Apply for sponsorship for a Remote Pilot Licence!

Opportunity Knocks ........... Calling all youth interested in a career of the future.  Carve your path to the future. This is a opportunity of a life time, and it is up to YOU to grab it.  No-one can do it for you, it is you that needs to make it happen. Drone Pilot/Remote Pilot/UAV (Unmanned Manned Aircraft Vehicle) Pilot, this is the same Career. 

The Academy of Aviation is a licensed ATO with the SACAA (South African Civil Aviation Authority) ATO No. 1056. and will be doing the training.  The Academy of Aviation has partnered with a (ROC) Remote Operating Company to bring this exciting opportunity to you.  Should you excel on this course, there is a strong possibility of full time employment, to start your career in aviation. Should you be successful after an interview, you will commence with training to get your qualification, and being successful with this, you will then start immediate employment as a Junior Drone Pilot with a ROC (Remote Operating Company).  Please note a Training Bond with the Company will need to be signed for 2 (Two) Years, should you be successful.

If you are passionate about the future, aviation and drones then we want to chat with you. Make sure you research aviation and drones if you asked to attend an interview and be committed that this is what you want.  The panel interviewing will see if you are serious about this career opportunity or not.

Strict selection criteria is in place and only candidates with this relevant criteria will be accepted and you would need to complete a questionaire to submit your application. Terms and Conditions do apply

Step 1 is to complete the questionaire honestly below, there is no wrong or right answer. A panel will evaluate your application and you will be notified in writing via email if you are selected or unsuccessful. Make sure you fill in your correct details. If you are successful with the first stage there will be a next process to follow, which will be explained to you via email and details of the programme. Please ensure that you enter your correct personal details, to enable us to communicate with you.


  • 18 to 28 Years of Age
  • Be able to attend training away from home for 4 weeks
  • Passed Matric/Grade 12 in the last 6 Years
  • Have NO Criminal record
  • Be Healthy and have no underlying medical conditions (This is required for your Licence by the SACAA)
  • Be a South African Citizen with a Valid ID No.
  • Be able to travel around South Africa
  • Have a VALID Drivers Licence
  • Be able to start immediately after training with full time employment
  • Be able to attend an interview if requested at your own cost and then if selected for the programme, you will need to travel to the Academy at your own cost and back again after completion* We are based in Johannesburg Gauteng

Complete the Questionaire below

This is not a scam and is totally above board, legit and legal. We value our brand and work with integrity, and we are serious about developing youth skills and employment in South Africa.

Only submit your application if you are serious about a career in aviation as a Drone Pilot, and understand what a drone is and what a Drone Pilot does.

PLEASE NOTE the decision by the panel is final and no negotiation will be entered into.

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