UPG offers one-week UAV flight school

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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.

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For more information about the flight school is available at the UPG website.

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