REMOTE PILOT TRAINING ORGANISATION
Remote pilot training organisation.—
General. – No person other than an authorised remote pilot training organisation shall impart training to a person seeking a remote pilot licence.
Eligibility. – No remote pilot training organisation shall be authorised unless the following eligibility criteria have been met:
(a) The remote pilot training organisation is operating from a plot of land that has minimum dimensions of 50 metre by 50 metre;
(b) The remote pilot training organisation has an adequate number of classrooms to ensure that there are not more than 30 students in a classroom at any point in time;
(c) The remote pilot training organisation has a requisite number of drones and related equipment in good working condition so as to ensure that each student has adequate opportunity for hands-on practical training; and
(d) The remote pilot training organisation has a requisite number of instructors with valid remote pilot licences who shall be responsible for training the students.
Procedure for obtaining authorisation. –
(a) Any person who has met the eligibility criteria set out in sub-rule (2) and is seeking authorisation to establish a remote pilot training organisation shall submit an application to the Director General in Form D-6 on the digital sky platform, along with the specified fee.
(b) The Director General may issue the authorisation for the remote pilot training organization to any applicant who satisfies the criteria set out in sub-rule (3)(a), within sixty days from the date of such application.
Validity. – An authorisation to establish a remote pilot training organisation shall, unless suspended or cancelled, remain valid for a period of ten years, and may be renewed for the period specified therein, subject to a maximum period of ten years at a time.
Training requirements. –
(a) The authorised remote pilot training organisation shall ensure strict compliance with the requirements prescribed by the Director General on the digital sky platform in respect of training, proficiency testing and issue of remote pilot certificates.
(b) The prescribed training requirements shall be specific to a class or classes of drone.
(c) There shall be prescribed training requirements for automatic and autonomous drone operations