Pass The Advanced Drone Pilot Exam and Start Saying “Yes” to More Projects


Introducing Our Advanced Pilot Bundle

Enroll today and get everything you need to complete your Advanced Pilot Certificate for just $599!

Canada wide in-person flight review exam included!

Over 10,000 course enrolments from individuals to large organizations


Get an Advanced Certification and Fly Anywhere Your Work Takes You

The Coastal Drone Advanced Pilot Bundle prepares you to pass the Advanced Certification Exam and receive your Advanced Drone Pilot Certification.

Included with the Advanced Bundle is the in-person Flight Review, and our complimentary Preparation Guide Course to get you ready for your final in person review.

Fly With Confidence & Take On More Projects


The Advanced Pilot Bundle is ideal for professional drone pilots looking to fly drones for business purposes and for recreational pilots that want to fly closer to people or airports.

If the following points are true, the Advanced Pilot Bundle is a good fit for you:

– You plan on flying within 5 km of any airports

– You will fly your drone less than 30 meters from people

– You will fly your drone overhead people

– You want to pass Transport Canada’s Advanced RPAS Exam

– You want to feel confident and safe when flying your drone in potentially riskier situations

Meet Your Instructor

Kate Klassen

Your instructor, Kate Klassen, is the co-founder of Costal Drone and an aviation instructor and drone instructor.

She loves to fly both airplanes and drones and happens to be one of Canada’s foremost drone regulation experts. 

“I purchased the Advanced Pilot and everything is included: Advanced Ground School, Advanced Exam Prep and practice tests, and the Flight Review. The videos were professional and quite well done, and the rest of the prep material was very helpful. I was able to finish the course within a few days, and received a 94% score on my first exam attempt. I’m now preparing for my Flight Review next week, with the helpful prep materials provided for that stage as well… Thank you Coastal Drone Co!”

5/5 Stars

Kenneth Shock

Advanced Category Certified Pilot

What’s Included

The Advanced Pilot Bundle Includes the following 4 courses:

RPAS Ground School | Advanced

Our twenty-hour RPAS Ground School is designed to teach you everything you’ll need to know to become a competent RPAS pilot.

All of our ground school courses come highly recommended by Transport Canada and our students, and are compliant with TP15263 – Transport Canada’s drone pilot knowledge requirement document. 

This course covers meteorology, radio operations, the laws surrounding RPAS and much more! If you’re new to drones, this is an essential first step towards becoming a competent advanced drone pilot. 

To simulate an intimate teaching experience RPAS Ground School Basic uses high-end video and animations, giving you the benefit of being in a classroom setting without having to leave your home.

As an added bonus, the course is taught by Kate Klassen, one of Canada’s top drone regulation experts and an experienced drone pilot.

Exam Prep | Advanced

Passing the certification exam with confidence is what every drone pilot wants to do.

Taking our Exam Prep | Advanced course will give you a good idea of the types of questions you can expect and will give you some additional resources to help you prepare for the advanced exam. We even suggest a few tabs to keep open as you write!

You can simulate the exam as many times as you need to feel comfortable before writing the real Transport Canada exam. Our students find this to be an essential part of their training and we know you will too.

Transport Canada has a few “curveballs” on their exams. Our Exam Prep course, with over 350 sample questions, will help you to get familiarized with the TC style and explains why the right answer is the right answer to help you learn as you go. 

Standard operating procedures guide

Professional pilots always use checklists and standard operating procedures (SOPs).  

To make things easier for you, we’ve created an easy to use SOPs guide so you can learn how to create checklists and procedures specific to your operations with ease!

IN-person flight review and prep course


The “Flight Review” is the last exam you must pass in order to obtain an Advanced Pilot Certificate.

It is an in-person test which covers flight techniques and practical skills like map reading and air law comprehension.  Coastal Drone Co has a network of flight reviewers and testing sites all across Canada so you can take your review quickly and conveniently.

This online program collects the fee for the in-person flight review, takes you through the process to actually book the test, and comes with a complimentary online course which will enable you to come to your exam prepared and ready to pass! 

advanced Package


Enroll Now in the Advanced Pilot Bundle and get everything you need for your Advanced Pilot Certificate for just $599.

Here’s a quick recap of what’s included:

1 – RPAS Ground School | Advanced: Everything you need to know to fly safely and confidently as an advanced drone pilot.

2 – Exam Prep | Advanced: Helps you prepare for the Transport Canada advanced exam ahead of time so you can pass it on your first try.

3 – Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) Guide: Model professional pilots and cut down on mistakes by using our easy to follow SOPs.

4 – Flight Review and Prep Guide to help you prepare for and pass the in-person flight review that’s required to obtain your advanced pilot certificate.

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Getting certified as a pilot is required by law when flying drones that weigh over 250 grams.

Enroll now in our full advanced pilot bundle and get started today!



Most Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need certification?

Since June 1, 2019, anyone flying a drone outside in Canada which weighs more than 250g will require a pilot certification, regardless if the purpose of the flight is for fun or work.  There are two types of pilot certifications – Basic and Advanced.   The type of certitication you require depends on where you want to fly, and how close to bystanders.

What happens if I fly without certification?

Flying without a pilot certification can lead to hefty fines.  Individuals caught flying without a license can face fines of up to $3000 for their first offence.  For organizations, those fines can go up to $15,000!  Worst case scenario is being charged with a criminal offence.  

What kind of certification do I need?

There are two types of pilot certifications in Canada – Basic and Advanced.

1) BASIC is for flying in un-controlled airspace (far away from airports), and further than 30m from bystanders.  

2) ADVANCED is for flying in controlled airspace (close to airports, and populous areas), and closer than 30m from bystanders.

If you are going to be flying frequently or for work, we recommend getting an Advanced certification.  The Advanced certification gives the pilot the most freedom to operate 

How hard are the Transport Canada pilot exams?

They are no joke! Transport Canada has some tricky questions in there, and it can get overwhelming. Taking our Exam Prep course is a great way to get yourself ready and confident to pass.

What is an RPAS?

RPAS stands for Remotely Piloted Aircraft System.  It’s the technical term for “drone” and it is the official government term you will see in any laws or regulations related to drones. Previously, Transport Canada referred to these aircraft as UAV so many provincial and municipal bylaws will still reference drones this way, but it means the same thing. 

What are the restrictions for drones that weigh 249g or less?

You must not cause a hazard to people or their property while flying your drone. If you do, you can be subject to fines and/or criminal charges. We always recommend getting at least the basic pilot certificate regardless of drone weight as it will only help you stay out of trouble!