Course Overview

Created by a dedicated team of professional aviation and RPAS instructors, this course is designed to equip all prospective Basic Pilot Certificate - RPAS candidates with the theoretical knowledge and skills to pass their Transport Canada exam.

The course is divided into 7 detailed chapters following the Basic knowledge requirements outlined by Transport Canada, and a summary chapter of exam review content.

For your convenience, you will have access to this content for 365 days. Even when you're done your exam, you can come to review the material.

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Course Syllabus

  • 01

    1. Air Law, Air Traffic Rules and Procedures

    • Canadian RPAS Regulations - An Overview

    • RPAS Exams

    • Aeronautics Act

    • CARs: Part 1 – General Provisions

    • CARs: Part 1 – General Provision: Knoledge Requirement 101

    • CARS: Part I – General Provisions: Knowledge Requirements 102 & 103

    • CARs: Part VI – General Operating & Flight Rules: Knowledge Requirements 601

    • CARs: Part VI – General Operating & Flight Rules: Knowledge Requirements 606

    • CARs: Part IX – Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems: Knowledge Requirements 900 General Provisions

    • CARs: Part IX – Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems: Knowledge Requirements 901 General Provisions

    • CARs: Part IX – General Provisions: Knowledge Requirements 903

    • Additional Information: TC AIM-GEN 3.0

    • End of Lesson 1 Survey

  • 02

    2. RPAS Airframes, Power Plants, & Propulsion Systems

    • Airframes

    • Electrical Systems

    • Redundancies and Critical Items

    • Ground Control Station

    • Data Links

    • Batteries

    • Autopilots

    • Payloads

    • Electric Motors (Propulsion)

    • Launch and Recovery Systems

    • Maintenance and Record Keeping

    • Magnetic Compass

    • Altimeter

    • Airspeed Indicator

    • Inertial Measurement Unit

    • End of Lesson 2 Survey

  • 03

    3. Human Factors

    • Aviation Physiology

    • The Pilot and the Operating Environment

    • Aviation Psychology

    • Pilot-Equipment-Materials Relationship

    • Interpersonal Relationships

    • End of Lesson 3 Survey

  • 04

    4. Meteorology

    • The Earth’s Atmosphere

    • Clouds

    • Surfaced Based Layers

    • Turbulence

    • Wind

    • Aircraft Icing

    • Meteorological Services Available to Pilots

    • End of Lesson 4 Survey

  • 05

    5. Navigation

    • Definitions

    • Maps and Charts

    • Time and Longitude

    • Pilot Navigation

    • Flight Planning

    • Radio Theory

    • End of Lesson 5 Survey

  • 06

    6. Flight Operations

    • General

    • Aircraft Performance

    • Performance Chart and Data

    • Weight and Balance

    • Aircraft Critical Surface

    • RPAS Operations (VLOS)

    • Occupational Safety and Health

    • End of Lesson 6 Survey

  • 07

    7. Theory of Flight

    • Principles of Flight

    • Aircraft Parts and Components

    • Forces Acting on an Aircraft

    • Stability

    • Aerofoils

    • Propellers and Rotors

    • Design of the Wing

    • Airplane Flight Controls

    • Helicopter Flight Controls

    • Multi-Rotor Aircraft

    • Load Factor

    • End of Lesson 7 Survey

  • 08

    8. Exam Review

    • Air Law

    • RPAS Airframes, Power Plants, Propulsion & Systems

    • Human Factors

    • Meteorology

    • Navigation

    • Flight Operations

    • Theory of Flight

    • End of Course Survey