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UAV “Drone” Commercial Pilot Certificate

$995.00 $695.00

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Please use the form below to enquire about special and/or private courses.

This course consists of an on-line, self-paced preparatory lessons followed up with a one-day in-person session. The certificate will be granted upon successful completion of both elements.

The course will cover the knowledge areas required to safely and legally operate a UAV in Canadian Airspace. At the conclusion of the course, the participant will receive a certificate. The participant will also be given an opportunity to take the Industry Canada exam for the Radio Operators Certificate – Aeronautical (ROC-A). On successful completion, the participant will be given a letter of recommendation to Industry Canada to issue the certificate. The course will prepare the participant for operations of UAVs of 25 kg or less within Visual Line of Sight (VLOS).

Registration is limited to ensure personal attention.

Transport Canada Approval

This is where we would like to claim that our course is approved by Transport Canada (TC). Unfortunately, we can’t do that. Nobody can. TC does not (as yet) approve UAV ground schools, nor is there a standard TC exam for UAV pilots. This will change by the end of this year at the latest but, in the mean time, no training organization can truthfully claim that their course is TC approved. What we can, truthfully, claim is that our course syllabus is based on TP-15263E, Knowledge Requirements for Pilots of Unmanned Air Vehicle Systems UAV 25 kg or less Operating Within Visual Line of Sight. Further, we can guarantee acceptance of our completion certificate by TC or we will refund your fee.


Course Topics

  • Canadian Aviation Regulations
  • Aerodromes and Airports
  • Licensing
  • Operating and Flight Rules
  • Flight Preparation
  • Equipment and Maintenance Requirements and Records
  • Maps and Charts
  • Pre-Flight Preparations
  • GPS


  • The Atmosphere
  • Temperature and Humidity
  • Clouds and Frontal systems
  • Air Masses
  • Winds and Turbulence
  • Weather Reports and Forecasts
  • Airframes
  • Engines and Systems
  • Theory of Flight
  • Flight Instruments
  • Flight Operations
  • Human Factors
  • Operators Certificate (ROC-A)
  • Terminology
  • Common Frequencies
  • Emergencies
  • Groundcrew Radios
  • Exam

Flight Training

We also offer flight training, usually the day following our ground school. Please see our flight course offerings.

Fine Print

The full tuition is payable on booking. Refunds for cancellation will be made (less $25) up to 21 days prior to the start of the course. If we need to cancel the course, a full refund will be given.

Special and/or Private Courses

Please use this form to enquire about our special and/or private courses. Please give us your preferred dates. Our operations bases are in Ottawa and Vancouver but, should the numbers warrant, we are happy to travel to your location.

  • UAV Course Info Request

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Additional information

Session Date

Aug 24, 2016 Ottawa, Nov 22, 2016 Ottawa, Feb 21, 2017 Vancouver, May 23, 2017 Ottawa