Since 2012, Dutch Drone Academy has been active in the unmanned aviation sector. Initially as a UAS Operator, from 2014 as a UAS school and since 2016 as a publisher of UAS textbooks and tailor made UAS online learning management systems (LMS) for commercial companies and public schools (MBO). Dutch Drone Academy has collected numerous accreditations (NL-RTF-507/1, ROC:66/2018) throughout the past years. In addition, since the 21st of December 2020, Dutch Drone Academy has been designated by the Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management as a recognized European (EASA) training institute (publication government gazette: IENW/BSK-2020/247105). Since July 2021, also Belgian Drone Academy was successfully launched.
In 2021, already over 7,500 students successfully obtained their EASA Open Category certification via Dutch Drone Academy, mostly using the in house developed interactive online tool DroneWiser (www.dronewijzer.nl). As organizer of the National Drone Seminar (www.droneseminar.nl), it is our mission to constantly provide relevant, understandable and accessible information to all UAS airspace users within the EU.