DRONE PILOT TRAINING

DRONE PILOT TRAINING

RPAS Training Academy offers the Gold Standard in drone pilot training. We are passionate about developing world class Drone pilots in a rapidly emerging industry, and ensuring our graduates are ready to tackle problems and conditions in this complex field.

Our aim is to ensure students are exposed to a comprehensive, in-depth and up to date program. Our programs are always aligned to the CAA and continually refined thereby ensuring graduates are armed with an education that is market ready.

RPAS Training Academy offers the Gold Standard in drone pilot training. We are passionate about developing world class Drone pilots in a rapidly emerging industry, and ensuring our graduates are ready to tackle problems and conditions in this complex field.

Our aim is to ensure students are exposed to a comprehensive, in-depth and up to date program. Our programs are always aligned to the CAA and continually refined thereby ensuring graduates are armed with an education that is market ready.

Hangar T501, Wonderboom Airport, Lintveld road, RTO NR: CAA/0379

+27 72 251 7605

BEST LOCATIONS IN SOUTH AFRICA

BEST LOCATIONS IN SOUTH AFRICA

INDUSTRY SPECIFIC COURSES

This is where we drive real value for UAV pilots

INDUSTRY SPECIFIC COURSES

This is where we drive real value for UAV pilots

DRONE SURVEYING

Learn how to effectively operate a drone to meet large industry aerial surveying requirements and provide true value to your clients. From best practices, latest trends, security protocol right through to software analysis and data presentation.

DRONE INSPECTIONS

The demand for drone inspection services is growing rapidly and applications are growing even quicker. Make sure you’re fully equipped to engage this growing trend and lead the drone market as a highly trained professional RPAS pilot.

DRONE AGRICULTURE

Drones for use in the agriculture sector is believed to be one of the biggest potential market opportunities for Drone Pilots. Understanding agriculture from the culture of farmers to the technicalities of their requirements will give you the edge.

REMOTE PILOT LICENSE (RPL)

The RPL is a SACAA accredited training program for Pilots who wish to operate RPAS for commercial purposes.

 

COMMERCIAL AIRSPACE

INSTRUCTOR RATING

In order to become an RPAS Instructor, pilots with an RPL will undergo an SACAA accredited training program.

INTRO TO OWNING A DRONE

RPL RENEWAL

An RPL is valid for 24 months. In order to keep the RPL current, Pilots are required to carry out a revalidation check with a DFE within the 90 days preceding expiry of the RPL.

“It is possible to fly without motors, but not without knowledge and skill”

Wilbur Wright

WHY RPAS TRAINING ACADEMY?

It’s the little things that matter the most when making choices.

WHY RPAS TRAINING ACADEMY?

It’s the little things that matter the most when making choices.

CERTIFICATION NUMBER

RPAS Training Academy ATO approval number CAA/0379.

NO HIDDEN COSTS

The cost of training covers everything you need for the acquisition of your RPL License.

EXPERIENCE

We teach students with no previous experience using Drone Pilot Training equipment which includes simulators, AKS Y-6 kopter (6,5kg), and Discovery aircraft (1.5m wingspan).

GUIDANCE

We submit the application for the RPL to the SACAA and follow up until your RPL is received.

TRAINERS

Six Highly skilled Drone Pilot Training facilitators, we have experienced Instructors from the RPAS industry with a manned aviation background.

COURSE FLEXIBILITY

Theory and practical courses can be split into different weeks. The course to accommodate students with any pilots license can start on day five, and do only the RPAS appropriate subjects.

CHOOSE WHAT SUITS YOU

Flexibility in pricing based on what your requirements are.

CHOOSE WHAT SUITS YOU

Flexibility in pricing based on what your requirements are.

JOHANNESBURG PRICING

JOHANNESBURG PRICING

PRICING FOR CUSTOMERS WITH NO FORM OF PILOTS LICENSE 

PRICING FOR CUSTOMERS WITH NO FORM OF PILOTS LICENSE

SINGLE LICENSE MULTI ROTOR OR AEROPLANE RPL 

 R25 800 incl. VAT

– 10 Hours Practical Training: R13 000

– Full Theory Course: R10 000

– English Language Proficiency Test*: R1 000

– Skills Test: R1 800

* Matric Certificate with a minimum of a D on higher grade or a minimum of 2 years at a higher education institution with English as the language of tuition and examination  

 

 R25 800 incl. VAT

– 10 Hours Practical Training: R13 000

– Full Theory Course: R10 000

– English Language Proficiency Test*: R1 000

– Skills Test: R1 800

* Matric Certificate with a minimum of a D on higher grade or a minimum of 2 years at a higher education institution with English as the language of tuition and examination  

 

 R19 800 incl. VAT

– 5 Hours Practical Training: R7 000

– Full Theory Course: R10 000

– English Language Proficiency Test*: R1 000

– Skills Test: R1 800

* Matric Certificate with a minimum of a D on higher grade or a minimum of 2 years at a higher education institution with English as the language of tuition and examination  

 

DUAL LICENSE MULTI ROTOR AND AEROPLANE RPL 

 R35 500 incl. VAT

– 20 Hours Practical Training: R22 000

– Full Theory Course: R10 000

– English Language Proficiency Test*: R1 000

– Skills Test: R2 500

* Matric Certificate with a minimum of a D on higher grade or a minimum of 2 years at a higher education institution with English as the language of tuition and examination  

 

 R31 500 incl. VAT

– 15 Hours Practical Training: R18 000

– Full Theory Course: R10 000

– English Language Proficiency Test*: R1 000

– Skills Test: R2 500

* Matric Certificate with a minimum of a D on higher grade or a minimum of 2 years at a higher education institution with English as the language of tuition and examination  

 

 R26 500 incl. VAT

– 10 Hours Practical Training: R13 000

– Full Theory Course: R10 000

– English Language Proficiency Test*: R1 000

– Skills Test: R2 500

* Matric Certificate with a minimum of a D on higher grade or a minimum of 2 years at a higher education institution with English as the language of tuition and examination  

 

SINGLE LICENSE MULTI ROTOR OR AEROPLANE RPL

– Select Experience Level Below

 R25 800 incl. VAT

  • 10 Hours Practical Training: R13 000
  • Full Theory Course: R10 000
  • English Language Proficiency Test*: R1 000
  • Skills Test: R1 800

* Matric Certificate with a minimum of a D on higher grade or a minimum of 2 years at a higher education institution with English as the language of tuition and examination  

 

 R25 800 incl. VAT

  • 10 Hours Practical Training: R13 000
  • Full Theory Course: R10 000
  • English Language Proficiency Test*: R1 000
  • Skills Test: R1 800

* Matric Certificate with a minimum of a D on higher grade or a minimum of 2 years at a higher education institution with English as the language of tuition and examination  

 

 R19 800 incl. VAT

  • 5 Hours Practical Training: R7000
  • Full Theory Course: R10 000
  • English Language Proficiency Test*: R1 000
  • Skills Test: R1 800

* Matric Certificate with a minimum of a D on higher grade or a minimum of 2 years at a higher education institution with English as the language of tuition and examination  

 

DUAL LICENSE MULTI ROTOR AND AEROPLANE RPL 

– Select Experience Level Below

 R35 500 incl. VAT

  • 20 Hours Practical Training: R22 000
  • Full Theory Course: R10 000
  • English Language Proficiency Test*: R1 000
  • Skills Test: R2 500

* Matric Certificate with a minimum of a D on higher grade or a minimum of 2 years at a higher education institution with English as the language of tuition and examination  

 

 R31 500 incl. VAT

  • 15 Hours Practical Training: R18 000
  • Full Theory Course: R10 000
  • English Language Proficiency Test*: R1 000
  • Skills Test: R2 500

* Matric Certificate with a minimum of a D on higher grade or a minimum of 2 years at a higher education institution with English as the language of tuition and examination  

 

 R26 500 incl. VAT

  • 10 Hours Practical Training: R13 000
  • Full Theory Course: R10 000
  • English Language Proficiency Test*: R1 000
  • Skills Test: R2 500

* Matric Certificate with a minimum of a D on higher grade or a minimum of 2 years at a higher education institution with English as the language of tuition and examination  

 

OR

OR

PRICING FOR CUSTOMERS WITH ONE OF THE BELOW LICENSES

PRICING FOR CUSTOMERS WITH ONE OF THE BELOW LICENSES

PRIVATE / COMMERCIAL / AIRLINE TRANSPORT PILOT LICENSE

PRIVATE / COMMERCIAL / AIRLINE TRANSPORT PILOT LICENSE

SINGLE LICENSE MULTI ROTOR OR AEROPLANE RPL 

 R19 300 incl. VAT

– 10 Hours Practical Training: R13 000

– Short Theory Course: R4 500

– Skills Test: R1 800

 

 R19 300 incl. VAT

– 10 Hours Practical Training: R13 000

– Short Theory Course: R4 500

– Skills Test: R1 800

 

 R13 300 incl. VAT

– 5 Hours Practical Training: R7 000

– Short Theory Course: R4 500

– Skills Test: R1 800

 

DUAL LICENSE MULTI ROTOR AND AEROPLANE RPL 

 R29 000 incl. VAT

– 20 Hours Practical Training: R13 000

– Short Theory Course: R4 500

– Skills Test: R2 500

 

 R25 000 incl. VAT

– 15 Hours Practical Training: R18 000

– Short Theory Course: R4 500

– Skills Test: R2 500

 

 R20 000 incl. VAT

– 10 Hours Practical Training: R13 000

– Short Theory Course: R4 500

– Skills Test: R2 500

 

SINGLE LICENSE MULTI ROTOR OR AEROPLANE RPL 

– Select Experience Level Below

 R19 300 incl. VAT

  • 10 Hours Practical Training: R13 000
  • Short Theory Course: R4 500
  • Skills Test: R1 800

 

 R19 300 incl. VAT

  • 10 Hours Practical Training: R13 000
  • Short Theory Course: R4 500
  • Skills Test: R1 800

 

 R13 300 incl. VAT

  • 5 Hours Practical Training: R7 000
  • Short Theory Course: R4 500
  • Skills Test: R1 800

 

DUAL LICENSE MULTI ROTOR AND AEROPLANE RPL 

– Select Experience Level Below

 R29 000 incl. VAT

  • 20 Hours Practical Training: R13 000
  • Short Theory Course: R4 500
  • Skills Test: R2 500

 

 R25 000 incl. VAT

  • 15 Hours Practical Training: R18 000
  • Short Theory Course: R4 500
  • Skills Test: R2 500

 

 R20 000 incl. VAT

  • 10 Hours Practical Training: R13 000
  • Short Theory Course: R4 500
  • Skills Test: R2 500

 

+

 585 incl. VAT

Payable directly to SACAA

 

=

Your Course Fee

 585 incl. VAT

Payable directly to SACAA

 

=

Your Course Fee

CHOOSE WHAT SUITS YOU

Flexibility in pricing based on what your requirements are.

CHOOSE WHAT SUITS YOU

Flexibility in pricing based on what your requirements are.

DURBAN PRICING

DURBAN PRICING

PRICING FOR CUSTOMERS WITH NO FORM OF PILOTS LICENSE 

PRICING FOR CUSTOMERS WITH NO FORM OF PILOTS LICENSE

SINGLE LICENSE MULTI ROTOR OR AEROPLANE RPL 

 R26 300 incl. VAT

– 10 Hours Practical Training: R13 000

– Full Theory Course: R10 000

– English Language Proficiency Test*: R1 000

– Skills Test: R2 300

* Matric Certificate with a minimum of a D on higher grade or a minimum of 2 years at a higher education institution with English as the language of tuition and examination  

 

 R26 300 incl. VAT

– 10 Hours Practical Training: R13 000

– Full Theory Course: R10 000

– English Language Proficiency Test*: R1 000

– Skills Test: R2 300

* Matric Certificate with a minimum of a D on higher grade or a minimum of 2 years at a higher education institution with English as the language of tuition and examination  

 

 R20 300 incl. VAT

– 5 Hours Practical Training: R7 000

– Full Theory Course: R10 000

– English Language Proficiency Test*: R1 000

– Skills Test: R2 300

* Matric Certificate with a minimum of a D on higher grade or a minimum of 2 years at a higher education institution with English as the language of tuition and examination  

 

DUAL LICENSE MULTI ROTOR AND AEROPLANE RPL 

 R36 000 incl. VAT

– 20 Hours Practical Training: R22 000

– Full Theory Course: R10 000

– English Language Proficiency Test*: R1 000

– Skills Test: R3 000

* Matric Certificate with a minimum of a D on higher grade or a minimum of 2 years at a higher education institution with English as the language of tuition and examination  

 

 R32 000 incl. VAT

– 15 Hours Practical Training: R18 000

– Full Theory Course: R10 000

– English Language Proficiency Test*: R1 000

– Skills Test: R3 000

* Matric Certificate with a minimum of a D on higher grade or a minimum of 2 years at a higher education institution with English as the language of tuition and examination  

 

 R27 000 incl. VAT

– 10 Hours Practical Training: R13 000

– Full Theory Course: R10 000

– English Language Proficiency Test*: R1 000

– Skills Test: R3 000

* Matric Certificate with a minimum of a D on higher grade or a minimum of 2 years at a higher education institution with English as the language of tuition and examination  

 

SINGLE LICENSE MULTI ROTOR OR AEROPLANE RPL 

– Select Experience Level Below

 R26 300 incl. VAT

  • 10 Hours Practical Training: R13 000
  • Full Theory Course: R10 000
  • English Language Proficiency Test*: R1 000
  • Skills Test: R2 300

* Matric Certificate with a minimum of a D on higher grade or a minimum of 2 years at a higher education institution with English as the language of tuition and examination  

 

 R26 300 incl. VAT

  • 10 Hours Practical Training: R13 000
  • Full Theory Course: R10 000
  • English Language Proficiency Test*: R1 000
  • Skills Test: R2 300

* Matric Certificate with a minimum of a D on higher grade or a minimum of 2 years at a higher education institution with English as the language of tuition and examination  

 

 R20 300 incl. VAT

  • 5 Hours Practical Training: R7000
  • Full Theory Course: R10 000
  • English Language Proficiency Test*: R1 000
  • Skills Test: R2 300

* Matric Certificate with a minimum of a D on higher grade or a minimum of 2 years at a higher education institution with English as the language of tuition and examination  

 

DUAL LICENSE MULTI ROTOR AND AEROPLANE RPL 

– Select Experience Level Below

 R36 000 incl. VAT

  • 20 Hours Practical Training: R22 000
  • Full Theory Course: R10 000
  • English Language Proficiency Test*: R1 000
  • Skills Test: R3 000

* Matric Certificate with a minimum of a D on higher grade or a minimum of 2 years at a higher education institution with English as the language of tuition and examination  

 

 R32 000 incl. VAT

  • 15 Hours Practical Training: R22 000
  • Full Theory Course: R10 000
  • English Language Proficiency Test*: R1 000
  • Skills Test: R3 000

* Matric Certificate with a minimum of a D on higher grade or a minimum of 2 years at a higher education institution with English as the language of tuition and examination  

 

 R27 000 incl. VAT

  • 10 Hours Practical Training: R22 000
  • Full Theory Course: R10 000
  • English Language Proficiency Test*: R1 000
  • Skills Test: R3 000

* Matric Certificate with a minimum of a D on higher grade or a minimum of 2 years at a higher education institution with English as the language of tuition and examination  

 

OR

OR

PRICING FOR CUSTOMERS WITH ONE OF THE BELOW LICENSES

PRICING FOR CUSTOMERS WITH ONE OF THE BELOW LICENSES

PRIVATE / COMMERCIAL / AIRLINE TRANSPORT PILOT LICENSE

PRIVATE / COMMERCIAL / AIRLINE TRANSPORT PILOT LICENSE

SINGLE LICENSE MULTI ROTOR OR AEROPLANE RPL 

 R19 800 incl. VAT

– 10 Hours Practical Training: R13 000

– Short Theory Course: R4 500

– Skills Test: R2 300

 

 R19 800 incl. VAT

– 10 Hours Practical Training: R13 000

– Short Theory Course: R4 500

– Skills Test: R2 300

 

 R13 800 incl. VAT

– 5 Hours Practical Training: R7 000

– Short Theory Course: R4 500

– Skills Test: R1 800

 

DUAL LICENSE MULTI ROTOR AND AEROPLANE RPL 

 R29 500 incl. VAT

– 20 Hours Practical Training: R13 000

– Short Theory Course: R4 500

– Skills Test: R3 000

 

 R25 500 incl. VAT

– 15 Hours Practical Training: R18 000

– Short Theory Course: R4 500

– Skills Test: R3 000

 

 R20 500 incl. VAT

– 10 Hours Practical Training: R13 000

– Short Theory Course: R4 500

– Skills Test: R3 000

 

SINGLE LICENSE MULTI ROTOR OR AEROPLANE RPL 

– Select Experience Level Below

 R19 800 incl. VAT

  • 10 Hours Practical Training: R13 000
  • Short Theory Course: R4 500
  • Skills Test: R2 300

 

 R19 800 incl. VAT

  • 10 Hours Practical Training: R13 000
  • Short Theory Course: R4 500
  • Skills Test: R2 300

 

 R13 800 incl. VAT

  • 5 Hours Practical Training: R7 000
  • Short Theory Course: R4 500
  • Skills Test: R1 800

 

DUAL LICENSE MULTI ROTOR AND AEROPLANE RPL 

– Select Experience Level Below

 R29 500 incl. VAT

  • 20 Hours Practical Training: R13 000
  • Short Theory Course: R4 500
  • Skills Test: R3 000

 

 R25 500 incl. VAT

  • 15 Hours Practical Training: R18 000
  • Short Theory Course: R4 500
  • Skills Test: R3 000

 

 R20 000 incl. VAT

  • 10 Hours Practical Training: R13 000
  • Short Theory Course: R4 500
  • Skills Test: R2 500

 

+

 200 incl. VAT

Delivery fee per application for delivery and collection to SACAA.

 

=

Your Course Fee

 200 incl. VAT

Delivery fee of R200 per application for delivery and collection to SACAA.

 

=

Your Course Fee

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

No one likes the fine print – so we have made the important things easy to find

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

No one likes the fine print – so we have made the important things easy to find
  • A non-refundable 50% deposit is required to make a booking. The balance of payment is due before training starts.
  • Students should bring a lunch pack.
  • Students should bring a laptop to do your site preparation on.
  • Every student will have a student file that will be kept on record by RPAS Training Academy. All the different parts of the course will be signed, graded and kept in this file.
  • A class 4 medical certificate is required, issued by an aviation approved medical doctor.
  • Schedules might change slightly due to weather.
  • The course content is prescribed by SACAA in SACATS 101
  • Extra training can be booked at R 2000.00 per day
  • ID copy ( certified not older than three months)
  • Colour ID photographs x 2
  • Aviation class 4 medical certificate ( original)
  • Restricted Radio Telephony and Proficiency ( must include test answer sheet and CAA application form)
  • English Proficiency Certificate ( must include CAA form)
  • Schedules might change slightly due to weather.
  • Theoretical Examination Results
  • Letter of Recommendation signed by RPL instructor
  • Skills test or competency check for remote pilots licence signed by DFE and student
  • Certified copy of your log book
  • CAA application form for issue of Remote Pilot Licence
  • Items 1-3 should be supplied by you.
  • If the Radio and English are not written at RPAS training academy, documentation must be supplied.
  • Holders of a pilot licence should supply a certified copy of their valid licence.
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