Drone Training for Canadian Veterans
April 6, 2023
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Announcing Comprehensive Advanced Pilot Training, designed exclusively for Veterans.

 

Coastal Drone Co. is proud to offer our five-star comprehensive online drone pilot training in a hybrid online and in-person workshop format, focusing on professional skills to find gainful and rewarding employment in the drone industry for Armed Forces Veterans in Canada.  Delivered in partnership with Drone Force Piloting, our comprehensive training bundle includes everything required to prepare veterans for the Advanced Pilot Certificate online and in-person exam, as well as the practical skills required to safely and professionally pilot a multirotor drone.

 

What’s the mission?

Drone Force’s Mission: To train veterans as Transport Canada licensed ‘Advanced Drone Pilots’ (commercial drone pilots) and facilitate the transition of veteran drone pilots finding good employment in the fast-growing commercial drone industry as contract pilots. Drone Force will also be hiring drone instructors to teach other veterans, as our company gains more momentum.

What’s Included?

Online Virtual Drone Training

This is a 20-hour online ground school training course to prepare you to write the Transport Canada Advanced Drone Pilot Exam.

  • The online portion is self-paced and takes approximately 3 weeks of study time to complete.
  • Included in the course is sample test prep questions, standard operating procedures guide, and the information required to prepare for the in-person flight review at the end of the course.
  • This package also includes a DJI Mini 3 Pro drone + accessories (under 250g) so that you can practice flying until you get your license. You get to keep this drone as your own.
  • Also included in the course is a three-day combined classroom and practical flight training session, which finishes off with the Transport Canada Advanced Flight Review on the last day.
  • The DJI Mini 3 Pro drone + accessories comes with a second battery which puts the drone weight above 250g so you can use your own drone for the Flight Review.

After successfully passing the written and in-person flight review, you will be eligible to receive your Transport Canada Advanced RPAS Certificate, which enables you to fly a 250g-25kg drone almost everywhere in Canada under Advanced Operations.

Your own Drone to Practice and Build Real-World Experience

 

  • Upon enrollment students will be shipped a brand new drone to learn and practice flying on, even before attending class!
  • This package includes a DJI Mini 3 Pro drone + accessories (under 250g) so that you can practice flying until you get your license.
  • The bundle also includes one Intelligent Flight Battery Plus, which allows you extended flight time, and an approved modification to make YOUR drone eligible for use in the Transport Canada flight review.
  • Also bundled with your drone will come a standard operating procedures guide template, as well as virtual video guidance on how to register, configure, and prepare your drone for its first flight.
  • Best of all, you keep the drone as part of your course!

 

Small Group In-Person Workshop Professional Training

  • Upon completion of the online Advanced Pilot exam, you will be eligible to attend the 3-day in-person workshop, hosted at a location nearest to you and pre-booked as part of the course bundle.
  • These workshops are capped at 7 students per session, to allow for intimate group experience and plenty of one-on-one time with the instructor prior to the review.
  • This workshop will focus on the practical flying skills, knowledge, and critical thinking required to fly a drone professionally in Canada.  We’ll review your standard operating procedures, go through mock site surveys for advanced scenarios, and dig into an introduction to advanced drone techniques in Video & Photo, Photogrammetry, LiDAR, and Thermal Imaging.   If you haven’t flown your drone yet at this point, you will receive hands-on training and coaching on how to safely and proficiently operate your new DJI Mini 3 Pro drone.
  • This three-day workshop will finish off with the Transport Canada Advanced Flight Review on the last day.

After successfully passing the written and in-person flight review, you will be eligible to receive your Transport Canada Advanced RPAS Certificate, which enables you to fly a 250g-25kg drone almost everywhere in Canada under Advanced Operations.

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This content and more is covered extensively in our five-star online drone pilot ground school. We offer both Basic and Advanced online training courses to help you get ready for the Transport Canada online exams at your own pace from the comfort of your home.

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