Does your council have a drone? A few years ago, the answer probably would’ve been no. Now, it’s becoming unusual if you aren’t at least dabbling in the world of remotely piloted aircraft.
Compared to the early, Wild West era of drone flight, the Civil Aviation Authority has tightened up on the requirements for drone operators, and anyone from your council must be up-to-date with all the regulations surrounding drone flight to ensure you don’t fall afoul of civil aviation or health and safety rules.
That’s why ALGIM is partnering with droneSafe’s Tony Krzyzewski (or Tony K as many of you will know him), to offer droneSafe courses beginning in 2018.
Run once a month, each course will have limited numbers, and is designed to give business operators of drone technology sufficient knowledge and understanding required to effectively and safely operate these devices within the law.
It will not only give you an understanding of what operators need to do to ensure safety in flight but also why this is required and how environmental, human, and technological factors can affect flight.
See below for a full list of what the course covers.
The first course will be run in Palmerston North on 8 February at Palmerston North Airport. We are also happy to discuss running the course at your council.
If you'd like to be informed when registrations open, email email@example.com
All the details
CAA Parts 101 impose specific requirements on operators of unmanned aircraft that must be followed in order to ensure compliance with regulations.
A key part of the regulations is the requirement to ensure that flight operations will not create a hazard to persons, property and other aircraft and these requirements mirror requirements under the Health & Safety at Work Act where the operations are carried out as by every person conducting a Business or Undertaking. There is a requirement under both CAA and Health and Safety rules that reasonable steps must be taken to ensure that safety requirements are met.
The CAA regulations also demand knowledge of (and compliance with) the Remotely Piloted Aircraft regulations, and specifically require the operator to have knowledge of the airspace designation in the area of intended operation or be under the supervision of a person with this knowledge.
We believe that flight safety begins with a good understanding applicable regulations, of the technologies used, an understanding and ability to interpret information available to the operator such as the weather and aviation charts, and a good grounding in processes designed to enable the flight operation to be conducted safely.
Our course has been developed by Tony Krzyzewski, a private pilot with experimental aircraft flight testing certification and experience. He has taken the hazard identification and mitigation techniques learnt as part of test flying programmes and applied them for the first time into the drone operating environment. The droneSafe training course is not only designed to give you an understanding of what operators need to do to ensure safety in flight but also why this is required and how environmental, human, and technological factors can affect flight.
The droneSafe course is designed to give operators of drone technology sufficient knowledge and understanding required to effectively and safely operate these devices within the law. This course does not provide practical training for flight and does not provide pilot qualification as defined under CAA Part 101 for operation of remotely piloted aircraft within 4km of an aerodrome.
The training course does not presume any prior knowledge of aviation law or fundamentals of flight as these are included within the syllabus. Course attendees are supplied with take home material and support information to assist with ongoing operational safety. Each participating organisation completing the course is supplied with a current Airways Visual Navigation Chart for the participant's region
Course content includes:
Theory of Operations
· Theory of Flight
· Multicopter Fundamentals
· Battery Management
· CAA Part 101
· CAA Part 102
· Airspace Classifications
· Uncontrolled Airspace Operations
· Controlled Airspace Operations
· Aerodrome Airspace Operations
· Prohibited Areas
· Airspace Resources
· The Compass and GPS
· Drone Control Systems
· Radio Telephony Basics
· Local Wind Effects
· Weather Hazards
· Measuring the Wind
· Weather Resources
· The AIP
· Interpreting Aerodrome Plates
· Interpreting the VNC
· Navigation Resources
Airmanship & Safety
· Fit to Fly
· Hazard Identification
· Risk Assessment
· Hazard Identification
· Land Owner Permissions
· Airspace Permissions
Pre Flight Checks
Post Flight Checks
A droneSafe certificate of completion will be given to all attendees.