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- FLIGHT REVIEWS WILL BEGIN IN MARCH 2019 AND ARE WEATHER DEPENDANT
SCOPE OF THE FLIGHT REVIEW
- The flight review – RPAS consists of the planning, preparation, and completion of a RPAS flight. Although aircraft performances and weight and balance are not tested as separate exercises, it is expected that the candidate will use all the applicable performance data as well as all the approved operating procedures required for a flight.
- THE FLIGHT REVIEW IS NOT A TRAINING FLIGHT but an evaluation of the candidate’s knowledge and flight skills.
To train and be prepared for a Flight Review Exam, we recommend our Level 3 Mission Planning course designed just for that purpose!!
- PREREQUISITE TO THE FLIGHT REVIEW
- In order to be admitted to the flight review, the candidate shall have successfully completed and passed the Small Remotely Piloted Aircraft (VLOS) – Advanced Operations exam.
- Candidates will be issued a unique reference number directly linked to their Drone Management Portal account and additionally a second reference number for successfully passing their Small Remotely Piloted Aircraft (VLOS) – Advanced Operations exam.
- These two numbers are to be provided to the Flight Reviewer. The Flight Reviewer will then enter these two numbers into the Drone Management Portal and verify the candidates identity based on the credentials provided
- The candidate MUST be at least 16 years of age
- The candidate must provide a valid (not expired) piece of government-issued (federal, provincial/territorial/state government authority or the equivalent body abroad) identification that provides your NAME AND DATE OF BIRTH, including the following:
- -a citizenship certificate
- – a Certificate of Registration of Birth Abroad issued by the Department of Citizenship and Immigration
- – a birth certificate or baptismal certificate, certified by the issuing authority, or a duly notarized copy. If the date of birth is not shown on a baptismal certificate it shall be supported by a statutory declaration in which the applicant declares the date of birth
- -a passport
- -an aviation personnel permit or license, showing the date of birth, issued by the state of which the applicant is a citizen
- -a permanent resident card
- -a military ID
- -a driver’s license that is issued by a province or territory or the equivalent abroad
- -Certificate of Indian Status
- -a ID card issued by the federal, provincial or territorial government
- All flight reviews will be conducted when weather conditions do not present a hazard to the operation of the RPAS, the RPAS is airworthy and the candidate has all the RPAS documents required by the Canadian Aviation Regulations and they are valid.
- It is the sole responsibility of the candidate to make the final decision as to whether or not the flight review will be conducted.
FAILURE OF A FLIGHT REVIEW – RPAS
- The failure of any one flight review item constitutes failure of the flight review – RPAS.
- THE FAILURE OF ONE (1) ITEM WILL REQUIRE A COMPLETE REDO OF THE FLIGHT REVIEW.
COMPLETE REDO OF THE FLIGHT REVIEW
- A complete redo of the flight review will be required in the following situations:
- -failure of one item during a complete flight review
- -failure to do an appropriate site survey
- -a demonstrated pattern of failing to use effective visual scanning techniques is displayed during the flight review
- -displaying unsafe flying
- -displaying dangerous behaviour that is not linked to a skill
- -displaying a lack of training or competency
- SOME AREAS THAT OUR FLIGHT REVIEWERS WILL BE TESTING YOU IN
- -The candidate’s airmanship will be assessed along with other factors in determining the pass/fail mark awarded for each item. Actions such as looking out for other aircraft, use of checklists, consideration for other aircraft on the ground and in the air, completing a site survey, and choice of takeoff area will be assessed.
- -The candidate will be expected to demonstrate good airmanship and complete accurate checks on a continuing basis
PROBLEM SOLVING AND DECISION MAKING
- -anticipates problems far enough in advance to avoid crisis reaction
- -uses effective decision-making process
- -makes appropriate inquiries
- -prioritizes tasks to gain maximum information input for decisions
- -makes effective use of all available resources to make decisions
- -considers “downstream” consequences of decision being considered
- -actively monitors weather, aircraft systems, instrument indications and ATC communications
- -avoids “tunnel vision” – is aware that factors such as stress can reduce vigilance
- -stays ahead of the aircraft in preparing for expected or contingency situations
- -remains alert to detect subtle changes in the environment
- -provides thorough briefings
- -asks for information and advice
- -communicates decisions clearly
- -enunciates one’s location clearly if required
- -organizes available resources well
- -recognizes overload in self
- -eliminates distractions during high workload situations
- -maintains ability to adapt during high workload situations
- -Describe the site survey process
- -Describe emergency procedures that apply to flying a RPAS, including lost-link procedures and procedures to follow in the event of a fly-away, including who to contact
- -Describe the method by which to inform Transport Canada of an incident or accident
- -Successfully perform pre-flight checks of their RPAS
- -Perform a take-off
- -Demonstrate the ability to navigate around obstacles
- -Demonstrate the ability to recognize distances
- -Perform a landing