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Remote Pilot Training | Aviation Australia

Remote pilot training

The demand for remote pilots with professional qualifications is growing. There has been an increase in remotely piloted aircraft career prospects and an ongoing evolution of drone technology. More and more businesses are identifying ways that drones can improve their operations and increase commercial opportunities.

In fact, remotely piloted aircraft (RPA) are already used instead of manned aircraft in many tasks, such as aerial surveying of land, buildings and facilities or providing eyes in the sky for emergency services. They’ve even been used in a university research project to collect whale mucus samples! Now that would require a skilled drone pilot!

Our instructors are not just expert unmanned aircraft operators, but also include experienced pilots that have a passion for remotely piloted aircraft. Their experience gives them a detailed understanding of airspace regulations and how to operate aircraft safely. They will share this knowledge and experience with you, giving you invaluable insights to the role of a remote pilot and how it can impact upon the airspace you are flying in.

The Certificate III in Aviation (Remote Pilot – Visual Line of Sight) provides you with important training to legally operate a remotely piloted aircraft. It will also allow you to fly without many of the weight or operating restrictions applied to recreational users.

Upon successful completion of the requirements of this course, you will receive:

  • Certificate III in Aviation (Remote Pilot – Visual Line of Sight);
  • CASA Remote Pilot Licence (RePL)*;
  • CASA Aeronautical Radio Operators Certificate (AROC)* This is a CASA requirement to use aviation VHF radios, which are needed when flying near aerodromes and helipads.

*subject to Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) approval

Certificate 3 Guarantee

This course is approved for funding by the Queensland Government through the Certificate 3 Guarantee program. Eligibility criteria applies – further information can be found HERE.

Training Partner

This course is delivered in partnership with Remote Aviation Australia:

Phone: 1300 737 708
Address: 12/11 Forge Close, Sumner QLD 4074

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