THE SOUTHPORT SCHOOL – FIRST SCHOOL IN QLD OFFERING CASA APPROVED DRONE TRAINING AS PART OF SCHOOL CURRICULUM

Westpac Little Ripper drones and TSS partner to train year 12 students.

Year 12 Engineering Technology students undertake various modules in Engineering areas. Term 1’s module is based on Aeronautical Engineering and specifically Drones. TSS has partnered with the Westpac Little Ripper Group to offer students their Civil Aviation Safety Authority’s Remote Pilot Licence. Through Westpac Little Ripper’s CASA approved training course, TSS can offer an ‘in house’ theory modules through the Engineering Technology teacher, Mark Lockett. With this exciting new partnership TSS can provide the opportunity for students to sit their theory and practical flight exams and obtain their Remote Pilot License whilst at school.

Little Ripper’s Chief Executive Officer, Ben Trollope is a TSS old boy and provides practical flight and mechanical service training. With the assistance of TSS staff member and drone guru, Dan Trollope, the team bring ‘state of the art’ knowledge and many years of experience to assist our students with their Remote Pilot certification.
 
TSS and Westpac Little Ripper are proud to be the first in Queensland to offer a school based Remote Pilot licence course embedded in the curriculum.

The Ripper Group is a Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) approved remotely piloted aircraft system (RPAS) training organisation, and will deliver a range of qualifications from basic training right up to university level diplomas at the Academy.

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Posted by 7NEWS Gold Coast on Wednesday, March 8, 2017

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