QF_CTS_RPA-Drone Pilot_NSQF-4.pdf

Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA)/Drone Pilot (CTS)

  • Job Description Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA)/Drone Pilot can fly the Drone autonomously through software-controlled flight plans in their embedded systems working in conjunction with onboard sensors and GPS with basic maintenance operations.  
  • Last Revised
  • CodeDGT/2010
  • SectorAerospace & Aviation
  • NSQF LevelLevel 4
  • Notional Hours1040
  • Accrediting BodiesDirectorate General of Training (DGT)
  • Certifying BodiesDirectorate General of Training (DGT)
  • Proposed Occupation

    REMOTELY PILOTED AIRCRAFT (RPA)/DRONE PILOT has a wide scope of Employability ranging from self-employment, contractual employment to Industrial jobs. On successful completion of this course, the candidates shall be gainfully employed in the Aviation/Other industries for following occupations:

    • Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA)/Drone Pilot
    • Technical Assistant at Drone Service Centre
    • Entrepreneur of Drone Training Academy
  • International Comparability

    1.  Existence of any official document suggesting the comparability of the qualification with the qualifications in other countries is not known.

    2.  However, ITI passed out trainees are getting employment in many Gulf countries, European countries, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore etc.

  • Planned arrangements for RPL

    1.  At present the students who have passed 10th class with minimum 3 years’ experience in relevant field can appear for NCVT theory and practical examination directly.

    2.  The students who have passed SCVT examination in ‘Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA)/Drone Pilot’ trade can also appear for the NCVT Examination in the relevant Trade directly.

  • Qualification File QF_CTS_RPA-Drone Pilot_NSQF-4.pdf
  • Supporting Documents
  • Formal structure of the qualification
    Title of unit or other component Estimated size (Hours) Level
    Apply safe working practices. 40 4
    Identify & select different types of Drones and illustrate Fundamentals of Flight (Aerodynamics). 120 4
    Interpret DGCA Safety Regulations & observe safety guidelines, ATC procedures & Radio Telephony, Weather and meteorology as a Drone Pilot in flying a Drone. 160 4
    Identify & select different Airframes & Propellers in drone flying. 40 4
    Explain & apply knowledge of Power systems viz. Electric motors, Batteries, Chargers, Connectors etc. in drone flying. 80 4
    Identify & select various Controllers like Electronic Speed Controllers (ESC), Transmitters, Receivers & flight Controllers for Drones. 80 4
    Plan & estimate different payload considerations like Cameras, Gimbals & other payloads and make use of them in drone flying/maintenance. 40 4
    Apply knowledge of Ground Control Stations & FPV. 40 4
    Perform Assembling, MRO & battery care of Drones. 40 4
    Identify basic operating features of a drone flight simulator and fly a Drone in simulator training & live training for various applications first with instructor & then solo (70% of flying practice in simulator and rest 30% in live flying). 40 4
    Simulator Training & Live Training, DGCA 5 Day Course, Revision and Examination 360 4
    Total 1040 4
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