Indian Institute of Drones, with Government, registered Regn No. 4/1267/159/206/67 provides the nation’s highest quality drone training with a simple yet comprehensive model for enterprise clients, government agencies, public safety departments, and individuals.
Our highly trained staff has many years of experience in the aviation industry and also in the drone industry, primarily from the defence background with certifications from the Ministry of Defence through their respective wings (Army, Navy or Air Force). This experience is now being extended to the rapidly growing UAV (Drone) market in the civilian sector. So our students will be certified by Ex- Military UAV pilot. We also periodically affiliate with various organisations around the world for creating a better career for our students.
It is our intention to offer the required skill set that tick the DGCA boxes as well as delivering courses that are insightful, fun and above all extend the superior safety and security record that the Indian Aviation Industry enjoys.
Indian Institute of Drones is a Training wing of Johnnette Technologies Pvt Ltd which is present in three different locations at Noida/Chennai/Podili which has very good connectivity. Podili location conducts primarily fixed-wing training and is also our Flight Test Centre. The training at the institute will be carried out by highly qualified Instructors having more than 1500 hours of combined flying experience, giving the learners an in-depth knowledge in unmanned flying and in unmanned systems technologies as per the DGCA CAR.
Indian Institute of Drones strives to enhance the future of the youth with unprecedented standards in interactive teaching and practical training in the field of unmanned systems technology. We will continue on our endeavours to make a better world.
Lt Cdr John Livingstone (Retd.) is also the Founder CEO & Product Architect of Johnnette Technologies Pvt Ltd. After working as a UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) External Pilot in the Indian Navy, he ventured into the business world with more than a decade's experience in Unmanned Systems both in the military operations and civilian applications. He is also the first Indian Naval Officer to get First Merit Award at UAV Tettra School, Indian Air Force in 2007.
Ram Sarath is our Multi rotor UAV Pilot and Instructor at IID. He is an Aeronautical Engineer having more than 7 years of experience in updating Avionics data to maintain department records and data bases. An effective communicator with exceptional interpersonal skills and hands on experience in Training & Development. He has well expertise in handling the project - client relations in different scenarios and maintaining workflows at Johnnette and IID.
Cyril has Masters in Aerospace Engineering from University of Salford, Manchester and is specialized in UAV with 3 years of experience in design, manufacturing and testing techniques. He is our UAV fixed wing pilot as well as a Pilot Instructor at IID. He is also our Aerostructure Designer.
Abhinav Rao Varrey has done his Bachelor of Technology in Mechanical Engineering. With a military family background he has a strong sense of integrity and discipline instilled in him. He is the vital link who bridges our clients and the company. With exceptional Oratory skills, Multi-Tasking in high pressure work environment, Acclimatization to change and Strategic thinking, he brings a lot to the table. He is also a Multi-Rotor Pilot and a Drone Pilot Instructor.
Achal Singhal is an Embedded Systems Engineer. He is an electronics aficionado having 2+ years of experience in embedded circuit board designing & fabrication and training students in robotics. He has good knowledge of assembling and programming UGVs on different platforms. He is a Multi-Rotor UAV Pilot and a drone Pilot Instructor at IID.
Prashant Kumar holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science Engineering from AKTU. He has a deep interest in Software Development and has expertise in Artificial Intelligence and Computer Vision. He also has an interest in Unmanned Ground Vehicles and has a good knowledge in different types of control boards. He is a drone pilot Instructor at IID.
Kunal Meena is an Electronics and communication engineer having expertise in wireless technologies and excellent in designing and implementing customized systems. He has a deep understanding of the fundamental concepts of wireless system technologies, system architecture, systems design and installation of wireless point to point and multipoint systems. He is a Multi-Rotor UAV Pilot and a drone Pilot Instructor at IID.
Nesar M N is a mechanical engineer with Masters in Industrial Automation and Robotics from Manipal Institute of Technology. He's been aeromodelling since 14 years and is knowledgeable in the field of manufacturing and fabrication processes. He is capable of creating products using CAD modelling and realizing the product through rapid prototyping using 3D Printing. He is a Multirotor UAV Pilot and drone pilot instructor at IID.
Vipin Kumar has done his Industrial Training in Electrician Trade and Completed Bachelor’s degree from Chaudhary Charan Singh University Meerut. He is a Multi rotor UAV Pilot and Technical Assistant. He is a dedicated, hardworking and a team player. He has a deep interest in Unmanned Ground Vehicle (UGV) and Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Technology. He is a Multi-Rotor UAV Pilot and a drone flying Instructor at IID.
Capt. Virendra Panchal A Corporate Pilot holding Commercial Pilot License from DGCA India. Having Flying Experience on Beech Craft B-200 and Beech Craft C-90 Corporate Aircraft. 15+ Years of Experience in Pilot Training for aspiring students to become Commercial Pilot in Different Country. He got his Remotely Piloted Aircraft – Controller Certificate, a Drone Pilot License from Civil Aviation Authority of Philippines - CAAP, an ICAO Member Country as per FAA standard in 2018.
Shivakumar H.G. is Head (Technical and Operations) of Multiplex Drone Pvt Ltd. He has 12 years of experience in the field of design and development of drones with a varying payload capacity from 300 gm to 50 kg. He has worked in prestigious organizations like National Aerospace Laboratories, India, and ASML, Netherlands and gained specialization in structural analysis of aerospace and Unmanned air vehicle components.
Vinoth Kumar C is an Electrical & Electronics Engineer. He specializes in UAV Instructing, assembling, troubleshooting and testing techniques. He has more than 3 years of experience in multirotor piloting, mapping & surveillance. He is also an ex-employee of Johnnette technologies as well as ex-UAV pilot instructor at IID.
Pavan Kumar Pilli, a native of Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh. Though he was a Psychology graduate, passion towards technology drove him to choose this platform and he wish to be a successful trainer/instructor as well as a full pledged UAV services provider, to his extent. He has 2 years experience in piloting Agriculture drones. Having experience in different applications in the Drone industry.
Mr. Mosabbah Obaid al Mesmari is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Melaaha Drones, a start up Drone service provider. Mr. Mosabbah completed his Bachelors in Computer Engineering from Boston University (USA) in the year 1983, and his Master’s degree in IT Security from the University of London in 2007. He has worked in the public security field for more than 26 years. He retired as a Colonel in 2005. He is fluent and well-versed in Arabic and English.