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Drone (RPAS) Training

Highlights

From creative filming to aerial inspections in farming, mining, conservation and safety, drones are improving business operations. Transport Canada’s new regulations are now in effect and require that all pilots of drones or "Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS)" with a maximum takeoff weight of 250 grams up to and including 25 kilograms obtain a pilot license and register and display their registration on their aircraft. Prepare for the Transport Canada exams with these courses.

Some courses require additional textbooks and/or materials. Please visit your campus store in-person or online: Peterborough Campus Store or Lindsay Campus Store.


Certificates must be completed within five years. Once you have completed all certificate requirements, please contact us again for your official certification.

Courses in Drone (RPAS) Training

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Drone Training

Drone Training - Ground School (MECH352)

All pilots of drones or "Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS)" with a maximum takeoff weight of 250 grams up to and including 25 kilograms must pass an online exam. Prepare for Transport Canada's written Small Basic Exam, which will allow you to fly such drones in uncontrolled airspace more than 30 meters horizontally from bystanders, but never over bystanders. In this self-paced course you will gain the fundamental knowledge using multi-media learning tools to delve into real-life flight scenarios such as filmmaking, search and rescue, inspections and mapping. Participate in optional Live Webinars to have your questions answered on the spot and learn from other students.

There are no scheduled classes at this time, please call the Continuing Education office for future dates at 705 749-5530 ext. 1502.

Advanced Drone Flight Training and Review (MECH353)

All pilots of drones or "Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS)" with a maximum takeoff weight of 250 grams up to and including 25 kilograms must pass an online exam. Prepare for Transport Canada's written Advanced Basic Exam, which will allow you to fly such drones in controlled airspace within 30 meters horizontally from bystanders as well as over bystanders. Examine all fundamental flight skills required by a drone pilot. Gain practical skills through hands-on flight training to operate a multi-rotor VTOL drone. We will also delve into drone industry applications and up-to-date technologies. At the end of the course, students will complete Transport Canada's Flight Review to qualify for the advanced SRPAS/Drone Pilot Certificate. Admission requirements: Transport Canada's Pilot Certificate - Basic Operations

Saturday (8:00am - 5:00pm)


This course takes place at the Eastern Ontario Fire Training Academy in Norwood. In the case of inclement weather, the course will be rescheduled to Sunday, April 5th.

Saturday


This course takes place at the Eastern Ontario Fire Training Academy in Norwood. In the case of inclement weather, the course will be rescheduled to Sunday, April 26th.

Saturday (8:00am - 5:00pm)


This course takes place at the Eastern Ontario Fire Training Academy in Norwood. In the case of inclement weather, the course will be rescheduled to Sunday, May 10th.

Saturday (8:00am - 5:00pm)


This course takes place at the Eastern Ontario Fire Training Academy in Norwood. In the case of inclement weather, the course will be rescheduled to Sunday, May 31st.

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