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Australian rpas training

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Gherk, Mar 15, 2016.

  1. Gherk

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    Just been googling around and only found one course running in newcastle. I'm actually near coffs but theres nothing round here that I can find. (I know some folk in newcastle).

    Was slightly gobsmacked :eek: that the course was $4K. I thought I'd be up for 2ish. I only need the basic course not the one for big arse drones. Any ideas?
     
  2. Meta4

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    Is this any use?
    RPAS UAV Controller Certificate - VIRTUAL - Wicked Copters
     
  3. PTCX

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    There are a couple of companies offering RPAS training in Newcastle,one will travel to other areas within NSW to do courses but I think there is a minimum number of participants needed to do that.And the cost may be higher than doing it here.
    AVI Assist are charging $2750 but offer other add ons for a few hundred more.
    Newcastle - Aviassist - Your partner in aviation theory, drone training
    UAV Air have a course that costs $3990,their only a few kilometers from my home.
    http://uavair.com.au/learn-to-fly-drones/#learntofly
    I'm sure I saw another opperating out of Newcastle but can't find any sign of them now.
    Can't see any that are closer to Coffs Harbour either.
     
  4. Satellite Aerial View

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    Hi All, I did my course at Bankstown airport and the reason the cost is sometimes higher is it could include the Radio Operators Certificate and English Proficiency Test which is also a CASA requirement so suggest to check out the included details when shopping around for a course.
    Sometimes the additional requirements are not included and will cost more doing them later also check that the course provider applies to CASA for your license on your behalf.
    Cheers,JV