Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS)

Course Code: AERO1007A

Credits: 0

Course Description: This course is designed to examine the theoretical principles of flight and the factors that affect flight performance. Students learn the components of Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS), their functions, principles of operation, typical errors and malfunctions as well as the standard maintenance practices required of them. It prepares students to navigate, plan, and operate a remotely piloted aircraft system (RPAS). Students investigate the impact of human and environmental factors on RPAS operations and are introduced to the Canadian Aviation Regulations (CARs) and radiotelephony/communications protocols pertaining to Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS). In this course, students also undertake simulation exercises to practice the knowledge and skill being acquired.

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Note: Please indicate location in the subject line of your email (Fredericton, Miramichi, Moncton, Saint John, St. Andrews, Woodstock or Online).

Participants must be at least 16-years old, unless otherwise noted.

Books: For questions about books for online courses, please contact the NBCC Saint John bookstore at 1-506-658-6774 or email  For all other courses, please refer to the associated campus. Prices quoted are approximate. There are no refunds for textbooks or materials.

All prices include HST, where applicable, and are subject to change.

Registration Status

  • Open - Accepting registrations
  • Waitlist - Class is full but there is waitlist availability
  • Pending - Will open for registration & payment 3 months prior to the start date
  • Closed - Registration has closed
  • Full – The class is full and there is no waitlist available
  • Cancelled - The class has been cancelled