Advanced CASA approved VLOS RePL sub 25kg drone licence training across Australia, with additional E-VLOS / FPV, N-VLOS night operations, close proximity and populous area operations courses.

We are the only CASA approved RePL drone training organisation providing sub 25kg multi rotor, aeroplane, helicopter RePL drone training courses in Brisbane and nationwide on request, with the option of EVLOS (and FPV), night operations, close proximity and populous area operations.

Our new Extended Visual Line of Sight (E-VLOS) and FPV course has just been launched.    In line with the new Part 101 MOS, whereby ReOC holders will be able to obtain general approvals for EVLOS, providing they meet all the conditions in the Part 101 MOS, this course will give the Chief Remote Pilot and / or assistant CRP’s the experience and knowledge to prepare for planning and executing their EVLOS operations, using FPV as an adjunct to visual observations.

Drone Night Flying N-VLOS Certification courses are also available to help Chief Remote Pilots and Pilots flying under a ReOC to meet and comply with their special operations and procedures.

Whether you fly excluded or included RPA, our Drone Mapping and Surveying Course, 3D Modelling Course and / or our Drone Photography and Waypoint Course will help you develop your skills and business opportunities in the fast growing drone application industry.

High School Drone Training Programs: We have two RePL drone licence program options for high schools enabling their students to gain a sub 7kg (or sub 25kg) RePL. Please contact us if you are interested in your school or high school student obtaining the RePL drone licence/s.

Want To Fly Drones For A Living?

Whether you want to add aerial capabilities to your existing arsenal of work skills, or are just looking for a new career path, then become a CASA certified remote pilot through one of our drone licence training courses. Aerial photography using drones is more popular than ever, but many industries are turning to remotely piloted aircraft to save time and money, reduce risks and perform tasks that were impossible less than a decade ago.

Benefits of Being Licenced

While CASA allows limited commercial drone operations till September 2019 on aircraft under 2kg, there are further restrictions in place (October 2017 Directive) and the updated  AC101-10 (issued July 2018).

With a Remote Pilot Licence (RePL) and operating under an ReOC, you are able to fly aircraft up to 25kg, and obtain permissions and exemptions from the restrictive Standard Operating Conditions.  The updated AC101-01 (July 2018) refers.

Excluded sub 2kg Commercial, with no RePL

  • Permission only valid to Sep 2019, with mandatory training required before then.
  • Must remain more than 30m from people
  • Cannot fly within 5.5km of active non-towered aerodromes
  • Cannot fly within 5.5km of towered aerodromes
  • Cannot obtain public liability insurance (unless holding a certificate or RePL)
  • Cannot fly at night
  • Cannot fly in Restricted Areas
  • Cannot apply for permissions or exemptions from Standard Operating Conditions
  • Further limitations by the October 2017 Directive, in addition to AC101-10
  • Can only fly one drone at a time

Excluded sub 2kg Commercial, with RePL

  • Future proof yourself for when excluded sub 2kg category requires mandatory training by Sep 2019.
  • Can fly under an ReOC for hire when needed for flying at night, up to 15m from people and flying drones above 2kg in weight.
  • Can obtain public liability insurance
  • Can obtain permissions for filming in National Parks, etc.
  • Can choose to fly as sub 2kg excluded category when those SoC are acceptable.

RePL operating under a ReOC

  • RePL and AROC valid for life, ReOC valid for 3 years renewable
  • Can fly EVLOS (with FPV) with approval
  • Can fly up to 15m from people, or closer with approved procedures (e.g. Life Saving)
  • Can fly within 5.5km of active non-towered aerodromes
  • Can fly within 5.5km of towered aerodromes, with Approval
  • Can fly in controlled airspace (with radio certification)
  • Can obtain public liability insurance
  • Can fly at night
  • Can fly in Restricted Areas (with permission)
  • Can apply for permissions and exemptions (e.g. operate within Sydney Harbour Restricted Areas)
  • Can fly multiple drones at a time with approved procedures and craft

We Make It Easy

Wicked Copters has been involved in drone operations and training since 2013 and is one of the first CASA approved drone training organisations in Australia. We tailor our courses to suit our students’ background and ability, and offer a wealth of commercial operation knowledge to help you achieve your goals on any aerial platform. Our courses are conducted nationwide (online at your own pace or instructor led tuition), and our assessment dates are flexible. Courses run in Brisbane, Sydney, Canberra, Melbourne, Perth, Adelaide, Cairns, Darwin, Hobart, Airlie Beach and all rural areas Australia wide with iBEV.

If you do not live in the main city centres, chances are we will be passing through your town enroute to our next course any way, so let us know your course location preference and we will try our best to get to you.  Our mobile classroom (iBEV) enables you to complete your course in any location along our route.

Drone Licence Training Courses

  Sub 2kg CommercialCASA Remote Pilot Licence (RePL)
Multi RotorMulti RotorAeroplaneHelicopter
Prior Flight
Experience
Course
Presentation
Sub 2kg
Commercial
Sub25kg
Restricted
Sub25kgSub25kg
Restricted
Sub25kg
Brisbane
Sub25kg
Restricted - Brisbane
Sub25kg
Brisbane
Drone Weight Class<2kg<7kg<25kg<7kg<25kg<7kg<25kg
From Beginner to Experienced Remote PilotRePL - Online plus 2 daysFrom
$895
From
$1695
From
$2295
From $1995From $3495From $2995From $5995
RePL - 4 day in ClassXFrom
$2095
From
$2695
From $2395From $3895From $3395From $6395
Radio Licence with ELP When completed
with RePL
X$300$300$300$300$300$300
Advanced Training
Experienced Pilots
Only
Practical Night Flying and Close Proximity CertificationX$395$395XXXX

Business and Drone Bundles

  Sub25kg Restricted
RePL
Sub25kg
RePL
  
Drone Weight Class<7kg<25kg
RePL Multi Rotor and Aeroplane ComboOnline plus 2 daysFrom $2695X
RePL, AROC and ReOC Business BundlesOnline plus 2 days$4995$5495
4 day in Class$5395$5895
Phantom 4 Pro V2.0 Plus and sub25kg Restricted RePL BundleOnline plus 2 daysFrom $3795X
4 day in ClassFrom $4195X
Inspire 2 and
sub25kg Restricted RePL Bundle
Online plus 2 daysFrom $6395X
4 day in ClassFrom $6795X
M600 Pro and
sub25kg RePL Bundle
Online plus 2 daysXFrom $9795
4 day in ClassXFrom $10195

Manned Pilot Conversion and Operations Training

  CASA sub 25kg Remote Pilot Licence (RePL)
Multi RotorAeroplaneHelicopter
Prior Flight
Experience
Course
Presentation
Sub25kg
Restricted
Sub25kgSub25kg
Restricted
Sub25kg
Brisbane
Sub25kg
Restricted - Brisbane
Sub25kg
Brisbane
Drone Weight Class<7kg<25kg<7kg<25kg<7kg<25kg
From Beginner to Experienced PilotOnline plus half dayFrom
$695
From
$995
From
$995
From
$1995
- 2 days
From
$1795
- 2 days
From
$2995
- 3 days
iBEV - Rural AreasFrom
$695
$995$995XXX
Advanced Training
Experienced Pilots
Only
Practical Night Flying and Close Proximity Certification$395$395XXXX
Practical Night Flying CertificationXX$1000$2000$2000$4000

We run our our RePL courses in the main cities during the weeks listed below.  We also run our courses in regional areas and towns too. See all our course locations here. 

MonthAdelaideCanberraBrisbaneDarwinMelbourneSydneyPerthiBEV mobile training
Australia Wide
Aug 201827 Aug27 Aug27 Aug27 AugEnroute
Sep 201810 Sep10 Sep,
24 Sep
12 Sep 3 Sep24 Sep17 SepEnroute
Oct 20181 Oct15 Oct8 Oct,
22 Oct
10 Oct1 Oct,
29 Oct
22 Oct29 OctEnroute
Nov 20185 Nov12 Nov5 Nov,
19 Nov
7 Nov26 Nov19 Nov

Enquire Now

To book a course or for any questions you may have, please give us a call or send us an email.

Office: 1300 970 042
Mobile: 0418 151 636

Learn More

We offer CASA RePL drone training, and excluded (<2kg) drone certification courses country wide!

We offer Operations / Manned Pilot Conversion Training for RePL and Variations!

Operational manual and library, ReOC assessment support, CASA Assessment Fees.

Night Flying, Mapping, Aerial Photography, Waypoint Systems, and more.

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