The second method of obtaining your Remote Pilot Licence (RePL) is a competency-based course, which is a mix of theory and practical training, conducted in house by Fly UAS as we are an organization that has basic RPAS training operations approved on our RPA Operator Certificate
This training is integrated and the theory component covers material which is relevant to the operation of the RPA/Drone. It covers everything you need to know about manned aviation, such as how to identify airports and controlled airspace, as well as introducing aviation maps and charts. The air legislation section of the course looks in depth at the rules and regulations for Drone/RPA use in Australia from licensing through to company operations manuals and risk assessments. During the systems and components subject you will learn about what makes the Drone or RPA work, how the electronics integrate together and how the ground control software works.
We show you how to plan autonomous way-point missions safely, and efficiently. In this subject you will also learn about battery technology and how to safely handle, store and charge your lithium polymer batteries to obtain the most life from your investment. In meteorology you will learn about localised weather patterns as well as potential hazards which could hinder safe Drone operations. Lastly in Human Factors we cover the potential Human Errors that are likely to be encountered such as physical hands on manipulation of the drone to personality and decision making. All of this combined will give you the tools required to become a safe Remote Pilot.
At Fly UAS we can offer the integrated course or the type training for people who have passed an aviation licence theory examination. Unless you already hold a private pilots licence or higher, our recommendation would be to complete the integrated course as it will save you time and is specifically tailored to operating a Drone/Remotely Piloted Aircraft.
Keep in mind that by obtaining your Remote Pilot Licence (RePL) you may not necessarily be able to operate commercially, as you will need to be operating underneath someone who holds an RPA operators certificate (Formally known as a UAV Operator Certificate), or you will need to obtain a RPA operators certificate (ReOC) from the Civil Aviation Safety Authority.
You can read about the RPA Operator’s Certificate here – RPA operator’s certificate