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Pass the Test

Become Certified

An excellent course by a very skilled and knowledgeable instructor. I highly recommend this course

Rob O’Hara, Teagasc

This course is useful to anybody from total novice to an aviation professional who is entering or considering entering drone operations.

Graham Liddy, Aviation Crash Investigator (Retd). AAIU Ireland

IAA Flight Test

449
  • IAA Pilot Competency Flight Test
  • IAA Specific Operations Permit Assessment
  • SafeDrone Network

IAA Training Course

599
  • IAA Approved Ground School (2 Day Course)
  • Practical Flight Test Demonstration
  • Operations Manual
  • Checklists
  • Industry Experience & Reports
  • SafeDrone Network
  • IAA Testing not included in this package.

Training & Testing Package

949
  • IAA Approved Ground School (2 Day Course)
  • IAA Pilot Competency Flight Test
  • IAA Specific Operations Permit Assessment
  • Practical Flight Test Demonstration
  • Operations Manual & Checklists
  • Industry Experience & Reports
  • SafeDrone Network

Safe Drone were extremely professional through out the entire process. Mark’s experience was really evident, he was extremely patient and helpful during the ground school and in preparation for the pilot competency test. For an absolute beginner there is a lot of content in this course but Mark has separated it all brilliantly into manageable sections meaning I never felt overwhelmed.

Jarlath, Event Junkies

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Drone Training Dates

9:00 am – 5:30 pm, 24 Jun 2017 – Day 1
9:00 am – 5:30 pm,  25 Jun 2017 – Day 2

9:00 am – 5:30 pm, 22 July 2017 – Day 1
9:00 am – 5:30 pm, 23 July 2017 –Day 2

Drone Training Locations

Safe Drone Groundschool drone training takes place at Westmanstown Conference & Event Centre, Dublin. This purpose built facility offers Safe Drone excellent classroom training facilities and additionally both outdoor and indoor practical drone flight training areas.

On site facilities include ample free parking, complimentary WiFi, recreation and dining facilities. Westmanstown is easily accessible by road, Dublin Bus Route 237 (Stop 4820 or 4826 Westmanstown Garda Club) and is a short walk from Clonsilla  rail station.

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Who We Are

Safe Drone is an Irish Aviation Authority (IAA) approved Registered Training Facility (RTF) for RPAS / drone training with approval number IRL/RTF/U010-16.

Safe Drone’s Head of Training, Mark Prendergast, has a wealth of experience and know-how in both the drone and aviation worlds. Mark leads Safe Drone’s training and testing and is very much hands on and practical in his approach. He has 20 years flying instruction experience in both the military and commercial flying sectors. Mark is currently a European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) Airbus A330 pilot-instructor with Aer Lingus.

His drone experience includes many years of aerial videography & photography, industrial inspection, surveys, training and testing. In addition, Mark also currently works with the Brussels based European Cockpit Association (ECA) on their RPAS/Drone Working Group helping to shape the future of EASA’s European drone regulations due in late 2017. Mark is also a current Irish Aviation Authority (IAA) RPAS / Drone examiner.

What Motivates Us

At Safe Drone we are devoted to drone education and ensuring a safe drone industry. We understand the emerging drone industry’s start-up culture does not easily mesh with the evolved and regulated aviation culture. At Safe Drone we pride ourselves on being able to foster both cultures through our training program and strive hard to create good flying know-how and habit in our students.

We also care deeply in our mandate to improve the industry’s safety standard by eliminating its biggest barrier to entry; cost. Safe Drone is delighted to offer the most cost effective and comprehensive drone training and testing program in Ireland.

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Our Clients:

Great place for drone training in Ireland. The amount of things I thought I knew about drones until I went on this course is unbelievable.

I would highly recommend this course to anyone as it was money well spent

Ricki Brennan, Webaria.ie

Mark provides a comprehensive course in an easy to understand and friendly manner. Also, he shows his students & gives practical flight demo’s with hands on experience

Kevin McFeely, Freelance Photographer

Mark is an exceptional tutor. He has that rare ability to communicate effectively and in a way that makes all the subjects very interesting. I have no hesitation in recommending Safe Drone.

Alan Golden, Golden Moments Aerial Photography, Waterford

Excellent course delivery. Mark is extremely knowledgeable and relays the information very well and takes time to explain thoroughly and in simple terms

Fergal McCarthy, E-Systems Ltd

Safe Drone were extremely professional through out the entire process. Mark’s experience was really evident, he was extremely patient and helpful during the ground school and in preparation for the pilot competency test. For an absolute beginner there is a lot of content in this course but Mark has separated it all brilliantly into manageable sections meaning I never felt overwhelmed.

Jarlath, Event Junkies