Training

Volatus Aerospace is a leading drone training solutions provider. Whether you are new or an experienced drone pilot, we have a range of training options and supporting content to elevate your skills and knowledge.

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We specialize in high-throughput research programs for plot and field-scale trials. Whether you are growing canola, soybeans, potatoes, corn, hemp, wheat, cotton, blueberries, almonds or Christmas trees! Whatever your aerial mapping project, and wherever it may be in the Americas, we will customize an aerial program to suit your research requirements.
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ADVANCED RPAS PILOT CERTIFICATE

Online TP15263 Ground School
Practical Flight Training and Review

Students will learn the subject matter required by Transport Canada for professional advanced drone operations and pilot certification.

COURSE INCLUDES:

  • Online content (approx. 35 hrs of self-study and over 10 hrs of video)

  • Knowledge assessments

  • Multiple choice practice exams (650+ randomized question bank)

  • One full day practical flight review skills training

  • Transport Canada in-person Flight Review

$900

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Part 107

Online Ground School
The course will take you through everything you need to know to pass the FAA Part 107 Knowledge Test.

COURSE INCLUDES:

  • Applicable regulations

  • Airspace classification, operating requirements, and flight restrictions

  • Aviation weather sources and effects of weather

  • Loading and performance

  • Emergency procedures and Crew Resource Management

  • Radio communication procedures

  • Aeronautical decision-making and judgment

  • Operation at night

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IN-PERSON
FLIGHT REVIEW

FLIGHT REVIEW INCLUDES:
  • In-person flight review delivered by a certified Transport Canada Flight Reviewer at your chosen location

Successful completion of the Transport Canada Advanced Exam is MANDATORY.

If you fail the flight review, you must wait at least 24 hrs before attempting it again (additional charges apply).

$250

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IN-PERSON
GROUND SCHOOL

Minimum 3 registrants per session

Custom in-person ground school for drone certification preparations in accordance with Canadian or American regulatory requirements.

Volatus certified instructors will cover all knowledge requirements for either the Transport Canada Advanced RPAS Pilot Certificate or the Federal Aviation Authority Part 107 exam.

In-person ground school can be delivered at Volatus Training Academy locations or on-location as required.

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Specialization

Drones and the wide range of sensors that they carry are complex tools that require specialized knowledge and the rigorous application of operational best practices. Volatus Aerospace is a global leader in the provision of drone services. We have extensive experience with drone LiDAR, photogrammetry, inspection/detection, SAR, and first response workflows and best practices. Elevate you drone pilot skills with one of our specialized courses.
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DJI MATRICE 300 RTK

2 day in-person seminar
Available in Canada and the United States
 
This two-day DJI M300 RTK practical skills seminar is designed to develop expertise in programming, practical operation, and maintenance. It provides students with an opportunity to learn safe operating practices and procedures while elevating their pilot skills. Emphasis will be placed on making full use of the advanced features of this drone in the context of practical operations.
 

$1,199

PHOTOGRAMMETRY

2 day in-person seminar
Available in Canada and the United States
 
This two day in-person seminar introduces students to the fundamentals of photogrammetry. Students will learn about the tools, techniques, and best practices required to successfully produce a range of photogrammetric outputs, including: orthomosaics, textured meshes, and point clouds.
 

$1,199

LIDAR

2 day in-person seminar
Available in Canada and the United States

This two day in-person seminar introduces students to the fundamentals of aerial LiDAR data acquisition and processing. Students will learn how LiDAR systems operate and how the point clouds that they produce can be used to extract valuable information about existing site conditions.

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$1,500

Thermal & RGB Inspection

2 day in-person seminar
Available in Canada and the United States

This two day in-person seminar is designed to introduce students to thermal and optical inspection principles and measurement systems for predictive maintenance applications. Students will learn how to collect high quality data, accurate temperature readings, and account for measurement effects such as distance and emissivity.

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$1,199

Creative media

2 day in-person seminar
Available in Canada and the United States

The Drone Creative Media 2 Day practical seminar is designed to introduce students to the knowledge, expectations and skills required for professional drone photography and videography media productions. Students will learn how to produce and edit real estate videos and how to capture cinematic footage for news media and TV/movie productions.

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$1,500

AGRICULTURAL PLOT RESEARCH

2 day in-person seminar
Available in Canada and the United States

Drones are increasingly recognized as being fantastic tools for crop monitoring and plot research. This course focuses on the technical and practical requirements for collecting optical and multispectral data.

Students will learn the following:

  • Fundamentals of multispectral and optical imaging
  • Drone mission planning for agriculture use cases
  • Best practices for data collection quality control
  • Crop-specific field operations
  • Optical and multispectral data processing and analysis

$1,199

DJI M300 RTK

Self-paced online course

FREE with purchase of corresponding equipment.

$120

DJI P1

Self-paced online course

FREE with purchase of corresponding equipment.

$120

DJI L1

Self-paced online course

FREE with purchase of corresponding equipment.

$120

DJI H20/H20T

Self-paced online course

FREE with purchase of corresponding equipment.

$120

PHASE ONE CAMERA & P3 PAYLOAD

Self-paced online course

FREE with purchase of corresponding equipment.

$120

Programs

Volatus Aerospace offers a range of expanded training programs designed to give our students a more in-depth learning experience.

Our programs are focused on capacity building and empowerment, equipping students with the knowledge, skills, and support they need to success as professional drone operators

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TECHNICAL SKILLS DIPLOMA

15 day in-person diploma
Available in at the Volatus RPAS Training Academy in PEI, Canada

The Diploma program is a fully registered ‘instructor led’ training course with daily drone skills practice in various complex environments. It aims to build an expert drone workforce that can find well-paying jobs in the drone service industry. We expect our successful students to be employed in the industry within six months of qualifying and will promote the diploma internationally.

Successful students will be recognized as holding a valuable industry qualification. This diploma is registered for delivery at the Volatus RPAS Training Academy in PEI and approved by the Department of Education and Lifelong Learning.

As the Diploma is certified and approved by the Department of Education & Lifelong Learning, there are various opportunities for government funding in support of new business and skills training for career development. Contact us for more information.

$4,999

FIRST NATIONS COMMUNITY TRAINING

Multiple drone certification and skills training capacity building options
Available in Canada

Volatus Aerospace is committed to building capacity with First Nations communities through our partners at Indigenous Aerospace. Together, we have created several course offerings designed specifically to certify train First Nations pilots in accordance with the highest standards of the global drone services industry. Indigenous Aerospace training will be delivered at one of several centralized and accessible locations throughout Canada.

Course includes:
Part 1: TP-15263 ground school
Part 2: Advanced piloting and videography skills
Part 3: Inspection and intro to thermography
Part 4: Survey and mapping

To ensure a positive and effective learning environment, we are committed to maintaining a 4:1 student-instructor ratio in our classrooms. As such, space for these courses is limited. Get in touch to learn more!

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Taskforce Drone

4 day in-person course for veterans and active members of the Canadian Military
Available in Canada

This course is designed specifically for Veterans and Military Family Members. This program aims to build an expert drone workforce that can find well-paying jobs in the Canadian drone service industry. We expect our successful students to be employed in the industry within six months of qualifying. We will promote the course nationally and successful students will be recognized as holding a valuable industry qualification.

This is an approved Veterans Affairs Canada Education and Training Plan ‘Short Course’. Eligible veterans can apply to have the full course fee funded through the Veterans Affairs Canada web portal, accessible here.

Course includes:
• DJI Mavic Mini Fly More Combo
• Basic RPAS workbook as preparation for Transport Canada drone regulations
• Review of Transport Canada drone regulations
• Introduction to drone data collection methods like photogrammetry, LiDAR, and aerial inspection
• Practical flight training

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$4,999

Drones in the classroom

Self-paced online prep course and 2 days of in-person instruction
Available in Canada

This program is designed to provide the knowledge base for teachers and educational administrators to enable them to effectively implement a drone program in their schools. Time Requirement: 2 days of instruction (1 indoor, 1 outdoor). 1 additional day is required to allow for weather delays for the outdoor programming.

There are three components to the program:

  • Advanced RPAS Ground School – consists of 40 hours of online, self-directed study to learn the knowledge requirements set by Transport Canada to write and pass the federal Advanced RPAS pilot certification exam.

     

  • Flight Training and Flight Review Prep – consists of one day of hands-on flight training on three different RPAS systems (DJI Ryze Tello, DJI Mavic Mini, and DJI Mavic 2 Pro), covering pilot operational knowledge, skills, communication, and planning.
  • Advanced Educator RPAS Operations (AERO) – consists of one day of hands-on sample lessons and strategies for integrating drone programs in schools, and into achieving curricular objectives in the classroom

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Youth Drone Camp

2 sessions held over the course of a weekend
Available in Canada and the United States

This program is designed to introduce students to the incredible opportunities within the current and future drone industry. Students will learn about drone safety, regulations and communications, piloting skills, drone racing, photography and videography, drone coding, and many other highly engaging, and STEM-oriented learning activities.

This program is run over a weekend, with 2x 5-hour classes per session, held each day. A sponsoring school division must arrange to schedule two sessions each day, from 8:30AM-1:30PM, and 2:30PM-7:30PM.

Up to 12 students may attend per session. 24 students per weekend.

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SCIENCE EXPERIMENTAL AERIAL RESEARCH (SEAR) PROGRAM

Annual programming
Available in Canada and the United States

This program is designed to engage students in future career technologies, with school divisions working in partnership on sustainable community initiatives with industry (Volatus Aerospace) and municipal governments. Students use scientific discovery to hypothesize a solution to a locally relevant sustainable community problem, using drones equipped with advanced sensors to collect data, and machine learning to analyze it. They will learn about these technologies, while meeting various curricular outcomes across biology, physics, mathematics, geography, and other disciplines.

This program is run over the course of a year, with 5x half-day sessions and 1x full-day session (in-field data collection day).

School divisions are encouraged to engage local municipal governments in a partnership to develop a novel solution to a relevant community ecological sustainability issue. Up to 15 students may participate in the program per year.

School divisions are encouraged to look to a three-year partnership on the program, and will receive a discounted rate for Year-1 participation in the program.

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BVLOS

Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) operations will define the global drone industry in the years and decades ahead. The regulatory framework around BVLOS drone flights differs depending on the country in which the operation is set to occur. Volatus Aerospace is a BVLOS innovator on the international stage, working directly with the government bodies responsible for developing standardized BVLOS regulations. Benefit from our knowledge and equip yourself with the skills required to fly BVLOS drone operations.
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BVLOS PREPAREDNESS COURSE

2 day live webinar with supporting material, 1 day in person practical BVLOS
Available in Canada

Day 1
BVLOS operational requirements, covering all aspects of the proposed regulatory framework. Provides an overview of the technical challenges of BVLOS operations, including how to maximize radio control links and minimize lost link situations when operating at the limits of the range. Includes Transport Canada Roadmap for BVLOS Operations, Essential Knowledge & Requirements, BVLOS Equipment and Systems, and Operational Limitations.

Day 2
BVLOS webinar led by Senior Volatus Aerospace pilots. Workshop includes Maintenance Manuals, SORA and SFOC Processes, Logbooks & Standard Operating Procedures, Step-By-Step SORA Success Strategy, Meteorology & Comms, and, Flight Planning.

Day 3
The in-field training will take place in one of the six locations where we hold a Transport Canada BVLOS SFOC. Subjects covered will include Crew Briefing, VLOS versus BVLOS Operational Differences, Field Applications of SORA, BVLOS In-Flight Monitoring, and Debrief.

$999

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Contact us to learn more about our custom training solutions. We offer a range of customized on-site training options designed to accommodate a large number of students and a variety of differed drone airframe and sensor configurations.

Pair custom training solutions with our in-house consulting services to develop your own industry-leading in-house drone program. We can help you develop custom SOPs, checklists, emergency procedures, and best practices to ensure that you are getting the most our of your pilot team and equipment.

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