Friday, February 11, 2022

Ease of operating drones: Government abolishes remote pilot license

New Delhi: India has further relaxed rules for operating drones. “The requirement of a drone pilot licence has been abolished from Friday (Feb 11). The Remote Pilot Certificate (RPC) issued by a DGCA-approved drone school through the single window DigitalSky Platform shall be sufficient for operating a drone in India. No remote pilot certificate shall be required for operating a drone up to 2 kg for non-commercial purposes,” a senior aviation ministry official said.

Smit Shah of the Drone Federation of India said:” The Drone Rules 2021 released on August 25, 2021, have been amended. Conversion of DAN to UIN extended until March 31, 2022. Remote Pilot License is abolished. Remote Pilot Certificate issued by training school shall be sufficient for drone operations.

11/02/22 Saurabh Sinha/Times of India

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