Working in the RPAS Industry is an exciting career choice, in an industry that is rapidly expanding.
The use of RPAS for commercial activities covers a wide range of uses; from photography, videography, site inspections of mines, construction, farming to pipeline monitoring. There are endless possibilities for the use of RPA’s in the commercial sector.
By flying an RPA, a pilot becomes part of the greater aviation industry, and therefore needs to comply with the regulations that govern aviation. There are always risks involved in any form of aviation, so it is important to be aware of those risks. But more importantly, we live in a world where different groups use violence or engage in criminal activities to achieve various objectives. Some of these groups attack civil aviation to achieve these objectives.
- Knowledge of previous acts of unlawful interference with civil aviation, terrorist acts and current threats;
- Awareness of the relevant legal requirements;
- Knowledge of the objectives and organisation of aviation security, including the obligations and responsibilities of persons implementing security controls;
- Can identify restricted and prohibited articles;
- Awareness of access control;
- Knowledge of permit systems;
- Knowledge of reporting procedures;
- Ability to respond appropriately to security related incidents;
- Be able to deal with bomb threats;
- Respond appropriately to the discovery of prohibited articles or suspicious items; and
- Be aware of cybersecurity risks.
All personnel employed in the deployment, handling, and storage of RPAS.
- Learners are awarded a SACAA accredited certificate of competence which is valid for 24-months.
- This course meets the requirements of DOC-CATS-109 and is approved by the SACAA.
- This course is presented by Professional Aviation Services. (CAA/10908/ASTO).