The renewal and bridging courses are online courses and thus can be taken at any time by the student. There is no timeline for completion and the student can do the course all at once or in part when their schedule allows. The flight tests, included in the course price, are accomplished on an ad-hoc basis following completion of the on-line portion of the course. Mark and I send drone practical testing dates via email to those who have completed courses. Examinees can anticipate bi-monthly test date offerings in the following locations: Paulstown, County Kilkenny, Trim Aerodrome, County Meath, and Kilrush Aerodrome, County Kildare.
The Drone renewal course and flight exam:
The renewal course is an offering for previously trained drone operators that have already accomplished formal ground schooling through an Irish recognized Registered Training Facility (RTF). The course is designed to refresh the student’s knowledge on Air Law, Navigation, Risk Management, and Safety.
The Drone Conversion course and flight exam:
The bridging course is an offering for previously trained drone operators that have already accomplished formal ground schooling through a Foreign Operator Aviation Authority (typically – but not always – the UK, Civil Aviation Authority). The course is designed to introduce the student to Irish specific Air Law, Navigation, Risk Management, and Safety
For training dates and details please see our Course Schedule