Code : 2023053
Event Name : Unmanned Aircraft Operation Under The New Regulations
CPD Code : Formal Events
Speaker : Mr. Rickson Chow
President of the International Unmanned Aircraft Systems Association

Mr. Rickson Chow is passionate about aviation and remote-controlled systems. He has completed his MSc and BEng degrees in Aerospace Engineering in the UK, also completed the Higher Diploma in Aircraft Maintenance Engineering and had experience in maintaining airliners. Now he would like to train others to share the joy of flying. He has provided SUA training for over 200 schools and organizations ranging from secondary schools to engineering firms and Government departments. Also held continuing professional development training for professional bodies.

He is now the director of IAM UAS Solutions which is the first private unmanned aircraft training institution approved by the Hong Kong Civil Aviation Department. As the new SUA Order is effective from 2022, IAM UAS Solutions will assist the HKCAD to promote safe operation of SUA to the public and provide support to all SUA operators.
Event Date : 2023-05-08
Event Time : 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Registration Closing Date : 2023-05-04
CPD Hour(s) : 2
Divisional PQSL Hour(s) : 2
Venue : By online media – ZOOM
Division : BSD
Organizer : Building Surveying Division
Fee : HK$180 for HKIS members, HK$210 for non-members
Priority : First-come-first-served
Language : Cantonese supplemented by English
Details :

Small Unmanned Aircraft (SUA) is now widely used by many industries and personal entertainment. The Hong Kong Civil Aviation Department (HKCAD) has introduced the new SUA Order to regulate all SUA activities, so how does it impact on current SUA operation?  What about self-use like hiking and traveling? Do we have to get a license for it? How much it cost for insurance?   Let talk about it and we can do a little demonstration!

SUA have enormous potential for surveying and mapping applications. One of the key advantages of using SUAs for surveying is that they can quickly and accurately collect data over large areas and difficult terrain, which can then be used to create detailed maps and 3D models. As SUA technology continues to advance, it is likely that their applications in surveying and mapping will continue to expand, providing new opportunities for businesses and organizations to improve their operations and decision-making processes.

Remarks :

The event will be conducted online via ZOOM. Upon successful payment of the registration fee, the ZOOM link for joining the CPD event will be available in the CPD/PQSL profile under the "Member Area" of the HKIS website.

On-line registration is not applicable for non-HKIS members. To register, please complete the CPD registration form and return with payment to the HKIS Secretariat.

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Payment : HKD 180
Face-to-Face/Zoom : By Zoom