ING Robotic Aviation Partners with Ottawa Aviation Services to Offer Professional UAV Operator’s Course

ING CourseING Robotic Aviation and Ottawa Aviation Services have partnered to offer a professional Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Operator’s Course.  This course combines the rigour of an accomplished flight training school with that of a highly experienced UAV operator.  The first (7 day) course will take place in Ottawa starting 8 June 2015.

Successful completion of the course allows the student to:

  • meet the Transport Canada Knowledge Requirements for UAV operators

  • be fully familiar with both single and multi-rotor flight operations (fixed wing and rotorcraft)

  • be familiarized with mission planning and commercial UAV operations

  • be eligible for full or part-time employment as an operator with ING Robotic Aviation

  • meet critical requirements for being able to secure Flight Operation Certificates in the future.

“We are very excited to be working with Ottawa Aviation Services on this project,” states ING Robotic Aviation’s CEO, Ian Glenn. “This is a demonstration of our team’s’ ability to take the knowledge we have gained through many years of operational experience and apply it to training for commercial UAV operations.”

The seven day course will provide an opportunity for interested candidates to learn the fundamentals of operating a robotic aircraft, or drone. The program will consist of comprehensive theory of flight as well as provide exposure to real flight operations. Additionally, all course content taught will be based on the current regulatory Transport Canada knowledge requirements, which ING played a key role in creating.

Successful completion of this course will qualify candidates for employment as a Operators with ING Robotic Aviation, with the addition of type qualification on the Responder Rotorcraft and an assessment of ‘fit’ with the ING team.

“This is an excellent opportunity that allows Ottawa Aviation Services to take the next step towards providing education services in this exploding field,” states Cedric Paillard, owner and CEO of the Ottawa Aviation Services. “UAV operators are the pilots of the future.”

For more details on the course and to enroll, click here.

ING Robotic Aviation delivers data-driven robotic aviation services in harsh conditions globally with its robust aerial remote sensing solutions as comprehensive products and end-to-end services. The company developed its skills through extensive operational unmanned aircraft system (UAS) surveillance work with the Canadian military. From these beginnings with military systems, it now provides commercial services with robotic aircraft including mapping, inspections and monitoring in North America and internationally.

Ottawa Aviation Services is a company dedicated to systematic and safe innovation in flight training. We focus on partnering with commercial aviation employers to promote career path development for commercial pilot students. We offer pilot assessment and testing services to students and airlines, an Integrated Airline Pilot Training Course, (the highest quality of pilot training program approved by Transport Canada) and a range of other pilot training products.

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