NZ- Professional Pilot Certificate Course (Part 102)
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
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.
This covers the Civil Aviation Act (CAR) and the relevant parts required for drone operation.
In this module, we will dive into the concept of airspace! Including its classifications and Visual Navigation Charts (VNCs).
Within this module we look at the importance of AGL vs AMSL, and manned aircraft altitudes.
In this module we look at controlled and uncontrolled airspace. The type of controlled airspace and how this impacts drone activities.
This covers VFR transit lanes and special use airspace.
Look at take off and landing areas, wind, and permissions.
This module looks at the Airshare site, logging your flight plan, and council by-laws.
Covers how to find Air Traffic Control and contacts.
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.
In this module, we will take a look into the benefits and requirements for both pilots and operators under Part 102 rules.
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.
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.
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.
In this module, we cover the basics of how GPS works in drone navigation and stabilisation and how to avoid problems.
In this activity, you will apply what you’ve learned to plan a professional drone operation.
In this module, we go over the requirements for maintaining your certification and what will be required in your flight assessment test.
Final exam for section.