COMMERCIAL & RECREATIONAL COURSES
THE 1st APPROVED DRONE SCHOOL IN KENYA !
17th November 2020
KCAA UTO Certificate 001
To fly a drone in Kenya you’ll need a License, an RPL, issued by the KCAA (Kenya Civil Aviation Authority)
Get your RPL [ Remote Pilot License ] with US!
Nairobi | Mombasa | Naivasha
[Nairobi: Theory in Karen, Practical in Kikuyu Town]
[Mombasa: Theory & Practical in Mombasa]
RPL (Remote Pilot License) COURSE
Duration 1 week | Course price: 156,000 Ksh
If you want to fly a drone anywhere other than at designated drone flying sites you'll need an RPL.
Do i need a SRPL to attend the RPL Course?
YES. You must have your SRPL before you can start your RPL course. Remember to apply well in advance.
How long is the RPL Course?
What is the course scheduled?
08:30 a.m. to 05:00 p.m. Monday to Friday.
[Saturday standby if any candidates needs extra training]
What subjects are covered?
Subjects include: Air Law, Principles of flight, Meteorology, Navigation and flight planning, Human factors in aviation, UAS Technical & General, Aviation Safety, Kenya Airspace Geography and KCAA administration processes for UAS.
Do I need my own drone?
No, you will use our school drones.
Is accommodation included?
No, but we can arrange onsite or near by accommodation.
Do I NEED to do the Radio License?
No, you will only need a radio license if you wish to fly near airports.
Can I get a RATING without a RPL?
You need a RPL 1st. Ratings are endorsed in your RPL.
How to get your RPL
(Remote Pilot License)
*Step 1 | Prerequisite:
Be at least 18 years of age and be proficient in English
*Step 2 | Aviation Medical:
Get a Class 3 Aviation Medical.
See our recommend doctors below or download a full list of approved doctors in Kenya from the below button.
Dr. Paul Wanjohi & Dr. Phenny Kachumbo at Sky Clinical Services, South C, Nairobi charge 10,000 Ksh.
0722 833 492 | 0722 302 086.
Dr. Mansoor Tayabali at Tayabali Medical & Dental Center, Nyali, Mombasa charges 11,000 Ksh.
0733 410 472.
*Step 3 | SRPL (Student Remote Pilot Licence) Application:
1. A copy of your Class 3 Medical certificate.
2. A copy of your ID or Passport.
3. A digital Passport photo or selfie.
4. Completed FORM - M - PEL 001R
we will apply for your SRPL on your behalf. You MUST have a SRPL before you can attend our RPL course. We require a deposit before applying and paying for your SRPL.
SRPL processing takes KCAA up to 7 working days. Please send us your documents well in advance of the course start date.
*Step 4 | RPL (Remote Pilot Licence) Course:
Attend our 5 day RPL course which includes a Theory and Practical assessments.
Our RPL Course price: 156,000 Ksh
We apply for your SRPL & RPL on your behalf. The course package includes the application fees and examiner fees!
No hidden or extra costs!
You can add further qualification to your RPL. OR become an assistant to a drone plot by doing our Observer course.
EVLOS (Extended Visual Line of Sight) Rating COURSE
Duration 2 days | Course cost 50,000 Ksh
This rating allows you to fly your drone, with the assistance of an Observer, beyond the distance your eyes can see [or 500 meters] but not further than 1,000 meters.
Instructor Rating COURSE
Duration 3 weeks | Course cost 200,000 Ksh
Become a ground school and or flight instructor.
Radio Telephony License COURSE
Duration 1 day | Course cost 10,000 Ksh
If you intend to fly in locations with high levels of aircraft
traffic you will need an RT License.
BVLOS (Beyond Visual Line of Sight) Rating COURSE [Coming soon]
Duration 1 week | Course Cost 150,000 Ksh
This rating allows you to fly your drone beyond 1,000 meters.
RPA Observer Certificate COURSE
Duration 1 day | Course cost 10,000 Ksh
With this certificate you can act as a drone pilots
Observer and Assistant.
RPA ( Remotely Piloted Aircraft ) Pilot Certificate COURSE Duration 1 day | Course cost 28,000 Ksh
This certificate allows you to fly for RECREATION only at "low risk" flying locations.
Specialized training courses:
In some cases a "Rating" may not be available but the KCAA require proof of a skill or ability.
Drones for Aerial Survey | Duration 4 days | Course cost 125,000 Ksh
This course teaches aerial survey theory and practical, data capture, data processing, photogrammetry and the full workflow process. An RPL or RPA Certificate is required to attend this course.
Night flight training COURSE | Duration 1 day | Course cost 25,000 Ksh
If you want to operate at night you'll need approval from the KCAA. We provide the training to conduct night operations safely. An RPL or RPA Certificate is required to attend this course.
Fixed wing drone training COURSE | Duration 2 - 3 day | Course cost 40,000 Ksh
Some drone pilots want to operate Fixed Wing drones. This course gives you the skills to fly fixed wing drones with confidence. An RPL or RPA Certificate is required to attend this course.
FPV (First Person View) mini quad training COURSE | Duration 1 day | Course cost 25,000 Ksh
Flying "mini quads" or "racing drones" is exciting, fun and allows for capture of some spectacular footage. This fully aerobatic style of flying is highly specialized and is fast becoming an essential cinematic capability for many video productions. Our CEO and Founder is a avid FPV pilot known as "Sensei" in FPV circles! visit our YouTube channel to see FPV footage. An RPL or RPA Certificate is required to attend this course.
*Prices are in Kenya Shillings and are
subject to change without notice.
Our 3 training sites were selected with conveniences for our students in mind and offer a superior learning experience.
We have training facilities located in:
Nairobi [Theory: Karen + Practical: Kikuyu Town] | Mombasa [Mtwapa] | Naivasha [Kedong Ranch, Moi South Lake]
Nairobi Training Site| St. Elizabeth Boys High School, Karen & Ondiri Farm, Kikuyu Town.
Our Nairobi training facility:
THEORY Classes: Karen [within St. Elizabeth Boys High School]
PRACTICAL Classes: Kikuyu Town [Ondiri Farm]
Mombasa Training Site | Greenwood Resort, Mtwapa
The Kenya coast offers notoriously good weather and flying conditions and just in case mother nature do not play ball we have an indoor flying hall.
We are conveniently located on the outskirts of Mombasa in Mtwapa. Just far enough away from airports but close enough to be easily accessible. Our facility is within Greenwood Resort and we can arrange accommodation and meals so you can stay on site with other students and get a fully immersive learning experience.
Naivasha Training Site| Kedong Ranch, South Lake
This site had thousands of acres of out door training area and is ideal for specialized and advanced training.