Presently, Transport Canada continues to approve SFOC applications for routine, low-risk BVLOS operations that are accompanied by high-quality SORA documentation. Our BVLOS Preparatory Training focuses on providing knowledge and strategies combined with industry best practices for procedures and processes and current regulatory information required to conduct safe and compliant BVLOS operations across Canada.
For BVLOS training you are required to hold the RPAS Advanced Pilot certificate. Additionally, we recommend you have a minimum of 100 hours of advanced RPAS piloting experience in various challenging conditions, hold a ROC-A license, and can demonstrate a good knowledge and understanding of flight planning, general aviation and crew management.
We believe it is vital that BVLOS training be comprehensive and hands-on, allowing the student to experience operating both multi-rotor and fixed-wing aircraft while applying their knowledge to the safety and regulatory planning processes. Competent team management and communication are vital for BVLOS operations.
Practical training provides in-field experience at pre-determined locations. Students will plan and conduct a complete BVLOS mission from start to finish while under the supervision of a skilled instructor (and with dual control systems and extended visual line of sight for maximum safety and risk mitigation). Our mobile field units contain all the necessary RPAS and safety/emergency equipment for BVLOS/EVLOS. In addition, the student can experience conducting simulated live BVLOS operations with a wide range of RPAS types.
The Transport Canada Roadmap to BVLOS Operations
BVLOS Equipment and Systems
Detect & Avoid
Logbooks & Standard Operating Procedures
SORA and SFOC Processes
Meteorology & Comms
In-field BVLOS (EVLOS) Practical Operations & Procedures
Debrief & Review
Certificate of Completion
Our BVLOS pilot training combines live webinars and in-person teaching. We provide continuous evaluation of skills and competency throughout, ensuring a complete understanding of the subject matter as you progress through the material.
Participants must complete LIVE ONLINE Classroom sessions before they can attend the in-person training day. We will deliver this training via webinar as we are offering this coast-to-coast.
The dates available for Step #1:
|August 3 10am-2pm EST|
|August 12 12pm-4pm EST|
|August 30 10am-2pm EST|
|September 13 12pm-4pm EST|
|October 4 10am-2pm EST|
|October 18 12pm-4pm EST|
The dates available for Step #2:
|August 4 10am-2pm EST|
|August 13 12pm-4pm EST|
|August 31 10am-2pm EST|
|September 14 12pm-4pm EST|
|October 5 10am-2pm EST|
|October 19 12pm-4pm EST|
You must have completed both Step #1 and #2 before you can attend the in-person BVLOS field training.
The dates available for In-Person Field Training Days per Province:
|Prince Edward Island|
Please fill in the form below to reserve your place(s). We will allocate on a first-come-first-serve basis.