Online Ground School Course

Enrol today and be ready to fly your drone in Two Weeks!

If you choose to enrol in our online Drone Ground School course you are able to study at your own pace.  Accessing the course material is simple, either on your smartphone, tablet, or desktop. All you require is an internet connection. No previous experience is required to enroll in the course.

Whats required?

The process of becoming a licenced drone pilot

You will complete 10 modules and write two examinations. Once you have passed your final examinations, your practical training will commence.  When your flight instructor is satisfied that you are skilled and have the knowledge to fly a drone, you will undergo a flight test. The final examinations, practical flight training, and flight tests are conducted at our test centres in Durban and Mossel Bay.

Drone course minimum requirements

  • You must be 18 years of age.
  • You must have a Class 3 Medical Certificate from an aviation doctor, which must be obtained before you start your course. We can assist with arrangements for your medical.
  • All examinations require pass mark of above 75%.
  • You require at least a level 4 English Language proficiency. If you do not have proof of having a level 4 English document, we have an designated English Proficiency Examiner onsite and can arrange for you to be tested.

About The Course

Are you a holder of a PPL, CPL or ATPL?

If you are a holder of a valid Private Pilot Licence (PPL), Commercial Pilot Licence (CPL) or Air Transportation Pilot Licence (ATPL), you will only need  to enrol in and complete the practical training and complete a flight test complete the following subjects:

  • Principles of Flight
  • UAS Technical and General
  • Operational Procedures
  • Flight Performance and Planning

How is the course structured?

Once you have made your payment:

  • you receive access to the online course material consisting of 10 subjects and mock examinations.
  • you will work through the material and mock examinations at your own pace.
  • when ready to write examinations, you need to schedule 1-2 days of ground school with an instructor for revision purposes.
  • once you pass your examinations you will need approximately 3 – 4 days to complete the practical fight lessons and the flight test which is conducted by an SACAA approved Designated Flight Examiner.

Require any assistance while you study? Our instructors are available on Skype, WhatsApp, video call, or e-mail, for your convenience.

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Whats Included

What is Included in the Cost of the Course?

  • Course material
  • Online support
  • Mock examinations
  • Final examination fees (for the first attempt – all rewrites are for your own account)
  • Practical flight training
  • RPC test with the Designated Flight Examiner
  • SACAA licensing fees
  • Courier costs for your certificate
  • English Proficiency Exam if required
  • Lunch and refreshments during practical training days

What subjects are covered during ground school?

  • Principles of Flight
  • Navigation
  • Battery and Energy Management
  • Air Law – CATS/CARs Part 101
  • UAS Technical and General
  • Radio Telephony
  • Meteorology
  • Human Factors
  • Operational Procedures
  • Flight Performance and Planning

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