UAV Ground School


5.00 out of 5 based on 8 customer ratings
(8 customer reviews)

Duration: 3 days


Buttonville Airport (CYKZ) 2833 16th Ave, Markham, ON L3R 0P8

Oshawa Airport (CYOO) 1250 Airport Blvd, Oshawa, ON L1J 8P5

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Product Description

To take advantage of the fast evolving UAV technology and apply them to solve your industry challenges requires a solid understanding of the technology, theory, laws and regulations, as well as piloting skills are necessary. This course will also cover an UAV operation from start to finish and make you familiar with the most important aspects of what is needed to operate a UAV lawfully and provide you with all the necessary tools to make you a knowledge, safer and more confident pilot.

This training course designed for todays commercial and industrial standards exceeds Transport Canada defined Knowledge Requirements for Pilots of Unmanned Air Vehicle Systems (UAV) TP 15263. This is required for insurance and SFOC application.

We will introduce you to real flight scenarios from industrial applications, such as filmmaking, search and rescue as well as inspections. Critical UAV pilot skills covered include: flight planning, standard operating procedures, risk and crisis management, equipment maintenance and repairs.

As a Transport Canada certified flight training school, your training is future-proofed and will be valid for any changes in regulations in the future.

What you will receive

  • FTU issued UAV Ground School Certificate recognized by Transport Canada for SFOC and future Pilot Permit
  • Restricted Radio Operator Certificate with Aeronautical Qualification (ROC-A)

Day 1

9:00AM – 5:00PM

  • Air Law & Procedures
  • Navigation
  • Meteorology

Day 2


  • UAV Airframes, Propulsion, Systems
  • Theory of Flight; Wing & Rotorcraft Aerodynamics
  • Flight Instruments
  • Flight Operations

Day 3


  • Human Factors in Aviation
  • Radiotelephony
  • Transport Canada regulations on UAV: Applying for SFOC, Application form, Standard Operating Procedures



  • UAV Ground School based on TP15263E
  • Restricted Radio Operator Certificate with Aeronautical Qualification (ROC-A)

Locations: Markham and Oshawa, Ontario

Buttonville Airport (CYKZ)  Toronto Airways – 2833 16th Ave, Markham, ON L3R 0P8

Oshawa Airport (CYOO) Toronto Airways Canadian Flight Academy – 1250 Airport Blvd, Oshawa, ON L1J 8P5

Additional Information


Jun 22-24, 2018 Sudbury, Jul 20-22, 2018 Oshawa, Aug 17-19, 2018 Buttonville, Sep 21-23, 2018 Oshawa, Oct 19-21, 2018 Buttonville, Nov 19-21, 2018 Oshawa, Dec 14-16, 2018 Buttonville

8 reviews for UAV Ground School

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Jason McEachern

    Awesome group of guys. Classroom instructions were top notch. Would highly recommend!

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Luc Frechette

    These guys know their stuff. Great course material for new UAV rules.

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    Joe Hill (verified owner)

    Excellent and comprehensive course. Instructors are willing to sit down with their students to provide additional course information when needed. The presentation is up to date, this allows the student to meet Transport Canada’s regulation when operating an UAV.
    Thanks very much.

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    Adrian Mehes

    It’s an intense crash course on UAV rules and regulations but they do a great job at cutting through a lot of the jargon to make sure everything is fully understood.

    Would highly recommend to anyone who’s serious about getting into the world of UAV’s.

  5. Rated 5 out of 5

    Ron Peters

    Excellent training and great people to fly with. The Altohelix team are very knowledgable, and have experience in all of the main drone platforms and industries. The course material was up to date, and each class was tailored to the students’ specific needs. What impressed me most, was their ongoing support and willingness to share their experience after the training was fininished. Altohelix is the place to go!

  6. Rated 5 out of 5

    Denis Smajis

    I’m really glad I chose Altohelix. The instructors are really knowledgable and present all of the Transport Canada required knowledge in an easy to understand manner. They were also happy to answer questions after the course was completed. If you’re looking to get your drone business off the ground, this is the best first step you can make even if you’ve never flown a drone before.

  7. Rated 5 out of 5


    Its was a great course and a must for anyone who is flying a drone.
    Altohelix team were very knowledgeable and it was a great experience working with them.

  8. Rated 5 out of 5

    Michael Facey

    I’m really pleased that I took this course with this school. The classroom lessons have prepared me for further online studies in aviation. The classroom explanations and the willingness of the instructors to answer every question asked has prepared me for the self study course that I am currently enrolled in. I’d like to thank my trainers again.

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