Become a flight instructor of drone pilots

The drone sector is experiencing enormous growth. Europe is the continent in which most growth is expected, and many training centres need staff capable of teaching how to use these aircraft.

Entry requirements

  • RPA certificate (basic and/or critical course)
  • Flight experience of at least 16 hours

Theoretical part

Introductory online course + 10 hours of theory lessons on teaching and learning methods, including their application to the use of RPAS (manoeuvres, emergency manoeuvres, technical knowledge of the aircraft, risk analysis, flight safety, RPAS legislation).

Practical Flight training

The aspiring drone flight instructor must carry out at least 18 missions (minimum 10 minutes) for a total of 3 hours (including basic manoeuvres, coordination manoeuvres, emergency manoeuvres, demonstration of the most common mistakes and putting the use of the RPAS back into safety.

Final examination

At the end of the course, pilots will undertake a skill test with an RPA examiner. The flight test must be representative of the specific scenarios and must consist of a mission lasting at least 10 minutes.

Course locations

  • Accademia del Volo Training Centre, located at the International Airport ‘San Francesco d’Assisi’ in Perugia
  • eCampus University in Novedrate (25km from Milan)


Students of Accademia del Volo have the possibility of accommodation at affiliated hotels or residences.

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