FAA PART 107 & TRANSPORT CANADA CERTIFIED FLIGHT REVIEWER
Former CHIEF INSTRUCTOR UAVs
INTERNATIONAL TEST PILOT SCHOOL (ITPS CANADA)
Authorized to Work in
2019-2022 Chief Pilot /Instructor for UAV operations at International Test Pilots School, London ON Canada
David holds an FAA Part 107 License in USA, and Advanced sRPAS Operators Certificate from Transport Canada with a Flight Reviewer rating. He has over 25 yrs military (Reg Force & Reserves), including: Combat Flying Instructor, 2 Wing Operations Officer, Flight Safety Officer RCAF (retired). He holds a current Cdn Commercial Pilot's Lic., Multi-Engine Jet/Piston Fixed&Rotary Wing Incl >3000hrs low level reconnaissance and UAV operations and instructing.
Past VP COPA Flt 7 - Canadian Owners and Pilot's Association.
Fully Insured. 1-2 person crew. See bookings pg for pricing
Approved for Day, Night, All weather, Controlled or
Restricted /Military airspace.
Operating North America wide from Sarnia, Ontario,.
No job too small or too hard - See examples
Specialist in UAV regulations, aerial surveillance procedures, Flight Safety and very small UAV technology (under 1kg).
ITPS UAV Flt Test Pilot/Eng Course
Manned Remotely Piloted Aircraft MRPA
MRPA is a new experimental aircraft for training Flight Test Engineers (FTE) and drone Test Pilots and sensor operators. Developed at the International Test Pilots School in London ON MRPA is a breakthrough in unrestricted drone ops. Being "manned" seems strange for a drone but it's a modified Rutan61 (LongEZ) aircraft called the "BlueJay" and has a safety pilot on-board while being controlled from the Ground Control Station (GCS), (see below). This allows drone flights to be legally flown remotely within the national airspace while conforming to General Aviation rules. It acts as a surrogate Predator or Reaper style flight test platform. ITPS is pioneering innovative operations, while preparing for the new wave of international drone testing that is rapidly expanding.
Above photo by Eric Dumigan
David was Program Manager and MRPA Systems developer during End2End ground and flight tests to qualify the BlueJay operationally. The school is also developing the concept of ops (CONOPS) for joint operations with the school's International Tactical Training Center (ITTC) wing, that trains international military pilots on tactical fighter operations. The MRPA was the first demonstrated using programmable "fly-by-wire" controls from a laptop in the back seat during the Phase 1 Flight Testing in Aug 2020. Testing of the Ground Control Station (GCS) Software system became operational in Sep 2022. David retired from ITPS in Dec 22.
ITPS Ground Control Station (GCS) is a trailer mounted, aircraft and sensor control capability that is used for training Pilots and Flight Test Engineers in testing new UAV aircraft and sensor technology. This capability supports the school's Tactical Fighter Pilot syllabus with real time UAV Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) capability as well as UAV Forward Air Controller (FAC) training support.
If you are looking for this kind of training CALL ITPS
(519)-457-3625 for more info on UAS Test Pilot Courses.
The RETIRED FLEET
Sorry just can't help the size of the grin.