Rocky Mountain Unmanned Solutions (RMUS) is a one-stop drone shop that offers sales, technical support, and drone training. RMUS is based in Ontario, Canada, and has its offices in Toronto and Utah as well. In June 2021, the drone giant DJI partnered with RMUS to launch a drone pilot training academy in Canada. Therefore, this will be the first official DJI drone pilot academy in Canada.

DJI Drone Pilot Academy

DJI is the largest drone manufacturer in the world with an overwhelming 70% market share. For both commercial and personal use, DJI’s drones remain the first choice. This echoes the rising number of drone pilots in Canada. These new drone pilot training centers will directly benefit the drone industry by facilitating the course of becoming a drone pilot. Another advantage is in the quality of training. Additionally, since students will learn under Transport Canada’s guidelines and highly qualified instructors, the Canadian airspace could be relatively safer.

“DJI Academy offers a comprehensive set of tools, curriculum, and hands-on instruction to help people become skilled drone pilots, fleet managers and industrial operators. We’re excited to partner with the experts at RMUS Canada to bring this opportunity to people across the country,” said Andrew Zhu, CEO of DJI Academy. “More Canadian farms, businesses, first responders, photographers and other enterprises are putting drones to use every day, and DJI Academy will help provide the workforce to realize the full potential of drone technology.”

Specialized Training

DJI has trained more than 80,000 drone pilots across the world. According to the company, the courses in its academy will be geared towards specific industrial operations such as crop protection, inspection, aerial photography, mapping, emergency response, etc. After completing the curriculum every trainee will have to pass a theory exam and a practical flight test to be certified.

The DJI drone academy will officially launch in five areas:

  1. DJI Academy Vancouver, Drone Academy Canada, Vancouver, BC
  2. DJI Academy Western Canada, In-Flight Data, Calgary, AB
  3. DJI Academy RMUS Toronto West, Element 3 Robotics, Burlington, ON
  4. DJI Academy Toronto East, AlteX Academy, Toronto, ON
  5. DJI Academy Montreal, Koptr Image, Montreal, QC

“DJI Academy brings to Canada proven content and certification from the RPAS industry’s undisputed market leader and RMUS is excited to have been chosen by DJI to lead this initiative in Canada. Partnering with Canada’s top RPAS training organizations to deliver the program will be a huge step in the continued development of Canadian RPAS Pilots,” said Kevin Toderel of RMUS Canada. “It is great to be working with such a talented and committed group of individuals.”

Details about the courses and centers are clouded as of now. However, you can visit the RMUS page to learn more about its training programs.