Drones Course in Málaga

OFFICIAL RPA/DRONE PILOT LICENCE

At our Authorised Training Organisation E-ATO 190 you will be able to take drone pilot courses and obtain the corresponding certifications. We offer you beginners’ and advanced Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA UAV training) courses with the best quality-price ratio in Spain.

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DRONE SCHOOL

At Grupo One Air Aviation, our drone courses are certified by AESA, the Spanish Aviation Safety and Security Agency. All our pilot training is done according to current regulations and under the highest safety standards.

Without a doubt, we offer the most advanced and comprehensive training adapted to the needs of our future drone/RPA pilots.

ONE AIR IS THE LEADING DRONE PILOT TRAINING SCHOOL IN MALAGA

GET YOUR OFFICIAL DRONE PILOT LICENCE

SCHOOL AUTHORISED BY AESA

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The drones or RPA market has experienced continuous growth over the last year. Current restrictions are expected to be relaxed at the national and European levels. In Spain, a temporary regulation has been established by AESA, which is responsible for the regulation on the piloting of drones weighing up to 150 kg, a fact that drone pilots should take into account.

DJI DRONE COURSE

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DRONE CERTIFICATIONS

Complete your drone piloting course in Malaga at our AESA-certified school. Only approved training organisations (ATOs), authorised by the Spanish Aviation Safety and Security Agency (AESA) and with authorised drone/RPA pilot courses, can teach drone piloting courses enabling students to obtain the beginners’ and advanced certificates to fly RPAs and fixed-wing aircraft.

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At One Air, you can also obtain licences for the new DJI Phantom 3, Phantom 4, Inspire 2 and DJI Mavic Pro, as well as the fixed-wing drone SkyWalker X8.

Our school is also authorised for online drone pilot training.

Would you like to study a drone pilot course in Malaga? Find out more now.

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CONTENTS OF THE DRONE PILOT COURSE

Advantages

  • One Air Aviation Group, in partnership with Málaga Espectacular, has developed an advanced training scheme guaranteeing the best learning experience.
  • Quality training with professional flight instructors and commercial pilots for future drone/RPA pilots.
  • Drone training courses in Malaga with specialised instructors. With no intermediaries, we can offer lower and more competitive prices.
  • We have the latest generation of drones for the training of our student drone pilots, including the DJI Mavic Pro, DJI Phantom 4, DJI Inspire 2 and DJI Inspire.
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DRONE PILOT COURSE – THEORY

(61 hours)

  • Operating principles and aeronautical regulations
  • General knowledge of the aircraft
  • Performance of the aircraft
  • Air navigation and map analytics
  • Meteorology
  • Human factors in RPA piloting
  • Communications
  • Applicable aeronautical language
  • Knowledge of air traffic services
  • Advanced communications
  • The theory test is included
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DRONE PILOT COURSE – PRACTICE

  • General aspects of the aircraft
  • Restrictions
  • Emergency manoeuvres
  • Normal procedures
  • Manoeuvres
  • Equipment, mass and balance
  • Assembly, adjustments and launching
  • You will be able to practice all the manoeuvres required to obtain the skill certification.

MALAGA DRONE PILOT COURSE PRICES

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DRONE COURSES

  • COMPLETE ADVANCED DRONE PILOT COURSE and ADVANCED ONLINE DRONE PILOT COURSE
  • Reading material
  • Advanced theory training
  • Theory exam
  • Practical training
  • Hands-on practice
  • Skills test
  • Advanced Technical Certification – Drone Pilot
  • Skills Certification – Drone Pilot
  • 540

THE PRICE OF THIS DRONE PILOT COURSE INCLUDES

TRAINING WITH PHANTOM 3 – PHANTOM 4 – MAVIC PRO

Online Drone Course

INCLUDED

  • 0% INTEREST-RATE FINANCING
  • PLEASE ASK FOR PRICES

IF YOU WANT A SPECIFIC DRONE MODEL OR FIXED-WING CERTIFICATION THE PRICES WILL VARY.

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AND WE WILL GIFT YOU A MOBILE JOYSTICK – FLIGH SIMULATOR CONTROL. FOR SMARTPHONE.

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DRONE RATING

DJI Phantom 4 – Inspire 2 – DJI Mavic Pro PHOTOGRAPHY AND PROFESSIONAL VIDEO

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You can also obtain authorisations for the most advanced models, such as the latest DJI Inspire 2 or Phantom 4 models that are capable of filming 4K resolution videos and professional recordings during their flights, aimed at any professional sector.

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If you have any queries please contact us here or you can also see our FAQs – If you have any questions about the AESA drone course, below you will find a complete list of the most commonly asked questions.

FIXED-WING DRONE

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This spectacular fixed-wing drone has a perfect glide and reaches high speeds. It is also designed for FPV/UAV (first-person view/unmanned aerial vehicle) incorporating stabilisation features. This model is the SKYWALKER X8 with 2120 mm wings. It can fly for 2 hours, offering highly agile flight performance and reaching speeds of more than 100 kilometres per hour.

CONTENTS OF THE FIXED-WING DRONE COURSE:

  • Advanced Drone Pilot Course (62 hours of theory + exam)
  • Theory and practical training with the specific aircraft (5 hours of theory + theory exam on the aircraft)
  • 3 Simulator sessions
  • 3 Practice flight sessions on an air field
  • Skills test

AESA DRONE CERTIFICATE

Previous experience is not needed.

You will be trained by our flight operators and instructors in Malaga.

The certificate demonstrates your attendance to the theory classes, flight training hours and passed test.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT DRONE HANDLING

Take a look below at the most frequently asked questions about the Drone Pilot Course

 

It is important to take into account that current Spanish legislation does not allow night flights with drones or drone flights in the vicinity of airports. It also limits flights over buildings and requires active monitoring of flights carried out autonomously; it also requires standardisation of the surveillance system that will be used.

For drones weighing over 150 kg, regulations have been established at the European level, and the agency in charge of regulating this kind of aircraft is EASA, the European Aviation Safety Agency. It responds to the need for establishing a legal framework allowing for the development of this newly emerging and technologically advanced sector in conditions of safety.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT THE DRONE PILOT COURSE

AESA DRONES

Do I need a permit to fly a drone?

If you want to fly a drone with recreational purposes, you do not need any AESA drone licences or permits. You won’t even need civil liability insurance. What you must do is comply with the regulations that determine in which areas you are allowed fly drones, which is different from the regulations governing their use for professional purposes. At One Air, we offer drone training courses for professional purposes. Many students decide to take this course without necessarily wanting to pilot drones professionally, since they want to obtain comprehensive information and training in order to learn how to use drones safely and to their full potential. To fly drones for professional purposes, you will need to obtain a series of certifications.

Where can I fly a drone recreationally?

The most suitable places to fly drones is in areas that have been specifically set up for this purpose, that is, at flying clubs. Drones can also be flown in other areas as long as you do not exceed 120 meters in height, do not approach airports or airfields, do not fly at night and do not fly over urban areas or crowds of people. There are no restrictions on drone flying within enclosed areas.

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What do I need to be able to fly a drone professionally?

AESA, the Spanish Aviation Safety and Security Agency, passed a law in 2014 regulating the professional use of these devices. This law is provisional and still has to be modified to establish a framework for a more reasonable use of drones. Under said law, professionals working with drones are required to obtain a series of certifications and insurance. The requirements are the following:

  • Technical knowledge of aviation applicable to the use of drones. Such knowledge can be certified by completing specific drone piloting courses or obtaining the right licences. Another way to demonstrate technical knowledge for a certain licence is through an approved training organisation (ATO). Any of these paths require you to take classes at an authorised aviation school (ATO).
  • LAPL or Class 2 medical certificate, which are the same that are required for other aviation activities.
  • Certificate of technical knowledge and flight skills for a specific drone. This is obtained by taking theory and practical classes on the specific drone model, and it enables you to fly that drone and any that are reasonably similar (regarding weight, speed, and security system).
  • Working for a drone operating company or self-employed as independent drone operator. To become a drone operator you are required to prepare documentation on the activities that you will carry out so that AESA is notified and can issue its approval.
  • The drone must be insured.
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Can I work outside Spain with the certification obtained?

Currently, each country has its own regulations and do not allow cross-border activity. A common regulation is being developed at the European level so that the certifications obtained in one country are valid in the other member states of the European Union.

What limitations are there on the professional use of drones?

Currently, as long as the draft of the new Law is not approved, the restrictions are as follows:

  • No flying 120 meters above the ground.
  • No flying at night.
  • No flying over urban areas.
  • No flying over crowds of people.
  • No flying at less than 8km distance from an airport without having previously agreed upon it with the airport.
  • No flying in controlled airspace.
  • There are also local restrictions on flying or taking aerial photographs.
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Do I have to renew my certifications?

The certifications of technical knowledge and skills for specific drone models do not require renewing. The medical certificate must be renewed periodically depending on your age.

Do I need to be registered as a company to do drone work?

You have to be a drone operator, which you can be as a registered company or freelancer.

What is the best drone for professional use?

This will depend on the work you want to do. It is a market in full expansion and the supply of equipment with potential professional applications grows every day. An important feature of any aircraft is reliability. This reliability is provided by the company’s experience and the number of drones of that model that have been sold. If many units have been delivered of a given model, this usually means that it does a good job of covering the needs of many people and that there will be a lot of feedback regarding issues that may have arisen in those models. At One Air, we advise students on the acquisition of their drones offering them all our expertise and keeping up to date with all the new developments in the market.

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What is considered a drone?

In Spain the acronym RPAS is used, which stands for Remotely Piloted Aircraft System. It is a subgroup within UAVs or Unmanned Aerial Vehicles. RPAS stand out for the fact that there must be a pilot responsible for that flight at all times. This means that although the drone is flying autonomously, the pilot must monitor it at all times and can take control at any moment. In addition, according to regulations, a pilot may only be responsible for one single drone at a time.

With these definitions it follows that any remotely piloted aircraft will be an RPA or drone, as they are more commonly known. Therefore, the type of aircraft is not defined, so we can find RPAs that are aircraft, helicopters, multicopters or hybrids, among others. Balloons and airships are excluded from this definition.

What is the maximum weight my drone can have?

The current regulation allows for drones up to 150kg. For drones under 25kg it will only be necessary to have completed the specific RPAS knowledge course. For those weighing over 25kg, you will need to have a pilot licence, or certified technical knowledge to acquire one. In addition, drones weighing more than 25kg must be registered and obtain an airworthiness certificate.

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Do I have to be the owner of the drone I’m piloting?

The company operating drones may be the owner or, alternatively, rent them. In either case, you must notify AESA of what specific drones you are using, each needing civil liability insurance for professional use.

Is there any way to fly in places that are not allowed under current regulation?

Exceptionally and with proof of having taken adequate security measures, it is AESA can authorise specific flights that do not comply with some of the points of the regulation. AESA will therefore have the last word in these cases and there is no way to guarantee the viability of a job until the relevant consultation has been made. At One Air, we provide advice on the channels to make these requests and how to submit them, as well as which local permits must also be requested.

Drone courses in compliance with AESA regulation

Recreational and Professional Drone Training.

We have designed the drone course authorised by AESA for recreational and professional training. We will teach the new pilots the theoretical principles on how to minimise risks to equipment and people as established by AESA, the Spanish Aviation Safety and Security Agency. The drone/RPA pilot courses cover both theoretical and practical contents in their different modules. Essentially:

  • Laws
  • Meteorology
  • Navigation
  • Flight standards
  • RPA practices
  • Human Factors
  • Maintenance
  • Communications
  • Air Traffic
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DRONE TRAINING COURSES

  • DJI Phantom 4
  • DJI Mavic
  • DJI Phantom 2 Vision
  • DJI Phantom 3 Professional
  • DJI Inspire 1
  • Yuneec Q500
  • Parrot Bebop

We offer Certification Courses to obtain training for flying specific drone models. The courses are designed according to each drone model, since according to the current AESA regulations on drones, these qualifications are necessary to pilot drones according to their weight:

  • Less than 2kg
  • Less than 25Kg
  • Between 25Kg and 150kg, (greater than 150kg for use in firefighting)

These drone certifications courses as well as the drone pilot courses will be taught by our team of professional pilots and official drone operators.

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Drone Pilot License

RPAS Training (Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems)

This course is available for individuals, small businesses and large organisations. Passing this course will grant you the drone pilot qualification needed to obtain permits for aerial work. The course is taught by qualified professionals with extensive operational experience in RPAS and is designed to make your learning go smoothly. The course is designed to be of use for both beginners and experts.

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Taking a drone pilot course will also improve your prospects on the job market, as you will be able to search for drone piloting work taking into account the different regulations in force. This being said, the harmonisation of rules and laws within the European Union is expected. The development of a common regulatory framework for the use of drones is foreseen.