Introducing

The New Brand.

Resource Group's Unmanned Aviation Services division is now RUAS.

This is an exciting time for us, as we seize the opportunity to create a fresh new look for ourselves and embody not only our status as the longest-operating RPQ-s training provider in the marketplace but to also greater incorporate our service delivery offering that has been going from strength to strength over the past three years.

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Flight Assessment
(Day and Night Operations)

Time:
One day
Location:
various UK assessment centres

About this course

The Flight Assessment is designed to assess drone pilot competency with your application of knowledge and commercial operating procedures. You will cover all aspects of planning, pre-deployment and on-site risk assessment to ensure that your Unmanned Aviation Vehicle (UAV) operation meets minimum legal and safety requirements.

Our instructors will verify your flight skills and assess your level of drone pilot competency. As part of the flight assessment you must demonstrate skills including take-off, climbing, descending, turning, holding altitudes and headings accurately as well as landing. Recognition and recovery from unusual situations, such as link lost, fly away, an air incursion situation and operator incapacitation are also assessed to that safe drone operation will be maintained and safety of themselves and/or third parties isn't compromised. You will also need to demonstrate a basic technical knowledge of your aircraft to our instructors.

This is achieved by the following:

  • The production and submission of Flight Reference Cards (FRCs) and Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS) technical specifications. (Note: both must be submitted a minimum of 7 days before your scheduled flight assessment).
  • The completion of a full deployment survey (mission planning), of a task issued during the flight assessment.
  • Once on-site the student will be expected to complete an on-site survey (risk assessment) of the tasking area.
  • The student will operate their RPAS within standard Visual Line of Sight (VLOS) rules (unless specified during the booking process).

Day Operations

This assessment will take place in daytime conditions, and is suitable for fixed wing and multi-rotor drones. It covers UAV operation for aircraft weighing up to 20kgs.

Night Operations

This assessment is for those already holding day permissions, and will take place in night time conditions. It provides drone pilots the opportunity to prove a higher level of competence to us as a National Qualified Entity (NQE) so that we can report to the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) that we have tested the remote pilot and find them competent during night operations. This enables the CAA to make a more informed judgement, and our recommendation and assessment means the remote pilot is more likely to get their permissions granted. It is suitable for fixed wing and multi-rotor drones, covering UAV operation of aircraft weighing up to 20kgs.

If you have any questions then click here to fill in our contact form or get in touch on contact@ruas.co.uk or +44 (0) 1633 835 123.