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Introduction to UAS Flight Test

40 Lecture Hour(s)
5.5 Flight Hour(s)
2 Simulation Hour(s)
2 Week(s)

This course provides a solid grounding in UAS technology, flight operations and the principles and techniques of UAS flight test. The course focuses on providing training in the discipline of UAS flight testing, management and reporting, and gives practical experience of UAV flight tests and flight test management, thorough preparation in UAV test techniques and test aspects for the associated sensors and systems.

Admission: Graduate student standing or permission from the instructor


  • UAS Fundamentals and Introduction to UAS Flight Test
  • UAS Regulations and Military Standards
  • UAS Ground Testing
  • Human Machine Interface (HMI) & Evaluation
  • Datalinks and C2
  • Payloads
  • Performance, Flying Qualities and Flight Control Testing
  • Powerplant Testing
  • UAS Test Planning & Risk Management

Start date: On-site in June and October 2024
Duration:  2 weeks

The new facility features a 27,000 sq.ft. hangar, big enough to house ITPS’s expanding fleet of aircraft. The administration and classroom building have been extended by 15,000 square feet and feature six additional classrooms, a simulator centre, a state of the art Telemetry Room, additional student facilities and change rooms. The new building features additional briefing rooms, a flight crew ready room and much enlarged canteen area.

CYXU is a modern regional airport 5 nm north east of the city of London, Ontario. The airport is an international gateway airport with direct flights from Chicago and Detroit and Immigration and Customs facilities. It is as of 2009 the 20th busiest airport in Canada, which makes for efficient school operations with little to no delays due to traffic. The airport is south of Toronto and outside the Toronto (CYYZ) FIR and has close access to large sections of Class E and G airspace minimizing transit times for the execution of flight exercises which can be flown up to FL180 on a VFR flight plan but are Controlled VFR (CVFR) with flight control by Toronto Center above 12000 feet. Two dedicated test areas Delta and Juliet a low altitude one to 12000 and a high altitude one over Lake Huron, up to FL350, north west of London may be used by the school under an agreement with NAV Canada, the Canadian Air Traffic Control Authority. The school therefore enjoys a very favourable air traffic environment for its training operations.

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