Frequently Asked Questions

This course is being held in Townsville, North Queensland.

We can deliver training in any location you like, online and in person! Please enquire for more information regarding where you would like us to deliver the training and we will be in touch shortly.

The training is designed to get you to the industry leading standards, this high standard means that you are ready for commercial operations straight away. The training also has direct pathways to system that gets you commercially operational in days, and not weeks or months. All of the instructors have manned pilots licenses and a experience in operating RPAS in commercial environment and will be able to mentor you to further your RPAS training and provide you with exercises that relate to the real world. You will be able to access up to date course material online for 12 months after your course, allowing you to review as you need. We will be training you on the latest technologies so that you are ready to utilize the technology that soars, in addition, we provide you with all the tools to start building your own EFB (Electronic Flight Bag) for RPAS Operations. We will help you learn how to fly the technology that soars!

The week starts off with some of the smaller systems to give you the opportunity to build up muscle memory and put the theory into action on a highly responsive machine. As the week progresses, you will have the opportunity to operate a larger system (providing competency on the smaller one is reached) and you can start working in a real crew environment that is demanded by these larger pieces of technology that soars. This will give you a real sense that you are not playing with a toy, and you are now piloting a real machine.

The course covers comprehensively everything that you need to know to start your RPAS journey, this includes: weather and meteorology, aerodynamics, human factors, air law, navigation and Basic RPAS knowledge. This is all bundled together to ensure that you can plan and conduct successful RPAS operations in Standard Operating Conditions.

Well that isn’t really a question that we can answer, but the highest that we can get is 400ft AGL (121m)! this is still pretty high and you can really get a new perspective and in aviation, we have some pretty strict drug and alcohol policies. So the only way that we get high is with a natural high of the thrill of flying! So come and join us with our get high drone training.

All of the RPAS Training courses are fully catered so you don’t need to bring your lunch or morning tea, we provide you with content that you can take home each night to review. The online electronic training portal is accessible for 12 months after your course and is updated regularly to include the latest information so that you can continue to improve and use technology that soars.

The regulations are changing, however there are still quite a number of activities that you will not be able to do without the RPAS training, this includes being employed or contracted by a ReOC holder, do higher risk operations such as Night Operations, Operate above 400ft AGL or Beyond Visual Line of Sight or any of the other higher risk operations that you may want to do with this technology that soars. Our course is the first step at becoming a highly competent pilot with a sound understanding to let you move forward and conduct the higher risk and more exciting operations. In addition, without the minimum of training or operating under an ReOC (Remote Operators Certificate) you will not be able to get comprehensive insurance, this includes public liability or aviation insurance products.

We have the ability to assess you as a Level 6 for English comprehension, if we believe that you are not a level 6 you will have to have a more comprehensive English Assessment at a ASL examination centre.

An ARN is the license number issued by the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) to all pilots who operate in Australian airspace. You will be required to obtain an ARN before the final certificate can be issued. Ask Orbit UAV (07 4401 5751) if you need assistance obtaining your ARN.

Water on the days of practical training. Everything else is supplied including lunch, this is a fully catered course. In the practical exam you can bring your personal aircraft if approved by the instructor. Please contact Orbit UAV (07 4401 5751) if you intend to bring your own craft.

We offer Type Conversion training for pilots who hold a current manned aviation pilots license. Get in contact with us today to discuss your options.

We can offer you support to get your own ReOC, but also offer a way to start operating immediately, this is our FlyFreelysystem, the fastest way for you to start using technology that soars!

The difference between a UAV Controllers Certificate, Remote Pilots License is just a few words on the document that you receive after successfully completing the course and CASA issues you with your license. Any new license that are issued by CASA will be issued as a RePL (Remote Pilots License).

That’s great! Fill in this enrolment form and we will get in contact with you! enrolment form.

We offer a tailored courses for less than 2kg RPAS systems (to fly commercially or recreationally) to ensure that you have a knowledge to safely operate your system and won’t get in trouble with the regulations, contact us today to discuss what we can do for you and how we can get you using technology that soars!

One of our past students has written us a short post on their experience of our course, you can read about it here.

Obtaining your RePL through this course is an essential prerequisite to working professionally as an RPAS operator. The ATO has ruled that the supply of a professional or trade course will be GST-free. For more information see the relevant ATO ruling here.

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