KQ sets standards for aspiring drone pilots

You will part with 180,000 Ksh if you wish to obtain a Remote Pilot License.

Kenya Airways has set this standard for those aspiring to train with them, as it moves to diversify its revenue stream, in the wake of low demand for passengers.

The national carrier has opened a training course for those interested in operating drones.

This comes as it is a requirement to possess a licence, as well as a prerequisite by the civil aviation agency, for those who wish to fly drones.

KQ’s technical director Evans Kihara says, trainees must be 18 years of age, proficient in the English language and have completed an Aviation Class 3, medical exam.

The carrier that has for the longest been relying on passengers as its main source of revenue. It however, is looking to venture in new investments.

Additionally, it has been eyeing the Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs).

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