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RPC Initial

The first steps to becoming a drone pilot.

Manned to Unmanned

Taking flight in an unmanned aircraft.

BVLOS Training

The next step for an experienced RPAS pilot.

RPAS Training Academy

Drone Training Specialists

Our Mission is to provide our clients with premium drone pilot training that will propel them into the future of the Drone Technology space.

We are a premium drone training facility run by passionate & highly experienced aviation experts from all sectors of the industry. By offering exceptional customer service in a modern learning environment, we strive to build a reputation of superior training standards on a global scale. RPAS Training Academy offers our clients professional drone license courses that will take you from classroom to operations.

Practical Flying

Theoretical Subjects

Simulator Training

Mock Skills Test


Drone Training

Why choose us?


  • 9Tailored and Industry recognised with a track record of 6 years.


  • 9Competency & Proficiency based Drone Pilot Training.


  • 9Achieve cost-effective training in South African Rands versus international prices.


  • 9Drone training courses designed to satisfy the entry requirements of UASOC.

RPAS Training Academy

Our drone training focus

Offering you specialized Career Drone Pilot training programs for Part 71 and beyond.

Fully accredited SACAA RPC Training

A “Remote Pilot Certificate” (RPC) is the licence required for a person to operate as a qualified Remote Pilot Certificate Holder under Part 71.

Manned to unmanned training

The manned to unmanned training course has been designed to specifically cater for candidates who already hold a SACAA Part 61 Licence.

Fixed wing rating

The Aeroplane category is commonly referred to as the Fixed Wing Category. The course prepares a candidate to add the category of drones to their licence and opens another avenue of drone flying to the candidate.

RPC Renewal Course

The RPC Renewal course allows a candidate to revalidate/renew their Remote Pilot Certificate. RPAS Training Academy offer the option of a practise session for practical flying before the test. Any theory refreshers must be requested.

RPAS Instructors Rating

The Professional Drone Flight Instructor course gears a candidate to become proficient in teaching methodologies and practises to impart knowledge on how to take a person with no drone experience to a competent Remote Pilot Certificate Holder.

BVLOS Rating

BVLOS Training equips a candidate with the necessary proficiencies to operate an RPAS UA in high risk, complex environments.

RPAS Training Academy


Right from the start with contacting and getting a quote from Candice to the brilliant practical training by the instructors the experience have not only been 5 star professional but very pleasant & satisfying. It has been clear to me that the staff at RPAS Training Academy not only takes pride in their work but has an authentic interest in their student/clients. A special thanks to the CFI, Jonothan for all the work and training during the practical training, you are a star.

I will highly recommend your training school to anybody in future.

- Anton Stoffberg


Excellent facilities and training staff, I highly recommend RPAS Training Academy for anyone who wants to do their Drone License properly. RPAS Academy also helps new RPC Pilots to understand the industry better and try and find work opportunities.

- Wynand Steyn


The instructors are great and knowledgeable. The new venue is amazing. Overall great experience

- Ryno Swart


RPAS Training Academy is truly the greatest Drone Training school in South Africa! Friendly staff, conveniently located facilities and an interesting course! I am so happy to have my Remote Pilot License and am grateful to have found RPAS Training Academy when I did!

- Katherine Warner


RPAS Training Academy provided me with professional training in a friendly environment. Instructors and material are of very high quality and the focus is on ensuring that the student understands the concepts and knows the work well. Practical training is done in a supportive environment which leads to relatively quick attainment of flight skills. A good and professional academy.

- Louis Watson


RPAS TA really went out of their way to accommodate us, NamPower, to achieve our goal despite extreme time constraints as well as having to plan around rainy weather during the DFE test.

- Karl-Heinz Wagner


I have thoroughly enjoyed my training at RPAS Training Academy. All the staff were great and despite some very trying weather conditions, had a great time learning to fly both Multirotor and Fixed wing drones.

- Peter Van Holthoon


RPAS Training Academy took me from having no drone experience to becoming certified through a well organized program. The training was carried out with compassion and patience. Highly recommend.

- Alasdair Harris


RPAS Training Academy took me from having no drone experience to becoming certified through a well organized program. The training was carried out with compassion and patience. Highly recommend.

- Alasdair Harris


For start to finish, great experience and would recommend this academy to anyone. All personal very helpful! Easy to understand and a simple process.

- Bence


I learned an incredible amount of stuff during my course. Jonathan really helped out on very short notice to help speed up the process a bit. Thank you, Jonathan! Shane was an incredible instructor out on the field. Very patient. Thank you so much for that. It has always been my dream to enter the aviation industry and RPAS training academy has given me the opportunity. I will most definitely be back for further training.

- Ruben Delmage


All the instructors are vere well prepared and professional. They give guidance where needed and go the evxtra mile to ensure that all students all well prepared for final assessment. It was an amazing experience and they have a high standard in terms of time keeping.

- Bruce Ockhuis

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