Drone Racing Africa


Drone Competency Course

Drone Racing Africa is proud to present our 5 – Hour Drone Competency Course that has been specially designed to bring drone enthusiasts up to speed with the necessary theoretical knowledge and flying skills to pilot an RPA (remote piloted aircraft) or drone.

What’s involved?

The drone competency course consists of theory, simulator and practical modules. At the end of training, all students will be required to pass a ‘flight test’, which is examined or ‘signed out’ by an experienced Drone Racing Africa Flight Instructor.

Session 1:  Theory Training

Subjects covered in our intensive theory session include:

  • Human Factors
  • Air Law & Procedures
  • Navigation and Planning
  • Principles of Flight
  • Meteorology

Session 2: Theory Examination and Practical Training

Our second session kicks off with a short multiple choice examination based on the theory component and then moves on to practical training, culminating in a practical ‘Sign Out’ Test from an experienced DRA Flight Instructor.

  • Simulator Training
  • Indoor Line of Sight Flying:
    • throttle management
    • hover control
    • roll/pitch/yaw box circuits
  • Outdoor Line of Sight Flying on bigger RPA’s (weather dependent)
  • ‘Sign Out’  Examination

Who should sign up for this course?

The drone competency course is aimed at adult drone enthusiasts and hobbyists (13 years and above) who either already own a drone or are interested in buying their own drone to fly on a regular basis for recreational purposes. For school goers, we also offer a drone racing course which focuses on learning the basics of First Person View (FPV) flying and racing.


  • Pre-requisites: None
  • Equipment: All technical equipment provided
  • Food and Drinks: Light Refreshments provided on site to students in between theory and practical sessions.
  • Timings: 8:30am – 1.30pm
  • Cost: R2495


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