Remote Pilot training – short courses

Aviassist's Remote Pilot training short courses are designed to enable key personnel to excel in their role enabling their organisation to successfully expand its drone programs. All short courses come with sample procedures to assist with implementation.

Remote Pilot training - Chief Remote Pilot

An organisation holding a Remote Operator Certificate must nominate a Chief Remote Pilot. The Chief Remote Pilot is responsible for the day to day operations for the company. The function of the Chief Remote Pilot is included in the Civil Aviation Safety Regulations and is an important component in the ultimate success of an organisation utilising drones. 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.

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

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Remote Pilot training - Specific Operations Risk Assessment (SORA)

The Specific Operations Risk Assessment (SORA) is the adopted standard by most regulators around the world for submitting approvals for complex operations such as Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS). SORA training is conducted over two days and equips attendees with all of the skilled to navigate the SORA framework for complex operations. This training is suitable both to operations in Australia and those countries where the regulator adopts SORA.

The course includes:

  • Ground Risk considerations
  • Air Risk considerations
  • Risk Mitigation strategies
  • Determination of Specific Assurance and Integrity Level (SAIL)
  • Sample procedures for meeting Operational Safety Objectives
  • Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) SORA classifications for certain concept of operations
  • Civil Aviation Safety Authority Area approval application process

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Remote Pilot Training - Extended Visual Line of Sight

Extended Visual Line of Sight (EVLOS) allows an operation Beyond the Visual Line of Sight of the Remote Pilot but without the limitations of the area approval process, that is operations are approved Australia wide. Aviassist’s one-day EVLOS approval training equips attendees with the skills to successfully implement EVLOS into the companies drone operations.

The course includes:

  • Additional traffic considerations (VFR+IFR) when operating Extended Visual Line of Sight
  • Team co-ordination and Remote Pilot, Observer and Supervisory Pilot procedures
  • Internal training requirements for EVLOS
  • Risk Assessments for RPAS operations Extended Visual Line of Sight
  • Civil Aviation Safety Authority EVLOS application process
  • Radio procedures for RPAS operations Extended Visual Line of Sight
  • Emergency Response procedures
  • Human Factors for RPAS operations Extended Visual Line of Sight

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Remote Pilot Training - Above 400ft

RPAS operations above 400ft AGL (above ground level) require an area approval from the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA). This one day equips attendees with the knowledge to successfully implement above 400ft operations.

The course includes:

  • Additional traffic considerations (VFR+IFR) when operating RPAS above 400 feet
  • Risk Assessments for RPAS operations above 400 feet
  • Civil Aviation Safety Authority above 400ft application process
  • NOTAM creation
  • Radio procedures for RPAS operations above 400 feet
  • Emergency Response procedures
  • Human Factors for RPAS operations above 400 feet

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