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Pilot Certificate – Advanced Operations Exam Training Course


5.00 out of 5 based on 23 customer ratings
(23 customer reviews)

Duration: 2 days (9AM ~ 5PM each day)


This course is delivered online via Zoom with an instructor.

Markham, ON: Buttonville Airport, 2833 16th Ave, Markham, ON L3R 0P8



Product Description

To take advantage of the fast-evolving drone or Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS) 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 prepare you to write the exam for Transport Canada’s 

Pilot Certificate – Small Remotely Piloted Aircraft (VLOS) – Advanced Operations

In addition, it will cover all the important aspects of what is needed to operate an RPAS lawfully and provide you with all the necessary tools to make you a knowledgeable safe and confident pilot.

This training course designed for today’s commercial and industrial operators and our standards exceeds Transport Canada defined Knowledge Requirements for Pilots of Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems 250 g up to and including 25 kg, Operating within Visual Line-of-Sight (TP 15263) which will prepare you for the Transport Canada exam.

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

You will write the exam in class at the end of the session.

You will receive training on the subject required to pass the Advanced Operations Exam

Topics Covered

  • Air Law, Air Traffic Rules and Procedures
  • RPAS Airframes, Power Plants, Propulsion and Systems
  • Human Factors
  • Meteorology
  • Navigation
  • Flight Operations
  • Theory of Flight
  • Radiotelephony
  • Applying for SFOC
  • Writing the Advanced Exam for Small RPAS
  • Preparing for the Flight Review


  • Transport Canada online exam
  • (Optional) Restricted Radio Operator Certificate with Aeronautical Qualification (ROC-A)


Due to COVID-19, this course is delivered online.

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


Register for Flight Training and Review as well (https://altohelix.com/product/uav-flight-training/), conducted day following the Advanced Operations Exam Training Course.

Additional Information

DATE (email us to custom schedule)

Markham, ON: Sept 7-8, 2020, Markham, ON: Sept 21-22, 2020, Markham, ON: Oct 5-6, 2020, Markham, ON: Oct 19-20, 2020

23 reviews for Pilot Certificate – Advanced Operations Exam Training Course

  1. Steve Poff

    Great training. Great trainers. Thoroughly enjoyed my time in this course. Highly recommended.

  2. Rome Mack (verified owner)

    I was referred to Altohelix by a friend who suggested the training was good; well this school not only met my expectation, they far exceeded it. Great service, hospitality, and thorough and detailed training (which is intriguing to say the least) made learning worthwhile. I will recommend Altohelix to anyone looking for professional and affordable UAV flight operations training.

  3. SK Jones

    Won’t be bored. Variety of instructors move quickly through the material. For maximum value, read the material they send out prior to the course. This is not people reading off slides and regurgitating the pre-course readings Friendly, knowledgeable, and willing to aanswer all questions. In additions to ground school requirements, also spent time on digital photography to ensure all students know how to ensure a great result.

  4. Erone Q. (verified owner)

    Excellent training. All the instructors have their own specialty and unique experience to share. Time well spent !

  5. Shale Gage

    I signed up for the ground school this summer and found it very informative. Great group of instructors, each one has a different background and set of skills to bring to the table. I came to the class with lots of questions as did all of the other students and I think we all left feeling the instructors did a great job explaining everything to us.

    Thanks Guys

  6. Jonathan Costabile

    I would highly recommend this team for UAV training. All employees brought something unique to the classroom and some of the classmates brought their unique experiences as well. The teaching was clear and accurate. They had appropriate examples and answered all questions. Their personal UAV missions were rather inspiring. They went above and beyond with an hour dedicated to photography which was appreciated. Lastly, they provide a lot of valuable material to you and continue to update you on industry changes through email.

  7. James Musselman (verified owner)

    Just my thoughts after taking the Altohelix ground school: Comprehensive training in a clear straightforward manner with great instructors. I highly recommend.

  8. Rory (verified owner)

    What an amazing experience all around! These guys are awesome and they all really know there stuff when it comes to the UAV industry. I am so happy I booked with them, I feel very satisfied with what I have learned from the groundschool training and look forward to the UAV flight / operation training next. Thanks a lot guys!!!

  9. Orville McCalla

    Drone training? Call Altohelix!!

    Any company, organization, or individual looking for complete drone training, I recommend Altohelix. They have a great team of drone experts that are certified and provides excellent drone training.

    Great work guys!!

  10. Andrew Butterworth (verified owner)

    An amazing, talented group who really know their stuff. Interesting content, lots of opportunity for questions and discussion. Highly recommended. -Andrew Butterworth

  11. John

    Excellent training in class and flight training.
    The Altohelix team are very knowledgable, the in class training gave me all the information I need. Flight training was very helpful, lots of good tips for learning to fly and perfecting my skills at a drone pilot

  12. Sean Corrigan

    The instructors for this course were very knowledgeable and excited to share their knowledge and training to make this an amazing learning opportunity. This course should be taken by anyone new to using drones up to the seasoned expert. The instructors covered everything that Transport Canada and Industry Canada require of drone pilots. As well an instructor who’s field is photography provided basic camera details as well as tips and tricks to assist in increasing our photogrammetry skills for creating high quality photos or video for production. I cant say enough of how enjoyable and educational this course was. I come away from this course feeling much more comfortable having the knowledge of what I should do before I go flying, where I can fly, how a drone works and what are the legalities around operating in various classes of airspace in Canada. If you are looking for a course that will deliver all you think you need to know on up to date current standards in the industry and so much more then look no further. The course and the instructors are excellent!

  13. Steve Desrocher (verified owner)

    I attended the Altohelix Ground School in February and found it to be an excellent course. The instructors were extremely knowledgeable and the course content was very well presented. As much of the material was taught by an Air Canada pilot and certified flight instructor, I was confident in the quality of the instruction. The material presented was up-to-date (e.g. providing current NAV Canada contact information, and recent guidance from Industry Canada on the use of radiocommunciations by UAV operators). The instructors went beyond the course material, and assisted with some additional instruction on completing the SFOC forms. They have also provided additional resources during and after the course, which have been extremely valuable. Highly recommended.

  14. Zane Bechervaise (verified owner)

    I did a great deal of research online before choosing to attend the ground school course with the guys from Altohelix. I was not disappointed in any way. The program is well designed and the teaching is A++. The whole experience with the Altohelix team was very rewarding for me. They will come highly recommended by me, and I will definitely suggest to anyone to attend their courses. Great job and well done guys.

  15. Trevor Hale

    The Staff and Management of Altohelix is by far the most professional group of people I have ever had the pleasure to work with. The attention to detail that they provide is second to none. I could not recommend a better group of people to look after all your UAV needs. I spent months doing my research prior to hiring Altohelix and after experiencing first hand the service they provide, there is not another company in Canada that would even come close to the level of service Altohelix provides. If you are looking for a full turn key solution for your organization, Altohelix should be your only choice. You guys are #1.

  16. 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.

  17. Crossdim

    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.

  18. 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.

  19. 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!

  20. 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.

  21. 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.

  22. Luc Frechette

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

  23. Jason McEachern

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

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