Drone Pilot Courses:
– Radiophonist Course.


SG drones te ofrece realizar el Curso de Radiofonista, para poder comunicar a las torres de control, los vuelos en espacio aéreo controlado.

Radiophonist Course

With the Radio Operator course you will obtain the necessary certificate to be able to communicate with airport control towers, when flying in controlled airspace, as well as to communicate with other aircraft.


The Drone Pilot Radio operator course is taught in classroom mode.

ADAPTED COURSE ACCORDING TO NEW R.D. 1036/2017 of December 15, 2017.


Radio operator certification is mandatory to operate drones in controlled airspace.


With the Radio Operator course you will obtain the necessary certificate to be able to communicate with airport control towers, when flying in controlled airspace, as well as to communicate with other aircraft.


1.1. To know the types of airspace and the services to be provided.

  • Air Regulations and RCA. AFS Services, etc. RMZ airspace zones and

TMZ. ATIS. Unlawful interference and emergency.

1.2. To know the structure and operation of information and air traffic services.

  • AIP. Aeronautical Field Service. Air Traffic Service. Units that provide services.

2.1. Define and know the characteristics of waves and wave transmission.

  • Radio waves. Characteristics of radio waves. Different types of waves. Wave distribution. Propagation in space. Phenomena that can affect radio waves.

2.2. Identify the frequency bands and know their main characteristics.

  • Aeronautical frequency bands.

2.3. Identify and know the types of waves. Radio waves. Ground waves.

  • Celestial waves.

2.4. To know the characteristics and use of the VHF frequency band.

  • VHF properties. Use of the VHF band. Propagation. Limitations.

2.5. To know and identify the main components of a radio transmission.

  • Elements that constitute a transmission. The transmitter/receiver.

2.6. Know and identify the different categories of messages.

  • Message categories. Messages related to flight safety. Meteorological messages. Messages from information services.

3.1. Know and use the phonetic alphabet.

  • Transmission of letters and numbers. Decimal numbers. Identifiers.

3.2. Know and use the structure and components of standard communications.

  • Structure of a communication. Order of messages. Listen.

3.3. Correct application of transmission techniques.

  • Microphone techniques. Transmission of messages. Collation of messages.

3.4. Describe and use standard phraseology.

  • Use of standard phraseology. Messages and use in air traffic and general air traffic.

3.5. To know the different types of airfields and the types of transmissions used in each of them.

  • Controlled and uncontrolled aerodromes. Use of the radio in a controlled environment. Use of the radio in airfields.

3.6. Know the light and visual signals.

  • Signs and their meaning.
  1. Radio procedures

4.1. Describe and explain the most frequent and necessary exit procedures.

  • Radio check. Shooting instructions. Exit authorization.

4.2. Describe and explain en route procedures.

  • Flight information services. Weather information services. Obtaining in-flight information. Information messages.

4.3. Describe and explain arrival procedures and traffic circuit.

  • Arrival procedures. Communications in the transit circuit. Approach, landing and runway release communications.

4.4. Describe and explain the procedures in case of radio failure.

  • General procedure. Actions to be taken. Radio fault circuit information.

4.5. Know the most commonly used abbreviations.

  • Abbreviations and their meaning.

5.1. Define and explain general emergency procedures.


Open call.


Face-to-face. IMPORTANT: this training will be completely taught in Spanish.


10 hours of classroom training.


Juan es Operador, Piloto avanzado de Drones/RPAS, instructor, examinador de pilotos remotos AESA, y co-fundador de SG Drones Solutions.

Juan Serrano

Juan holds a degree in Systems Engineering from the University of Extremadura. Operator, Advanced Drone Pilot/RPAS, instructor, AESA remote pilot examiner, and co-founder of SG DRONES, a company specialized in technical and thermographic inspections in which he is mainly a pilot and operations manager.

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