MIR Aviation is Western Canada's leader in RPAS/UAV training, advisory, audit and assessment services
Recent industry developments across disciplines has created an environment ripe with new opportunities for drone pilots.
For Basic or Advanced Pilot Certificates, MIR Aviation excels in providing Canadians with the training and support you need.
David brings to MIR Aviation 36 years of solid aviation experience, demonstrated knowledge and expertise in the Aviation sector. He has a diverse background that includes experience as a Pilot, Aircraft Maintenance Engineer, Aviation Manager. After retiring from a large multinational oil company David took his experiences into a position as Lead Aviation Safety Investigator/ Auditor.
He has both Basic Aviation Risk Standard (BARS), and ISO 9001 accreditation and is a member of the International Society of Air Safety Investigators.
David also has experience as a part time Instructor of Avionics and Electrical Systems at the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT). His passion is” safety” and it is his philosophy that forms our guiding principle ”SAFETY in the AIR, BEGINS on the GROUND.”
His many years of Aviation experience, demonstrated skills in teaching, and his in-depth understanding and Knowledge to Transport Canada’s CAR’s is what makes MIR Aviation a UAV/Drone industry leader. This creates a competitive advantage for our clients.
He is also the author of the recent publication "Canadian RPAS Study Guide - Basic and Advanced Pilot Operations" written as guide for new operators and a reference tool for all other members in the emerging RPAS industry.
"CANADIAN RPAS STUDY GUIDE - Basic and Advanced Pilot Operations" This 500 page study guide, written by David Curry contains all the required information detailed in TP15263 Third edition, Knowledge Requirements for Pilots of Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (250g-25kg), operating within Visual Line Of Sight (VLOS). Each of the required knowledge sections; from the Canadian Aviation Regulations (CAR's) to Human Factors are thoroughly covered. THIS IS THE ONLY CANADIAN PUBLICATION CONTAINING ALL THE REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE FOR OBTAINING EITHER THE BASIC OR ADVANCED RPAS LICENCE.
"Safety in the Air Begins on the Ground"
It is the LAW that when flying a drone over 250grams you will need a Transport Canada issued Licence. This Basic Licence is required when an operator is flying
MIR Aviation's course is compliant with the Transport Canada's Regulations and Knowledge Requirements for the BASIC RPAS licencing exam. From the aspiring new Pilot, in either a business or recreational application, we deliver expert training to support your success.
Writing a TRANSPORT CANADA timed EXAM without the proper knowledge and understanding can be a daunting task. While passing the exam may be your goal, our goal is to ensure you have the knowledge not only to pass the exam but to perform safe operating practices in the field. FOR A LIMITED TIME - the "Canadian RPAS Study Guide - Basic and Advanced Pilot Operation" will be included in this course offering, a VALUE of $69.95. This 500 page study guide is valuable in preparing to write Transport Canada's licencing exams, but also as an RPAS field reference on safe operating practices.
Access to your instructor is available for any questions during your studies.
COURSE REGISTRATION ONGOING
COURSE DELIVERY ONLINE
contact us at [email protected] for questions or bulk bookings
It is the LAW that when flying a drone over 250 grams you will need a Transport Canada Licence. The Advanced Licence is required when flying :
MIR Aviation's Advanced course is compliant with the Transport Canada Regulations and Knowledge Requirements for the Advanced RPAS licencing exam. From the aspiring new pilot to licensed pilots looking to upgrade, we deliver expert training to support your success.
Writing TRANSPORT CANADA"s timed ADVANCED exam without the proper knowledge and a comprehensive understanding of Aviation ground school principles can be difficult.While passing the exam may be your goal, ours is to ensure you have the knowledge to pass as well as the skills for safe operating practices afterwards.
All of our course registrants receive expert training, a copy of "Canadian RPAS Study Guide- Basic and Advanced Pilot Operations" which on its own retails for $69.95, multiple practice exams and access to your instructor for any questions, at any time.
COURSE REGISTRATION ONGOING
COURSE DELIVERY ONLINE OR THRU ZOOM
contact us at [email protected] for questions or bulk bookings
As you build your professional RPAS operations additional industry specific training and operations will be required. MIR Aviation has the following courses under development for a late fall release.
TRANSPORT CANADAS'S NEW -
We remain flexible and responsiveto industry demands. If your company has a specialized training need contact us to discuss further.
“ Safety in the Air Begins on the Ground”.
All Canadian RPAS pilots seeking an ADVANCED OPERATIONS licence are required to participate in a two-step testing process. After obtaining a pass on Transport Canada's (TC) online exam, a demonstration of flight skills and knowledge during a FLIGHT REVIEW is required. This is a hands-on display of flying skills as well as a demonstration of the New Regulation and Knowledge Requirements.
MIR Aviation is a TC approved Flight Review Facility.
FLIGHT REVIEW's are now available in:
ALBERTA CALGARY, RED DEER, MEDICINE HAT, LETHBRIDGE, ROCKY MOUNTAIN HOUSE
SASKATCHEWAN SASKATOON, REGINA
BRITISH COLUMBIA PRINCE RUPERT, FERNIE, KOOTNEY AREA YUKON TERRITORIES WHITEHORSE
FLIGHT REVIEWS AVAILABLE daily
email [email protected] to request date and time. Payment is done online.
MIR Aviation will provide your company with the required documentation to ensure your safe RPAS/UAV/Drone operations. We have extensive experience writing Company Operating Manuals (COM), Safety Operating Procedures (SOP) and related policy and procedures.
As the professional RPAS/UAV/ Drone industry enters into the broader Aviation industry these documents will become integral in securing large, lucrative contracts.
Safety is a key component of MIR Aviation's services, as reflected in our belief “ Safety in the Air Begins on the Ground”.
MIR Aviation’s CEO is an experienced ISO 9001 Aviation Auditor.
We offer expert RPAS audit and assessment services to ensure safe UAV services operations.
We help you gain a competitive advantage, minimize operational risks, and ensure regulation compliance. Audits weill allow you to be considered for a wider professional market.
MIR Aviation is experienced in quantifying and qualifying risk management and protection strategies in all areas of general aviation.
We are available to audit your organization or others that you contract with to ensure compliance on standards.
We have other "tools of the trade" available for purchase.
MIR Aviation's published "Canadian RPAS Study Guide- Basic and Advanced Pilot Operators" and our "Journey and Technical Log Book" both applicable to new and experienced pilots. A great tool for studying for licencing exams and a valuable "go to" resource for use in the field.
Check out the TETHRED RPAS SYSTEM now available from MIR Aviation. A unique application that allows for extended time in the air.
Stay part of the industry's dialogue as new and emerging opportunies develop in the rapidly expanding field of Canadian RPAS operations. David remains on Transport Canada's taskforce and working committees, with a keen interest on the move to BVLOS (beyond Visual Line of Sight Operations).
David will continue to mentor and share his knowledge and understanding of a"all things" Aviation to the emerging RPAS industry and UAV operators in Canada.
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"Mir Aviation is a great aviation industry resource that helped us to improve our UAV program. With their help we successfully met an international client’s aviation program requirement allowing us access to UAV contracts. We will continue lean on their experience and depth of knowledge for ongoing support."
"MIR Aviation are true professionals. I am a university researcher using drones to document heritage at risk in Alberta and the Canadian Arctic. MIR Aviation provided top notch instruction and support to members of our research group, ensuring we had all of the necessary information and training to fly safe and meet all current government regulations. David has even assisted us with several important heritage documentation projects - I can't recommend MIR Aviation strongly enough. "
"Environmental monitoring and sampling activities with the aid of UAV platforms are developing rapidly. The professional training and hands-on experience received from MIR Aviation provided sufficient knowledge and expertise to be able to choose an appropriate UAV platform, carry out field-based research activities and to operate safely. I would highly recommend the training courses provided by MIR Aviation."
"MIR Aviation trained 6 of our Fire Services members, their knowledge and experience in aviation and RPAS is second to none. The professionally developed program is industry leading and cutting edge. We would recommend MIR Aviation to all First Responders as they met and exceeded our needs and requirements. "
MIR Aviation will provide to subscribers further updates and clarification to Transport Canada’s announcement during the implementation phase of the regulatory changes.