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Learn to Fly a Drone Safely and Competently

Drone Racing Africa is proud to present our Drone Competency Course that has been specially designed to bring drone enthusiasts up to speed with the necessary theoretical knowledge and flying skills to pilot an RPA (remote piloted aircraft) or drone.  

The course incorporates theory, simulator and practical training elements into an intensive but enjoyable two-session programme that will see you walk away with a certificate of competency and the confidence to fly your drone safely and within South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA) regulations. 

Session 1:  Theory Training  (3 hours) 

Subjects covered in our intensive theory session include:
  • Human Factors
  • Air Law & Procedures
  • Navigation and Planning
  • Principles of Flight
  • Meteorology

Session 2: Theory Examination and Practical Training (5 hours) 

Our second session kicks off with a short multiple choice examination based on the theory component and then moves on to practical training, culminating in a practical ‘Sign Out’ Test from an experienced DRA Flight Instructor.
  • Simulator Training
  • Indoor Line of Sight Flying:
    • throttle management
    • hover control
    • roll/pitch/yaw box circuits
  • Outdoor Line of Sight Flying on bigger RPA’s (weather dependent)
  • ‘Sign Out’  Examination


Ages: 13 years upwards 
Pre-requisites: None
Equipment: All technical equipment provided 
Food and Drinks: Light Refreshments provided on site to students in between theory and practical sessions. 
Timings: 8:30am - 5pm - Training (AM) and Practical (PM)  
Cost: R3,300 (Adults) or R2,640 (Full-time Students) 

When and where?

Navworld Johannesburg
38 Langwa St, Randburg, Johannesburg, 2169
South Africa

Runs from Sat 19 Aug 2017 at 8:30 AM

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