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FAQ

  • Why should I take a training with KoptR Image?
    The Transport Canada Advanced Operations Certification exam consists of 50 questions to be answered in 60 minutes, with a passing score of 80%. This exam requires in-depth knowledge of aeronautical concepts and represents a significant challenge. Our training covers all the essential concepts to pass this exam, in addition to providing you with a complete manual that you can use as a reference during your preparation. Our proven methodology allows you to take the exam more efficiently than if you studied alone. In addition, the KoptR Image team supports you throughout the process to ensure optimal preparation.
  • Fly a drone in Canada
    To fly a drone weighing between 250g and 25kg, you must register the drone and obtain a drone pilot certificate. You can check out our free guide “How to Become a Drone Pilot” to learn how. This guide is accessible via the home page.
  • Flying a drone without a pilot certificate
    If you operate a drone weighing 250g or more without pilot certification, you risk significant fines! In fact, these fines can reach up to $3,000 for an individual and up to $15,000 for a legal entity.
  • Difference between recreational or commercial piloting
    Since June 2019, whether it is for recreational or commercial activities, piloting a drone weighing 250 g or more requires drone pilot certification and registration of the device. In fact, the regulations apply according to the flight zone and the minimum distance to be respected from people not involved in the operation, rather than by the reason for using the drone. Additionally, a pilot can operate their drone for commercial purposes with either a Basic Operations Pilot Certificate or an Advanced Operations Pilot Certificate, while respecting the limitations of their certificate.
  • Certificate validity and renewal
    Your pilot certificate does not require renewal, however, you must be able to demonstrate having completed a knowledge update activity every 24 months from the date you obtained the certificate. Transport Canada accepts several knowledge updating activities. Whether you have a basic or advanced certificate, you must choose one of these options: (1) Pass either the basic operations exam or the advanced operations exam; (2) Perform a flight review; (3) Participate in a safety seminar organized by Transport Canada Civil Aviation; (4) Complete a continuing drone training program provided by a drone pilot school; or (5) Complete a self-study program approved by Transport Canada. We recommend the Transport Canada self-study program, as it is the simplest and free option! Once you have completed the Knowledge Update activity, be sure to print the proof and keep it with you. This proof must be immediately accessible when you fly your drone.
  • Why do I need to have the advanced certification?
    If your goal is to fly a drone in controlled airspace and near people, it is essential to complete the advanced operation online exam as well as a flight review with a qualified person under section 901.82. It is essential to use a RPAS declared compliant by the manufacturer. Skills must be updated every 24 months. Drone registration is mandatory and can be done on the Transport Canada website at a cost of $5.
  • Why should I take a training with KoptR Image?
    The Transport Canada Advanced Operations Certification exam consists of 50 questions to be answered in 60 minutes, with a passing score of 80%. This exam requires in-depth knowledge of aeronautical concepts and represents a significant challenge. Our training covers all the essential concepts to pass this exam, in addition to providing you with a complete manual that you can use as a reference during your preparation. Our proven methodology allows you to take the exam more efficiently than if you studied alone. In addition, the KoptR Image team supports you throughout the process to ensure optimal preparation.
  • Fly a drone in Canada
    To fly a drone weighing between 250g and 25kg, you must register the drone and obtain a drone pilot certificate. You can check out our free guide “How to Become a Drone Pilot” to learn how. This guide is accessible via the home page.
  • Flying a drone without a pilot certificate
    If you operate a drone weighing 250g or more without pilot certification, you risk significant fines! In fact, these fines can reach up to $3,000 for an individual and up to $15,000 for a legal entity.
  • Difference between recreational or commercial piloting
    Since June 2019, whether it is for recreational or commercial activities, piloting a drone weighing 250 g or more requires drone pilot certification and registration of the device. In fact, the regulations apply according to the flight zone and the minimum distance to be respected from people not involved in the operation, rather than by the reason for using the drone. Additionally, a pilot can operate their drone for commercial purposes with either a Basic Operations Pilot Certificate or an Advanced Operations Pilot Certificate, while respecting the limitations of their certificate.
  • Certificate validity and renewal
    Your pilot certificate does not require renewal, however, you must be able to demonstrate having completed a knowledge update activity every 24 months from the date you obtained the certificate. Transport Canada accepts several knowledge updating activities. Whether you have a basic or advanced certificate, you must choose one of these options: (1) Pass either the basic operations exam or the advanced operations exam; (2) Perform a flight review; (3) Participate in a safety seminar organized by Transport Canada Civil Aviation; (4) Complete a continuing drone training program provided by a drone pilot school; or (5) Complete a self-study program approved by Transport Canada. We recommend the Transport Canada self-study program, as it is the simplest and free option! Once you have completed the Knowledge Update activity, be sure to print the proof and keep it with you. This proof must be immediately accessible when you fly your drone.
  • Why do I need to have the advanced certification?
    If your goal is to fly a drone in controlled airspace and near people, it is essential to complete the advanced operation online exam as well as a flight review with a qualified person under section 901.82. It is essential to use a RPAS declared compliant by the manufacturer. Skills must be updated every 24 months. Drone registration is mandatory and can be done on the Transport Canada website at a cost of $5.
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