04 Dec Seek and you shall find…..
Seek and you shall find …..that not all RePL’s carry the same weight on your CV for your prospective employer.
Nowadays, it is not enough to just have the RePL and weight class shown on your CV, but rather, that you hold an AROC and ELP as well. This is so the prospective employer can take full advantage of using you under his ReOC and his approved procedures / permissions (ie: Area Approvals, night flying, etc).
In addition, much like a degree, the training organisation you studied under for your RePL is also important. Why? Because the Chief Remote Pilot of the prospective company will put you through an induction covering theory and practical, and not all students pass this induction. So to get onto the top three shortlist (and be confident in passing the induction) for a potential job flying drones, the training organisation you used is important.
So research your prospective RePL training organisation to match your plan of becoming employed in an organisation flying drones on a commercial scale. We know our students pass Chief Remote Pilot inductions, but you do need to practice your skills (practical and theory) once your RePL is obtained if you want to pass an induction.