Pune: DroneAcharya and Whistling Woods Launches Drone Centric Courses for Filmmaking

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Pune, 03rd November 2023: stage was set aglow with stars and drones as DroneAcharya Aerial Innovations Limited, India’s first Listed Drone Startup and a DGCA certified drone training organization, collaborated with the esteemed Whistling Woods International to unveil a dazzling array of drone-centric courses in Mumbai. The event, graced by luminaries such as Respected Subhash Ghai, Founder and Chief Mentor at Whistling Woods International, and Indian cinema stalwarts Karan Johar and Shashank Khaitan, Meghna Puri Ghai and Rahul Puri, celebrated the convergence of film-making and cutting-edge drone technology.

This collaboration introduces a groundbreaking suite of Drone – centric courses that are set to revolutionize the world of film making and cinematography. This exciting collaboration promises to provide aspiring filmmakers and drone enthusiasts with the knowledge and skills they need to soar to new heights in the industry.

The launch of these courses is a significant milestone in the ever – evolving landscape of drone technology, marking a transformation in the way drones are integrated into various sectors. The courses are designed to cater to the diverse interests of students, including Aerial Cinematography, DGCA certified drone pilot training, Geographic Information System (GIS) for Drones, and even Drone Building. This comprehensive range of offerings ensures that students gain hands-on experience in the field of filmmaking, creating virtual environments through drone surveys for animation and VFX and are well – prepared for a future in the drone industry.

DroneAcharya, known for its pioneering role in drone training and innovation, has rapidly become a driving force in the Indian drone ecosystem. They are the first Private DGCA certified drone training organization

to achieve over 550 drone pilot training. The collaboration with Whistling Woods International, led by the visionary Subhash Ghai, is a testament to their dedication to fostering innovation in filmmaking and education.

“We’ve had drones as a part of our curriculum for a long time. However, earlier this year, the Central Government announced the liberalized Drone policy for the nation, and in lieu of that, we’ve decided to partner with an organization known as DroneAcharya, which is a publicly listed company, to set up programs specifically meant for drone courses,” adds Chaitanya Chinchlikar, Vice President, Business Head, CTO & Emerging Media Head at Whistling Woods International.

Mr. Prateek Srivastava, Founder & Managing Director of DroneAcharya, commented, “This partnership with Whistling Woods International is a giant leap forward in our mission to democratize drone education in India. We believe that our courses will not only equip students with the necessary skills but also inspire them to push the boundaries of creative expression through drones.”

“This is a revolutionary convergence of art, technology and applications. The collaborative effort between DroneAcharya and Whistling Woods International is set to make Mumbai a hub for drone education and innovation in the film industry. The courses will be taught by industry experts and professionals who bring a wealth of experience to the classroom,” adds Mr. Amit Takte, CTO of DroneAcharya Aerial Innovations.

Mrs. Nikita Srivastava, Director – HR & Culture at DroneAcharya, also comments, “Adding to the theme of Celebrate Cinema 2023, the future of storytelling is definitely going to be the adoption of advanced technologies like Drone and Artificial Intelligence. Apart from this, we look up to the highly influential and nationally – recognized network of individuals to spread awareness about the legalization of drones. This will contribute, in a big way, to the vision of our Honorable Prime Minister Narendra Modi, of making India a Global Drone Hub by 2030.”