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Drones - Introduction to Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS)

  • Feb 28, 2024

  • Jun 27, 2024

  • Oct 29, 2024


ARC Hotel, 140 Slater Street, Ottawa, ON


$1200 + HST

COURSE SUMMARY (This course is one of the elective courses required for Security Certification under the Infrastructure Resilience Research Group, IRRG, Office of the Dean, Faculty of Engineering and Design, Carleton University.) 

This is a video-lecture course specially developed to provide participants with a basic understanding of Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (drones), or Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), their capabilities and related threats.

There are 3 Modules:


Module l: Pertains to the:

  •  Definition, evolution, and history of drones / UAVs

  • Types and characteristics of Drones/UAVs

  • Types and capabilities of threats    

Module 2: Outlines the:

  • Rules and Regulations and related questions:

    • Who to call when you are suspicious of a drone in flight

    • What is a restricted zone and where you can you legally fly drones

    • Can you use drones to inspect sites

  • Flying Certification Requirements

  • Roles and Responsibilities

    • Transport Canada

    •  NAV Canada

    • Law Enforcement

    • Municipalities and property owners

Module 3: Explains the Mitigation Strategies for:

  • Physical and Cyber Security threats

  • Defensive/Offensive Uses

  • Basic requirements to establish a drone program

At the end of this course, you will be aware of and understand:

  • Broad spectrum of drones that may be employed to protect infrastructure and assets

  • Drone-based and non-drone-based threats to critical infrastructure

  • Proactive mitigation strategies

  • Advantages/value added of integrating drones into physical security

  • Canadian legislation and requirements of flying drones/UAVs

  • Roles and responsibilities of drone operators, Transport Canada, NAV Canada, airports, law enforcement, municipalities, etc.

Who should attend:

This course is important for any security professional who wants to understand the value added and potential of integrating drones or unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) into their physical security program.

It has been designed for security officers, analysts, and mangers with responsibilities for real property, critical asset protection, event management, emergency preparedness, business continuity, and those interested in integrating drones/UAVs in addressing the escalating and complex threat environment.

Course Instructor: 

Michael K.G. Venables, P. Eng., RPAS Operations Manager / Chief Pilot

RPAS Instructor / Transport Canada Approved Flight Reviewer

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