ABOUT US

Our Company

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.

Vision

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.

Mission

  • To impart excellence in Drone technology.
  • To produce the most competent drone pilots.
  • To become the best Drone training institute in the world.
  • To revolutionize the future of drone industry.
  • To ingrain the highest flight safety standards in the Drone community.
  • To teach how to protect life, property, nature and self with Drone technology.

Leadership

Lt Cdr John Livingstone

Lt Cdr John Livingstone

Founder, Trustee, Accountable Manager and Instructor

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 Kumar

G Ram Sarath Kumar

COO and CFI (Multirotor)

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.

Our Team

Cyril Christopher

Cyril Christopher

CTO and CFI (Fixed-wing)

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.

Anuj sharma

Anuj Sharma

Senior Engineer (Flight Operations)

Anuj has done his Bachelor of Technology in Electrical and Electronics Engineer. he have been working in Drone Industry from last 3 years developing UAVs as per customer requirements and providing training to people on Drone flying and operation.

Abhinav Rao Varrey

Abhinav Rao Varrey

Multirotor UAV Pilot Instructor

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

Achal Singhal

Multirotor UAV 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

Prashant Kumar

Multirotor UAV and Racer FPV Pilot Instructor

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.

Vipin Kumar

Vipin Kumar

Multirotor Flying Training Instructor

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.

Franchise/Partner Instructors

Virendra Panchal

Capt. Virendra Panchal

Indian Institute of Drones - Bharuch

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.

Shivakumar H.G.

Indian Institute of Drones - Bangalore

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

Vinoth Kumar C

Indian Institute of Drones - Chennai

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

Pavan Kumar Pilli

Indian Institute of Drones - Vijaywada & Vishakhapatnam

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.

Pavan Kumar Pilli

Sivaprasad K.

Indian Institute of Drones - Kozhikode

Sivaprasad K. is the founder/Director for Autonomous Industries Pvt Ltd. He is a multirotor UAV Pilot and Instructor in IID and having more than 4 years experience in Aerial Cinematography, 3D mapping and industrial inspection.

Raghav

Raghav Khushaan

Indian Institute of Drones - Hyderabad

Dr. Raghav has 10 years of experience as a physician at various hospitals in Hyderabad. he is a tech enthusiast with an interest in various disciplines as Artificial Intelligence, Drones, Genetics, High tech medical Prosthetics, Medical device manufacturing and Real Estate.

International Centers' Instructors

Mosabbah Almesmari

Mosabbah Almesmari

Indian Institute of Drones - Fujairah, UAE

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.

Our Esteemed Clients

We always strive to provide world-class service, and are humbled to have trained clients from the following companies.
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  • Assam Rifles
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  • Reliance Logo
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  • Tata Power Logo
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