Chief Remote Pilot training

Chief Remote Pilot training

Chief Remote Pilot training is conducted by one of Aviassist’s senior RPAS instructors with an intimate understanding of the role of the Chief Remote Pilot. Training is conducted over 1 day via Aviassist’s “Online Live” virtual classroom.

The course includes:

  • Role of the Chief Remote Pilot
  • Chief Remote Pilot approval process
  • Operational documentation and record-keeping
  • Remote Operator Certificate processes
  • When and how to apply for approvals
  • Inductions, training and checking requirements
  • Advanced situational awareness
  • Advanced operations (night flight, tethered operations, operations near airports)
  • Effectively managing teams

The investment for Chief Remote Pilot training is $750 inc GST and is included with all new Remote Operator Certificate applications arranged through Aviassist.

Role of the Chief Remote Pilot

Each company holding a Remote Operator Certificate designates a Chief Remote Pilot to manage flight operations on behalf of the organisation.

The Chief Remote Pilot is responsible for:

  • Ensuring operations are conducted in accordance with the regulations
  • Maintaining records of Remote Pilots operating under the Remote Operator’s Certificate
  • Approving flights and ensuring appropriate flight records are retained by the organisation
  • Maintaining operational standards for those working under the Remote Operator Certificate
  • Maintaining up to date operational documentation
  • Developing applications for approvals and permissions
  • Developing checklists and standard operating procedures
  • Being the point of contact between the Civil Aviation Safety Authority and the organisation

With the right training and support the role of the Chief Remote Pilot can be a rewarding one.

Becoming an approved Chief Remote Pilot

The Chief Remote Pilot requires approval from the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA). To gain the approval an interview process takes place.

  1. The appropriate forms are completed for submission to a CASA delegate
  2. An example task-based scenario is provided by the CASA delegate similar to one typically conducted by the organisation
  3. The proposed Chief Remote Pilot completes an operational brief including Job Safety Assessment and Risk Assessment
  4. A telephone interview during which you will be asked to answer some general questions relating to your ReOC operations and your responsibilities as a Chief Remote Pilot