ROC-A Radio Operators Certificate (Aeronautical)
What you'll learn
- Professional VHF Radio use in aviation
- ROC-A Certificate for drone operation issued by Industry Canada
- Uses of VHF radios in real case scenarios
- Safe navigation practices using radio for drone pilots
- No experience needed. No age limits
Examinations for the ROC-A are to be conducted by examiners accredited by Industry Canada. These examiners are typically individuals who are engaged in the aeronautical industry. In this course, we not only prepare you to pass the final exam for ROC-A certification, but prepare you to speak proficiency on the handheld radio. We also will show pilots how radio monitoring in all airspace helps maintain situational awareness.
Emergency procedures are also addressed as we give examples and discuss scenarios based on real events we can learn from. RPAS pilot have been delegated to avoid all traffic collision situations or potential. Have a ROC-A will help maintain this and should be mandatory for RPAS pilots flying in Canadian domestic airspace systems. With this in mind, we reiterate what communication in control zones are only done by RPAS pilots with preauthorization and with ATS management approvals. ATS in the Vancouver Airspace control zones manage RPAS communications VIA cell phone and email with the NAV Canada drone portal.
The examination may consist of written, practical and oral exercises. The candidate must satisfy an examiner that he or she: is capable of operating radiotelephone equipment; possesses a general knowledge of radiotelephone operating procedures and of international regulations applicable to the aeronautical service, specifically those regulations relating to the safety of life; and possesses a general knowledge of the Radiocommunication Act and the regulations made thereunder.
The cativating course is taught by RPAS pilot Carlos who is also a fixed wing pilot. Carlos has over 3000 hours of FLight time mostly on RPAS multi-rotors and have been in constant communications with ATS over the years of complex UAV flights in controlled and uncontrolled airspace. Carlos is also a RPAS Advanced Flight Reviewer, Radio Examiner for ROC-A, and CEO of Victoria Air Photos and Survey since 2013
Who this course is for:
- Drone RPAS or manned aviation aircraft pilots and support crew
David Carlos has been a UAV/RPAS pilot since 2013 and in that time has taught and instructed over 1000 students from all different backgrounds. Carlos also has his Canadian Pilot's License, Standing SFOC, Advanced RPAS Pilot License with Flight Reviewer endorsement by Transport Canada.
When Carlos is not instructing he is often doing complex RPAS operations in built up areas. He also serves local law enforcement and protective services with training and support with RPAS technology.
Carlos is passionate about the safe and responsible employment of drones. He has been involved with Transport Canada in finding out way to effectively and safely integrate RPAS into Canadian airspace.