From New Drone Rules, 2021, it’s evident that the person seeking for drone pilot license in India needs to complete training from any of the DGCA (Directorate General of Civil Aviation) authorized Remote Pilot Training Organization (RPTO).1
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The official site of DGCA, DigitalSky, has posted the list of DGCA approved Flying Training Organisations / Remote Pilot Training Organizations (FTOs/RPTOs).2
I’m listing out the details of DGCA approved RPTOs here for your reference:
- Alchemist Aviation Pvt. Ltd.
- Ambitions Flying Club Pvt. Ltd
- Flytech Aviation Academy
- Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Uran Akademi
- Pioneer Flying Academy Pvt. Ltd
- Redbird Flight Training Academy Pvt. Ltd.
- The Bombay Flying Club
- Telangana State Aviation Academy
- CASR Anna University
Alchemist Aviation Pvt. Ltd.
Alchemist Aviation Pvt. ltd is a flying training organization located at Sonari Airport in the heart of the steel city of Jamshedpur in the state of Jharkhand. The airport is owned and operated by TATA steel, which ensures that the airfield is well maintained and equipped with NAV aids such as DVOR and PAPI.
|Sonari Aerodrome, Jamshedpur, Jharkhand||www.alchemistaviation.in|
Ambitions Flying Club Pvt. Ltd
Ambitions Flying Club is a flight training academy established in the year 2006 at Aligarh Uttar Pradesh, India and engaged in conducting Director General of Civil Aviation, Govt. of India approved flying training courses.
|Aligarh Airstrip, Uttar Pradesh||www.flyafc.com|
Flytech Aviation Academy
The Flytech Aviation Academy has contributed to setting high standards of aviation training in India, which is approved by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), Ministry of Civil Aviation, and Government of India. The academy has got airfield, airspace and excellent infrastructure for imparting specialized training related to aviation.
Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Uran Akademi
The foundation stone of Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Uran Akademi, commonly called IGRUA, was laid by the then Hon’ble Prime Minister of India, Late Capt Rajiv Gandhi, on 07 November 1985. IGRUA remains an epitome of standardization and excellence in flying, training thus becoming the first choice for airlines when they select pilots for their company.
|Fursatganj, Uttar Pradesh||www.igrua.gov.in|
Pioneer Flying Academy Pvt. Ltd
Pioneer Flying Academy is a premier flying training institute in India, duly approved by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation, Government of India. It is located at Aligarh airfield. This airfield is dedicated to flying training purposes and is set in scenic and peaceful environs. It is one of the nearest possible locations to New Delhi, the capital of India and is well connected by rail and road with the major cities in India.
|Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh||www.pioneerflyingacademy.com|
Redbird Flight Training Academy Pvt. Ltd.
RedBird Aviation Pvt Ltd was established on 13th January 2017, with an aim to provide world-class training facilities to channelize and craft one’s career for all candidates which is led by experienced & professional instructors who help you in becoming professional airline pilots. To add even greater value to the offerings, Redbird Aviation has come up with its own Flight Training School with Single and Multi-Engine aircrafts.
|Baramati Airport, Maharashtra||www.redbirdaviation.com|
The Bombay Flying Club
The Bombay Flying Club is based at the western end of Juhu aerodrome which is approximately at the center of the Mumbai City. The Bombay Flying Club has been built to standards of comfort and convenience which surpass other training centers and provide each student with adequate space to focus on their studies in all respect theoretical & practical.
|Juhu Airport, Mumbai, Maharashtra||www.thebombayflyingclub.com|
Telangana State Aviation Academy
Telangana State Aviation Academy (TSAA), formerly known as Andhra Pradesh Aviation Academy, has been in the Indian Aviation panorama since 1932 and has been contributing to the development of Aviation in domains such as Commercial Pilot License Training, Aircraft Maintenance Engineering Training, M. Sc. Aviation Academic Training.
|Old Airport Road, Hyderabad, Telangana||www.tsaahyd.in|
CASR Anna University
Centre for Aerospace Research (CASR), located in the Madras Institute of Technology (MIT) Campus of Chennai, is one of the constituent Centres of Anna University, which offers higher education in engineering relevant to the current and projected needs of the society. The establishment plans to impart professional and proficient training to eligible candidates to meet the ever-growing need for UAV operators across the state as well as in the country. Further, CASR RPTO with its attractive training schemes and concessions will prove to be an ideal platform for students from various backgrounds and fields across the state and country.
|MIT Campus, Anna University, Chennai, Tamilnadu||www.casrrpto.com|
I’ve tried to list out DGCA authorized Drone Pilot Training Organizations in India with the acquired information from DigitalSky. I’m expectantly waiting for your valuable feedback and suggestions regarding this article.
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Drone Rules, 2021. ↩
List of DGCA approved Flying Training Organisations, DigitalSky. ↩