Training centre

Training centre

Noordzee Drones is the European leader in drone training, consultation, and expert support for new drone pilots. Our mission is to provide the highest quality training in Unmanned Aerial Systems to ensure the integration of drones into the national airspace. 

We have assisted companies, police, and fire services in implementing drone programs through training and consultation. Our team is committed to the public safety of the skies using drones. Maximum safety and true ‘Airmanship’ for safe flights! 

We strive to continuously improve our training and services. This approach has already earned us some leading recognition and quality labels. In 2019 NOORDZEE DRONES was nominated by Unizo as promising SME of the year. 

Why choose Noordzee Drones?

The theory is given by specialized instructors and the practice by the most experienced pilots. We do not limit ourselves to theory and practice, but also provide a mock exam, explanation of administration, insurance, aircraft information, first aid, and much more.

All possible templates and information are also provided digitally afterwards.

Our course participants have access to:

  • the Noordzee Drones days with lots of interesting workshops
  • webinars
  • Noordzee Drones HAAVN
  • our ND course page (online community)

Our guarantees

The guarantees we offer are followed by the directives of the Directorate General of Aviation and the European Regulation 2019/947.

Our fabulous team

Elwin Van Herck

CEO

Accountable manager
DESIGNATED ENTITY BE.DESENT.002
RECOGNIZED ENTITY BEL-ORE-00002
Former DGLV Approved Instructor
Former recognized DGLV examiner RPL-R
President Belgian Drone Federation
Vice-President Belgian Civil Drone Council
Founder DROONHAAVN
Board member JEDA (Joint European Drone Association)

elwin@noordzeedrones.be
+32 (0) 477 53 43 70

Elwin is pretty much ‘Mister Drone’. He is at the cradle of the drone industry in Belgium and now Europe. During his time as manager of production company Chic, Elwin was looking for a budget and environment-friendly solution to offer aerial images to his clients.

In his search for expertise and as a visionary he ended up on a rollercoaster with Noordzee Drones as a result. He became involved very quickly in the Belgian Drone Federation of which he is now the chairman. Elwin is also vice president of the Belgian Civil Drone Council.

As founder of DROONHAAVN, Elwin continues to work on the development of this drone hub in West Flanders.

Laurent Geeraerts

Laurent Geeraerts

Head of training & planning, HR

Luc Michiels

Luc Michiels

Safety & compliance monitoring manager

Vincent Leijman

Vincent Leijman

Chief instructor, maintenance manager, events & administration

Sanne Cartreul

Sanne Cartreul

Communicatie/Project Management

Stijn Verbeke

Stijn Verbeke

Consultant

Cédric Jacques

Cédric Jacques

FPV Instructor

Maarten Teintenier

Maarten Teintenier

Developer & IT

Johannes Cassiman

Johannes Cassiman

Legal Policy & Privacy

Luc Van Dijck

Luc Van Dijck

Instructor

Kurt De Rycke

Kurt De Rycke

Instructor

Jeroen Saelens

Jeroen Saelens

Instructor

Wim De Schutter

Wim De Schutter

Instructor

Koen De Wilde​

Koen De Wilde​

Instructor

Kristof De Vrieze

Kristof De Vrieze

Instructor

Jens Compernolle

Jens Compernolle

Instructor

Emmanuel Stijnen

Emmanuel Stijnen

Instructor

Tom De Jaeger

Tom De Jaeger

Instructor

Maud Hovens

Maud Hovens

Instructor

Koen Mertens

Koen Mertens

Instructor

Ben Joos

Ben Joos

Instructor

Joachim van der Herten

Joachim van der Herten

Instructor

Thomas Demeyer

Thomas Demeyer

Kids Instructor

Stijn Ingelbrecht

Stijn Ingelbrecht

Kids Instructor

Cooperation Espace Drone

Noordzee Drones works closely with our Walloon friends at Espace Drone.

All francophone courses are provided by Espace Drone. All Dutch and English-speaking students are referred to Noordzee Drones by Espace Drone.

Hand in hand, we achieve quality and raise our courses to a higher level.

We join forces with Espace Drone to organize the European drone fair Drone-Days.

Milestones

2022 Renewal as EASA designated entity
Subsidy project ESF E-learning
Royal reception as a partner of The Belgian Navy by King Filip
2021 TAKE-OFF KV EU 2020/947 – EUROPEAN DRONE LEGISLATION LAUNCH ND PRO – ADVANCED – LIGHT RENEWAL OF SME SERVICE PROVIDER STATUS APPROVAL DGLV – EASA DESIGNATED ENTITY
2020 LAUNCH SPECIALIZATION IN THERMOGRAPHY – IRIS VISION LAUNCH SORA AND EU LEGISLATION ONLINE THEORETICAL LESSONS AND COVID PROTOCOL LABEL QFOR
2019 NEW OUTDOOR AREA LAUNCH SPECIALIZATION INSPECTIONS WITH DRONES
2018 TAKE-OFF EASE 1 & 2 UNIZO PROMISING SME OF THE YEAR NOMINATION
2017 NEW OUTDOOR AREA OOSTERZELE NEW INDOOR WAREHOUSE
2016 LAUNCH KB RPAS 2016 BELGIAN DRONE FEDERATION STATURE OF SME SERVICE PROVIDER MOVE TO ZEEBRUGGE LAUNCH CLASS 2 LAUNCH SPECIALIZATION AGRICULTURE WITH DRONES ILVO – INAGRO ROYAL VISIT OF KING FILIP
2015 LAUNCH SPECIALIZATION IN PHOTOGRAMMETRY ESTABLISHMENT OF BV NOORDZEE DRONES
2014 BIRHT OF NOORDZEE DRONES IN KOKSIJDE SINGLE BUSINESS TAKE-OFF CLASS 1

Gratis drone infoavond

16/02/2023 van 19u30 tot 20u30

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