Our Basic RePL Sub 7KG includes the complete CASA Remote Pilot's License ( RePL) Course with the exclusion of the Aeronautical Radio Operators Certificate ( AROC ) that is included in our RePL courses option A and B.Our basic full RePL course is predominantly online, recorded and live Zoom sessions for RePL theory plus face to face theory exam. Additional face-to-face theory time if needed and minimum 5 hours practical flying plus your rePL flight test. This option is best suited to those who wish to have their full RePL but either don't need or already have their Radio license. The self-paced study option is great for anyone with a schedule of other work or commitments, single parenting, or wishing to have a change of career on their own terms.
The RePL course 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 the some of whom are also Commercial Pilots in general, civilian and military aviation.
This course is also popular amongst those who simply wish to expand their RPAS knowledge and get the most out of their flying, and 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.
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.