FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Our training program is designed for commercial UAV operations. Recreational users are not recommended to take AlteX training program. We recommend that recreational users to contact their local MAAC club www.maac.ca
NO. All online courses do not require UAV Equipment. Flight Courses require an UAV system. AlteX provides rental units if students currently do not own an UAV.
AlteX Courses are Part-Time designed as continuing education for Working Professionals. Online Courses offer a range of Weekday and Weekend schedules.
Currently Transport Canada requires Special Flight Operating Certificate (SFOC) for small UAV Operations. SFOC is composed of 3 Main Sections: 01. Equipment: What are you flying? 02. Operators: Who are flying?
- Age 18 and above.
- Medical Category 4 Declaration (similar to driver’s license health requirements)
- Pilot Ground School Certificate. Our UAVT002 Course.
- Experience. Your own industry related experience and flight hours.
Textbook and learning material are included in the course fees. UAV equipment for flight courses incur rental fees for students who do not own an UAV or wish to rent additional batteries, location support, etc. All exams are included except ROC-A which is conducted by Industry Canada. A $40-$60/student exam fee applies.
ROC-A is a Radio Exam for Restricted Operator’s Certificate – Aeronautical. Two-way radio is not required for UAV operations. Radio communication skill is crucial to UAV operators. While UAV operators are not expected to join open aeronautical radio frequencies, it is important to be able to use radio communication skills while maintaining inter-team communication.
YES. Online Courses have Live Sessions that offer students a chance to interact with our instructors and participate in Q&A Sessions. Only Pilot Ground School records Live Sessions. The recordings are made available for the duration of the course. Students who miss live sessions are required to watch recorded session videos.
COURSE is set of learning activities focused on theory and skills development. Typically longer duration involving Textbook, Video/Live Instructor Sessions, Practice, Quiz, Exam and Completion Certificate. WORKSHOP is a set of hands-on activities focused on utilizing theory and skills in practical settings. AlteX Workshops involve actual Flight Operation Documents and Equipment. Each Workshop guides students to complete a section for SFOC or operational purpose. FLIGHT ACTIVITY is an Interactive Session for students, instructors and other industry speakers to discuss Flight Experiences, Regulation, General Industry Updates and Networking. UAV is a rapidly growing industry. Activity Sessions provide a platform for industry parties to share and explore the many exciting areas of UAV Operations.
YES. Pilot Ground School Certificate is mandatory for any Flight Course. Students with Pilot Ground School Certificate from other training institutes can still take AlteX flight course provided that they pass AlteX’s Ground School Exam.
YES. All Courses have Final Exams except DRONE 101. Workshops and Flight Activity Sessions do not have Exams.
We provide students with updates from various UAV Communities. Job openings will be posted in AlteX newsletters. Students are also encouraged to join the quarterly Activity Session to network with other industry parties.