Newcastle: CASA Approved Remote Pilot Licence Training (Drone Licence Training)

Wicked Copters is proud to be an industry leader in Remotely Piloted Aircraft (Drone) training and complex operational support. We are the only training organisation to have Multi-Rotor, Aeroplane, Helicopter and Powered Lift RPA’s on our ReOC, all up to 25kg. As innovators, Wicked Copters introduced the first on-line Remote Pilot Licence (RePL) drone training program and created the first Safe to Fly? App for drone pilots. We are now leading the way by offering the new MOS training syllabus via interactive webinars online to ensure that our students gain the necessary knowledge and practical competencies for the new legislation and compliance in Australia.

Since commencing aviation training in 2011, we have continuously improved our training material, and are continuously up-skilling our instructors to maintain standards above that of industry requirements. Hence Wicked Copters was the first organisation approved by CASA in April 2020 to transition to the new Part 101 MOS enabling us to deliver the latest drone training material from June 2020.

Our ReOC services include Crop Spraying, Swarming and EVLOS / BVLOS procedures developed to comply with the new MOS, so why not choose Wicked Copters, the team that will get you ahead of the competition? We also build, supply, modify and operate drones commercially, so our team knows the capabilities and applications of drones and software suitable to your needs.

RePL Drone Licence Training

Our Remote Pilot Licence courses include the Aeronautical Radio Operator Certificate (AROC) and English Language Proficiency (ELP). 

You will have access to our hard copy notes for the webinars, and digital notes before, during and after your course completion, including any updates as new Regulations become effective.

Our virtual classroom run every fortnight (often weekly), allowing you to train one day a time or all 3 days in one week. We also offer full face to face courses. The practical closeout is done face to face for both theory delivery options.

RePL Drone Upgrade Training

The Upgrade Training is for:

  • current RPL, PPL, CPL or ATPL pilots wanting to obtain their Remote Pilot Licence in the under 7kg or 25kg weight class. 

  • or current Remote Pilot Licence sub 7kg holders who wish to upgrade to the under 25kg weight class for the same type of craft as per their Licence.  You will be required to submit at least 5 hours logged flying experience on your current RePL type to prove that you are an "involved RPA participant";

  • or Remote Pilot Licence holders who wish to add a different type of craft to their existing Licence.  This includes multi-rotors, aeroplane, helicopter, and powered lift.  You will be required to submit at least 5 hours logged flying experience on your current RePL type to prove that you are an "involved RPA participant".

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