What Will You Learn In Our 101 And 102 Training?

What can you do as a Certified Part 101 Drone pilot (compared to uncertified)

  • Civil Aviation Rules that are applicable to you and how to comply with those rules when flying your UAV
  • Interpretation and meaning of CAA Parts (documentation) and specific requirements operators of unmanned aircraft need to follow to meet compliance with regulations
  • Airspace knowledge about the “upside down wedding cake” areas of the airspace around your region
  • Flight planning – where you are going to fly and mitigating hazards/protecting your drone from damage or loss
  • About different airspaces such as controlled and uncontrolled airspace and how restrictions in those airspaces apply to you
  • How to read weather and how it impacts your flying
  • Airshare website – how to log your flights on Airshare and get Air Traffic Control authorisation
  • Who to ask for permission from to fly under Civil Aviation Rule Part 101 and 102
  • Guidance and training for reading and understanding Visual Navigation Chart (VNC)
  • NOTAMS (notice to airmen), what they are and when need to file one as a UAV pilot
  • What it’s like for pilots to fly around drones, case studies and real lie scenarios that help you make good decisions when flying your drone
  • Tips to help you preserve the longevity of your drone.
  • Airmanship and rules to help you stay out of trouble with authorities but also keep you and your drone (UAV) safe
  • Flight operations – all about how your drone works, flies, battery care and longevity etc
  • Privacy considerations around people and property
  • Certified operations rules and expectations
  • Trip to the Tauranga control tower (where possible) to hear from the ATC controllers you’ll be liaising with
  • Knowledge testing to meet CAA requirements for certification