Training Description

The Specific Operation Risk Assessment (SORA) is a crucial process that operators must undertake before conducting operations with unmanned aerial systems (UAS) in the “specific” category. Only after completing the risk assessment and selecting mitigation measures can the operation commence.

In the theoretical part of the training, candidates will familiarize themselves with the process of executing all 10 steps of the SORA process. This will enable them to create a risk assessment and SORA form, which must be submitted as part of the application for obtaining operational permission.

During the practical part of the course, candidates will develop a risk assessment tailored to their specific area of operation.

Training Methodology

The training is divided into theoretical and practical components. The theoretical portion takes place in the classroom at our training center, while the practical component is conducted at a training field located approximately 5 minutes away from the training center. A meal is included in the course fee.

The first two days of the training are typically conducted together. On the third day, candidates undergo both theoretical and practical knowledge assessments, which occur 10-14 days after the completion of the first day. During this time, participants independently acquire the skills necessary to operate unmanned aerial systems, which are required for the practical portion of the exam.


The use of unmanned aerial systems for the practical training segment is included in the course fee. Candidates are also welcome to use their own unmanned aerial systems (recommended).

Theoretical Part of the Course

  • Current EU and local legislation in practice
  • Responsibilities of unmanned aerial systems operators
  • Responsibilities of operator’s management personnel
  • Responsibilities of remote pilots and other operational personnel
  • Preparation of operational procedures and use of operational manual
  • Standard operational procedures
  • Emergency operational procedures
  • Emergency procedures
  • General knowledge of unmanned aerial systems
  • Training specific to the type of unmanned aerial system
  • Aircraft maintenance
  • Flight planning
  • Obtaining permissions for flights in restricted areas
  • Maintaining operator records
  • Practical flight execution
  • Post-flight procedures
  • Use of RGB camera with basics of technical recording

Practical Part of the Course

  • Execution of operational procedures in practice
  • Line-of-sight flying by the remote pilot
  • Basic maneuvers with unmanned aerial systems
  • Advanced maneuvers with unmanned aerial systems
  • Orientation-establishing maneuvers
  • Avoidance maneuvers
  • Navigation using a map
  • Navigation using a camera