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drone training in kenya
17th November 2020

 The 1st step is to attain a RPL [ Remote Pilot License ] 

 To fly a drone in Kenya you’ll need a License issued by the KCAA (Kenya Civil Aviation Authority) 

How to get your Remote Pilot License !

Step 1 : Be at least 18 years of age and be proficient in English

Step 2 : You must have a Class 3 Aviation Medical.

Typical cost is 10,000 to 13,000 Ksh


Step 3 : You must Apply for a SRPL [ Student Remote Pilot License ] with the KCAA.


You can email the application to: rpas@kcaa.or.ke ,however passport photos must be submitted and payment made at KCAA Nairobi. If unable to go yourself you can send someone ells. 

Documents Required:

                        [Email or Hard copy]

​    1. KCAA SRPL Application form.

    2. A copy of Medical certificate.

    3. A copy of ID / Passport.

    4. Training acceptance letter from us.

                            [Hard Copy]

    5. Two Passport photos [3cm*2.5cm]

    6. Payment at KCAA Nairobi. 

Please note the KCAA application system is new and evolving, please email your application and ask if you need to deliver photos/payment.]

SRPL processing takes up to 7 days. 

KCAA fee: 1,200/= 


Step 4 : Attend our RPL course which includes a Theory and Practical assessments.

Our RPL Course cost 190,000 Ksh


Step 5 : Apply with the KCAA and receive your RPL !

KCAA fee: 3,200 Ksh

RPL (Remote Pilot License) COURSE

Duration 1 week | Course cost 170,000 Ksh

If you want to fly a drone anywhere other than at designated drone flying sites you'll need an RPL.  

Training Sites:

Mombasa | Nairobi | Naivasha

[Currently our Nairobi site if for Theory ONLY. Practical must be done in Mombasa or Naivasha. *New Nairobi site with practical training coming soon.] 


How long is the RPL Course? 

 1 Week. 

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. 


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. 

Is accommodation included? 

No, but we can arrange onsite or near by accommodation. 

2021 - Course Schedule 


RPL Course 003 |Theory Nairobi + Practical Naivasha | Monday 18th - Friday 22nd.


RPL Course 004 | Mtwapa, Mombasa | Monday 01st - Friday 05th. 

*Further RPL course and Rating dates to be announced soon. 

Other courses: 

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 10,000 Ksh

This certificate allows you to fly at designated drone

flying sites only. [Currently [Dec2020] no sites exist] 

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 1 day | Course cost 25,000 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. 

Training Sites:

 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:

Mombasa | Nairobi | Naivasha

[Currently our Nairobi site if for Theory ONLY. Practical must be done in Mombasa or Naivasha] 

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. 

Nairobi Training Site| St. Elizabeth Boys High School, Karen

Our Nairobi site is in Karen within St. Elizabeth Boys High School. Currently this site if for theory training only, practical training must be done in Mombasa or Naivasha. *we are seeking a new practical training site in Nairobi and expect to offer practical training soon. 

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.