One of the nation’s recognized thought leaders in drone education
Getting Started With Drone Education
You’ve got your drone. Now, you need to make sure you’ve got the proper training so you can fly safely and effectively throughout Canada. That’s why we’re affiliated with Coastal Drone Co. – to help ensure you receive the right drone training to pilot with peace of mind.
Choose Your Drone Pilot Certifications & Courses
Coastal Drone offers both Basic and Advanced Pilot certifications. Take advantage of these courses to guarantee you and your team are well-educated and fully covered from the online classroom right to the field.
Coastal Drone also offers specialized courses to equip you and your team with the specific skill set necessary for your industry’s needs. From courses in industrial inspections to those in photography and videography, Coastal Drone is your go-to resource for any drone education needs.
Advanced Pilot Certification
To get the most out of your enterprise or non-consumer drones, we recommend the Advanced Pilot Certification.
The Advanced Pilot certification is perfect for those who plan to:
- Fly within 5 km of an airport
- Fly drones within 30 meters of other people
- Fly drones overhead of people
- Pass Transport Canada’s Advanced RPAS Exam
- Remain prepared when encountering high-risk flight situations.
- RPAS Online, On-Demand Ground School
- Advanced Exam Prep
- Advanced Standard Operating and Procedures Guide
- In-Person Flight Review and Prep Guide Course (which includes the cost of the review)
- 20+ hours of content
- 350+ sample questions that mimic Transport Canada’s written exams
- Includes all the Advanced Online material plus a prep guide for the Flight Review and the In-person Flight Review assessment
An advanced certification allows you to say “yes!” to more flying jobs with the ability to fly close to people, in controlled airspace and near airports.
Basic Pilot Certification
While we recommend most pilots pursue the Advanced Certification to keep their options open, Coastal Drone also offers a more basic course for those who want to get a taste of flying drones in Canada.
The Basic Pilot certification is perfect for those who plan to:
- Fly drones more than 5 km from airports
- Fly drones more than 30 meters away from people
- Keep their drones away from flying overhead
- Pass Transport Canada’s RPAS Basic Exam
- Learn more about how to safely fly drones in Canada
*For airspace definitions check the NRC Canada Drone Site Selection Tool.
The Ultimate Pro Pilot Bundle
Receive the ultimate bundle to advance your professional drone pilot skills. The Ultimate Pro Pilot Bundle is ideal for those who want to ensure the highest level of drone skills.
For those looking for a stronger foundation than the Advanced Pilot Certification, the Ultimate Pro Bundle uses hands-on training to produce confident and proficient drone pilots.
- Advanced RPAS Ground School
- Advanced Exam Prep
- Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)
- Flight Review
- Online Prep Guide
- Aerial Photography & Videography
- Industrial Inspections
- Hands-On Drone Flight Training
The History of Coastal Drone Co.
In 2017, Kate Klassen joined Coastal Drone Co. and brought a decade of aviation experience to the team, including having instructed over 1000 prospective UAV pilots.
As one of the nation’s recognized thought leaders in drone education, Kate has worked closely with Transport Canada to influence the knowledge requirements of future pilots. Along with Alec Wilson, a commercial helicopter pilot, the Coastal Drone team provides complete training and consulting services required to navigate this rapidly changing industry.
When you take a drone training course with Coastal Drone, you’re learning directly from Kate’s decades of aviation experience.