Compliant Operator Training

This course is designed for the person looking to be a professional UAV pilot. 

Course Length: 5 days

Course Location: 402 A Otter Bay, Springbank Airport, Calgary, AB T3Z 3S6

Course Dates:

April 9th-13th, 2018

May 7th-11th, 2018

*All dates represent a full week of training starting at 9 am and going to 5 pm, Monday to Friday

Course Prerequisites: 
18 years of age
Category 4 aviation medical (please find the form here)

Course Accommodations:

As many people are flying in from out of town to take this course, we have set up a special rate with the closest hotel The Sandman.

If you would like to take advantage of this rate while you are here please contact: 

Ashley Sopkow | General Manager

Direct 403 202 6503 | Phone 403 288 6033 | Fax 403 288 6063

Course Syllabus: 
1.1 Air Regulations
1.2 Air Navigation Orders
1.3 NOTAM, A.I.C., Aviation Notices
1.4 Air Traffic Services
1.5 Personnel Licensing Handbook

2.1 Airframes
2.2 Landing Gear and Brake
2.3 Engines-Reciprocating
2.4 Engines-Turbine
2.5 Carburetion
2.6 Fuel Injection
2.7 Electrical Systems
2.8 Lubricating Systems and Oils
2.9 Fuel Systems and Fuels
2.10 Transmissions
2.11 Hydraulics
2.12 Other Aircraft Systems 


3.1 Principles of Flight
3.2 Definitions - Helicopter Aerodynamics
3.3 Load, Factor
3.4 Flight Controls 


4.1 Pitot Static System
4.2 Airspeed Indicator
4.3 Vertical Speed Indicator
4.4 Altimeter
4.5 Magnetism
4.6 Direct Reading Magnetic Compass
4.7 Gyroscope
4.8 Heading Indicator
4.9 Attitude Indicator
4.10 Turn and Bank Indicator
4.11 Flight Instruments / Instrument Flying

5.1 The Earth's Atmosphere
5.2 Atmospheric Pressure
5.3 Meteorological Aspects of Altimetry
5.4 Temperature
5.5 Moisture
5.6 Stability and Instability
5.7 Clouds
5.8 Turbulence
5.9 Wind
5.10 Air Masses
5.11 Fronts
5.12 Frontal Weather
5.13 Icing
5.14 Thunderstorms
5.15 Hurricanes and Tornadoes
5.16 Squall Lines
5.17 Surface Based Layers
5.18 Meteorological Services available to Pilots
5.19 Aviation Weather Reports
5.20 Aviation Forecasts
5.21 Weather Maps and Prognostic Charts


5 - DAY 'COMPLIANT OPERATOR (GROUND SCHOOL) COURSE - For persons without a pilots license

This course is designed to take persons without any aviation licensing and educate them with the aviation tools they need to not only be compliant with Transport Canada but to operate safely as a commercial operator. 

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Academic/Student discount - 5 day compliant course

You are only eligible for this discounted school rate if you are a current student or academic researcher. Valid student ID will be required at the beginning of the session. 

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6.1 Definitions
6.2 Maps and Charts
6.3 Time and Longitude
6.4 Pilot Navigation
6.5 Triangle of Velocities
6.6 Navigation Computers
6.7 Pre-flight Preparation
6.8 Radio Theory
6.9 VOR
6.10 ADF
6.11 Other Radio and Radar Aids 

7.1 General
7.2 Aircraft Performance
7.3 Use of Performance Charts
7.4 Weight and Balance
7.5 Slinging
7.6 Wake Turbulence

At our facilities, you will be able to complete the Transport Canada require Radio Licence exam from our certified instructors

UAV Flight Training

Canadian UAVS is happy to announce is latest offering of hands-on uav flight training for commercial operators.

This course is designed to walk you through flight theory, simulation and in-field flight operations under the guidance and security of our trained instructors.

Enjoy the opportunity to train on the most advanced quadrotor system - the Lockheed Martin Indago - paired with 'state-of-the-art' ground control software and commercial aviation training structures to take your UAV Career to the next level. 

This 3-day intensive course will rapidly increase your capacity and knowledge enabling you to take on more challenging flight operations while maintaining the strictest level of safety. 

Course Length: 3 days

Course Location: 402 A Otter Bay, Springbank Airport, Calgary, AB T3Z 3S6

Course Dates: Please contact us for dates as they are weather and classroom size dependent.

Course Prerequisites: Compliant Operators Training

Course Syllabus:

Indago UAV Theory and Simulator – 2 Days
In-Field Hands on Flight Training – 1 Day

1.    Syllabus for Theory.
a.    General UAV Description (includes antenna and hand controller).
    b.    Indago Description.
    c.    MGCS Description.
    d.    In-depth Pre-flight Inspection.
    e.    General maintenance and repairs.
    f.    Using MGCS.
    g.    Checklist and Emergencies.

2.    Syllabus for Simulator.
    a.    Main Screen Display and identifying the various sections.
    b.    Screen Layout and Map Display.
    c.    Menu Bar.
    d.    Establishing Communication using Connect.
    e.    Creating Mission Plan, Search Plan, Home Plan, Loiter Plan and loading to GCS.
    f.    Fly the Mission.
   g.    Using all the Flight Modes.



UAV Flight School

This course can only be completed after the Compliant training offered by Canadian UAVS. 

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Principles of UAV Maintenance

The UAV maintenance training course involves the general information about the Aircrafts, UAVs and its operations. The course material is also intend to the educate the students in classroom about the aviation and maintenance practices to be carried out on the job. However this course material may meet the needs of many other students’ expectations. The course provides a refresher topics for those who already competent in this area.

Course Length: 3 days

Course Location: 402 A Otter Bay, Springbank Airport, Calgary, AB T3Z 3S6

Course Dates: Please contact.

Course Prerequisites: Compliant Operators Training

Course Syllabus:

1.    Applied mathematics

·         Describe the use of mathematics in aviation. Performing mathematical calculations with success require an understanding of the correct methods and procedures, and practice and review of these principles. The aviation mechanic will need these tools to successfully complete the maintenance, repair, installation,  or certification of aircraft equipment.


2.    General Aviation Safety

·         The aviation community is focused on reducing general aviation accidents by using a primarily non-regulatory, proactive, and data-driven strategy to get results, which is similar to the strategy the FAA uses in commercial aviation.

3.    General aviation terms

·         This is a list of common words in civil aviation and air travel terminology. Definitions were assembled from many sources

4.    Basic Aerodynamics

·         Basic aerodynamics is an integration of mathematics, Geometry, Basic electricity and physics etc. We will be more likely to concentrate on the aspects of the aerodynamic related subject matters to obtain the desired results. That means we will be going over the basics of the physics subjects which requires us to understand the operational criteria of an aircraft.

5.    Parts and functions of aircraft

·         States the parts and functions

6.    Airworthiness

·         Definition of air worthiness and operation

7.    Theory of flight

·          The first chapter provides a description of aerodynamic forces and deals with concepts such as acceleration, velocity, and forces of flight. The second chapter is -devoted to the discussion o properties of the atmosphere.

8.    Propellers

·         Explain thrust producing device on the aircraft engines. Detailed study of types and function

9.    Aircraft structure and materials

·         Describe the structures, material used for construction, types of material used for aircraft and parts construction

10.  Aircraft flight controls and functions

·         Describe types and functions of flight controls

11.   Helicopter structure

·         Describe the structures, material used for construction, types of material used for aircraft and parts construction

12.   Composite material

·         State the types and use of composite material in aviation and merits and demerits. Describe the properties and how it is made to reduce the weight on airplanes. Safety precautions to be carried out during handling of composite material

13.  Basic electricity

State the following:

·         How electrical charge relates to voltage, current, and resistance.

·          What voltage, current, and resistance  

·          What Ohm’s Law is and how to use it to understand electricity.

·          A simple experiment to demonstrate these concepts 


Principles of UAV Maintenance

This course outlines the process of maintaining UAV maintenance in Canada.

This course is designed to give students a deep understanding of the necessary requirements and components in designing a Transport Canada “compliant” UAV system. Compliant UAV systems must meet specific standards and this course will help students understand what those standards are and UAV specific systems that are able to meet such standards. 

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14.  DC generators

·         Describe the types, parts and principles of operation.

15.  AC Generators

·         Describe the types, parts and principles of operation.

16.  Eddy Current

·         Description and Law of eddy current

17.  AC vs DC

·         Understand the difference between AC generator and DC generator

18.  Aircraft electrical systems

·         State the components and uses in aircrafts

19.  Aircraft lighting systems

·         Describe the aircraft lighting system , components, circuits and maintenance

20.  Aircraft hydraulic systems

·         Understand the systems, parts and components and operation principle. Various systems used on aircraft. Benefits and Contamination, filters and valves, safety precaution etc…

21.  Aircraft pneumatic systems

·         Explain the systems, parts and components and operation principle. Various systems used on aircraft. Benefits and handling and safety precautions

22.  Aviation Tools

·         State the types of tools and operation. Handling safety precaution, tool inspection, calibration and accounting of tools. Know Tool control procedure

23.  Aircraft maintenance

·         Describe the aircraft maintenance responsibilities, manuals, types of inspections and maintenance, alterations and record keeping.

24.  Aircraft maintenance records

·         State the record keeping procedure and types of logs used and inspection records.

25.  Quality Control and Quality assurance

·         Describe QA/QC and purpose

26.  CARs (Canadian Aviation Regulatory)

·         Describe the definition, purpose and use of the regulatory requirements. Safe handling of UAVs and required guidelines for operational.

27.  Airworthiness

·         Explain airworthiness and UAV structure and operation. Manuals and documentation guidelines. Accident incident reporting. Operator compliance certification and manuals.

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