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How I Passed The Canadian Drone Pilot Basic Operations Exam
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SCoutts
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Hey Guys,

I thought I would share my experience in studying for, writing and passing the Canadian Drone Pilot Basic Operations exam.

Overall, the exam is definitely challening and should not be taken lightly but if you put in some quality study time it is really not that difficult to pass.

Hope it's helpful to those of you still considering taking the exam and for you drone enthusiasts from other countries, you get a little taste of what's required to fly a drone in Canada.

Happy flying!




2019-6-20
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DJI Gamora
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Hi, Thank you for sharing your experience in taking the Canadian Drone Pilot Basic Operations Exam also the information you've shared to us. This will really help our fellow DJI co-pilots that are planning to take the Exam. Thank you for your continued support. Cheers!
2019-6-20
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Rustic17
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Another great video, SCoutts...what is the cost for the license, how long is it good for, and which one did you get???
2019-6-20
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AJC-W
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Many congrats on passing
2019-6-21
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SCoutts
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DJI Gamora Posted at 6-20 07:44
Hi, Thank you for sharing your experience in taking the Canadian Drone Pilot Basic Operations Exam also the information you've shared to us. This will really help our fellow DJI co-pilots that are planning to take the Exam. Thank you for your continued support. Cheers!

Thanks. Happy to share.
2019-6-21
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SCoutts
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Rustic17 Posted at 6-20 07:48
Another great video, SCoutts...what is the cost for the license, how long is it good for, and which one did you get???

$10 to write the test, $5 to register your drone. Same price for Basic or Advanced exam. I did the Basic one. No expiry date on the license but you must demonstrate "recency" within two years of obtaining. So, you have to demonstrably keep your skills current with seminars, workshops and training.
2019-6-21
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SCoutts
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AJC-W Posted at 6-21 00:14
Many congrats on passing

Thank! It honestly wasn't too bad. :-)
2019-6-21
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AJC-W
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SCoutts Posted at 6-21 17:53
Thank! It honestly wasn't too bad. :-)

Good to know
2019-6-22
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DJI Gamora
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SCoutts Posted at 6-21 17:50
Thanks. Happy to share.

You are very much welcome sir!
2019-6-22
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S-e-ven
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So, isn't that video a big part of a #drone strategy for Canada?
2019-6-22
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DJI Panda
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Thank you for sharing your experience about the Canadian Drone Pilot Basic Operations Exam!
2019-7-12
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GBS Group
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Thanks again you did a great job..!!


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2019-7-12
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fansfe69d5c5
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I’m going to Vancouver in 2 weeks, am I unable to fly my m2zoom without passing this test?  Or can I and just risk getting caught?
2019-7-12
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fansfe69d5c5
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I took flying school in bc so this should be a breeze...
2019-7-12
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fansfe69d5c5
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I took flying school in bc so this should be a breeze...
2019-7-12
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fansfe69d5c5
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I took ground school in bc so this should be a walk in the park, right?
2019-7-12
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fansfe69d5c5
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I’m going to Vancouver at the end of the month, am I unable to fly my Mavic 2 unless I pass this exam?  
2019-7-12
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Toedles
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Very well explained, congrats on passing your test.
2019-7-12
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SteveRoy
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fansfe69d5c5 Posted at 7-12 12:37
I took ground school in bc so this should be a walk in the park, right?

As I understand it, you can apply to Transport canada for an exemption for the time you are here.
This link should help:
https://www.tc.gc.ca/en/services/aviation/drone-safety/get-permission-fly-drone-outside-rules.html
2019-7-13
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SteveRoy
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fansfe69d5c5 Posted at 7-12 12:38
I’m going to Vancouver at the end of the month, am I unable to fly my Mavic 2 unless I pass this exam?

You can apply for an exemption:
https://www.tc.gc.ca/en/services/aviation/drone-safety/get-permission-fly-drone-outside-rules.html
2019-7-13
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Jacob Williams
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You are the best DJI Spark youtuber
2019-7-13
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photokirk
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Congrats for passing the test. Does it come with any validity/expiration date?
2019-7-14
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Dutchpirate
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Have you noticed that the geo area information in DGI GO 4 does not show Canadian controlled airspace around airports?  Only the 3NM ring from the airport without consideration for a control zone! My airport (Medicine Hat) has a 5NM control zone, which pretty much restricts all flight within the city unless you get RPAS Authorization.
2019-7-15
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Matthew Dobrski
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It should not be taken lightly indeed. I did not, but even with 700 CDN worth ground school training I failed my first exam badly. Next approach rendered me passing 85%, only after repeated ground school session (thankfully as a lifetime alumni) and intensive homework. And that's only basic certificate weight!

What surprised me the most, however, is that only a small fraction of exam topics is directly related to the scope of basic drone operation, while many are not even remotely significant (i.e. airport runways markings, cloud formation names, radio communication vocabulary etc.). Well, knowledge never hurts, but be prepared for this exam anyway, as OP said so wisely ...
2019-7-15
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jacksonnai
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Thanks for the your experience!
2019-7-16
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Caliburman
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I'm new here, also in Canada.
Does every drone user need the basic license?
Instead of "maintaining your license" can you simply rewrite the test every two years?
What benefit is the "advanced" license?

Thanks!
2019-7-19
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Caliburman
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Lol, should have watched the video before I commented!  My questions were answered in there!  Thanks for the info!
2019-7-19
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maddox
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Nice video, thanks for sharing it!
2019-7-21
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djiuser_6RNRnIJKWci4
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US visitors are out of luck.  Foreign nationals cannot register their drones but have to apply for special application last time I read the new rules.  
2019-7-22
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Daniel44114
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Glad you passed. Thanks for sharing.
2019-7-22
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Jakie55
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I just finished writing my basic exam, and miracle of miracles...... I PASSED!    Thanks to a number of youtube videos, studying the CAR 900 documents, glancing at the AIM, and other documents, previous interest in becoming a private pilot, and studying for a private pilot licence, and my geology / geography knowledge......

It sure would have been easier if there was a government study guide available.
All I need to do now id get a drone bigger than my TELLO    LOL
2019-7-23
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Shervin Koushan
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glad you passed, I didnt even get to take it
2019-7-23
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escore
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Quite interesting so see how this kind of exams will be in future. I also hope that you could have one license for Europe etc, so it would make travelling easier.
2019-7-24
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pianoplayer7
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Thank you for the info!
2019-7-24
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2019-7-25
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Thanks so much SCoutts - once you've passed how do you upload the information so that the drone will fly. I'm out in the wilderness with a Mavic Pro and it's not clear once I have my licence how I unlock the drone which currently won't even take off. Chris vT
2019-8-5
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djiuser_Obz7EJYMI9lj
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Great video
2019-8-5
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Jacob Williams
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Good advice!
2019-8-6
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Jorick Heesen
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Awesome video!!!


2019-8-13
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This is a well-produced video. Good production skills but, more important, you care. Thank you.
2019-9-4
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