How to become a Drone Pilot in South Africa

How to become a Drone Pilot in South Africa

A quick introduction to becoming a drone pilot. Covers Why become a pilot, the content of the course and guidance on time and cost.

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  1. Akhil Piyarlall on December 28, 2021 at 12:47 pm

    How old do I have to be?

  2. MuneebBaderoon on December 28, 2021 at 12:48 pm

    Please see the attached link. I work in Waste for Government and cannot use a drone, even though I’ve completed my RPL and I have PPL (Private pilots licence). The laws are too prohibitive in South Africa. I’m not questioning the legality, but simply saying that the laws seem to be favouring monopoly by a few big companies. The USA and other countries have a different model for ensuring safety.

  3. Willie Botha on December 28, 2021 at 12:55 pm

    I was listening to the instructors ,how to become drone pilot in S.A. What a joke! My first question is can I now fly a light aircraft with this licence. It looks to fit a proper pilot licence. What is the difference between flying 40 meter or 80 meter, to have a medical test, a radio test and all the other lectures you have to go through? Why must I have a preflight list? Why must I no how the weather is like. The drone pilot will no when to fly in any windy conditions! If he ignre that, he can loose his craft. No concern to CAA! Why are the CAA concerned if you fly and make money or not. That should be the concern of SARS. I have to prove to a aircraft pilot instructor that I can fly a drone. Most of the drones fly with minimum pilot input. I fly Radio controled aircraft since 1980. Now I have to prove that I can fly a drone, please people. My grand child is flying since he were 8.
    I bought my Mavic pro more than 2 years back, without any concern to fly for fun. Now suddenly with the new CAA laws, I cant take airshots for my grand childs birthday, because I cant flew over people!
    CAA are their for a reason. Which is much more important than to listen to somebodies complain about somebody flying his drone.
    Please try to understand that we just want to enjoy our hobby. People must take responsibility for entering the space where other aircraft are flying too! If they ignore that , they will be prosecuted. Please, if you can answer my concerned questions. Like to be inlighted!

  4. Melissa Havenga on December 28, 2021 at 12:59 pm

    Soo cool!

  5. PandaX on December 28, 2021 at 12:59 pm

    Great stuff

  6. Jay bakardi on December 28, 2021 at 1:08 pm

    Flight foot

  7. Motheo Motswaks Molapo on December 28, 2021 at 1:09 pm

    What are the chances of getting a good job as a drone pilot in South Africa? Does the defense force have jobs for drone pilots?

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