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We've Partnered With DRONE TRUST

Become A Certified Drone Pilot

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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Drone Basics- Free Course (plus discount coupon!)- NZ & Pacific Islands


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NZ Part 101 Pilot Certificate Refresher Course


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Drone Geo-fencing- NZ and Pacific Islands

What is geo-fencing and how does it affect our drones?


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NZ Part 102 Professional Refresher Course – (Operational Competency Assessment OCA)


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