Australia-wide CASA Certified Drone Training Provider

RePL: helicopter (repl-existing)

Upgrade your existing CASA-issued RePL Helicopter from sub 7kg to sub 25kg category.

Upon completion of this course, you will receive a CASA-Issued Remote Pilot Licence (RePL) Helicopter (sub 25kg). If you do not hold an English Language Proficiency (ELP), we will assist you in obtaining one. Wicked Copters also issues you with a Certificate of Attainment.

This course is approved by CASA and compliant with the new syllabus defined in the Part 101 MOS.

Existing Licence?

Other RPA Type?

Theory Component:

  • Delivery Method: in-person
    • CASA do not require you to undertake additional theory, however we will conduct a refresher with you as needed
  • Participant Package: You will be sent a package containing all the materials you require
As you currently hold a CASA-Issued Helicopter Remote Pilot Licence (sub 7kg), you already have all the theoretical knowledge required.

As such, CASA do not require you to undertake the RePL theory again. However, as legislation changes we may cover some theory in person.

Please feel free to let us know if you needed us to review any specific concepts with you.

Practical Component:

  • Delivery Method: Face to face / In-person
    • Ensuring compliance with all COVID restrictions as applicable
  • Components Completed:
    • Theory: in person review (as required) relating to recent changes
    • Practical: Flying to achieve competency and pass the flight test. Note: you need to prove that you are an “Involved RPA Participant” by providing a logbook of 5 hours on any drone since obtaining your initial RePL.
  • What to bring:
    • Just appropriate clothing and the course textbook
    • We supply everything else required
  • What RPAs (aircraft / drones) will I fly and in what modes?
    • RPAs: We train on a variety on RPAs and strive to ensure you get to try as many types as possible
    • Flight Modes: You will fly in a variety of flight modes
    • You will also be taught about automated flight and role equipment (payloads / cameras /etc).
  • Student Ratios: We aim to keep the classes small to enhance learning
    • Generally there will be two Instructors
    • One-on-One Practical Flying with dedicated Instructor

Course Availability / Schedule

To see the upcoming course dates, please select your preferred assessment centre (for the face to face component).

The dates listed below are for the practical close-outs - this course has no thoery component.

Wicked Copters will work with you throughout the course and we are able to delay your preferred assessments if required.

The duration shown is minimum time required for this course. It may take longer due to environmental factors and your individual progress. If you add-on additional courses then the total duration will be a combination of all the course durations.

RePL 25kg HC

Practical: 1 Day $POA
Click above to register your interest and we will contact you to discuss training options and times.
The RPA Upgrade training course provides students with a valid RePL (sub 7kg) a pathway to upgrade to the 25kg category (of the same type) and is focused on the operation of an RPA. This course has been approved by CASA to comply with the 10 April 2020 Part 101 MOS requirements.

There is no minimum age to hold an RePL. All RePL holders also require an English Language Proficiency (ELP).

You must hold an existing CASA-Issued Helicopter Remote Pilot Licence sub 7kg.

  • CASA-Issued Helicopter Remote Pilot Licence (RePL) sub 25kg
  • English Language Proficiency (ELP) if you do not hold one yet
  • RPA with liquid-fuel system
  • All CASA fees included, no hidden costs
  • If you added any additional courses, you will receive those as well
This CASA-Issued Helicopter Remote Pilot Licence (RePL) takes 4-5 day to complete. As this course upgrades your sub 7kg to sub 25kg.

This course has been approved by CASA under the Part 101 Manual of Standards. During this course you will be taught and assessed on:

Practical Competency Standards:

  • Control on ground
  • Launch, hover, and landing
  • Normal operations
  • Advanced manoeuvres
  • Abnormal situations and emergencies

You will control the RPA in GPS and non-GPS modes with a range of aircraft over a minimum of 5 hours.

We are able to provide discounts for group bookings, multiple training courses or with hardware / software. If you are wanting to pay the course over instalments, we offer that too!

If you qualify for community or personal grants, contact us for the discounted rate, and we can supply you with documentation, as required.

Within reason, any need to adjust your theory or practical sessions we do not charge rebooking fees. We never have.

If for any reason you were unable to complete your course in full, we will reschedule you to the following course.

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Please contact us for any of your RPA needs - from drones through to corporate and / or specialised training. We can bundle discounted products and training to suite you.