Booking a Coastal Drone Flight Review


You’ve passed your advanced written exam. CONGRATS! Now it’s time for your flight review!

Here’s an outline of the process and a few tips to succeed.

  1. Purchase the Flight Review and Prep Guide. This course, at $250, includes the cost of your review itself, as well
  2. Review the Guide and prepare your SOP
    • TIP! Practice flying with your Basic Certification in Basic Environments to learn and refine your SOP. You do not want your first time through your checklists to be on your flight review!
  3. Book your flight review
    • Most of our reviewers have their contact information in our prep guide but if you don’t see their information there, reach out to [email protected] and we’ll connect you!
    • TIP! Now is the time to ask questions. If there’s anything about the review or advanced operations in general that are confusing you, ask your reviewer or Coastal for clarification.
  4. Pass your flight review!

If you have any questions about this process, send us an email at [email protected].

Flight Review COVID-19 Procedures

To enable Flight Reviews to continue to take place during the COVID-19 pandemic, Coastal Drone put in place some amendments to our offering to minimize the amount of in-person interaction and preserve provincial physical distancing requirements.

Essentially, we’ve broken the flight review down into three components:

  • Document Confirmation
  • Knowledge Confirmation
  • Skill Confirmation

Document confirmation is achieved via email. Prior to your review, email your reviewer all of the documents in the grey bar of your Candidate Checklist (downloadable from your Flight Review Prep Guide). Ensure, asalways, they include all of the CARs mandated items. Not including the CARs mandated items will result in a failure of the flight review.

Knowledge confirmation is a conversation with your Flight Reviewer through Zoom or other video conferencing software. We need to ensure that you, and only you, are the one answering our questions. This assessment of your knowledge confirms that you were likely the person who passed your online written exam and that you have the requisite knowledge to operate safely in the advanced category.

Skill confirmation is the only in-person component. You will meet with your review at the coordinated location for your flight. Remaining 6′ (2m) apart, you will conduct the flight skill specific components of your review including the procedural aspects such as the site survey.

You can read the official Coastal COVID Policy here.