How to become a Drone Pilot in South Africa
Welcome to a quick introduction on how to become an obvious pilot to inspect again. My name is Dan confort and I’m, the chief flight instructor for joining it. The reason we do this is we’ve.
Seen many questions online on forums and even from students that are unaware of the exact process on how to become a pilot. So during this introduction, we’re gonna cover the following topics: the course elements which are very practical: the radio telephony, your exams, your final checkout for the CA and your many claims there.
So what I’ve become an our test. Pilot drones in the drone industry is developing at a rapid rate in multiple avenues. Drones can also be viewed as an element of the fourth Industrial Revolution and significant investments.
Many licensed pilots can fly 400 feet above ground level or higher versus recreational pilots. You can only fly hundred and fifty feet. Only a licensed pilot can operate commercially under an RFC and there’s.
A demand for licensed pilots due to the increased use cases so, where’s, the drone industry going they’re using drones for medical and blood supply drops in Africa or human transportation, experiments for package deliveries for crop spraying and even firefighting.
The dradis tree can be divided into hardware and software providers. Target providers are the likes of DJI unique. Hudson parents and many more. These providers offer us a wide range of drugs from entry-level to industrial.
On the software side, we have the likes of Kitty, Hawk drone deployed, fix 4d Max and so on. Commercial operators tend to focus on certain industries such as forming agriculture, inspections and mining.
So what is an ATO? An ATO isn’t. It aviation training organization, our best training, can only be conducted through an uncrewed ATO to become an NCO is a rigorous process that all eight years and potential NCOs very similarly instructors have to pass additional review processes.
Strict health and safety regulations are implemented regularly by the safety officer. Atos are audited on a yearly basis by the Civil Aviation Authority. So how is the RPL course structured? We have the first initial week of theory, training about one of our lecturers upon completion of attending.
All of the classes, students who write a final exam, usually on the following week Monday, when students pass this exam, they will be signed off and they will commence the radio license examination. If students pass this exam, they will move on to the practical.
If not, you’ll need to schedule for a rewrite. This takes between one and two weeks to book. If students have passed the practical takes between three and eight days, depending on the student’s, ability to grasp the instructions once the instructor is happy with the students performance, he will sign them out and there will be booked for a final check out By a CIA DRD, so what’s involved in a theory? Training? Well, the theory.
Training consists of a few subjects, namely a pest technical engine. You know: M negation, principles of applied, meteorology and human factors. This is a bad day across from train by one of my instructors.
After each module is finished, a mock exam is given to the student to test their knowledge. Once the entire five-day course is. Complete students will be handed a final exam which covers one of the modules done over the course of the week.
The parts marked for all radiation related exams is 75 %, so you have to study the regular course consists of two parts. Firstly, all students attend a lecture by a CIA accredited radiation. If not, we will teach a class on aspects pertaining to Iranian significance, such as uncontrolled controlled airspace, how to communicate to other aircraft in the air, as well as ground stations such as air traffic control.
At the end of the lecture radio tell if not we’ll, do a mock practical test where he will check the fluidity of student speech over the radio to make sure that they can pronounce the necessary aviation lingo correctly.
The second part of radio is an online exam written at the CIA officers in Madrid. This is a white exam that students must be well prepared going through, mock exams is key. So what do we cover on the practical side of the RPL? Well, firstly, students are taught not only how to fly the drone, but how to incorporate certain principles that we learn during theory, such as flight planning, where the considerations principles of flight making radio calls and good situational awareness.
Students have to learn 23 different, maneuvers varying from basic to more complex. Examples of these maneuvers are tail in hover nose in other the circuit, the orbital and the Box maneuver. So the final stage of your RPL is your D re checkout, which stands for designated our past examiner.
This takes between one and two hours and is divided into two components. Firstly, the student will be assessed orally on the theory understanding during the first week covered and, secondly, on their practical flying ability.
The diario ask the student to showcase various maneuvers covered during the practical training, such as the box, the hover, the circuit, etc. Once the DRN he feels the student is competent, he will sign the Namit.
Students will then submit all the documentation to the CAA and processing usually takes between four to seven days. A medical examination is also required. This can only be done through a CAA, approved aviation doctor when L do a basic checkup of ears, eyes, lungs, chest and heart for our ell students, a class three or lower medical is required.
It’s advised that students do this before attending a theory course. In conclusion, upon attending the course all students will need to provide a certified IV copy certified mitrik certificate. If the student passed English, first language or first additional language, with 60 % of above plus 2 passports, Iestyn photos, the file is created for each students.
With all this information, each student is given a course manual with all the modules that are covered during the first week of training. The cost of the RPL varies between 20,000 and 30,000, depending on specials.
So I think Swach are always exclusions, such as your medical exam, which varies from 1,500 to 2,500, as well as your English proficiency exam, if you have not passed English first language, first, additional land at 60 %.
So that brings us to the end of this introduction. Thanks for watching and please stay tuned for more in-depth videos on drones and the drone industry, one of our contact information is in the description below catch you later, [, Music ].