Crash course for new drone owners

Just like cell phones, drones are fast becoming a wearable accessory for today’s world.

Hence the need for users to learn to fly their drones safely and responsibly.

South African drone training School Inspire Africa has introduced a new crash course for new drone owners, designed to equip them with skills and competence to fly their new toys drone safely and confidently.

To be conducted in Johannesburg, Cape Town and online, the Drone Competency Course will teach new pilots both   theoretical and practical aspects of drone flying to increase their knowledge and skill in operating a drone safely and responsibly.

“The drone industry is evolving at a rapid pace and the myriad of drone applications and uses is evolving at an unprecedented speed,” said Inspire Africa in a statement. “Ranging from security surveillance, aerial cinematography, agricultural inspections to deliveries, now is the time for pilots to learn to fly.

“This course aims to provide pilots with a broad overview of the drone industry, the regulatory environment in which to operate as well as the technical aspects of drones/Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS).  Most importantly, the course will provide them with the skills and confidence to fly their drones and have fun.”

Lessons will comprise two 90-minute long webinars on the theoretical aspect of flying; with the course provider conducting practical lessons over the course of a half a day in Johannesburg and Cape Town.

If need be, students will also have access to Inspire Africa’s basic drone flying course, where they will cover the introductory basics to flying a drone and get to understand their drones better.

Upon completion of the theoretical and practical modules of the course, pilots will qualify for recreational drone insurance.

Based in South Africa, Inspire Africa specialises mainly in teaching Science Technology Engineering, Art and Mathematics (STEAM) through the use of drones and coding. They have delivered this Fourth Industrial Revolution-focussed curriculum to thousands of children in Southern Africa.


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