MIR Aviation's CEO , David Curry responds with clarity and facts. He answers questions about what this will mean for UAV/Drone operators going forward, and how to become compliant.
Stay part of the dialogue with David, as we move towards implementation of Transport Canada's new Regulations and Knowledge Requirements .
During the months leading up to compliance day June 1,2019 David will continue to mentor and share his knowledge and understanding of a"all things" Aviation to the emerging UAV/Drone operators in Canada.
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MIR Aviation has a number of courses compliant with the Transport Canada's NEW Regulations and Knowledge Reguirements. From the aspiring new Pilot to the Experienced Professional Operator we can deliver expert training to support you licencing .
All UAV 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 during a FLIGHT REVIEW is required.
It is only with a “pass” on both TC's online exam and the new FLIGHT REVIEW process that TC will issue a Drone/UAV licence.
MIR Aviation is a TC approved Flight Review Facility.
We have “bundled” this process with a number of training/ exam prep courses, offering better value for the customer however some of our customers will only require a stand alone Flight Review which can be scheduled.
MIR Aviation will be offering outdoor reviews in Calgary and other locations on a scheduled basis.
Consider a MIR Aviation Membership for updates on Flight Review’s occurring in your community.
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MIR Aviation will provide your company with the required documentation to ensure your safe UAV/Drone operations. We have extensive experience writing Company Operating Manuals (COM), Safety Operating Systems (SOS) and related policy and procedures.
As the professional 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 UAV 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.
Check out the benefits of a MIR Membership, as we continue to support and mentor UAV/Drone Operations as we join the Aviation Sector.
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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.
"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.