The Basic Pilot Training course for Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS) allows you to use remote control aircraft for flights within visual range of the pilot. Should you wish to make flights beyond the visual range of the pilot, the Advanced Pilot Training course for RPAS is performed.
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Basic & Advanced RPAS Operator courses for pilots that want to operate drones commercially or for leisure
Barcelona Flight School is an authorized centre by the Agencia Estatal de Seguridad Aérea under EASA Part-FCL with the ATO number E-ATO-037 to provide flight training, with over 60 years of experience.
The theoretical phase of the Basic Pilot Training course for RPAS consists of 50 hours of classroom, and the Advanced Pilot Training course consists of 60 hours of class.
The Theoretical Course syllabus contains the following subjects:
- General aircraft Knowledge
- Aircraft Performance
- Navigation and charts
- Operational procedures
- Aeronautical phraseology
- Human Factors Knowledge
- ATC Advanced communications
The approximate duration are 6 weeks for the Basic Training Course, and 8 weeks for the Advanced Training course.
- Beeing at least 18 years old.
- Pilots operating aircraft up to 25 kg maximum take-off mass must hold at least a medical examination for the license light aircraft, as specified in the MED. B.095 Annex IV, Part MED of Regulation (EU) No 1178/2011. Pilots operating aircraft with a maximum mass exceeding 25 kg at launch they must hold at least a Class II medical certificate issued by a licensed medical facility or medical examiner.
- In addition candidates must have a certificate that they have adequate knowledge of the aircraft and its systems, and its pilot, issued by the operator or by the aircraft manufacturer or an organization authorized by it, or either by a training organization approved. In no case shall such document may have been issued by the pilot for requesting authorization.