South African woman awarded country’s first drone pilot license
- Nicole Swart, 23, was awarded the license by the South African Civil Aviation Authority.
- Already a holder of the highest pilot’s license, Swart is certified to pilot planes in-person and remotely and also works as a testing standards officer.
- The licensing comes as countries begin to build regulations for the operation of drones, controlled remotely from the ground or via another aircraft.
“It was important for me to get an RPAS pilot’s licence, as I believe technology is advancing rapidly and in the near future this mode of transport will be as common and necessary as cellular phones are in this era.”
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