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Become A Certified Drone Pilot

We've Partnered With DRONE TRUST

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DroneMate and DRONE TRUST are working together to provide quality training that is flexible in its delivery.

It is our mission to grow an industry of safe, knowledgeable and trusted drone pilots by providing quality training. Our training courses are operated by highly accomplished aviation pilots with experience in managing aviation businesses, sharing this expertise to benefit the drone industry.

Our certification process is a stepped approach, designed to ensure that you meet all the necessary requirements to become a certified drone operator in New Zealand. Whether you're looking to become Part 101 or Part 102 certified we'll help guide you through the process and provide support every step of the way. Our goal is to make the process as simple and straightforward as possible, so you can focus on developing your skills and taking your drone operations to the next level.


Online theory at your own pace and time.


In person flight assessment.


Option for practical training as required depending on skill level.

Download the full course overview here.

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Learn the Part 101 rules to fly close to an airport as a Drone Trust 101 Certified Pilot. This CAA-certified course is provided by Flight Test NZ Part 141 certificate TR52489. The flight test requires a drone that can manually select ATTI/Rate mode.


Learn the required knowledge and skills to fly as a Professional RPAS Pilot for a CAA-approved Part 102 organisation. This course is conducted for Drone Trust by Flight Test NZ Ltd Part 141 certificate TR52489.

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Browse more courses below

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Part 102 OCA

This course is for drone pilots who have previously completed a Professional RPAS Part 102 training course, and need renew their certificate. 


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UAV Survey Course

Using your drone as a professional survey tool is a fantastic way to generate revenue for your business. 


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Zoom Night
Rating Course

Learn the necessary rules to fly in the hours of darkness with an online theory course and 1-on-1 session with an instructor. 


Accelerate Your Drone Program

Full Training and

Get Part 101 or 102 certified.

Our training programs cover everything from drone piloting to data processing, and we prioritize safety and compliance with industry regulations.

Tailored Custom

We understand that every client has unique needs and goals when it comes to their drone program. That's why we offer tailored custom solutions designed to meet your specific requirements.

Drone Operations Management

We manage the logistics of your drone program, including flight planning, compliance with regulations, and data management solutions.

THE ROAD TO DRONES Free Assessment Call

Book a 30 minute call with one of our DroneMate experts.

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