Australian geospatial technology provider, Ultimate Positioning Group (UPG), recently announced a new one-week training course for UAV owners to gain their remote pilot certification – a first on the Australian market, they claim.
The Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA)-approved course, which involves three and a half days of theory and one and a half days of practical activity, will be run by UPG’s in-house UAV specialist who is a qualified pilot with 20 years of UAV flying experience.
UAVs are used to gather spatial information from the air using high-spec cameras and software, becoming, in the last couple of years, a popular replacement for expensive flyovers in industries like mining, forestry and utilities. However, operating a UAV isn’t as simple as buying one and launching it; before that, an operator needs to show their understanding of CASA airspace regulations by gaining their Remote Piloted Aerial System (RPAS) Certification.
For more information about the flight school is available at the UPG website.