The aviation sector for unmanned aircraft is continuing to proliferate. Remotely
Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS) are finding ever-more useful functionality across
the skies, further expanding the domains of private and commercial operations.
Unmanned: Textbook for RPAS Studies, continues to share this evolving aviation
category with its readers. Large and small, heavy and light, RPAS are a constantly
developing breed of aircraft with broad and multifaceted applications. Their pace
of development continues to be swift and expansive with regulatory oversight of
their operations now taking precedence with authorities.
To better reflect changes abounding throughout the industry, Unmanned, 3rd
Edition has been updated ever-more so over the title’s first two editions.
Significant new content has been added to match expanded rules set out within
Transport Canada’s Knowledge Requirements for RPAS up to 25 kg operating
within Visual-Line-of-Sight (VLOS). Detailed new technical content has been added with greatly enhanced focus on multi-rotor RPAS, as well as on protocols and considerations on how best to safely and efficiently operate RPAS of all configurations.
Expanded content within Unmanned can be found within: Evolution of RPAS, Regulations & Authorities, Components of Fixed-wing and Rotary-wing RPAS, Flight Command & Control, Flight Operation Pilots & Crew, Situational Awareness, Types of RPAS Operations, Physics of Multi-rotor Flight, Payloads, Power Sources, Launch & Recovery, Special Flight Operating Certificates, Mission Planning, Fixed Wing RPAS, Rotary Wing RPAS and much more.
Based on its parent publication, From the Ground Up from which it shares content, Unmanned also offers new material within subject areas that RPAS operators must know to meet regulatory requirements to fly their systems legally in Canada. These subjects include: Theory of Flight, Aerodromes & Airspace, Aviation Weather, Air
Navigation, Radio, Flight Operations, and Human Factors.
Unmanned concludes with a comprehensive description of the Canadian Aviation Regulations governing the operation of RPAS in Canada. An RPAS Flight Review Preparation Guide appears as an Appendix and a Practice Exam remains as a concluding Appendix of the title.
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