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About us

About us

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About us

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

The RPAS Training Team are a group of young, dynamic people who are passionate about conveying the latest Drone Training expertise with their clients.

Since the start of RPAS Training Academy, we have held a reputation of presenting a high standard in both Drone theory and practical flying as well as providing our clients with every opportunity to succeed during their drone training journey.

Having the privilege of training esteemed industry players over the past 5 years, we take pride in knowing that once our clients have successfully completed our training, they are fully equipped to operate competently in their respective fields.


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To be the preferred Drone Training Partner of the industry and provide a high calibre of Remote Pilot Training.

RPAS Training Academy offers our clients an exclusive experience by offering free simulator training and mock evaluations before clients’ tests so they feel confident and well-prepared through each step of the process of obtaining their remote pilot license.

At the inception of BVLOS Training, RPAS Training Academy was the first Aviation Training Organisation to offer the industry a two-week BVLOS course and thereafter received permission to shorten the course to a five-day process.

We are also one of the few drone training organisations who offer an Aeroplane training category and have added VTOL BVLOS to the offerings list to advance our clients’ career paths.



RPAS Training Academy started in 2015 with the SACAA accreditation ATO CAA/0379. Our goal is to be the leader in ‘Drone’ training in South Africa and abroad


We where approved by the SACAA to conduct training towards the RPAS Instructors Rating. RPAS Training Academy only utilizes experienced Instructors with extensive manned and unmanned experience to conduct this training


We became the first ATO to be approved to conduct training in Kwazulu Natal


Training is provided in both Multi-Rotor and Aeroplane Categories.


We were the first in South Africa to receive BVLOS training accreditation on 12 April 2018.


Centrally located in Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town, with international expansion into Africa, with our branch soon to open in Kenya.


At RPAS we have had the privilege of training over 400 students covering both Multi- Rotor and Aeroplane Category. We have also trained many instructors and are proud that these numbers continue to grow.


Our students are sought after by industry professionals. We also offer exclusive opportunities for our students to become Instructors or Pilots within our organization and sister companies.


Our research and development team are actively involved in many local and international forums, and keep abreast with international training standards. Each year we focus on new core elements of training to present to our clients and we look forward to spreading our knowledge throughout the RPAS Industry.

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Don't take our word for it. Take it from our clients.


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 RPL 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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