Sunday, August 20, 2023

NAeL gets DGCA nod to train drone pilots through short-term courses

Prayagraj: The Director General Civil Aviation (DGCA), New Delhi, has given its nod to Naini Aero-space Limited (NAeL) to set up a Remote Pilot Training Organisation (RPTO) and offer short-term courses to train drone pilots. These courses will be open for anyone who has cleared his high school and is between 18 to 65 years of age for a fee of Rs 35,000.

The fee is the lowest in the country. For the first few batches, students would get a discount of 20% while the corporate candidates would get a discount of 10% in fee. The candidates need to provide a medical fitness certificate as well. The DGCA has gave the approval as per the provisions of the Drone Rules 2021 of the country. NAeL has already tied up with a Prayagraj start-up Empyrean Robotics Technologies to provide this training to people enrolling for the course at what would be East UP’s only such training institute. Chief executive officer of Naini Aero-space, RR Thakur, said that the dedicated training centre for drone pilots will announce the date of starting the course soon, and will have trainees in a batch of maximum 22 aspirants. This will be a five-day course offering drone pilot certification on small category drones. Registration for the course has already started through our official website https://

20/08/2023 Times of India

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