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South Africa sees first UAV pilots

Posted 17 March 2016 · Add Comment

UAV Industries has released 14 pilots equipped with unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) licenses.

These are the first certified UAV pilots in the region, with only four training schools in South Africa.
 
"People think that UAVs are just good for Cape Town's booming film industry, but there are a wide diversity of industries that will need, and employ, certified UAV pilots – agriculture, infrastructure, and utilities, for example," said Greg Donaldson, UAV Industries chief instructor.
 
UAV Industries received the certificate in December to train individuals as a remote training organisation under part 141 of the civil aviation regulations. 
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