Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Four Hyderabad academies get nod for drone training

Hyderabad: Four aviation academies from Hyderabad are among the 11 academies in the country permitted by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) to conduct remote pilot training programmes using the Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS) or drones. The DGCA is taking up this initiative to encourage drone deployment / applications in the country and in order to create the needed skill base, standardisation and quality control.

It has approved 11 academies across the country so far for drone training, with four from Hyderabad whoich included Telangana State Aviation Academy, Wings Aviation Academy, Flytech Aviation Academy, and Asia Pacific Flight Training Academy.
The other academies in the country were include Bombay Flying Club in Mumbai, Alchemist Aviation, Jamshedpur (Jharkhand), Falcon Flying Academy, Faizabad (UP), Ambitions Flying Club, Aligarh (UP), Pioneer Flying Academy, Aligarh (UP), Orient Institute, Chennai (Tamil Nadu) and GATI, Bhubaneswar (Odisha) and Pioneer Flying Academy of Aligarh. These academies will be required to get the necessary clearances from local administration, Ministry of Defence, Ministry of Home Affairs, Indian Air Force and Airports Authority of India, before operating the RPAS.

The training procedure manual will have to be approved by the Directorate of Flying Training, DGCA. As per the conditions, the academies cannot operate the RPAS in no-fly zones and vicinity of airports. And they will be responsible for the security of RPAS and data collected through them.
24/08/20 Y V Phani Raj/Telangana Today
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