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Flights beyond visual Line-of-sight (BVLOS)

You will fly an RPAS for nearly 20 km in the airspace of the greater Montreal area. Our school offers you a complete training.

 

Be among the first to be able to legally and safely fly a drone according to the rules governing flights beyond visual line-of-sight (BVLOS). Dronetechnic offers you the means to carry your personal training as a drone pilot, where practically no one has yet gone.

 

With just a few dozen pilots qualified in Canada to operate a drone beyond visual line-of-sight, you can become part of this elite group and conduct such operations, or you can be among some of the first to develop your own business in this still virtually untapped market.

Our five-star DRONES PILOT IN BVLOS TRAINING – the first in the country – qualifies you to occupy all the positions of a BVLOS crew, namely :

We prepare you to carry out in a safe, efficient and above all legal way :

      • GCS Operator (Pilot-in-command)
      • Copilot
      • External Pilot (Safety Pilot)
      • Payload Operator
      • Visual Observer Detect and Avoid (VODAA)
      • Aerial inspection
      • Aerial surveillance
      • Search and Rescue Mission
      • Drone Delivery of small parcels
      • Aerial imagery gathering of earth’s morphology

Our five-star DRONES PILOT IN BVLOS TRAINING – the first in the country – qualifies you to occupy all the positions of a BVLOS crew, namely :

      • GCS Operator (Pilot-in-command)
      • Copilot
      • External Pilot (Safety Pilot)
      • Payload Operator
      • Visual Observer Detect and Avoid (VODAA)

We prepare you to carry out in a safe, efficient and above all legal way :

      • Aerial inspection
      • Aerial surveillance
      • Search and Rescue Mission
      • Drone Delivery of small parcels
      • Aerial imagery gathering of earth’s morphology

LOCALIZED BEYOND VISUAL LINE-OF-SIGHT FLIGHTS

BVLOS flights also include bypassing buildings, human or natural structures, as well as operations in “follow me” mode where the pilot is no longer able to maintain visual Line-of-sight with his RPA for some time, although it is still nearby.

 

The dronautic industry has been asking Transport Canada for several times to consider these manoeuvres as advanced operations. In April 2020, Transport Canada finally introduced the concept of “localized” BVLOS operations in order to regulate them.

 

Dronetechnic is proud to offer you the very first training in the country preparing you to safely carry out these operations.

LOCALIZED BEYOND VISUAL LINE-OF-SIGHT FLIGHTS

BVLOS flights also include bypassing buildings, human or natural structures, as well as operations in “follow me” mode where the pilot is no longer able to maintain visual Line-of-sight with his RPA for some time, although it is still nearby.

 

The dronautic industry has been asking Transport Canada for several times to consider these manoeuvres as advanced operations. In April 2020, Transport Canada finally introduced the concept of “localized” BVLOS operations in order to regulate them.

 

Dronetechnic is proud to offer you the very first training in the country preparing you to safely carry out these operations.

Basic Operation in Visual Line-Of-Sight (VLOS)

Dronetechnic trains you according to Transport Canada prerequisites contained in TP-15263. Robust theoretical training, from 30 to 36 hours (depending on the size of the group), given online, in the classroom or in the workplace.

  • Basic notions
  • Introduction to Manned Aviation
  • Regulations
  • Components of an RPAS
  • Flight Theory
  • Coordination with Air Traffic
  • Meteorology
  • TAF, METAR, and NOTAM
  • Navigation
  • Human Factors
Advanced Operation in Visual Line-Of-Sight (VLOS)

Dronetechnic will take you close to the controlled airspace of the Montreal Terminal in order to initiate and familiarize yourself with the reality of a drone operation requiring coordination with NAV CANADA units.

  • Planning
  • Coordination with NAV CANADA
  • Site Survey
  • Deployment
  • Inspection
  • Pre-Flight Procedures
  • Normal Procedures
  • Contingency Procedures
  • Emergency Procedures
  • Bookkeeping
Advanced Operation in Visual Line-Of-Sight (VLOS)

Dronetechnic will take you close to the controlled airspace of the Montreal Terminal in order to initiate and familiarize yourself with the reality of a drone operation requiring coordination with NAV CANADA units.

  • Planning
  • Coordination with NAV CANADA
  • Site Survey
  • Deployment
  • Inspection
  • Pre-Flight Procedures
  • Normal Procedures
  • Contingency Procedures
  • Emergency Procedures
  • Bookkeeping

Complementary Training

Restricted Operator Certificate (Aeronautical Qualification)

We develop your skills as a radio operator and prepare you to pass the exam of Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED).

Visual Observer Detect and Avoid (VODAA)

Transport Canada requires BVLOS VODAA’s crew members to have at least 20 hours of experience as visual observers, including two hours in a position away from the pilot-in-command. Dronetechnic offers you VODAA training to qualify you to be part of a BVLOS crew in this function.

BUSINESS SERVICES

Dronetechnic also supports companies and organisations

 

      • We train their pilots
      • Teach them how to obtain an SFOC
      • We review their SFOC application
      • If the company wishes, we write the application
      • We train the company on the RPAS Operator Certificate )
      • We give the Chief Pilot Training
      • We offer a knowledge update workshop (approved by TC)
      • We are a distributor of BVLOS RPAS
      • We are distributors of detection and avoidance solutions

Dronetechnic also supports companies and organisations

 

      • We train their pilots
      • Teach them how to obtain an SFOC
      • We review their SFOC application
      • If the company wishes, we write the application
      • We train the company on the RPAS Operator Certificate )
      • We give the Chief Pilot Training
      • We offer a knowledge update workshop (approved by TC)
      • We are a distributor of BVLOS RPAS
      • We are distributors of detection and avoidance solutions

Need to perform a BVLOS flight?

TEST SITES NEAR MONTREAL

Are you a company, university or college invested in research and development in dronautics? Are you developing an aircraft and having to periodically perform flights in order to validate your concept of operation?

 

Dronetechnic puts at your disposal secure and convenient test sites in the greater Montreal area. In addition, assistance is provided to help your organizations to obtain an SFOC from TC.

YOUR TRAINER

Michel lizotte

Chief Instructor / CEO

An aircraft pilot since the age of 18, Michel is a pioneer in the development of serious training in small drone operations in Quebec.

 

He is among the first holders of a Flight Review annotation in Canada. He has trained hundreds of aspiring pilots in the field, in the classroom, in the workplace, online, in French and in English.

In April 2021, he was granted the first-ever permission by Transport Canada to train students in operations beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) and the first to operate a training site located so close to Montreal’s major international airports..

 

An examiner for ISED and holding a bachelor’s degree in Communications, Michel is widely regarded as one of the best instructors in Quebec, having trained pilots from the Canadian Space Agency, Air Canada, NRC, SQ, Radio-Canada, Hydro-Québec and major Quebec universities. He has contributed to the improvement of the procedures of several companies operating drones as well as Transport Canada documents, regulations and exams.

 

Michel is a dynamic teacher, friendly, fun, with multiple anecdotes to tell. Students love having him in front of them in class … and especially next to them during outdoor training.