CERTIFIED TRANSPORT CANADA FLIGHT REVIEWER
CHIEF INSTRUCTOR UAVs - INTERNATIONAL TEST PILOT SCHOOL
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Currently Chief Instructor for UAV operations at the
International Test Pilots School, London ON Canada
David holds an Advanced sRPAS Operators Certificate from Transport Canada with a Flight Reviewer rating. He has over 25 yrs military (Reg Force & Res) plus civilian flying including:
Combat Flying Instructor, Flight Safety Officer RCAF (ret)
Commercial Pilot's Lic., Multi-Engine Fixed/Rotary Wing
Including >3000hrs low level reconnaissance operations.
Past VP COPA Flt 7 - Canadian Owners and Pilot's Association. Fully Insured. 1-2 person crew.
Approved. Day, Night, All weather, Controlled or
Restricted /Military airspace.
Canada wide from Ontario, Sarnia based.
No job too small or too hard - See examples
Specializing in UAV regulations and surveillance procedures, Flight Safety and very small UAV technology (under 1kg).
Recent UAV TEST Eng/Pilot Course
Manned Remotely Piloted Aircraft MRPA
MRPA is an experimental new way of training Flight Test Engineers (FTE) and operational drone pilots and sensor operators is being developed at the International Test Pilots School in London ON. Being "manned" seems strange for a drone but it's a modified Rutan61 (LongEZ) aircraft called the "BlueJay" and has a pilot on-board while being controlled from the Ground Control Station (GCS) called the "Grey Jay", (see below). This allows drone flights to be operated in the national airspace and conform to General Aviation rules while flying Predator or Reaper style recce missions. ITPS is pioneering innovative operations, and getting prepared for the new wave of international drone testing that is rapidly growing.
Above photo by Eric Dumigan
David is shown above during End2End Phase 2 ground tests of the BlueJay. Also, teh school is developing the concept of ops (CONOPS) for the new International Tactical Training Center (ITTC) wing of ITPS that trains international military pilots on tactical jet operations. The BlueJay was the first demonstrated using programmable "fly-by-wire" controls from a laptop in the back seat during the first Flight Testing phase this Aug 2020. Testing of the Ground Control Station (GCS) Software system is progressing well and should be fully operational very shortly.
ITPS Ground Control Station (GCS) is a trailer mounted, aircraft and sensor control capability that is used in training Pilots and Flight Test Engineers in testing new UAV technology. Eventually this capability will be extended to support the school's Tactical Fighter Pilot syllabus with real time UAV Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) capability as well as Forward Air Controller (FAC) training support to tactical training.
If you are looking for this kind of training CALL ITPS
(519)-457-3625 for more info on Test Pilot Courses.
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