To fly in the A2 subcategory of the open category, you need:
- with a confirmation of completion of online training (A1/A3), to independently complete practical training under the conditions of use set for subcategory A3 according to the program ;
- pass the additional theory exam “Remote pilot’s knowledge of technical and use-related ground risk reduction methods” (30 question test) in the TKA exam class >> (exam price – 16 EUR). The exam will be passed if at least 75% of the questions are answered correctly. all questions;
- in the TKA system >> submit an electronic request, which confirms that practical learning has been completed independently and an additional theory exam has been passed in the classroom;
- Pay for the issuance of the A2 subcategory qualification certificate (price – 10 Eur);
- More information about A2 subcategory theoretical and practical training here >>
During the additional theoretical knowledge examination, the remote pilot must demonstrate that he:
- understands the safety risks associated with flying a UAS in close proximity to bystanders or with a heavier drone;
- able to assess the ground risks associated with the environment in which the flight takes place, as well as with flying in the vicinity of bystanders;
- has a basic knowledge of how to plan a flight and define contingency procedures; and
- understands how weather conditions can affect drone performance.
The in-class exam consists of the following topics:
- Meteorology ;
- Conducting a flight using a UAS ;
- Technical and operational approaches to ground risk mitigation .
The legal acts prepared for this theory exam do not provide a mandatory requirement to complete theory training, so TKA, accordingly, does not require the submission of any training completion certificates. You can prepare for it yourself, for example:
- reading instructions or booklets provided by the drone manufacturer;
- reading related information or watching video instructional material; and
- by getting input from others who already have experience flying drones.
Should there be a need for additional training and preparation, such training for remote pilots is currently being conducted by:
- association “LBONA” (http://www.lbona.lt/); and
- VGTU A. Gustaicis Aviation Institute (https://vilniustech.lt/antanogustaicio-aviacijos-institutas/608).