What: UAV Pilot Training 4 BDU, TUK, and HL

Where: Toulouse, France (Delair Tech Headquarters)

When: Monday 9th – Friday 13th – January 2017

Who: Berhanu Alemie, Robert Wayumba, Peter Odwe, Dirk Ohnsorge

Why: We need to get pilots trained on the DT-18s – who can go on to fly our drones in Rwanda, Kenya, and Ethiopia. Down the track, as part of dissemination, we hope they become trainers themselves. First things first – the future pilots need to head to Toulouse, France, headquarters of Delair Tech, for an intensive week of theory and practice on how to safely plan, pilot, and land a UAV mission. We trained pilots from Rwanda and Netherlands in October 2016 – and now it’s the turn of our partners from Ethiopia, Kenya, and Germany. Following the 1-week program in France, trainers from Delair Tech will head to each of the target countries, with the trained pilots, to further develop their skills on-site.