The Executive Drone Course from RocketDNA

Learn all the ins and outs of running your very own commercial drone operation with our Executive Drone Course.

Executive Drone Course
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Course Information

Thought about starting or running your own Commercial Drone company or applying for an RPAS Operating Certificate (ROC)? Then this course is for you! This specialised Executive Drone Course breaks down the South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA) Part 101 process, laws and operational implications of setting up your own drone business in South Africa; which at face value is often considered a simple process. Using key insights into the industry, our experts will take you behind the scenes of an average drone operation and the steps required in applying for an initial operating license.

Minimum Requirements
  • No minimum requirements for individuals, however a minimum of four delegates will be needed for this course to go ahead.

Next Course Date

Contact Us
At your convenience
(min 4 candidates)

Course Duration

1 Day


Johannesburg, South Africa

Study Mode

Classroom Based
Executive Drone Course

Learning Outcomes

  • RPAS Operator Certification (ROC) and Legislation
  • Safety Management System and Quality Assurance
  • SACAA Part 101 Regulations Explained
  • Air Service Licence and Operations Certificate Requirements
  • ROC Employee and Postholder Qualifications
  • Aircraft Licencing, Insurance and Maintenance
  • Finances, Resources and Time Requirements
  • Safety Management System and Quality Assurance

Who is this Course for?

  • Anyone who has considered starting their own commercial drone operation

Key Focus Areas

  • Part 101.01.5
  • RPA Class Classification & Operational Limitations
  • Part 101.01.7
  • Personal vs. Commercial Legal & Compliance Requirements
  • Part 101.02.2
  • RPAS Safety Systems, including Performance, Emergency Procedures and Hazard Assessments
  • Part 101.03.2
  • Personnel Licensing (Remote Pilot License) Requirements
  • Part 101.04.5
  • Operations Manual & Procedures Overview
  • Part 101.05.3
  • Controlled Airspace Operating Requirements
  • Part 101.05.11
  • Flying Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS)
  • Part 101.05.17
  • Pre-Flight Preparation & Risk Assessments
How you will benefit
  • Accurate & Practical Insights
  • Financial Understanding
  • Planning and Preparation
  • Legally Authorized Operations
  • Expanded Business Opportunities
  • Compliance with Safety Standards

Interested in running your own drone business?

Leverage our years of experience and training to get you up and flying

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