RPAS (REMOTELY PILOTED AICRAFT SYSTEMS) PILOT TRAINING

Since the end of 2013, SENASA provides basic and advanced courses on issues of training for pilots of remotely piloted aircraft systems (RPAS), as it has the E-ATO-242 certification approved based on EASA FCL, that regulates the pilot training at European level and that empowers SENASA to deliver regulated training to these pilots. With the completion of these courses, according to the current Law, the RPAS pilot would be completely trained and certified for the performance of their functions. The only additional requirements is to obtain the corresponding Aeronautical Medical Certificate prior to the course and that the Operator for which the pilot was going to work for, had submitted the documentation required by the mentioned Law.

 

 

Basic and Advanced is a course oriented to the training on the basic aviation knowledge that a remotely piloted aircraft pilot or operator should have for the performance of their functions. The course has been developed on the basis of the knowledge required by the Spanish Air Safety Agency (AESA), and according to the requirements set forth by the Royal Decree Law 8/2014 of 4 July, replaced by Law 18/2014 of 14 October, which establishes the qualification requirements for the operation of RPAS.

 

 

The completion of this course allows the student to meet the requirements of point 5c of Article 50 of the above mentioned Law (requirements to be accredited by pilots of remotely piloted aircraft weighting under 25 kg).

 

 

Since March 2015 SENASA, in collaboration with RPAS manufacturers, integrators and operators is offering the theoretical training and official practical evaluation necessary to obtain the specific certification of the RPAS models detailed bellow, in accordance with Article 50.5 e) of Law 18/2014 of 14 October.

 

 

  • Manufacturer AscTec, model Falcon 8.
  • Manufacturer DJI. Models: Phantom 2, S-1000 e Inspire.

 

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