The most established uav training center in CYprus

PS Drone Academy

The PS Drone Academy with more than 4 years of active presence in training drone pilots in Cyprus, has gained the trust of Governmental Departments, Universities and Private Corporations. Our course syllabus covers the demands of a high level drone operator whose diplomas were recognized by numerous EU CAAs. Using the essence of technology and training, educates pilots who can not only “pilot” a drone, but can operate it in all possible conditions, operate calmly in every scenario and take advantage of all the UAV functions. PS Drone Academy has been certified by the Department of Civil Aviation in Cyprus (DCA) since 2017.
| Certificate number CY-RATO-011



Pilot training

Our drone pilot training organization provides the full set of courses available for becoming a drone pilot with an EASA remote pilot certificate of competence. Our highly experienced instructors will guide you to become a drone pilot who applies safety principles while you fly your drone.

courses for everyone

We offer courses both to individuals for recreational and professional use and to drone businesses.

new regulations

The new regulations which became effective on the 1st of January 2021 requires that you must have an Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) pilot certificate in order to fly your drone legally in Cyprus and Europe.

drone operation categories

There are three main categories of drone operations.


The ‘open’ category is a category of UAS operation that, considering the risks involved,
does not require a prior authorization by the competent authority nor a declaration by the UAS operator before the operation takes place;


The ‘specific’ category of UAS operation, considering the risks involved, requires an authorization by the competent authority before the operation takes place, taking into account the mitigation measures identified in an operational risk assessment, except for certain standard scenarios where a declaration by the operator is sufficient or when the operator holds a light UAS operator certificate (LUC) with the appropriate privileges


The ‘certified’ category is a category of UAS operation that, considering the risks involved, requires the certification of the UAS, a licensed remote pilot and an operator approved by the competent authority, in order to ensure an appropriate level ofsafety

drone operations training

Open Category | A1 - A/A3 - A2

  • Max Altidude 120 m
  • Always maintain visual contact (VLOS)
  • Adhere to the national airspace zone restrictions
    as defined by the National AviationAuthorities
  • Specific Category | STS-01- STS-02

  • You have an operations manual
  • Need an operational authorization from the National Aviation Authorities and submit declarations after conducting Specific Operational Risk Assessments for the type of operations
  • Adhere to the national airspace zone restrictions as defined by the National Aviation Authorities.
  • Out Pilot training organization can train you and help you pass the competency assessment required from the National Aviation Authorities.

    of the highest level

    Theory and practice for obtaining the proper certificates related to specific types of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (drones).

    a multitude of fields

    With a variety of Drone types  and the proper training and guidance from the Academy’s team, which numbers years of experience in the field.

    Clear-cut Procedures

    With a variety of Drone types and the proper training and guidance from the Academy’s team, which numbers years of experience
    Be Safe.
    Fly. Create.

    Although you can do the online theoretical knowledge and practical skills training by yourself from the Department of Civil Aviation Cyprus for the open category A1/A3, we are here to help you train for these categories in a classroom environment with all the facilities and training resources.

    Meet the team

    • Marios Louka

      Marios Louka

      Accountable Manager / Chief RPAS Pilot, Ιnstructor & Examiner

      About Marios Louka

      Marios is an official DJI representative since 2013. He is also a multi-time awarded, globally recognized photographed, with an experience spanning across 30 years, being seated as the president of the Cyprus Photography Union and as a judge at PWS (Photo Wedding Stories).

      Since 2013 he combines his love, expertise and artistry in photography with drone flying, having cooperated extensively with multiple government agencies, including the University of Cyprus, over the last years.

      Protagonist in research and practical implementation on drones in Cyprus, Marios has played a major role towards the formalization, development and expansion of the use of drones, including their practical impementation across a multitude of professional fields and approaches.

    • Anastasios Karantonis

      Anastasios Karantonis

      Operations Manager / RPAS Ground School Instructor & PPL Holder

      About Anastasios Karantonis

      Anastasios has been part of the private sector since 1980, as a technical (IT) manager. He has worked in the field of software electronics and office organization marketing, e-Commerce, IT Security and Surveillance and Service Management. His extensive experience applies directly to the Academy’s management.

      Alongside his track record in the private sector, Anastasios has also founded T.K. MEDIserve Line, an electronics workshop specializing in management, support and maintenance of branded electronic devices in bioresonance. He has undertaken, for the same company, the organization of seminars, presentations and practical exercises in Cyprus, as a Consultant in Preventive Medicine and Biopsychology.

      Anastasios holds a degree as a private pilot operator (PPL), seating as Secretary of the Limassol Aeroclub. He also held a representative seat in the Club during the beginning of the Cyprus Air Sports Federation (CAF), as a member of Power Flying. He has taken part in many aero rallies and pilot and judge.

    • Irodotos Vasileiou

      Irodotos Vasileiou

      Services Manager / RPAS Senior Pilot, Flying Instructor & Examiner

      About Irodotos Vasileiou

      As a freelancer, Irodotos has a thorough knowledge in technical operations, having commenced his career in the private sector in 1982.

      His many years of experience are highlighted from a multitude of international and varied business ideas, such as the operation of a restaurant in London and a shopping center of RC Aeromodelling in Limassol.

      Since 2010, he has been maintaining a repair workshop on electronic remote equipment in Limassol.

      His love and passion for remote aeromodels have contributed to his undertaking thousands of hours of flying across all dimensions and levels. His extensive experience justify him with deep knowledge and as an experience instructor and trainer.


      Irodotos is an active member of the Limassol Aeroclub.


    All remotely piloted and autonomous aircraft from the small consumer devices used for recreation, to large aircraft used for other purposes, are subject to the provisions of legislation which aims to the safety of flights within the Cyprus Airspace.

    Open Category

    Apply for the A2 open category and our experienced instructors will prepare you for the A2 competency assessment test and become a fully licensed pilot. Note that you have the A1/A3 certification before you can apply for the A2 certificate.

    Specific Category

    Apply for the specific category, our training organization will teach you everything that is required for this category according to standard scenarios 1 and 2 (STS-01, STS-02) and according to any missions that do not fall under these standard scenarios. Note that you have the A1/A3 certification before you can apply for the A2 certificate.






    Contact the Academy

    You can contact the PS Drone Academy for any information you might be looking for on drone flying, drone certificates, events, academy news and much more. Just use the information or the form below to submit your message. We will be more than happy to assist you as soon as possible.

    You can also locate the PS Drone Academy on the map, below.

    Miltonos 93, Lemesos 3047, Cyprus
    +357 25812581, +357 99661662


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