Become A Certified Pilot

With Europe’s Leading Experts in Unmaned Aviation

droneLIONS | Advanced Professional UAV Pilot Certification & Mentoring Since 2009

Why droneLIONS take drone pilots to the next level


We enable your Drone business

We train you in flight techniques and business development. Our goal is to help you become a sought-after expert that can generate demand and grow your company.

Participate in a $22B per annum sector

The Drone Market will grow to 42.8 billion USD by 2025. From generating 22.5 billion USD in 2020 it will likely grow at a 13.8% per annum for the next 5 years. The sector is rich with opportunities.

Learn how to unlock the potential of your market

Let our experts guide you with proven industry methods in creating the business blueprint you will need to rapidly grow your company. We provide you with the tools, templates and network access.

Which satisfied clients selected droneLIONS

A Holistic Approach To Drones & Business

Hand-holding From UAV Flight Mastery To Earning Money In The Drone Industry

Start your Journey to become a UAV Pro: take droneLIONS Theory Exam from 139 EUR

With us anyone can take the theory test and obtain the Practical Certificate of Competence.

The drone workshop with theory and practice was a lot of fun. With Nico, I had a very competent person by my side and in practice I felt safe and in good hands because it is not that easy. Therefore, the course is always recommended.

David L.

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Join our Certification Program and become a Certified Pilot
You need this for the online-test according to EU 2019/947 by nicopter GmbH (010Z) as the operating site of the recognized body DE.PStF.010
– Valid identity card or passport (original included)
– Permission from legal guardians if the age at the time of the examination is between 16-18 years
– Passed A1/A3 exam to take the A2 exam
– Declaration of practical flying skills and handling of abnormal situations with an UAV
By the way: If you don´t have drone, you can borrow one from us for the practical part

Why Become An Expert Drone Operator

Get an early start in one of the fastest developing industries today.

Business Value on the Rise: The appreciation and need for drone technologies is consistently growing, as are their benefits for a ever-increasing number of key verticals and sectors. Business leaders are recognizing the benefits of UAVs and related applications for their ubiquitous nature, capabilities, content, and efficiency.

Its no surprise that user needs shift continously as a result of the innovative mindsets that identify new areas of engagement and demand. Consequently, support requirements for third-party providers is rising as organizations look for capable partners possessing a wider range of solutions, from certified drone pilots to data analytics, IT expertise, software, and cybersecurity skills.

Drone Lions certification programs and mentoring plans aim to help UAV enthusiasts, aspiring pilots and professionals improve their knowledge of this fast developing sector and especially assist them in acquiring a place and building themselves a future in this exciting sector.

Drone Lions Mentorships

In which sector do you want to specialize?

Our Pilot Certification Programs are supplemented by our Mentoring Programs. They are specifically designed to help you find your way in the UAV Sector and earn money piloting drones professionally.
Real Estate & Roofing Inspection

Real Estate & Roofing Inspection

Become expert in outstanding visualization of real estates by adding value from above or generate high-precision roof reports.



Increase your expertise in processing aerial images for analysis and damage reports. Discover how to capture real-time data and turn them into 3D-models to plan and illustrate projects.

Mining & Quarries

Mining & Quarries

Learn professional surveying and photogrammetry skills to increase the accuracy of stockpile volume measurements.

Agriculture & Forestry

Agriculture & Forestry

Learn how to maximize yields and reduce costs for your farmers. Fight European corn borers and support reforestation from above.

Weddings & Events

Weddings & Events

Learn how to uniquely present weddings and events from exceptional perspectives to let them last forever.

Marketing & Films

Marketing & Films

Join professional film crews and provide high quality videos which overexceed their expectations.

Construction & Analysis

Construction & Analysis

Discover how to secure regular contracts at construction sites with property developers. Visualize architecture with the ability to create 3D models.

Solar & Utilities

Solar & Utilities

Help operators to increase their plant efficiency by thermographic inspections with drones. Create damage reports of photovoltaik systems in no time.

Security & Emergency Services

Security & Emergency Services

Become a reliable and diligent partner for training and supporting authorities and organizations with security tasks for their operations.

Fly Safely! Get your Safety Starter Kit Now.

For professional drone use, we have put together the most important equipment for increasing safety in Safety Starter Kits






Join the droneLIONS Academy starting from 169€ per year
From 2017 to 2020 nicopter GmbH was approved by the Federal Aviation Office (LBA) as an operating and testing facility of the recognized body DE.AST.001 UAVDACH-Services UG for the verification of the remote pilot´s license according to paragraph 21d of the Aviation Ordinance. During this time, we trained over 400 pilots for the successfully completed test.
Since January 2021 we have been offering training courses to obtain the EU certificate of competence and the EU remote pilot's certificate. As the regional office of DE.PStF.010 UAVDACH-Services UG notified by the LBA, we also take the official test for the EU remote pilot's certificate A2 according to the latest regulation (EU) 2019/947.