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  • | Thursday | 6th December, 2018

licence drone pilotshottest jobsBengaluruBangaloreGovernment Flying Training School in Jakkur will train and, one of theof the futureIt’s cool, it’s got street cred and it’s the future! We have three simulators and the equipment is in place,” Raejus said.He added that clearance from the DGCA is awaited on the number of drones they would be operating. This will be followed by the simulation and practical training and a competitive exam for which DGCA has fixed 75 as the pass mark.In fact, after each module, there will be an instant online test,” Raejus Job, one of the four designated master trainers in country and who will oversee the drone training in GFTS, toldMirror.Raejus said that four trainers from GFTS will be training the drone operators when the course commences.“All the operations (training) would take place inside the GFTS premises. They will also have to get the No permission-No Take-off (NPNT) clearance.GFTS sources said that clearance from DGCA is expected soon and that training would in all probability commence in January 2019.With the Ministry of Civil Aviation Drone Regulations 1.0 having already come into effect from December 1, pilots desirous of operating drones (micro and above category) will have to get themselves registered on the Digital Sky Portal.Operators are required to use digital sky platform (http://digitalsky.dgca.gov.in/.) for applying Unique Identification Number (UIN) and Unmanned Aircraft Operator Permit (UAOP).The new regulations also state that if a drone does not have permission to fly, it will not be allowed to take-off under the policy of No-Permission-No-Take-off (NPNT).The pilot-aspirant shall havattained 18 years of age, cleared the 10 Std exam in English, and undergoneground/ practical training.According to DGCA, the ground and practical training shall be obtained at any DGCA-approved Flying Training Organization like GFTS.While the fee for the pilot training course is yet to be fixed by GFTS, the fee for obtaining UIN is Rs 1000 and for UAOP Rs 25,000.

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