PORT MOODY, BC, Jan. 21, 2015 /CNW/ - A British Columbia based next
generation UAV pilot training academy launches February 2015. Classes
will be held monthly starting in BC with a travel schedule to be
announced by end of quarter.
Offered jointly by Aerobotika Aerial Intelligence and Pacific Rim
Aviation Academy the ground school course covers the new Transport
Canada Knowledge Requirements for Pilots of Unmanned Air Vehicle
Systems (UAV) 25 kg or Less.
The class setting offers a 4:1 student pilots to instructor ratio and a
curriculum that includes: Standard pilot training, technical specifics
of unmanned aircraft, industry practices and regulations. Education
also covers the distribution of Canadian airspace and the procedures
for using the various designations, UAV rules and how to avoid
dangerous situations such as harm or interference with manned aircraft
and the general public.
UAV Pilot training partners:
Aerobotika is a commercial UAV consulting services organization on the
leading edge of regulatory changes. Their operational experience and
knowledge of current and emerging technologies broadens the training to
cover practical business applications. The combination is ideal for
those who see potential within their organization for unmanned
vehicles, but need direction getting started.
Pacific Rim Aviation Academy brings years of training 1000s of pilots in
the Canadian regulatory environment with experienced trainers dedicated
to providing students with practical, career oriented training.
At the end of the course and relevant examinations, UAV pilot candidates
receive a Letter of Completion. That letter can be submitted to
Transport Canada as proof that pilots have met the knowledge
requirements for the special flight operations certificate (SFOC).
Combining Aerobotika's veteran pilots and UAV technical training with
Pacific Rim's well established commercial flight school program will
result in safe and responsible operations of remotely piloted aircraft
for both commercial and amateur use.
Because the UAV, alternately called remotely piloted aircraft system,
unmanned aircraft system, remote control aircraft, or simply the
popular, 'drone' is in greater use, concern by both the public and
authorities has also intensified.
"It's a problem across Canada," said RCMP Sgt. Cam Kowalski in a CTV
news interview. Drones are affordable and accessible online, and
through hobby shops. People are flying "toy" quad-copters which are
capable of reaching altitudes that interfere with commercial and
general aviation traffic, often unaware they're causing problems and
are at risk of fines up to $25,000.
"Canada is in a fortunate position to have training guidelines provided
by our aviation authority," says Paul Bennett, Aerobotika's co-founder.
"However, there are other aspects to commercial UAV operations beyond
the requirements of Transport Canada and we present those in our
pilots' best practices segment of the course."
To find out more on:
Training or to register for courses starting late February: Aerobotika
at 1-800-579-1828 or email@example.com.
Pacific Rim Aviation Academy Website:
Transport Canada Requirements:
SOURCE Aerobotika Aerial Intelligence Ltd.
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