Drone Pilot Training

Number of drone clients and Drone application regions are consistently expanding lately. For the security of the residents, govt has given rules and a permit prerequisite to fly a drone. As per the DGCA rules and regulations the student must qualify in Theory, Simulation and Practical flying tests to obtain Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) licence.

This course provides the student with an in-depth knowledge of rules, regulations and the basics of aviation. They are also trained to handle emergency situations with safety and precautions.


Theory Session


  • Classification
  • Basic Air Regulations
  • Salient points
  • Do’s and Don’ts
  • Fundamentals of flight
  • Aerodynamics
  • Take-off, flight, and landing
  • Manoeuvres, turns and circuit pattern
  • Understanding ATC operations
  • Airspace Structure and Airspace Restrictions with knowledge of No Drone Zones
  • Communicating with ATC including Position and Altitude Reporting
  • Flight Planning Procedures
  • Collision avoidance
  • Radio Telephony (RT) techniques
  • Standard radio terminology and RT Phraseology
  • Practice Session in Radio Communication
  • Types of fixed wing drones, make, parts and terminology
  • Operation and manoeuvres of fixed wing drones
  • Applications and operations
  • Advantages/disadvantages over multi rotor drones
  • Basic drone terminology
  • Types of drones, material used and size of drones
  • Motors and propellers
  • Electronic Speed Controller (ESC), flight controllers
  • Operation and Applications of drones
  • Advantages/disadvantages over multi rotor drones
  • The standard atmosphere
  • Measuring air pressure
  • Heat and temperature
  • Wind
  • Moisture, cloud formation
  • Met Terminal Aviation Routine Weather Report (METAR)
  • Maintenance of drone, flight control box, ground station
  • Maintenance of ground equipment, batteries and payloads
  • Scheduled servicing
  • Repair of equipment
  • Fault finding and rectification
  • In flight emergencies
  • Loss of link
  • Fly-aways(Straying)
  • Loss of power
  • Control surface failures
  • Types of payloads
  • Parts of payloads
  • Installation
  • Features of payloads
  • Utilization
  • Principles of observation
  • Interpretation of image/video
  • Analysis
  • Final test – Theory (40 min)

Simulator Session

  • Basic operating features of simulator
  • How to select different aircrafts and aerodromes
  • Demo flight
  • Pre-flight checks and start-up
  • Preparation cum coordination for flight
  • Take-off and flight stage
  • Approach and landing
  • After flight checks


Practical Session

  • Assembling of drone
  • De-assembling
  • Integration of sub-sections/ modules
  • Integration of engine/propulsion system
  • Fault finding and rectification
  • Repair maintenance and documentation
  • Practical flying with instructor
  • Practical flying with instructor/solo flying


Next Drone Data Processing & Mapping course will start from 27th May 2024. Please click here to