We have undertaken training to comply with CAA legislation and the RPCS course we attended was made up of two phases; Theory, Ops Manual Assessment and lastly the Operational Assessment (Flight Test). The course focused on safety ensuring we know & understand Aviation Law and can fly safely and legally in the UK.Our pilot also holds a CAA Class 2 Medical Certificate as required for Pilots of manned aircraft.
The theory component consisted of two and a half days in the classroom and covered the following modules:
- Air Law
- Theory of Flight
- Civil Aviation Procedures (CAPS)
- Lithium Polymer Batteries
- Emergency Procedures
- Human Factors
- Flight Planning Exercise, and
- Operations Manual Guidance
After successful completion of the RPCS course , we created our Ops Manual which defines our operation and procedures ready which was then approved by the training organisation ready for us to take our flight test.
Operational Evaluation (Flight Test)
We were then given a number of practical scenarios that that reflected a normal ‘customer’ task including emergencies & failures. We passed the Flight test, our Operations Manual was approved and we received our PfCO Permission in November 2016.