly within 30 meters (100 feet) of bystanders (measured horizontally)

For advanced operations, here are some of the rules you must follow:

  • Register your drone with Transport Canada before you fly it for the first time
  • Mark your drone with its registration number
  • Pass the Small Advanced Exam
  • Pass a flight review with a flight reviewer
  • Be able to show your Pilot Certificate – Advanced Operations and proof of registration when you fly your drone
  • Fly within the operational limits of your drone

Our Programs include the TP15263E knowledge requirements for Advanced and Basic Operations, including the required ROC-A radio exam for Advanced Operators.

  • Note Flight Reviews are conducted by our certified Brampton Flight Center Flight Reviewers and are not included in the cost of these courses. Persons requiring a flight review should contact us directly to set up an appointment. At that time, we will discuss what you will be required to provide at the time of the review.
  • If you require actual hands-on flight training this can be arranged, and you should contact us directly for details and cost.

Course Overview

4 Day Program includes Transport Canada Exams Preparation Part I & Part 2: Study Guidebook (Canadian RPAS Study Guide) and Logbook (Journey and Technical Logbook. included in the course as well as Online reference and study materials. ROC-A Radio Exam for Aviation if requested.

Part1 & 2 Includes: (Ground School for RPAS Advanced and Basic Operators)

Part 1 includes the following RPAS related subjects

  • New Regulations June 1st, 2019
  • The Future of RPAS in Canada
  • Canadian Aviation Regulations Part IX
  • RPAS Care and Maintenance
  • Basic and Advanced Operations
  • Knowledge Testing
  • Safe Flying Procedures
  • Flight Controls
  • Flight Planning
  • Video and Imaging Software and Techniques
  • LiPo Batteries Storage and Transport
  • Clubs and Organizations
  • Multi-Person Operations
  • SFOC (Special Flight Operations Certificate) for Commercial UAS Pilots
  • Fines and Consequences of unsafe flying.
  • Administration and Compliance
  • FPV and Night Flying
  • Payloads
  • Flight Termination Systems and Procedures
  • Operations in Controlled Airspace
  • Record keeping and Documentation
  • Recency Requirements
  • Advanced Operations
  • Basic Operations
  • Airframes, Power Plants and Propulsion Systems
  • Electrical Systems
  • Software
  • Visual Line of Sight (VLOS) Requirements
  • Brushless Motors
  • Visual Observers
  • Operational Failures and Management
  • Winter Operations
  • Launch Systems
  • Battery Care and Maintenance
  • CRM (Crew Resource Management)
  • Occupational Safety and Health
  • Penalties for Non-Compliance
  • Flight Reviews

Part 2 includes

  • Navigation
  • Human Factors
  • Air law (CARs)
  • Meteorology
  • Aeronautics
  • Radio Telephonyand the Radio exam for Aviation if requested
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