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RPAS INDUSTRY  - START with the experts

Recent industry developments accross disciplines is creating an enviornment ripe for new opportunities for drone pilots. Whether you are looking at training programs for the Basic or Advanced Pilot Certificate, MIR Aviation excels in providing the training and support you need.

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MIR Aviation is an Industry Leader in Supportting Professional  RPAS Operators

If you are, or want to take your RPAS operation to the next level, seeking out lucrative industry contracts then you need us! MIR Aviation excels in providing the proper regulatory and industry documentation you will need to be considered as a candidate in bidding for these services. We are experienced with producing Operating Manuals, Safety Manuals and other documentation to secure lucrative contracts. Require specialized applications, BVLOS approval MIR Aviation has experience in both Canada and the United States in regulatory issues. We pride ourselves in providing "wrap around" services to or clients. Questions? Need help? contact [email protected]

MIR Aviation ensures our North American customers obtain the knowledge and training required to use their RPAS/UAV equipment, while providing safe, and regulation compliant operations.

 

WHY DO YOU NEED TRAINING 

On January 9, 2019 Transport Canada  announced the NEW RPAS/UAV REGULATIONS and  KNOWLEDGE REQUIREMENTS for activity in Canada. Implemntation date was June 1, 2019. Anyone flying a RPAS/UAV over 250g will now be required to undertake new licencing procedures. These changes are significant  but not hard to achieve. MIR Aviation has courses to support you with these changes. 

 

WHY CHOOSE US - MIR Aviation

David Curry - CEO

A recognized expert in all aspects of Aviation

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.

AVAILABLE NOW FOR PURCHASE

"CANADIAN RPAS STUDY GUIDE - Basic and Advanced Pilot Operations" This 400 page study guide has been developed as a valuable resource tool for the NEW pilot looking looking to prepare to write Transport Canada's Basic or Advanced RPAS licence, and as a handy reference guide in the field for existing RPAS professionals. This publication 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). This book describes in detail each required section; from the Canadian Aviation Regulations (CAR's) to Human Factors. The RPAS Journey and Technical LogBook is a long standing industry tool for meeting documentation requirements for RPAS operations.

MIR AVIATION TRAINING COURSES

 

BASIC PILOT Certificate 

"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

  • in Uncontrolled Airspace
  • flying within 30m from pople and
  •  overtop of people

MIR Aviation's course is compliant with the Transport Canada's Regulations and Knowledge Reguirements 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. All of our  course registrants receive expert training, and a copy of the "Canadianns RPAS  Study Guide - Basic and Advanced Pilot Operation" which is an important document not only for writing the exam  but will remain an important go to document for in the field.

and access to our staff for any questions, at any time.

COURSE REGISTRATION ONGOING

COURSE DELIVERY ONLINE or THROUGH ZOOM

 contact us at [email protected] for questions or bulk bookings

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ADVANCED PILOT Certificate 

"Safety in the Air Begins on the Ground"

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 :

  • in both Controlled and Uncontrolled Airspace
  • flying within 30 m of people
  • flying over top of people,spectators or gathering

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, the "Canadian RPAS Study Guide- Basic and Advanced Pilot Operations which is an important go toreference document in the field and access to our staff 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

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ADVANCED PILOT additional TRAINING COURSES

. 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.

BVLOS Operations

RPAS HUMAN FACTORS

SAFETY MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS

TRANSPORT CANADAS'S NEW  -

RPAS OPERATIONAL PILOT TRAINING CERTIFICATE

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”.

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MIR AVIATION SERVICES AND PRODUCTS

ADVANCED LICENCE - FLIGHT REVIEW

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. 

Cost - $300.00 + GST

COMPANY OPERATING MANUALS

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”.

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AUDIT SERVICES

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.

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PRODUCTS

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.

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STAY PART OF THE INDUSTRY CONVERSATION

David Curry
MIR Aviation, CEO 

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.

Have a question? Need more information contact MIR Aviation at

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Learn how to improve your TEST RESULTS for Transport Canada’s timed online licencing exams.

MIR Aviation will provide you with strategies and techniques for writing timed, online, multiple choice test taking. 
MIR Aviation PDF is available free to YOU today, with a click of a button.

"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."

Adam Cocks
General Manager
Rainbow Riggers

"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. "

Dr. Peter C. Dawson
Professor, Interim Department Head, Department of Anthropology and Archaeology. Research Associate, Arctic Institute of North America. University of Calgary

"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."

James Brydie
General Manager
Inno Tech Alberta

"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. "

Steven Debienne
Fire Chief - Clearwater Regional Fire Rescue Services

MIR AIATION'S SATISFIED CUSTOMERS

University of Calgary

Acho Dene KOE First Nation

Tlicho Government

Ocupational Haelth and Safety Alberta Government

Worley Parsons

Akaitchotg Territory Government Dene First Nation

Brookfield Residential

Canadian Department of Fisheries & Oceans

Clearwater Regional Fire Rescue Services

Fahler Fire Department

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Understanding Transport Canada’s Announcement

MIR Aviation will provide to subscribers further updates and clarification to Transport Canada’s announcement during the implementation phase of the regulatory changes.