Drone Pilot Training Course in China


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About China 
China is currently the second biggest economy in the world. It is estimated that China's GDP will triple by 2025, making it the world’s largest economy. All over the world people are saying that, "China is the place to go, now."

Capital of China: Beijing

Population: 1.351 billion

Official language: Standard Mandarin

Currency: Chinese Yuan (CNY)

Time zone: UTC+08:00


About the China Program 

Why China?

  • Experience in China is increasingly valued by employers. Work experience in China will give you an inside view into Chinese culture and business practices, making you aware of cultural differences and similarities between China and the world at large.

  • China is predicted to soon overtake the USA as the world’s largest economy. Knowing Mandarin and having a connection with China will enhance your employability.

  • Globalisation is causing the job market to become more and more competitive. Your experience and understanding of China will make your CV stand out from the crowd.

Asia Internship works with TT Aviation (AOPA authorized UAV training School) to provide professional UAV education program for foreigners.

What're the advantages of being a drone pilot?


Great Potential for Development

Drone pilots is still competitive even under a grim situation of the employment like in China.  As a growing industry, drones have already shown their practical value in many aspects. Competition in the talent market is always fierce, but UAV pilots are of broad prospects for development.

Good Job Opportunity

The host company TTA is a specialized UAV industry chain provider. The company integrates researching and development, manufacturing, test, and training to provide professional UAV products, service and training to customers(Government, Institutions, Enterprise, farmers) around the world. TTA will recommend pilots to their guests, maybe you will be employed as a pilot in a company of your hometown!

High Salary

An advanced UAV pilot performs high-quality surveying and mapping tasks, and the salary for a day is very high. Others, our pilots can take the task of video recording by using a drone to make movies.

Huge Demand for Drone Pilot

The huge market has made the license holders of UAV of great demand. At the end of 2015, the number of certified pilot in China was 2142, and this number was increased to 22743 by the end of 2015. Even so, the number of professionals still cannot keep up with the needs of rapidly developing industries.

What is AOPA?


The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association of China (AOPAChina), established on 17th August 2004, is the national industry association under the CAAC (Civil Aviation Administration of China) and IAOPA (International Council of Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association). IAOPA is the only legal representative in China. In November 2013, CAAC issued the advisory notice “Provisional Regulations on the Management of Pilots for Civil Unmanned Aircraft Systems”, which stipulates the methods and procedures for civilian drone pilot management. In April 2014, CAAC authorized the AOPA to management the qualification of drone pilots.



Why APOA license is required?


Drones have developed rapidly in recent years. Aerial drones have been seen in aerial photography, plant protection, patrol, and surveillance. According to statistics, China’s current demand for UAV drones is very large. The demand for UAV pilots including surveying, electricity, meteorology, environmental protection, land, and maritime supervision is around 50,000, but on 31st December 2015, there were only 2,142 licensed pilots in China, and they will be in a state of supply fails to meet the demand.


There are also many potential risks to the society from flying drones. Due to the lack of professional training, drone pilots do not understand the aviation regulations and can fly under what circumstances. There is not a good understanding of where to fly that cause many security incidents. So you can't wait to fly the drone for the addicted flying fancier. If you want to be a legitimate professional pilot, you must first obtain the "drone system pilot license". This license is authorized by the Civil Aviation Administration of China which can issue the license to professional drone pilots who passed training.



Under what circumstances must own the license?


According to the Civil Aviation Unmanned Pilot Management Regulations (AC-61-FS-2016-20R1) issued by the Flight Standards Division of CAAC in July 2016, the civilian drone pilot license is still classified into the pilot, caption, coach three kinds. These three types of licenses can be classified into multiple types based on category (fixed-wing, multi-rotor) and levels (levels classified by drone weight). Among them, the level table is as follows:


AOPA Examination Process


The AOPA examination process is divided into the following sections which are similar to the driving license examination in China:


Registration → Training in UAV training institutions for 15-30 days → Theoretical course examination → Practice examination → Oral examination → GCS examination → License issued.

AOPA Within Visual Range Pilot Certificate


15 days, not including weekends


Course starts 15th of every month ; Next Intake: Feb 15th, 2019


Course Place

Chengdu, Sichuan, China

Price: USD 3,200/person


  • Visa Assistance 

  • Pre-departure Handbook

  • Airport Pick-up

  • Accommodation (check sample)

  • Orientation 

  • City tour

  • Welcome meal



  • Welcome Pack(local sim card, Travel Card ect) 

  • Drone Pilot Training course

  • Examinations

  • Life & Travel suggestions 

  • Cultural activities 

  • 24/7 support

  • Completion certificate & Reference letter 

  • Full-time job recommendation



*If you are a foreigner living in China, please contact us for a separate price pack.