8 cores modules required by CAA (Civil Aviation Authority) of UK.
1. UAS Airspace Operating Principles
At first glance it can appear daunting. Even though drones normally operate in the bottom 400 feet of airspace you’ll need to know what happens above and beyond your flying area. Things like controlled airspace, danger areas, prohibited areas and restricted areas. There are lots of acronyms to get to grips with such as FIR, ATZ, MATZ, CTR and AIAA but we’ll make it as fun and pain free as we can.
2. Airmanship & Aviation Safety
There’s a lot of ground to cover but it includes procedures for operating safely. We tell you why it’s important to take pride in how you fly and why you should pay close attention to planning.
3. Air Law & Responsibilities
This is the most important part to explain about the regulation of using drone in each country you stay as well as how to do the best practice on how operate drone responsively.
We’ll teach you how to get a forecast that’s suited to drone flying and how to interpret it correctly. We’ll also tell you about aircraft icing, turbulence, and wind gradients and how the area in which you’re flying can have a dramatic effect on local conditions.
5. Navigation Charts
Just because your drone has a built in GPS doesn’t mean you needn’t worry about navigation. There’s a whole section of our course devoted to good old fashioned maps and charts and the limitations of GPS. If you haven’t seen an aviation chart before you’ll be surprised how much 3 dimensional data is crammed into a two dimensional space and most of it is vitally important for safe flight planning.
6. Human Factors
The vital part of the syllabus but it’s one that students are surprised to see listed. Then they hear about the adverse effects of tiredness, alcohol and medication. Even cold weather, excessive workload, distractions from clients and spectators or working on your own can put a drone pilot under pressure – pressure that could lead to an accident.
7. Aircraft Knowledge
It contains a lot of components and complex systems which you need to understand. Things like Inertial Measurement Units, Power Management Units, Accelerometers and Electronic Speed Controllers. You’ll also need to know the specifications and limitations of your own aircraft, not just for practical reasons including safety and emergency procedures, but also for when you come to write your Operations Manual.
8. Operating Procedures
Everything from flight planning, site surveys, risk assessments to pre and post flights checks and emergency procedures. Although these things can sound daunting, they will boost your confidence no end when you know how to do things properly and safely.
Additional useful modules for usage drone in Thailand
9. History of Drone
10. Thai law and regulation, No fly zone in Thailand and how to get permission to fly
11. Select the suitable drone for your job
12. Lost drone recovery.
13. Drone part components
14. Outdoor Assessment
DJI Phantom 3
Parrot Mini Drone, Parrot AR Drone
Custom made (Introducing drone component & unique feature of each drone: DJI, Custom made)
Basic control (Basic Drone Control)
Advanced control (Point Of Interest, TapFly, Waypoint, Activetrack, Tripod, Gesture, Quickshot, Cinematic)