South Africa issued its first drone license to a female pilot

The new drone regulations, which prohibit remotely piloted aircrafts (drones) from being operated without a letter of approval, came into effect at the beginning of July.

On Friday the South African Civil Aviation Authority issued the first licence to Nicole Swart which made her the first licensed drone pilot in South Africa.

In addition, Swart (23) also holds the Airline Transport Pilot license, the highest pilot license in the country.

Listen as Nicole Swart explains to CapeTalk presenter John Maytham how she managed to get the license:

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