DRONE PILOT TRAINING

DRONE PILOT TRAINING

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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 with the CAA and continually refined thereby ensuring graduates are armed with an education that is market ready.

Hangar 25, Eagle’s Creek Aviation Estate, Plot 914, Knopjeslaagte 285, Tshwane, Gauteng, RTO NR: CAA/0379

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+27 81 592 0658

INDUSTRY SPECIFIC COURSES

This is where we drive real value for UAV pilots

RPL DRONE TRAINING

The Remote Pilot License Course or RPL offered by RPAS Training Academy is fully accredited with the SACAA. The Remote Pilot License Training Course has been developed for Pilots who wish to operate RPAS/UAVs/Drones for commercial purposes.

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.

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.

INSTRUCTOR RATING

In order to become an RPAS Instructor, pilots with a Remote Pilots License (RPL) will undergo an SACAA accredited training program.

RPL RENEWAL

A Remote Pilots License (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.

INTRO TO DRONES

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COMMERCIAL AIRSPACE

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“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

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.

 
 
 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

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

  • 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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Are you an aspiring drone pilot looking to get licenced? Contact RPAS Training Academy here

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