UAS Preparatory Theory Course


UAS Preparatory Theory Course

As of 1 February 2021, users are required to obtain a UA Pilot License (UAPL) to operate their UA under the following conditions:

  • For commercial purposes, or for a purpose that is neither recreational nor educational, regardless of the UA weight; or
  • For either recreational or educational purpose and with a UA of total weight exceeding 7kg. 


To qualify for the application of a UAPL, the user must:

  • Pass a theory test administered by CAAS at the Singapore Aviation Academy and;
  • Pass a practical assessment conducted by an Authorised Flight Examiner within a UA training and assessment organisation (UATO).


Horizon's preparatory course focuses on the drone laws of Singapore and CAAS theory test syllabus. This would be essential and very beneficial for any candidate who is preparing for the theory test conducted by CAAS. 

 What you will learn:

  • General UAS Knowledge
  • Principle of Flight
  • Air Law
  • Air Navigation (101 – Unmanned Aircraft Operations) Regulations
  • Navigation & Meteorology
  • Human Factors
  • Safety & Operations


By the end of the course, you will be able to:

  • Understand the fundamentals of UAS operation
  • Explain the principle of flight and the CAAS regulations and by-laws for unmanned aircraft operations
  • Understand energy management and apply appropriate methodologies for inspection and regular maintenance
  • Understand and explain the concept of navigation, specifically for unmanned aircraft operations
  • Describe how weather conditions can affect unmanned aircraft operations
  • Identify human factors and apply good airmanship for unmanned aircraft operations
  • Assess risk factors and apply mitigation measures for unmanned aircraft operations

Course duration and fees: 6 hours, in classroom at SGD280


Course schedule:

Please email us for the schedules of the course.