DJI Introduces Knowledge Quiz For Drone Pilots In The U.K. | Aero-News Network
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

Airborne Unlimited -- Recent Daily Episodes

Episode Date

Airborne Unlimited-
Monday

Airborne-Unmanned w/AUVSI-
Tuesday

Airborne Unlimited-
Wednesday

AMA Drone Report-
Thursday

Airborne Unlimited-
Friday

Airborne On ANN

Airborne Unlimited-09-17-18

Airborne Unmanned-09.18.18

Airborne Unlimited-09.12.18

AMA Drone Report-09.13.18

Airborne Unlimited-09.14.18

Airborne-YouTube

Airborne Unlimited-09-17-18

Airborne Unmanned-09.18.18

Airborne Unlimited-09.12.18

AMA Drone Report-09.13.18

Airborne Unlimited-09.14.18

Sat, Dec 30, 2017

DJI Introduces Knowledge Quiz For Drone Pilots In The U.K.

Company Says Test Is The Latest Step In DJI’s Long Commitment To Improving Drone Safety

DJI has introduced a knowledge quiz applicable to all pilots who are operating drones in U.K. airspace. The test comes prior to government plans to introduce a safety awareness test for drone users in 2018. A recent survey carried out by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) revealed that 27% of those planning to buy a drone over the Christmas period are unaware of the rules surrounding their usage in the U.K..

The new DJI Knowledge Quiz will require drone pilots in the U.K. to correctly answer a series of basic questions about safe drone use before their first flights. The questions will appear in DJI GO 4, DJI’s main flight app, which runs on smartphones and tablets connected to drone remote controllers.

“The vast majority of drone pilots fly safely and responsibly, but with drone usage bound to increase substantially in the coming years, new enthusiasts will use our technology," said Christian Struwe, Head of European Public Policy at DJI. “Governments, aviation authorities and drone manufacturers agree that we need to work together to ensure that all drone pilots know basic safety rules."

“Anyone operating a drone must do so responsibly and observe all relevant rules and regulations," said Tim Johnson, Policy Director at the U.K. Civil Aviation Authority. "The rules for flying drones are designed to keep all airspace users safe. We welcome any initiative that reinforces the importance of safe and responsible drone use.”  

All DJI pilots will be presented with a list of eight questions and must correctly answer all of them in order to be able to fly. Pilots can continue answering new questions until they successfully pass the DJI Knowledge Quiz. DJI launched the quiz in the United States earlier this year backed by the FAA. It will be expanded to other countries in the near future, using questions customised for each country’s rules and guidelines.

ARPAS-U.K., the professional trade association for Remotely Piloted Aircraft and Systems, welcomed the introduction of DJI’s Knowledge Quiz: “We fully support DJI's new GO4 app feature, giving users the opportunity to demonstrate their understanding of the local laws & commitment to fly-safe when operating UAV/Drones in the U.K.".

The Knowledge Quiz is the latest step in DJI’s long commitment to improving drone safety with technological and educational solutions.

(Source: DJI news release. Image from file)

FMI: www.dji.com

Advertisement

More News

Aero-TV: The Sling TSi - The Ultimate Affordable Four Seater?

Four-Place Aircraft Powered By Rotax 914 Turbo The Airplane Factory brought its new Sling TSi to AirVenture 2018. The Sling TSi is a four-place turbocharged kit aircraft from the S>[...]

Aero-TV: Light, Adaptable, Innovative - Clarity Aloft Intro’s the Flex!

Clarity Aloft Introduces The TSO Certified Flex Headset The newest addition to the Clarity Aloft headset range is a big departure from previous designs and ushers in a new standard>[...]

Airborne-Unmanned 09.18.18: Airware Grounded, AUVSI Urges Congress, LMC And DRL

Also: DroneInsurance.com And AirMap, EagleView And PrecisionHawk, Laser-Carrying Drones, Army Drones Claiming to offer, “... a cloud-based platform to manage, process, view, >[...]

Airborne-Unmanned 09.18.18: Airware Grounded, AUVSI Urges Congress, LMC And DRL

Also: DroneInsurance.com And AirMap, EagleView And PrecisionHawk, Laser-Carrying Drones, Army Drones Claiming to offer, “... a cloud-based platform to manage, process, view, >[...]

Airborne 09.17.18: Round The World Spitfire, Reno MidAir, Loon Program

Also: NATA Leadership, Navy Presents DFC, Wright Brothers Memorial, Orion Parachute Tests We rarely get jealous of our fellow aviators but a recent announcement has definitely insp>[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus



Advertisement

Advertisement

Podcasts

Advertisement

© 2007 - 2018 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC