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Free drone pilot training course exclusively for women

29/06/2018

Amidst the heated talk around the sexism displayed at the Ballito Pro recently, commercial drone operator and drone training company UAV Industries is launching a free drone pilot training course exclusively for women who would like to build a career within the unmanned aviation industry.

Ken Venn, Director at UAV Industries, was a guest on the “Afternoons with Pippa Hudson” show on Cape Talk to discuss this free drone pilot training course.

Listen to the discussion here.

 

Drone fever attacks South Africans

11/05/2018

Cape-based UAV Industries says it is the first firm in Africa to offer SACAA-accredited beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) training for drone pilots.

With this training, drone operators will not have to actually see the drone to use it.

Published on ITWeb.

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UAV Industries launches South Africa’s first accredited Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) Training

11/05/2018

UAV Industries, a leading commercial drone pilot training and operations company, has announced the launch of its accredited Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) Training Course, open to all drone pilots in possession of a valid Remote Pilot Licence (RPL).

First to market in Africa, the B-VLOS training course is endorsed by both the South African Civil Aviation Authority (SA CAA) and the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO).

The advent of BVLOS training in South Africa represents a big step up for both UAV Industries and the SA CAA in terms of international BVLOS operations and standards. There are currently no other African countries within the ICAO states offering a BVLOS endorsement that complies with both ICAO and local regulations. This endorsement allows a correctly certified RPL pilot to now undertake BVLOS operations, ensuring a consistent standard that complies with accepted international aviation standards.

Published on sUAS News – the business of drones.

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SA firm gets drone operations certification

24/10/2016

A Cape Town company, UAV Industries, has become the first drone company in Africa to be certified to train pilots and operate drones, receiving its remote operating certificate from the South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA).

Published on ITWeb.

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Expresso Show

Drone Aviation – First Licensed in SA

18/10/2016

The UAV Industries interview on the Expresso Show:

“Drones are a big part of the tech world right now proving to be one of the most explosive growth industries in recent years. The laws surrounding drone aviation are fairly new, so joining us this morning is Peter Venn, chairman of UAV Industries, the first company in South Africa to be able to both train drone pilots and to receive their remote operating certificate for the South African Civil Aviation Authority.”

SA drone operator announces a first across Africa and warns businesses

12/10/2016

Globally the drone business is proving to be one of the most explosive new growth industries in recent years, with South Africa a relatively late bloomer. With only a handful of training providers in the country, and thousands of uncertified and, therefore, illegal pilots, the industry is in urgent need of upskilling and compliance.

A Cape Town company, UAV Industries, has today announced that it is the first drone operator in Africa to be certified to train pilots and operate drones, receiving their Remote Operating Certificate from The South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA).

Already one of the country’s leading training providers, the new announcement means they are now the only company on the continent to provide insured and legal flights using their pilots for various industries in South Africa.

Published on Cape Business News.

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High hopes: the school for professional drone pilots

01/04/2016

Drones may be a budding industry, but so is the business of training pilots who want to use them for commercial purposes. Cape Town-based UAV Industries is one school where pilots can earn their legal wings.

Published on EWN.

Everything you need to know about SA’s new ‘drone’ regulations

03/07/2015

From 1 July 2016, the Civil Aviation Authority implemented a stringent set of regulations for the use of remotely piloted aircraft systems – or drones, as they’re better known. Watch.

News24 spoke to Braam Botha, the Operations Manager at UAV Industries. Botha and his organisation were instrumental participants in the formulation of the new regulations. Watch the video below for everything you need to know.