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RPL INITIAL

Take the first steps to becoming a drone pilot. 

WHAT IS AN RPL?

A “Remote Pilot Licence” (RPL) is the licence required for a person to operate as a qualified Remote Pilot Licence Holder under Part 101.

Duration

2 – 3 Weeks

Flight hours

3 Hours

Simulated hours

Unlimited

ABOUT THIS COURSE

The Remote Pilot Licence courses is the initial licence required for a candidate to start their professional drone pilot career. The course is divided into three sections namely, theory, practical and skill test.

The duration of the theory is 6 days and runs from Monday to Saturday during which an in-house examination is completed as well. Once a candidate has completed the theory and examinations, the candidate will then move on to the practical flying element of the course.

The practical flight house is three hours actual flight time, which mean the actual time that you fly the drone. The instructor will complete a series of exercises with the candidate and, once deemed competent, will recommend the candidate to complete his/her skills test.

Skills test are completed with a DRE (Designated RPAS Examiner).

The skills test has two parts. The ground evaluations which test your theoretical knowledge and the flight evaluation which tests the candidate’s ability to complete manoeuvres with the drone.

RPL COURSE REQUIREMENTS

  • 9Be at least 18 years of age

END QUALIFICATION

  • 9SACAA Accredited RPL License
  • 9Course completion Certificate
  • 9Aviation Class III Medical
  • 9Restricted Radio Telephony License
  • 9English Language Proficiency Certificate

PRACTICAL TRAINING

Our training packages incorporate a 3-hour actual flight training accession with unlimited access to the drone simulator to practise the series of manoeuvres.

  • 9Free Simulator Training
  • 9Mock Skills Test

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AIRCRAFT OPTIONS

You do not need to own your own drone to attend the course. DO Training provides you with a registered aircraft to train on to allow you to log your flight hours.

SACAA REQUIREMENTS

1.

Class 3 aviation medical certification

2.

English Proficiency level 4 or higher certification

3.

Restricted Radio Telephony License

RPL Initial

DFE SKILLS TEST

Once ready, students will undergo a check flight by a qualified designated flight examiner (DFE) where their knowledge of the rules, regulations, airmanship & flight ability will be tested and evaluated in accordance with the SACAA Part 101 skills test form.

Passing this test will qualify our students to complete an application for a Remote Pilots License (RPL), which enables a career within a company that has a Remote Operating Certificate (ROC).

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