Flying Start Sub 2KG - ( RPA Basics ) $499
Fly for fun, learn about RPA types, what you can do with them, and know the rules. Our foundation course for young pilots and those wanting to enjoy RPA flight safely.
About the course

Held at multiple locations up and down the coast, enquire or enrol now and we'll get you onto the closest and most convenient for you. Currently available in Sydney, Newcastle, Port Macquarie, Gold Coast, Brisbane and Sunshine Coast.

Our Flying Start course is aimed at young pilots and those who don't necessarily want to fly commercially at this stage. This course sets out what you can and can't do in the CASA sub 2KG 'excluded' category - this means no license is needed. It is built to help young pilots, or any new pilots, understand RPA, how they work, how to fly them and operate within the rules.

When you've completed this course of face-to-face fun tuition with our expert pilots, you'll be issued with a certificate of attainment which can further be used as recognition if you decide to study for your Remote Pilots License.

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.


Target Audience
Young pilots and new pilots who want to fly responsibly and understand RPA and CASA regulation.
Learning Outcomes
  • Having fun whilst learning all about RPA and flight rules
  • Knowing what is allowed by the rules, and what is not
  • Understand different RPA and what they do
  • Learn about safety and hazards
Learning Methods
Online and Face-to-Face practical flying.
Program Benefits
  • Sub 2KG Excluded Category endorsement
  • Recognised Certificate of Attainment with the Ripper Academy
  • Recognition of Prior Learning towards our RePL Courses
  • Online and face-to-face presentations
  • Practical relaxed flying and fun learning
  • Using the DJI App to get the best out of your RPA
If you’d like more information about this course or workshop, click 'Enquire Now'. One of our instructors will get back to you to discuss your questions. Or, hit the Chat Link on the bottom right of your screen to speak to us anytime. Payment plans may be available for this course - just ask! Upcoming Courses