Drone Training

Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS)/ Drone / Unmanned Arial Vehicle (UAV) is a flying robot that can fly autonomously through software controlled flight plans in their embedded systems working in conjunction with onboard sensors and GPS.

  • Photography for Real estate
  • Film Making
  • Special events
  • Journalism
  • Agriculture – To apply liquid pesticides, fertilizers, herbicides, seeding, farm land mapping & surveying, crop theft or theft by animal etc.
  • Surveying capabilities and point the way to new excavation sites for mapping archaeological remains.
  • Infrastructure Inspections – Key Infrastructure inspections from power lines to pipelines, which are often in hard-to-reach, dangerous places to mitigate hazardous, time consuming and expensive work. Not only are they cutting costs, reducing time and decreasing injuries, but with drones, Individual can also obtain high- quality, detailed images of overhead utility lines to look for damage, corrosion and more. They are able to provide engineers with real-time data, images and post-inspection analysis—the benefits of which are causing a shift away from traditional utility inspection methods. Carries on commercial Inspection of Bridges, Cell & TV Towers, Wind Turbines, Power lines, Pipe Lines & even solar panels. Checks roofs, chimneys, sliding, bricks and other structures for exterior damage as Residential Home Inspection.
  • Wildlife - Used for wild life Management & conservation where wildlife drones can be used in many different ways, from small multi-rotor units that canscare invasive birds away from crops, to fixed- wing aircraft that fly above rainforests to spot orangutan nests. Provides more precise datathan traditional ground-based techniques when it comes to monitoring seabird colonies.
  • Law Enforcement - Individual may use it for law and order and aerial surveillance in police departments for Public Service Surveillance.
  • E-commerce - Applies it in E-Commerce: for a variety of purposes: to take inventory, streamline its distribution system and use for deliveries to customers.
  • Medical - Medical drones are the future of disaster relief, providing much-needed help to isolated areas.
  • Sports - Can take part in Drone Aerobatics show & Aerial Advertising.

Drone Types

Up to 250 gm

Micro - More than 250 gm-Up to 2 kg

Small More than 2 kg-Up to 25 kg

Medium - More than 25 kg -Up to 150 kg

Large --More than 150 kg

Certified Drones in India

SR No. Manufacturer RPAS
RPAS Model Name All up weight
(in kg)
Maximum height
attainable (in feet)
1 Asteria Aerospace Small A400 3.4 400.00
2 General Aeronautics Medium DART 32.6 9842.5
3 Asteria Aerospace Micro A200 1.9 200.00
4 Ecom Infotech India Small Freebird Z1 A 4.0 13123.0
5 IdeaForge Technology Micro IF2851 1.98 400.00
6 Aarav Unmanned System Small Insight 2.0 3.6 400.00
7 CBAI technologies Small Model V 3.33 400.00
8 Detect Technologies Micro NOCTUA DS 1.85 2624.6
9 Skylark Drones Micro Patang 1.9 1000.0
10 Sun Fab Industries Medium Prion Mk3 42.88 12100.0
11 Hubblefly Technologies Small Staredge 4.25 400.00
12 Throttle Aerospace Systems Micro TALV2400 1.99 400.00
13 Omnipresent Robot Technologies Micro Omni Agri 01 1.98 4921.2
14 IoTechWorld Avigation Small Agribot UAV 23.2 33.0
15 Aarav Unmanned Systems Small Insight 3.6 400.00
16 Hubblefly Technologies Micro Starlite 1.92 9842.5
17 IoTechWorld Avigation Small Surveybot 20.0 4265.0
18 Edall Systems Micro White Hawk 1.98 11482.0
19 IdeaForge Technology Small Netra V3 3.31 14763.0
20 Daksha Unmanned Systems Small DH-Q4 5.18 400.00
21 Daksha Unmanned Systems Medium DH-AG-H1 46.9 50.0


Purchase of Drones

The applicant should ensure that locally purchased RPA has Equipment Type Approval (ETA) from WPC Wing. If imported, the importer or seller or manufacturer of RPAs should obtain ETA from WPC Wing, Department of Telecommunication. The applicant (other than Nano category) should apply to DGCA for import clearance through Digital Sky Platform.

Unique Identification Number (UIN)

Except Nano, flying up to 50ft. in uncontrolled / enclosed premises, all Drones are required to have UIN.

Unmanned Aircraft
Operator Permit (UAOP)

Nano RPA operating below 50 feet and Micro RPA operating below 200 feet in uncontrolled airspace are not required to have UAOP.

Digital Sky

Digital Sky puts in place a seamless and secure technology and regulatory framework to integrate this new technology into the Indian airspace. Digital Sky enables a proactive approach to enforcement of safety and security guidelines by ensuring that a RPAS does not take-off without a signed digital permission, obtained via the Digital Sky Service Providers, and necessary flight logs and occurrence reports are reported back to the relevant authorities via the DSPs.

Steps to Fly a Drone in India

On Boarding

  • You should to be trained from an authorised training centre(hyperlink)
  • Learn about the documents required, click here
  • Register as a Remote Pilot and upload required document proofs
  • Once training records are verified, you get your Pilot Identification number

Associate with Operators

  • RPAS owners / operators can find you by the Pilot identification number and send association request
  • Accept association request from your account and fly their RPAS

Pre Flight

  • Receive TFR (Temporary Flight Restrictions), if any and comply
  • Create and submit your flight plan 24 hrs prior to the flight
  • Upload permission artefact on to the RPAS and you are ready to take off

During Flight

  • Receive TFR (Temporary Flight Restrictions), if any and comply

Post Flight

  • Upload flight logs, maintain logbooks and file occurrence reports, if any


Overview A remote pilot is a person charged by the operator with duties essential to the operation of a remotely piloted aircraft and who manipulates the flight controls, as appropriate, during flight time. Remote Pilot training is not applicable for Nano and Micro category RPA pilots intending to operate in uncontrolled airspace.
Duration 6 months
Qualification Passed 10th Class Examination in English Minimum 18 years of age
Instructor Drone Pilot with three (3) years of experience in building & piloting drones and good at teaching.

Training Curriculum



Regulations of DGCA

  • Classification
  • Basic Air Regulations
  • Salient points
  • Do’s and Don’ts

Basic Principles of Flight

  • Fundamentals of flight
  • Aerodynamics
  • Take-off, flight, and landing
  • Maneuvers, turns and circuit pattern

ATC Procedures & Radio Telephony

  • 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

Fixed wing Operations/Aerodynamics

  • Types of fixed wing drones, make, parts and terminology
  • Operation and maneuvers of fixed wing drones
  • Applications and operations
  • Advantages/disadvantages over multi rotor drones

Multi rotor Operations/Aerodynamics

  • 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

Weather & Meteorology

  • The standard atmosphere
  • Measuring air pressure
  • Heat and temperature
  • Wind
  • Moisture, cloud formation
  • Met Terminal Aviation Routine Weather Report (METAR)

Drone equipment and maintenance

  • Maintenance of drone, flight control box, ground station
  • Maintenance of ground equipment, batteries and payloads
  • Scheduled servicing
  • Repair of equipment
  • Fault finding and rectification

Emergency Identification & handling

  • In flight emergencies
  • Loss of link
  • Fly-aways(Straying)
  • Loss of power
  • Control surface failures

Payload installation & utilization

  • Types of payloads
  • Parts of payloads
  • Installation
  • Features of payloads
  • Utilization

Image/Video interpretation

  • Principles of observation
  • Interpretation of image/video
  • Analysis

Final Test Theory (40 mins)

Flight Simulator

Introduction to flight simulator

  • Basic operating features of simulator
  • How to select different aircrafts and aerodromes
  • Demo flight

Flight simulator training

  • Pre-flight checks and start-up
  • Preparation cum coordination for flight
  • Take-off and flight stage
  • Approach and landing
  • After flight checks

Flight simulator training

  • Pre-flight checks and start-up
  • Preparation cum coordination for flight
  • Take-off and flight stage
  • Approach and landing
  • After flight checks

Practical lessons in Lab

  • 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 (full day)
  • Practical flying with instructor/solo flying (full day)
  • Practical flying test
  • Distribution of certificate & conclusion of training

Total Training

Course Content and Skills

  • First aid
  • Fire fighting
  • Various safety practices for working in industrial environment
  • DGCA Safety Regulations
  • Different types of Drones & Fundamentals of Flight (Aerodynamics)
  • ATC procedures & Radio Telephony
  • Civil Aviation Requirements
  • Weather and meteorology
  • Airframes
  • Electric motors & Propellers
  • Electronic Speed Controllers (ESC) & flight Controllers for Drones.
  • Application of Batteries, Chargers & Connectors, Transmitters & Receivers, Cameras,
  • Gimbals & other payloads.
  • Ground Control Stations & FPV
  • Assembling, MRO & battery care of Drones
  • Basic operating features of a Drone Flight Simulator
  • Flying Drone with instructor and Solo (Virtual reality training & live Drone flying).
  • Entire flying operations from pre-flight checks to after flight checks while flying a drone in
  • simulator training & live training.

Passing Marks

For the purposes of determining the overall result, weightage of 100% is applied for six months and one year duration courses and 50% weightage is applied to each examination for two years courses. The minimum pass percent for Practical is 60% & minimum pass percent for Theory subjects 40%

Job Opportunities

  • Can join Aviation industry/other sectors as drone Pilot for implementing different applications of Drone.
  • Can work in a Drone service centre or start own Drone Training Academy