Zimbabwean drone training school opens doors
Precision Drone Training, the pilot training wing of drone services start-up Precision Aerial Zimbabwe is now officially open for business.
The start-up last month received certification from the Civil Aviation Authority of Zimbabwe to train drone pilots, and on March 1st this year, the training school declared itself ready for its first batch remote pilots.
“Precision Drone Training opened its doors for its first class on 1 March, 2022 and invites organisations and prospective students from across Africa to enrol in the training school for one or more of the training courses on offer,” said the company in a statement.
“This marks a new era in Africa’s Commercial Drone Industry.
“The Precision Aerial Group has been officially certified by the Civil Aviation Authority of Zimbabwe as an Approved RPAS Training Organisation in Zimbabwe. The approval and certification establish Precision Drone Training as an aviation training school that is certified to train Remotely Piloted Aircraft Operators in line with local laws, regulations and aviation best practices.
“The training School has already secured international certification for its advanced pilot training courses from the global Flying Labs Network through the Zimbabwe Flying Labs franchise.”
As the statement claims, the international certification makes Precision Drone Training the first and, currently, only training school in Southern Africa with dual certification, setting a new standard in professional RPAS pilot training in the entire region.
For local training though, the start-up has to share space with Drone Solutions Academy, the only other training school accredited to train drone pilots in Zimbabwe.
Training services include Remote Pilot License (RPL) for multirotor and fixed wing drones, BVLOS and Instructor ratings, industry-specific advanced pilot training, as well as enterprise training.
“Precision Drone Training has made a strong commitment to excellence by appointing a stellar team of instructors that are seasoned aviation professionals, with extensive experience in commercial RPAS operations across Southern and East Africa.”