Training: Basic operations

(Available in English or French only in Canada)

Training objective

In Canada, there are 2 categories of drone operations: basic and advanced. Each is governed by a set of rules that must be respected.

The aim of the “Basic Operation” course is to teach you the basics of flying a drone weighing over 250 grams in uncontrolled airspace, while complying with current regulations.

Learn everything you need to know to pass the Transport Canada exam and obtain your Drone Pilot Certification – Basic Operations.

The weight of your drone, distance from passers-by and airspace rules define your category. The rules do not distinguish between drone pilots for recreational purposes and drone pilots for commercial purposes.

If you meet the following 5 conditions, you are performing basic operations :

  • You are flying your drone in uncontrolled airspace ;
  • You fly your drone over a horizontal distance of more than 30 m (100 ft) from passers-by;
  • You never fly your drone over passers-by ;
  • You are flying your drone more than 3 nautical miles from a certified airport or military airfield ;
  • You fly your drone more than a nautical mile from a certified heliport.

If you don’t meet any of the 5 conditions above, you can perform advanced operations.


Online training ;

Available for 3 months.

Target skills

At the end of the course you will be able to :

  • Operate your drone safely in uncontrolled airspace;
  • Mastery of current regulations ;
  • Attempt to pass the Transport Canada exam for certification as: drone pilot – basic operations.


150 $

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Training program

  • Meteorology ;
  • Flight theory ;
  • Regulations and operation of drone systems ;
  • Air Navigation ;
  • Instrumentation applied to drones ;
  • Human factors influencing drone operations.



101-2059 Av. Branly

Quebec City, QC G1N 4C7

Training highlights

  • Online training that lets you study at your own pace;

  • Enjoy 24/7 access for 3 months;

  • Allows you to be optimally prepared for the Transport Canada exam.

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Target audience

Anyone wishing to fly a drone weighing over 250 grams in uncontrolled airspace.


Must be 14 years of age or older;

Internet connection.

Why choose DroneXperts?


The drone is a tool that we use every day in our business, which is why our training courses reflect the reality of the field.

Consulting and Support

One of our consultants will take the time to define your needs and expectations, to ensure that our training courses are in line with your professional objectives.


The close involvement of our experts will enable you to evolve in a serene environment conducive to the success of your training program.

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