NZ- Professional Pilot Certificate Course (Part 102)

$698.00

Learn the required knowledge and skills to fly as a Professional RPAS Pilot for a CAA-approved Part 102 organisation. This course is conducted for Drone Trust by Flight Test NZ Ltd Part 141 certificate TR52489.

Introduction

This course is designed to equip you with all of the knowledge and skills required to safely operate as a professional UAV pilot in New Zealand

The course is broken up into two sections.

First is the Part 101 section that will teach you everything you need to know about safely operating your drone within the CAA Part 101 drone rules. This section is important because all drone pilots must have knowledge of airspace when operating within close proximity of airports. This will be covered in detail later in the course.

The second section covers the Part 102 requirements which is specific to professional drone pilots operating for an individual or organisation who has a Unmanned Air Operators Certificate (UAOC).

Course Outline - Part 101

Module 1: Introduction

In this module, we look at why you need to know the Part 101 rules, the requirements to obtain the Professional RPAS Pilot Certificate, and what additional drone operations are allowed with the certificate.

Module 2: Civil Aviation Rules

This covers the Civil Aviation Act (CAR) and the relevant parts required for drone operation.

Module 3: Understanding the Concept of Airspace

In this module, we will dive into the concept of airspace! Including its classifications and Visual Navigation Charts (VNCs).

Module 4: Measuring Drone Altitude

Within this module we look at the importance of AGL vs AMSL, and manned aircraft altitudes.

Module 5: Airspace Categories

In this module we look at controlled and uncontrolled airspace. The type of controlled airspace and how this impacts drone activities.

Module 6: Special Use Airspace

This covers VFR transit lanes and special use airspace.

Module: 7: Runways and Aerodrome Operations

Look at take off and landing areas, wind, and permissions.

Module 8: using the Airshare Site

This module looks at the Airshare site, logging your flight plan, and council by-laws.

Module 9: Finding ATC Contact Information on the AIP site

Covers how to find Air Traffic Control and contacts.

Part 101 Exam

Final exam for section.

Course Outline - Part 102

In this module, we look at why you need to know the Part 102 rules, the requirements to obtain the Professional RPAS Pilot Certificate, and what additional drone operations are allowed with the certificate.

Module 10: Part 102 Certification

In this module, we will take a look into the benefits and requirements for both pilots and operators under Part 102 rules.

Module 12: Other UAOC Requirements

This module builds on the first one by looking at additional requirements for RPAS Professional Pilot Certification and other UAOC requirements such as training and maintenance.

Module 13: NOTAMs and AIP Supplements

In this module, we learn about the role of NOTAMs, how to interpret them and why they are important. We also take a look at the information provided by AIP supplements.

Module 14: Basic Meteorology for UAV Operators

Here we dive into wind, clouds, and moisture, where to find wind reports, tips for flying in the wind, and a few important cloud types.

Module 15: GPS Basics

In this module, we cover the basics of how GPS works in drone navigation and stabilisation and how to avoid problems.

Module 16: Plan and Document a Part 102 Flight Operation

In this activity, you will apply what you’ve learned to plan a professional drone operation.

Module 17: Currency Period and Flight Assessment

In this module, we go over the requirements for maintaining your certification and what will be required in your flight assessment test.

Part 102 Exam

Final exam for section.