Training

SORA with EuroUSC-Benelux

Recently, EASA has officially published a series of documents indicating how the new EU rules for flying in the specific category should be met with regard to the methodology for risk assessment. You will find that it is all based on SORA. If you want to fly in the specific category from mid-next year, you should already learn how to make a SORA! The best way to do that is to get yourself trained through this course and already apply that method to your KB-based deviations.

 

  Module 1: Basic 

The new EU drone legislation is mainly an operation-centric risk based approach. Operators in the specific category will have the possibility to submit a risk assessment in order to receive “permission to fly”. 

A methodology has been created to guide both different authorities and the pilot or operator as to what is required for a permission to fly an Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) in a given operational environment: The Specific Operations Risk Assessment or SORA aimed at the “Specific” category of UAS (as defined by EASA Technical Opinion 01/2018). 

The SORA provides an adequate combination of design and operational mitigation mechanisms for known areas of harm to either people on the ground or in the air. The operator must comprehend these mechanisms and translate these into a understandable SORA making almost any operation possible. 

This course will make a candidate understand the SORA for the flight preparation, during the flight and in discussion with operational staff and the civil aviation authority. 

Module 2: Advanced 

As a member of the drone community, you understand the SORA, but writing a SORA from scratch is a different thing. Defining Risk in an operational volume is only one step, as it must be followed by a substantiated motivation of all technical and operational mitigations. 

This course prepares the candidate in drafting a SORA application making it possible to get that “permission to fly”. After all, a good SORA application will be a successful SORA application leading to a well-performed flight. 

 

Practical

 This training will be divided into two modules. The basic module takes place on 23 of November and the advanced module on 30 of November, always between 9am and 12 noon at DronePort in Sint-Truiden. The tuition fee for the course is 450,00 euros for only the basic module and 750,00 euros for both the basic and advanced modules (prices are excl. VAT).

Program

  • 09h00: SORA course
  • 10h30: Break
  • 10h45: SORA workshop
  • 12h00: End
  • 09h00: SORA course
  • 10h30: Break
  • 10h45: SORA workshop
  • 12h00: End

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