In order to book an advanced flight review you must hold a Basic RPAS License, have passed your Advanced RPAS written exam, have a registered Advanced RPAS, and government issued photo ID to verify your identity.
Book a Flight Review
In order to coordinate with Nav Canada, all flight reviews need to be booked at least 5-7 days in advance.*
To ensure that all of you paperwork is in order for both your pilot and RPAS please submit your Basic RPAS License, Advanced Exam Results, and RPAS registration.
Our Review Site
Our RPAS flight review site is located well within the Saskatoon airport control zone.
This gives our candidates the wonderful opportunity to have our RPAS Instructors guide them through the process of filing a flight authorization with Nav Canada and sharing the air with both light aircraft and commercial jets.
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Alternatively we can conduct your flight review on a property which you select.
What To Expect
The RPAS Advanced Flight Review is structured similarly to a Pilot’s Flight Review. There will be both a preflight and a practical flight portion of the review.
Before going out to site, we will meet to check your required documents, verify your ID, and discuss your flight plan.
We will also discuss all the topics covered the the Pre-Flight Planning and Emergency Procedures sections of the Transport Canada Flight Reviewer’s Guide (TP-15395). This discussion will include airspace, local air routes and aerodromes, obstructions, terrain features, aircraft weight and balance, NOTAMs, and weather information.
It is up to the candidate to make the “go/no-go” decision, this must be based on available information for the flight.
Once on site the candidate will conduct a site survey, informing the flight reviewer of any hazards they see and how they plan to mitigate them.
After the site survey is completed, launch and recovery positions along with departure and approach routes can be finalized.
The candidate must demonstrate the ability to manually control their aircraft. This includes a manual take off and departure, the ability to maintain a stable airspeed/heading/altitude, to navigate around an obstacle or a fixed point, and a manual landing in a prespecified location.
During the flight the candidate should be able to judge the distance and position of the RPAS, adjust heading and direction to compensate for wind, monitor the battery or fuel level to ensure arrival at the designated landing site.
How To Prepare
Be experienced in the operation of your aircraft. Find a nice location away from people and airports to practice flying your RPAS under your Basic license.
Be familiar with part IX of the Canadian Aviation Regulations.
If you have any questions or concerns feel free to contact one of our RPAS instructors at firstname.lastname@example.org
Know your emergency procedures.
What should you do in the event of a fly away? How do you report an incident and to whom? What is classed as a reportable incident? What should you do in the event of a battery fire?
If you work with an observer or payload operator, know what you should brief them on before a mission and what their responsibilities should be.
Know what hazards to look for during a site survey.
Think of methods to mediate risks such as power lines, interference, nearby roadways, and other airspace users.
Be able to determine what type of airspace you are in, and if it is controlled, who controls it.
Know where to look up the standard procedures for an aerodrome, and be able to interpret how they relate to your mission.