Pilot Certificate for Advanced Operations (Small RPAS) Exam Ground School and Flight Training / Review
Altohelix runs full time drone or Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS) Ground School and Flight Training.
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.
In Canada, there are 2 main categories of drone operation: basic and advanced. Each one has a different set of rules drone pilots must follow.
The weight of your drone, distance from bystanders and airspace rules define your category. The rules do not treat people who fly drones for fun or for business differently.
If you meet any 1 of these conditions, you are conducting advanced operations:
- You want to fly in controlled airspace
- You want to fly over bystanders
- You want to fly within 30 metres (100 feet) of bystanders (measured horizontally)
For advanced operations, our recommended steps
- Register your drone with Transport Canada before you fly it for the first time
- Mark your drone with its registration number
- Take the Altohelix Pilot Certificate – Advanced Operations Exam Training Course and pass the Small Advanced Exam
- After passing the online exam, take the Altohelix Flight Training & Review to pass the flight review with us
- You will be issued the Pilot Certificate – Small RPAS (VLOS) – Advanced Operations
- Be able to show your Pilot Certificate – Advanced Operations and proof of registration when you fly your drone
- Fly within the operational limits of your drone
You can only use drones that meet the safety requirements for the operation you want to conduct. See tips on choosing the right drone before you fly.
If you have a Pilot Certificate – Advanced Operations, you do not need a Pilot Certificate – Basic Operations to conduct basic operations.