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Remote Pilot License | Fly Your Drone Safely & Legally in SA

Facilitated by Heli-X Cape Town (Pty) Ltd – CAA/0163

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.

8 sessions / 4 consecutive weekends = Theory sessions at the Orms Cape Town School of Photography
10 sessions = Practical sessions in Constantia, times to be arranged directly with Heli-X Cape Town. (18 sessions in total, excluding examinations.)

THEORY:
The Course Material consists of 14 Modules covering the subjects below and you will be required to pass 6 examinations:

• Air Law
• Principles of Flight
• Aircraft Technical & General
• Meteorology
• Human Performance
• Flight Planning & Navigation

In addition to the 14 Modules, you are required to obtain a Restricted Radio License.  This is covered within the 8 days theoretical training. You will be required to write an online CAA examination and pass a practical test with the Radio Examiner.

COURSE PRE-REQUISITES:
Please note that you are required to obtain a Class 4 aviation medical which is not included in the course price. If you have a medical condition that prevents you from obtaining a Class 4 medical, you will not be able to obtain a Remote Pilot Licence. Therefore, we recommend that you complete your medical as soon as possible.

COURSE COST: R 24 000
DEPOSIT: R 5000 (non-refundable, forms part of the total fee)
REGISTRATION COST: Free

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