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With hundreds of hours in flight, 11Alpha’s unique cinematic approach is solidly rooted in a decade of professional film industry experience. Our studio’s strength lies in our diverse backgrounds in e-commerce, cinematography, photography and graphics.

Vancouver RPAS Drone Ground School

Justin James

Flight Instructor

Justin has been active in the Vancouver film industry for over 15 years. After many years filming aerial shots hanging out of manned helicopters, 2014 was a turning point when Justin was first introduced to collective pitch remote helicopters. This started his journey into remote piloted aerial systems, racing drones, and film applications of RPAS. After the successful creation of an FAA Part 107 training program in 2017, the training business was a runaway success with over 1000 US drone pilots signing up for the program in under 2 months. Justin is now the lead Transport Canada Approved Flight Reviewer for 11 Alpha Drone Ground School – based in Vancouver British Columbia Canada.

Advanced Aerial Platform Training and Ground School

Commercially operated Remotely Piloted Aerial Systems (RPAS) operated within visual line-of-site between 250 grams and 25kg requires a certified pilot, registered drone and possibly a Special Flight Operations Certificate (SFOC). Pilots looking to operate near people or property the "Advanced" pilot certificate must be acquired, in some cases a Special Flight Operations Certificate (SFOC) may also be required.

Operating Area

Ground School takes place in our studio facility facing CYHC airspace and the Port of Vancouver. Our training is currently only offered at our location, students must cover travel and parking expenses.