How many newly minted RPL's are being employed ?

Unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), commonly known as a drone and also referred to as an unpiloted aerial vehicle and a remotely piloted aircraft (RPA) by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), is an aircraft without a human pilot aboard.

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How many newly minted RPL's are being employed ?

Unread post by KZNChris » Tue Jul 17, 2018 2:17 pm

Does anyone have stats with reference to how many licensed RPL pilots are employed / being employed
How many that sign up for RPL training -- pass and are licensed -- are currently being employed ?
Does this have any effect on RPL training establishments that keep on turning out RPL's that are not able to find GAINFUL employment ?

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Re: How many newly minted RPL's are being employed ?

Unread post by GaryMortimer » Wed Jul 25, 2018 11:38 am

The best place to ask would be the ROC's as they are the only place RPLs can work. Are there still about 23 ROCS and 1000 RPLs? That would mean each ROC must have in the order of 43 RPLs working for them.
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Re: How many newly minted RPL's are being employed ?

Unread post by kilos » Thu Aug 23, 2018 10:27 am

551 RPAS registered with CAA
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Re: How many newly minted RPL's are being employed ?

Unread post by sampie » Thu Aug 23, 2018 12:25 pm

And around 60 with jobs ? :lol:
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Re: How many newly minted RPL's are being employed ?

Unread post by edwoodza » Wed Oct 17, 2018 12:50 pm

Aprox 30 ROC's now
assuming each employs 2 people that's work for 60 of the 600 odd RPL's

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