150 new drone training schools to be established by 2025: Drone Destination

Drone Destination, India’s first-ever pilot training organisation plans to open a large network of 150 plus drone hubs by FY25

May 30, 2022

The company is currently present in six states including Bengaluru, Gurugram, Gwalior, Dharamshala, Punjab and Chandigarh.

It also plans to establish 150 new drone pilot training schools across India.

Until now, the company has trained 500 pilots and is willing to train 1500 to 2000 pilots from the centre in Gurugram along with 500 from other sectors each.

It also aims to collaborate with universities, agricultural institutes and police academies to enable employment and entrepreneurship opportunities to more than 1 lakh individuals by FY25

Drone Destination, the first-ever Delhi-based remote pilot training organisation approved by aviation regulator DGCA under recent drone rules, 2021 is currently running six remote pilot training schools in the country including Bengaluru, Gurugram, Gwalior, Dharamshala, Punjab and Chandigarh. Further, the company plans to establish 150 new drone pilot training schools across the country. 

The company also aims to collaborate with universities, agricultural institutes and police academies to enable employment and entrepreneurship opportunities to more than 1 lakh individuals by FY25 and contribute majorly to the needs of the ecosystem, according to its CEO. In collaboration with Hindustan College of Engineering in Coimbatore and Vaigai College of Engineering in Madurai, the company plans to add two more schools to its network. 

Until now, the company has trained 500 pilots and is willing to train 1500 to 2000 pilots from the centre in Gurugram along with 500 from other sectors each, for the next year. It also plans to open a large network of 150 plus drone hubs by FY25. These hubs will offer training, renting drones and other drone services from each hub. The company has also conducted some Train-the-Trainer workshops and has developed more than 150 DGCA-approved drone instructions in the country. 

PM Modi also offered his acknowledgement by stating that, just as everyone in India has a smartphone, every farm should have a drone, during the two-day long Drone Festival that was held on Friday.