Pass The basic Drone Pilot Exam With Flying Colors

Introducing our Basic Online Bundle:

Enroll today and get everything you need to complete your Basic Pilot Certificate.

Over 10,000 course enrolments from individuals to large organizations

Get Certified and Fly Safely – Fly Confidently – Fly Legally.

Anyone flying a drone that weighs more than 250 grams is required by Transport Canada to pass a pilot certification exam.

The Coastal Drone Basic Online Bundle prepares you to pass the exam and receive your BASIC Pilot Certification. It also teaches you what you need to know to be a safe, confident drone pilot anywhere in Canada.

Fly for Fun or for Work

The Basic Online Bundle is ideal for drone pilots looking to get into flying drones for fun or for business purposes.   If the following points are true, the Basic Bundle is a fit for you:

– You plan on flying more than 5 km away from airports

– You will always fly your drone more than 30 meters away from people

– You never fly your drone overhead people

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

– You want to feel confident and safe when flying your drone

Note: If you will be flying closer than 5 km to any airports or closer than 30 meters to people, please check out our advanced course here.

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. 

“Coastal Drone’s Basic Operator course gave me all that I needed to challenge and pass Transport Canada’s certification test. It was quick, easy to access and most importantly, a fun way to learn a new skill! I highly recommend Coastal Drone if you want to learn a new skill and be able to legally and effectively use a drone for enjoyment or commerce!”

John Maclean

Basic Category Certified Pilot

What’s Included

The Basic Online Bundle Includes the following modules:

RPAS Ground School | Basic

This two-hour online course will give you a comprehensive overview of the skills and abilities needed to be a drone pilot, and help you prepare for Transport Canada’s RPAS Basic Exam which you will need to pass in order to start flying legally.

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 | Basic

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

Taking our Exam Prep | Basic 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 exam.

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.

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!

Basic Package

Enroll Now in the Basic Online Bundle and get everything you need for your Basic Pilot Certificate for just $95.

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

1 – RPAS Ground School | Basic: Everything you need to know to fly safely and confidently.

2 – Exam Prep | Basic: Helps you prepare for the exam ahead of time so you can write and pass the exam with confidence.

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

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

Enroll in our Basic Online Bundle today. Don’t risk failing the test and having to wait to start flying your drone. Enroll now 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!