Drones Tuition (SAPR) School

The scope of the SAPR course, [Remotely Steered Aircraft Systems], generally known as "Drones", is to prepare pilots to the standard required by ENAC (the Italian Civil Aviation Authority) for the '"certification" and "licensing" of drone pilots.
The "certificate" permits the piloting of drones not exceeding 25 kg, while the "license" is required for pilots of drones over 25 kg.

The certificate / license, according to the new Regulations of 16 July 2015, can only be issued by an approved Drone training center.
The Aero Club Torino has entered into an agreement with North West Service Ltd., which is a training center holding Drone authorization OA. 3499 from ENAC.
Under this agreement the Aero Club Torino (already holder of ENAC certification 3873 for the organization of theoretical courses) will continue to hold the theoretical part at its premisess in Turin, Strada Berlia 500, while the practical element will be conducted by North West Service in areas that will be designated as required.

Such courses are intended for those who are novices to drones or who intend to start an occupation in which piloting is required, for example: photographic and/or video recordings in hard to reach areas; in agriculture for the vigilance of soils and crops; in security for supervision, control and surveillance of our cultural heritage; in civil defence for environmental monitoring and surveillance of the territory in the event of natural disasters.

It isthe ideal solution for an in-depth knowledge of the Drone technology systems, their flight mechanics and constructional principles, basic principles of meteorology, specific legislation, air laws etc, for a clear comprehension of the limits and operational potential of these systems in accordance with the new directives.

COURSES (General)

As previously mentioned, the practical course for obtaining the certificate / license will be conducted by the Drone Training Center of North West Service in cooperation with the Aero Club Torino, who conduct the prerequisite theoretical course.


The theory course, conducted by Aero Club Torino, is taught by qualified professionals and is divided in two weekends for a total of 33 hours of classroom instruction with an obligatory presence for the the entire duration of the course. There will also be three hours of verification examinations using multiple choice quizzes at the end of the course. The course covers the following subjects: Aeronautical regulations, Drone legislation, Airspace, VFR communications, Meteorology, Drone knowledge, General notions about the mechanics of flight, Constructional principles, use and maintenance of drones, Drone operational procedures.
Classes are held at the Aero Club Torino, on Saturday and Sunday from 8.30 to 18.00.


The course of practice will be performed by the North West Service , allowing the piloting of drones in critical and non-critical environments, and will be taught by qualified instructors, in dedicated areas, with the following program:

  • Overview of theory
  • Basic flying practice
  • Advanced flight practice
  • Simulation of damage to the system

For a total of 16 hours of basic course.

Enrollment via the secretariat of the Aero Club Torino (011.7790916).
The courses will be held for a minimum number of 8 participants.


The cost of the theoretical course is € 500 including:

  • Membership of the Aero Club Torino
  • handouts of the subjects taught
  • copy of the legislation
  • navigational charts

The cost of the practical element is € 1,300 (+ VAT) including:

  • Teaching materials
  • Certificate / pilot license as required by art. 23 of the current Regulations


The association fees for the Aero Club Torino, included in the cost of the course, entitles participants
 latter, please request information from the Aero Club Torino secretariat.

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