New Delhi, 03 February 2022: As per Drone Rules, 2021, any person who intends to obtain the authorisation to establish a Remote Pilot Training Organisation (RPTO) shall submit an application to the Director General of Civil Aviation in Form D5 on the Digital Sky Platform, along with the specified fees. As on 31 December 2021, nine remote pilot training organisations have been set up by entities under Government or private ownership. The State-wise list of RPTOs is attached as Annexure –I.

Any person between 18-65 years of age and with a class tenth certificate from a recognised Board can obtain a remote pilot licence after successful completion of training from authorised remote pilot training organisation. Students passing out of drone schools can look for employment opportunities in drone operations, maintenance, design, manufacturing and data analytics, etc. depending on the courses successfully completed by them.

An authorised remote pilot training organisation is free to have collaboration with foreign entities while ensuring strict compliance with the requirements specified by the Director General of Civil Aviation in respect of training syllabus, infrastructure, instructors, equipment and infrastructure etc.

Annexure- I

State-wise list of remote pilot training organisations

S No State Name of the remote pilot training organisation
1 Jharkhand Alchemist Aviation Pvt. Ltd.
2 Maharashtra Redbird Flight Training Academy Pvt. Ltd.
3 Maharashtra The Bombay Flying Club
4 Tamil Nadu CASR Anna University
5 Telangana Flytech Aviation Academy
6 Telangana Telangana State Aviation Academy
7 Uttar Pradesh Ambitions Flying Club Pvt. Ltd.
8 Uttar Pradesh Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Udan Akademy
9 Uttar Pradesh Pioneer Flying Academy Pvt. Ltd.

This information was given by the Minister of State in the Ministry Of Civil Aviation (Gen. (Dr) V. K.Singh (Retd) in a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha today.