The ever-growing sector in the world of aviation for remotely piloted aircraft systems (RPAS) continues to re-define aerial activities and broaden the definition of what it means to be a pilot. Unmanned: Textbook for RPAS Studies, shares that evolving world with its readers. 

 

A small sampling of subjects in Unmanned include: Evolution of RPAS, Fixed Wing RPA and Rotary Wing RPA, Command & Control, Integrity of Communications, Payloads, Types of RPAS Operations, Mission Planning, Regulations & Authorities, Situational Awareness, Special Flight Operating Certificates, and Checklists for Small RPAS Operations.

 

Based on its parent publication, the award-winning From the Ground Up from which it shares content, Unmanned also delves into subjects that RPAS operators must know in order to fly their systems responsibly in the Canadian national airspace system. These subjects include: Theory of Flight, Aerodromes & Airspace, Aviation Weather, Air Navigation, Radio, Flight Operations, and Human Factors. Unmanned concludes with several valuable appendices, including a complete transcription of the Canadian Aviation Regulations governing RPAS operations, a comprehensive list of International Abbreviations & Terminology used in the RPAS  field, an RPAS Flight Review Preparation Guide, and an RPAS Practice Examination. 

 

The progression of this sector in the aviation world is fast moving. Aviation Publishers Co. Ltd. presents this title, now in its updated 2nd Edition, to broaden the knowledge-base of those flying these technologically-advanced aerial machines for commercial applications. Large and small, heavy and light, the RPAS is a versatile new breed of flying machine with expansive applications. Its world is broad, and its pace of development is rapid. Unmanned provides a generous stroke across all the subjects that are becoming required knowledge for new operators of RPAS in the Canadian environment.