This course is a 5 day ( Mon - Fri ) and delivers both the RePL and also Aeronautical Radio Operators Certificate ( AROC ) in a face-to-face, classroom based format. You will also have access to comprehensive online resources for each unit plus your Aeronautical Radio Operators Certificate resources.
As we progress with each unit in the classroom, there are knowledge checks at the end of each which help you consolidate your knowledge as you go - these are available to you online. The final stage to your RePL is the theory examination which we'll progress to on Thursday and Friday along with practical flying and flight test.
Your Radio Operators Certificate can be wholly completed online after an initial English Language Proficiency check.
The RePL itself, is the foundation of your career in unmanned aviation offering multiple upgrade paths to different aircraft, aircraft systems, weight categories, night and instrument flight / BVLOS ( Beyond Visual Line of Sight ) operations. The unmanned industry is rapidly evolving as are the opportunities to be involved in it as a new career path, or to develop your own. Training with the Ripper Academy puts you in the hands of Australia's most qualified, advanced training pilots, some of whom are also Commercial Pilots in General, Civilian and Military aviation.
The RePL course helps any operator expand their RPAS knowledge and get the most out of their flying, and or course, understand the rules around what can, and can't be done.
The course comprehensively covers all CASA units of training for operations of unmanned aircraft in and around manned airspace. By the end of the course, you'll understand the aircraft themselves, their systems, weather, navigation and charting, publications, air law, operations, human performance and automation.
Your CASA RePL initial issue license is a 25KG category with a 7KG restriction allowing you to operate in the 'included' category of commercial RPA Ops. For commercial operation of larger RPA - whether that be for spraying, larger payloads, multiple cameras and imaging payloads, plus the majority of specialised RPA applications, RPA above 7KG are often used. Consider our 25KG Night Combo Course.
Also included in your course is the CASA Aeronautical Radio Operators' Certificate ( AROC ) allowing you to operate on Airband VHF frequencies for operations that require it - and understand what to say and what not to say.
Exclusive Inclusions : Ripper Academy Professional Pilots Program ( RAPPP )
All students on this course will be enrolled in our Professional Pilots Program. This program consists of online 24/7 access to the latest CASA and other relevant documentation for unmanned flight, including the latest AC101, AIP, ERSA, VFRG, VTC/VNC's and various other documents and resources that are kept up to date continually. You'll also have access to your training resources including the latest training videos of the relevant CASA units to your course, keeping you completely up to date with the latest developments and changes in procedure and RPAS law as they happen. You'll also have access to various additional training videos and scenarios as we publish them giving you an exclusive insight into the industry and real-world operations.
Why the Ripper Aviation Academy?
The Ripper Aviation Academy is Australia's longest established unmanned aviation training company. Our staff are a combination of highly experienced, expert unmanned pilots and instructors, and pilots who fly in commercial and general 'manned' aviation. This vast experience across the board gives us the ability to proudly deliver the very best, real world advice and training available in Australia today. With our commercial operations extending far beyond training, we have the personal, knowledge and contacts to help you succeed in your area of chosen expertise.
The Ripper Aviation Academy is the training division of the Ripper Corporation delivering class-leading, innovation and expert, bespoke hardware and software solutions to business and industry in the unmanned aircraft space.
By choosing to train with us, you want the very best without compromise. Not just now, but in the future, with ongoing support always available to you anytime here at the Ripper Aviation Academy.
Watch a video from our Lead Instructor to learn more here.