You can now take online workshops on drone use offered by the CQFA (Centre québécois de formation aéronautique).
The Regulatory Framework of Small UAV Flying
Unique in Canada, this course presents the regulatory framework governing small unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). Presented in an animated format with narration, it is intended for individuals with no aeronautics experience.
The course provides easy access to the following information:
A concise overview of Canadian aviation regulations including the Aeronautics Act
The role of Transport Canada regarding UAVs
Practical research tools
Useful reference lists
How to easily find what you are looking for on the Transport Canada website
Easy to find and easy to understand Canadian airspace reference tools
An overview of drone insurance
First Person View (FPV) flight rules
Information on the MAAC
The workshop is led entirely by an instructor and uses practical examples to explain flight rules, airspace and flight plans. You will quickly learn to navigate the Transport Canada website and be led through all the steps in planning a remotely piloted flight, including predicting winds in a risk matrix. You will learn the official rules of FPV flight and topical information on liability insurance for model aircraft (recreational) and UAV (working) pilots. The 2.5 hours of instruction pass quickly and enjoyably. This course is the most important information source in Canada for recreational pilots of remotely piloted aircraft and you can take it in the comfort of your own home! It is intended to familiarize participants with Canadian regulations and as such, it does not meet TP15263 requirements for professional UAV pilots.
The total estimated course time is 2 h 30 min. Study at your own pace, as course access lasts 60 days. Offered in English or French.
UAV Threat and Error Management
Threat and Error Management (TEM) introduces the concept of “threats,” those things that are the precursors to errors that may decrease safety margins in aviation.
The TEM system uses established behavioural markers to assist in creating "strategies" that will prevent threats from leading to errors and negative consequences. The course provides an applied, practical approach to explaining TEM principles. Threat and error management is an invaluable tool in professional UAV operations and complements efforts to identify hazards in any operation. Other human factor models are also studied in this course and used to analyse real-life UAV accidents. Participants are guided through three analysis processes of the same scenarios and learn valuable lessons.
This online TEM course uses tutorials, a quiz and an exam to complement the CQFA Light UAV Professional Pilot Course, at no additional cost. The accidents presented in the course actually happened. Taking 2 hours to complete, it presents the origins of TEM and offers the knowledge required to implement TEM in your daily UAV operations.
The total estimated course time is 2 h. Study at your own pace, as course access lasts 60 days. Offered in English or French.