To fly under a Special Flight Operations Certificate (SFOC) (1), Transport Canada requires that all prospective UAV pilots be trained through an accepted institution. PreUAV's comprehensive UAV ground school is such a course, and provides in-depth training covering all topics listed in Transport Canada's "Knowledge Requirements for UAV Pilots" document (2), namely:

  • Air Law & Procedures
  • Navigation & Navigation Aids
  • Meteorology
  • Airframes, Engines, & Systems
  • Theory of Flight
  • Flight Instruments
  • Flight Operations
  • Human Factors
  • Radiotelephony

Upon completion of both the Full UAV Ground School course and the associated Flight School, students will become officially certified as commercial UAV pilots: legally permitted to operate UAVs on behalf of their organization.

PreUAV designs its courses to focus on three domains of learning: cognitive, affective, and psychomotor (see 'Bloom's taxonomy'); the result is an experience that is equal parts informative, engaging, and practical. PreUAV is the result of a collaboration between the award-winning training organization Premergency, and InDro Robotics: industry leader in UAV systems development and remote sensing.

(1) https://www.tc.gc.ca/eng/civilaviation/opssvs/getting-permission-fly-drone.html#sfoc (2) https://www.tc.gc.ca/eng/civilaviation/publications/page-6557.html