InDro Robotics launches drone learning portal with pro instructor Kate Klassen – sUAS News – The Business of Drones
InDro Robotics is pleased to announce FLYY, comprehensive online learning and resource portal for drone/Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS) pilots who want to fly safely and legally in Canada. The courses are being discounted 15% until March 1, 2022.
This new initiative provides Canadian drone pilots with self-paced, step-by-step courses to help them earn their Basic or Advanced RPAS Certificate from Transport Canada (TC). The course material is compliant with TC’s Knowledge Requirements for operating drones weighing from 250g-25kg within Visual Line of Sight (TP 15263). In addition, FLYY offers the ability to book an in-person Flight Review through FLYY’s network of TC-authorized reviewers – along with a study guide to help ensure success in passing the Review.
The new website further builds on InDro’s proud tradition of RPAS instruction excellence. The architectand host/instructor is Kate Klassen, widely respected in the Canadian RPAS and traditional aviation sectors. Klassen previously helped create and instruct one of the most popular online drone courses inCanada and has worked closely with Transport Canada on multiple initiatives, including the Canadian
Drone Advisory Committee (CanaDAC). Now, she’s put that considerable experience into FLYY.
“I’ve constructed the FLYY courses and guides to ensure success for those seeking to become Basic or Advanced RPAS pilots,” says Klassen, who is also a commercial pilot and aviation instructor. “We’ve put a lot of effort into making these courses not only educational but fun and engaging. This is definitely the most comprehensive suite of courses I’ve pulled together, and it’s fully updated for 2022.”
FLYY has a comprehensive series of offerings. They include foundational courses: An 84-lesson, Basic ground school and practice exam (videos, quizzes and downloadable resources), and an Advanced ground school. In addition, ‘FLYY Guides’ are available for Standard Operating Procedures as well as to help prepare for the Flight Review. Pilots can also book an in-person Flight Review or first sign up for
Online Flight Training to build skill with animated guidance on flight maneuvers every pilot should know.
Courses include helpful downloadable FLYY resources pilots will want to keep handy.
“Kate Klassen is an industry pro and has done a tremendous job with this content,” says Philip Reece, InDro Robotics CEO. “With her deep expertise in traditional aviation, drones and online teaching she’s the ideal person to have shaped – and to present – this course. I see this as an important extension ofInDro’s well-respected in-person courses, allowing us to offer the same high level of expertise to new drone pilots across the country.”
Students and pilots also have access to the new FLYY Learner Forum, where aspiring pilots and seasoned professionals alike can share successes, tips, questions and more in a fun and collaborative space. The forum is moderated by drone experts – including Klassen – who will be happy to answer questions. There are groups within the forum where pilots from different provinces can have their own chats – and even buy and sell drone gear in the Marketplace.
“We’ve already had tremendous feedback from our first students,” says Klassen. “They liked the self-paced approach and said FLYY made learning – even taking quizzes – fun. I’m so pleased to be accessible again through this training portal and am reassured knowing that FLYY students will obtain all the fundamentals for safe, responsible piloting whether for work, research or pleasure.”
FLYY courses can be accessed here. To access the 15% discount apply code FLYY15 at checkout.
For further information, or to arrange an interview with Kate Klassen or CEO Philip Reece, contact us here.
About InDro Robotics: With bureaux in multiple Canadian cities, InDro Robotics is the Canadian leader in Robotics Research and Development, along with complex UAV solutions, service provision and training. InDro develops new technologies either directly for a client, or identifies ways to do things better. Once those opportunities ortechnology gaps have been identified, InDro conceives, develops, tests – and ultimately sells – a solution. The company is actively involved in cutting-edge trials, and was the first UAV company in Canada to receive a Cargo license from the Canadian Transportation Agency.