Unmanned Aircraft Systems - Operations and Maintenance
Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) are the future of the aviation and aerospace industry and the demand for rotary and fixed wing unmanned systems pilots and operators is on the rise both in Canada and abroad. Join this cutting-edge field where you will develop operations and maintenance skills for this emerging technology. UAVs are used across a broad range of industries including military and government, emergency services, natural resources, communications and telecommunications, and agriculture.
*This program is not OSAP eligible, however, it may be eligible for Second Career funding.
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- Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent
- Ability to lift 23 kg dead weight over a distance of five meters
- Ability to observe and hear small aircraft approaching an area of operations
- Passing grade on a simulator performance evaluation
Note: You will be required to participate in a one-day orientation and simulator performance evaluation in North Bay, Ontario on May 2014. (Additional dates will be set if required). To be successful in the program you must have effective English skills and basic computer skills.
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|UAS010||Introduction to Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS)|
|UAS015||Rotary Wing UAS - Basic Operations|
|UAS101||Fixed Wing UAS Flight Operations|
|UAS102||Fixed Wing Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Launching|
|UAS103||In-Flight UAV Operations|
|UAS104||Fixed Wing UAV Sensor Operation|
|UAS105||Fixed Wing UAV Recovery|
|UAS106||UAS Maintenance Procedures|
- The unmanned vehicle systems (UVS) market is a rapidly emerging market with enormous potential. The global UAS market is estimated at $40 billion (2007), $787 million of which was reportedly earned in Canada.
- Unmanned Aircraft Systems – Operations and Maintenance program meets Transport Canada’s requirement for Special Flight Operations Certificates
- Graduates will receive 350 hours of theory and practical training in the only program of its kind at an Ontario college.
- Unmanned air vehicles are not constrained by human limitations and requirements. They make it possible to gather information in dangerous environments without risk to flight crews.
- The program is being delivered at the Canadore College Aviation Campus in North Bay, Ontario.
ING Engineering is one of Canada’s leading robotic aircraft systems solution providers. ING Robotic Aviation delivers unmanned systems and professional support services to the public and private sectors. The company’s experts have well over 800 years of combined experience in unmanned systems design and implementation, operations and engineering, special operations and national law enforcement.
An unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), commonly known as a drone, is an aircraft without a human pilot on board. Its flight is controlled either autonomously by computers in the vehicle, or under the remote control of a pilot on the ground or in another vehicle.