CAA APPROVED

CAA APPROVED

REMOTE PILOT LICENCE

REMOTE PILOT LICENCE

FINANCING SOLUTIONS AVAILABLE

FINANCING SOLUTIONS AVAILABLE

RPAS INDUSTRY TRAINING

RPAS INDUSTRY TRAINING

Drone-X (a division of Heli-X Cape Town – CAA/0163) is a CAA approved drone training school, providing highly professional courses for all recreational and commercial RPAS (Remotely Piloted Aircraft System) drone pilots.

Based at Stellenbosch, Techno Park, Drone-X aspires to offer this fast-growing industry professionally trained pilots, a thorough knowledge of current regulations and a comprehensive understanding of Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) equipment.

Training

Drone-X provides quality training courses to ensure that you have the required knowledge & skill to operate safely and legally within the South African airspace.

Our expert Instructors provide a wealth of knowledge and experience to the aviation industry. Ranging from manned helicopter & aeroplane Instructors to airline pilots, our instructors understand the risks involved in sharing airspace with Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) and the importance of quality and thorough training.

Introductory Course

The Drone-X Introductory Course provides you with the fundamental knowledge & skills required to operate your drone safely & legally for non-commercial flights. This will promote confidence in your flying ability and protect your investment.

Remote Pilot License Course (RPL)

Our Remote Pilot Licence (RPL) course provides pilots with the knowledge and practical skills that are necessary to safely and efficiently operate unmanned aircraft commercially.

The commercial drone industry is regulated by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), which is the government department responsible for safe aviation practises and standards in South Africa. The RPL gives the license holder the background and skill level to operate RPAS drones within the framework of the law with emphasis on safety. In addition, the RPL holder will need to operate under a Remote Operator Certificate (ROC) to conform to CAA legislature.

For a better understanding of all legal requirements, it is advised to further read CAA clarification below:

CAA clarification

COURSE CONTENT

The course is divided into Theory Training & Practical Training.

1. Theory Training (7 days)

A pilot holding an NPL, PPL or CPL will be able to complete the theory training sooner, due to being exempt from certain subjects.

Theory subjects covered include:

  • Navigation
  • Principles of Flight
  • Human Factors
  • Radio Telephony
  • Meteorology
  • Flight Performance & Planning
  • Operational Procedures
  • RPAS General
  • Airlaw

2. Practical Training
*Total duration of the practical course will vary. Student progress, availability & weather conditions need to be considered.

  • Practical training is scheduled around the student’s availability.
  • All training is done on the DJI Phantom 3 RPAS drone.
  • One-on-one tuition is given to each student.

WE OFFER THE FOLLOWING RATINGS

  • Fixed Wing
  • Multi Rotor
  • RPAS Instructor Rating

No prior UAV qualifications are required to join the course.

RPL Renewals

Remote Pilots are required to renew their RPL license annually.

Drone-X can facilitate the Remote Pilot Licence renewal process for any qualified Remote Pilot who has a valid licence due for renewal.

RPAS Instructor Rating

Our Drone Instructors Course is intended to prepare the Trainee Instructor to give competent ground and flight instruction to a high standard.

The practical training syllabus includes, preparatory instruction of the trainee instructor and exercises in which the trainee instructor develops skills competence by means of simulated ground and flight instruction.

COURSE CONTENT

The course is divided into Theory Training & Practical Training.

  1. Theory Training Flight Instruction Techniques is mainly directed to the giving of pre-flight briefings. This will allow the applicants to develop their ability to give a practical and short briefing to a student pilot.A pilot holding an Instructors Rating for manned aviation will be able to complete the theory training sooner, due to being exempt from certain subjects.The duration of the course is structured according to your schedule.Theory subjects covered include:
    • Train the Trainer
    • Presentation of RPL Modules
  2. Practical Training
    *Total duration of the practical course will vary. Student progress, availability & weather conditions need to be considered.

    Practical Patter Training will be directed towards integrating the ground instruction and the demonstration of the flight lessons required for the RPAS pilot licence.

    • Practical training is scheduled around the student’s availability.
    • All training is done on the DJI Phantom 3 RPAS drone.
    • In the exercises the Training Instructor acts as a simulated student, as well as providing instruction and critique.

COURSE PRE-REQUISITES

An applicant for the Flight Instructors Rating training course shall, hold a valid RPL with the appropriate category, class and type rating(s) for which the privilege to instruct is being sought.

Course Dates

Starts

20 August 2018
17 September 2018
22 October 2018

Please contact us for a detailed course description.

Finance Solutions

Drone-X offer finance options for all the training courses as well as the set up costs for the ROC.

Custom Drone Construction

Drone-X in partnership with Endurance Drones, design, build and customise drones for aerial surveys, surveillance and photography. Every drone is hand built and finished to the highest standard.

Endurance Drones are designed to:

  • be cheaper to own

  • be able to fly waypoints out the box

  • carry any payload

  • fly fully automated missions

  • customised and optimised specific applications

  • fly longer

  • be upgraded

  • be quick and easy to repair and service

ROC Operations

In order to conduct a commercial operation for remuneration and operate legally, pilots are required to hold a valid RPL. Both the drone and pilot will need to operate under a RPAS Operating Certificate (ROC) which is issued by the CAA.

Visit www.caa.co.za for more details or contact us for an indepth explanation.

Drone-X offers RPAS services to various sectors including Surveying, Construction, Agriculture, and many more..

Please contact us to discuss a solution to your individual needs.

Contact Us

Please contact us for any enquiries.

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