I have used Aviassist for both manned and remote pilot licence training, Ross and his team are professional to the highest degree and have a genuine interest in seeing you succeed, the quality of the training programs is outstanding and I would recommend anyone thinking of remote pilot or manned flight theory training to give first consideration to Aviassist.
- John Fischer
Course was brilliant: teaching, information, training.
You want a really good foundation to build on for the future. This was it.
Really well thought out, organised and delivered.
Recommend this company 100%.
Friendly, experienced people and great teaching - so fun too. Comprehensive coverage of practical and theory aspects.
Wouldn't hesitate to go back to them. They offer ongoing help and support.
- Eric Mayer
The commitment from Ross Anderson goes well above and beyond the call of duty. He helped our large spatial department train four pilots through the whole daunting process from start to finish. We sought help on everything from UAV selection to the nuances of CASA UOC documentation with guidance from Ross all the way. The process of certification is certainly made to seem logical enough with simple dot point plans - but it is far from it. We would've blundered along trying to sift through CASA requirements for much longer if it wasn't for timely and informative help from Ross literally around the clock. Thankyou Aviassist!
- Gavin Alder
The training provided by AviAssist, in particular Ross, was thorough and in particular gave time for each attending student. I found Ross more than willing to provide support and advice for any Aviation related issue at any time
- Julian Jarvis
I've been fortunate to have been both a student of Ross's when undertaking RPA training for my UAV Controllers Certificate and, working as a industry partner on 2 vegetation mapping projects.
Ross's extensive knowledge of the aviation industry is evident in the informative training material he provides, his engaging training method and his ability to simplify complex theories. Ross provided on-going support beyond what I expected. Since completing my training Ross, our respective companies, EcoAerial and AviAssist, have worked on 2 very successful aviation related projects
- Rob Gration
Ross at Aviassist did a great job at teaching and helping me gain my controllers certificate, and helped out with how to write my operations manual. The classes were interesting and professional. he's a cool, experienced guy and knows what he's talking about. i'd definitely recommend these guys if you need RPAS training! Thanks for all your help
- Andrew Wise
I completed My RePL course with Avi Assist and it was relaxed yet extremely informative. i couldn't recommend these guys enough. Both Ross and Irwin went above and beyond to help me obtain My REOC. They were happy to answer any questions i had through email and phone calls no matter how silly they were. felt very comfortable working with Avi assist. Outstanding work and customer service from start to finish. Great work guys.
- Adam Forsythe
It was a thoroughly enjoyable time brought about by the friendly, no hassle delivery of extremely well prepared course material that complimented the years of commercial flying the instructor's all seem to have. It's one thing to teach it, but it's another thing to have years of actual commercial flying experience (both fixed wing & Heli) to call on and know it and then teach it.
I was recommended these guys as being the best in the biz and it's pretty clear why that is the case. All the students in our class achieved really high results and walked away qualified and very happy with our time spent at Aviassist.
- Josh Smith
I couldn't recommend the Aviassist team highly enough. Totally up to date with the airspace laws and helpful in all aspects of the process. Not only did I gain my RePL they also helped with my ReOC. From administration to instructor it was a pleasant environment. If you are thinking of going to the next level in UAV, this is where to go!
- GMTMT Films
Great knowledge and experience passed on by Ross Anderson. Well worth it for both recreational users and surveyors.
- Nick Lunn
Great course and Rowan was an excellent instructor
- Shadee Molinaro
Ross and the staff at Aviassist are top shelf. From the professional yet casual way in which the information is presented, to the real life examples and also the way the more complex theories of aviation are presented in a way that is easy to grasp and not make you feel like your out of your depth! Couldn't recommend them highly enough. Cheers
- Shaun Saville
Ross and the team put on a great course, they were very helpful and understanding that everybody learns differently. I would highly recommend these guys to anyone. Thanks again, Tim.
Thanks to Ross and Lydia who from the moment you walk through the door make you feel welcome. It is a great course and I highly recommend it to anyone wanting their RePL for either recreational or professional purposes. You gain a better understanding of the theory to do with general flight and for UAVs. The practical training also gives you more confidence in controlling the aircraft. I'll be back to complete my ReOC with Aviassist.
- Stephen Wilson
Did my RePl with Aviassist in Melbourne. It was a great experience enhanced by professionalism, knowledge and engaging presentation. Rowan is a commercial pilot of sit-in aircraft, as well as a highly skilled pilot of remote control ones. His guidance, and the Aviassist program, were excellent. Thanks to all of you.
- Nigel Morris
Great tutor, very knowledgeable about all aspects of aviation not just RPAS. A very enjoyable course. Would highly recommend AVIAssist to others.
- Colin Donnelly
Had a great time, Ross our instructor has a lot of knowledge to pass on thanks Aviassist.
- Robert Law
Working with Aviassist to completing and gaining my RePL was an Amazing experience. Rowan is incredibly knowledgeable in air law and a fantastic tutor. He is very thorough and patent. He also ensures that not only are you educated and informed on key points related to the RePL, but beyond such that the training he delivers covers all that you need to know...., and then more! During the hands-on training I felt at ease. Rowan was never overbearing, whilst keeping a hawk eye on everything. The workshops were very well structured and professional whilst having a relaxed atmosphere. Rowan took the time to explain in detail areas that required clarification. Any business or individual thinking of going with Aviassist for their training requirements... Go For It! They are Simply FANTASTIC!
- KKG G
The Training and Support I received from Ross, Rowan and Tia through the process of getting my Remote Pilot License, Aeronautical Radio Operator Certificate to finally getting my RPA Operator’s Certificate was second to none, Ross on the very first day of training said that we will be there right through to you get ReOC, and they did, from organizing a mock interview that CASA would be doing the next day, I would suggest to anyone thinking of doing their Drone Course to go through Aviassist. I would also get them to put together your RPAS Operational Library/Manual, because even a year later they didn’t hesitate to upgrade them to the standards that CASA required, and the fee they charged was nothing compared to trying to put it together yourself and a cheap compared to what other companies.
- Lindsay Richardson
Ross really helped me to understand in detail, things I had very little knowledge on, and then bring it all together. I feel like I now have a good concept of airspace law, aerodynamics and safe operating procedures and feel I have the confidence work with a drone on a commercial scale! Would highly recommend it to anyone interested in operating drones, not just commercially but for recreation too..
- BEN RAYMOND
I completed my RPAS training in Brisbane. A well run course by an experienced commercial helicopter pilot. I thoroughly enjoyed the week, learned lots and attained certification. Highly recommended!
- Quinton Johannes
Detailed and thorough training. Knowledgeable trainers, with small class sizes. Made for an excellent week of RPAS training.
- Brent Parker
For anyone looking to get started in the drone industry or even to expand their qualifications AviAssist is your only solution. I highly recommend their (ReOC) course, from personal experience it was absolutely fantastic. The headache of obtaining a license is made easy by AviAssist.
- DJAP Aerospace
Fantastic Course, Done in a reasonable time frame whilst covering all the topics I needed to know well. Recommend to anyone requiring RPAS training.
- James Lippmann
Very professional and well done course highly recommend
- Karrigen Raynor
I trained with Irwin on the Gold Coast and was extremely happy with the professionalism from Aviassist and will continue to train with them as I progress. Safety and knowledge was 5 Star
- Top Gun Plastering
Five years after completing my Fixed Wing certificate and gaining our Ops certification with Aviassist’s guidance and support. I have just completed my upgrade to Multi rotor. The training and hands on experience was again excellent. You are challenged with skill development and understanding of the requirements at each step. Great people with a wealth of relavent aviation experience and knowledge. Keep up the great work.
- John Challinor
Completed the course August 2018. I found the course very professional, instructive and informative. The instructors, commercial pilots themselves were very knowledgeable and engaging. Recommend to all who are looking to embrace this technology.
- Kym Hunter
The trainer Irwin was very professional, through experience he knew his subject matter, came well equipped and was able to deliver an excellent training course in both theory and practical. Would use him again, no problem.
- JIM Orum
Very impressed and highly recommended, Aviassist does all the paperwork/applications and looks after you from start to finish. Irwin is a great instructor with a wealth of knowledge, he made learning so easy, and is very approachable, thanks guys.
- David Coles
Irwin and the Aviassist team conducted the REPL training and Reoc assistance for me. Irwin was very knowledgeable, the online part was easy to follow and review and the whole experience could not have been any easier. Can't wait to book them in for further training.
- Scott Mason
- Dean West
An outstanding level of aviation and RPA expertise that leads to an excellent profesaional training level. The RePL course is clear, exhaustive and taught with passion
- Amaury Wiest
Just did the RPL course in Cairns with Aviassist. Thought it was a well run, informative course with lots of practical drone flying. I'm a much improve drone pilot and have the confidence to operate commercially. Thanks Aviassist.
- Trevor P
AviAssist have created a great course, Liam was a very good instructor
- Nathan Trevaskis
Excellent course. Very well presented. Intensive on both theory and practical, and essential for safe competent piloting of unmanned aircraft.
- Paul White
I’ve just finished my training and passed (yay!). All credit to Ross and his team. There is a ton of stuff to learn and they made sure that I learnt it in a manner that I will retain. In other words they made me a more competent pilot rather th. Just one who can pass a test. Special shout out to Irwin for his amazing knowledge. They also helped me qualify to fly a drone up to 25 kilos, where most other places don’t.This give me a lot more options of what I can fly. The practical training was also very thorough and I feel 100% competent to fly. They have my recommendation.
- Mark van Geyzel
Ross and the team at Aviassist have been great in firstly getting drone licence (RePL) through their course. Aviassist also assisted with getting our ReOC with preparing required documentation (Manuals and Library) and reviewing CASA safety submission and preparing me for the CASA interview. Their support has been second to none, through their online material and availability to be contacted directly.
- Bennett Tunbridge
Certainly recommended! I enjoyed every aspect (theory/practical). Easy to understand, great facilities. They will make sure you pass. 10/10
- Brayden Northey
For quality and professional aviation training then these are the people to go through. High class of lecturing methods prove a invaluable and successful learning experience. Current use of equipment, software and practises ensues to qualify for today working environment. Ask for Irwin as i believe there is no one better to teach such a course.
- Will Clouter
I did the RPA course together with AVIASIST. The course was very interesting and professional and touched on all relevant fields. Erwin was very professional and attentive and answered every question and request. If you are interested in doing the course AVIASIST are the address.ben resnick
- omer maymon
If you're looking for somewhere to do your RePL licence to start your career in the RPA industry, then Ross Anderson at Aviassist should be your first and only call. Having a professional aviation background, Ross was expert in his delivery of the course material, but in an extremely personable manner, which was easily digested regardless of your knowledge level. Course material and content was extremely high quality and exceeded expectations, as did the offer of support post-course. I chose very carefully when deciding what company to go through, and I really enjoyed my time with Ross and Rowan at Aviassist. It should also be noted that they can provide certification up to a 25kg multirotar where many companies cannot.
- Intrepid Drone
The course provided excellent information and training for personal entering the Drone industry. Ross and his team are industry professionals and great educators. I would highly recommend Aviassist to anyone.
- Mark French
Great Course & Great Instructor. If you are thinking of using drone technology for any reason I would recommend doing the pilot course at Aviassist
- Martin Jenner
Can't thank Ross and his team at Aviassist enough for a fantastic thorough Course to get my RePL. It was really enjoyable. Can't reccommend them enough. Spot on!
- Allan Steven
Great courses with top notch teachers. Learned so much in such a short amount of time. The level of expertise and knowledge from the teachers was incredible and I can't recommend them enough. Five stars for their super competitive rates too.
- Marko Hila
My experience with Aviassist was excellent. Ross Anderson and all the crew were very professional and helpful. The UAV course content was very well presented and the practical was done with the best drones available. There online presentations and essays were perfect for passing the final exam. All and all I would thourghly recommend them to anyone looking to do any of their courses.
- Tim Nikellys