CERTIFIED TRANSPORT CANADA FLIGHT REVIEWER
CHIEF INSTRUCTOR UAVs - INTERNATIONAL TEST PILOT SCHOOL
Authorized to Work in
Manned Remotely Piloted Aircraft - MRPA
An experimental new way of training Flight Test Engineers (FTE) and operational drone pilots and sensor operators, being developed at the International Test Pilots School in London ON. This Modified Rutan61 (LongEZ) aircraft has a pilot on-board while being controlled from the ground. This allows drone flights to be operated in the national airspace along with General Aviation and ITPS is pioneering these innovative operations, getting prepared for the new wave of international drone students.
David is shown here during the first ground test with Gustavo Ulloa, ex-Colombian Air Force fighter pilot and Hermes 450-900 ISR drone pilot. Gustavo is helping develop the concept of ops (CONOPS) for the new International Tactical Training School (ITTS) wing of ITPS and will fly back seat during the first In-flight test of the Ground Control (GCS) Software system in late July 2020. Gustavo will also be instructing on both Flight Test and Tactical courses when they start up again this fall.
Currently Chief Instructor for UAVs at the
International Test Pilot School London Ontario Canada
David holds an Advanced UAV 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
ITPS Ground Control System (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 the Course Schedule.