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PROFESSIONAL SHORT LEARNING PROGRAMME: INTRODUCTION TO DRONE FLYING – CPT

COURSE OVERVIEW

Part Time |   Cityvarsity Programme

Short Programmes upgrade skills and knowledge to ensure success in a chosen field of learning, but are not credit bearing and not registered on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF).

The past few years has seen a meteoric rise of the drone or multirotor entering the economy in a variety of roles in Industry, telecommunications, agriculture and of course the film business. This course covers the theoretical and practical skillsets needed to achieve basic proficiency in piloting a drone.

COURSE PRICE

R3 450,00

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

TIME: 09:00 to 18:00 | DAY: Sat & Sun | DURATION: 16hrs/1 weekdays

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PROGRAMME OUTLINE

Lesson 1: Introduction to the Multirotor

  • History of the multirotor flying platform.
  • Different classes/models of multirotor.
  • Principles of Flight
  • How the multirotor works.
  • On the stick – using the remote control
  • Practical Basic flight techniques flight simulator

Lesson 2: South African Drone Law and Safety

  • South African and international law.
  • Safety regulations
  • Discussion of implementation
  • Key crew roles and responsibilities.
  • RPL practical test manoeuvres.
  • Flight techniques
  • Practical Flight simulator/high performance mini drone

Lesson 3: Planning for the Environment

  • RPAS operating techniques
  • Flight Planning
  • Navigation and weather
  • Useful software/apps
  • Pre-flight preparation
  • Practical Introduction to the Phantom 4.
  • Flight simulator/high performance mini drone

Lesson 4: Outdoor Practical Training on the Phantom/own Aircraft.

  • Basic flight technique
  • Safe flying
  • RPL practical test manoeuvres.