DJI, the world’s leader in civilian drones and aerial imaging technology, stated on October 25th, 2017 that it will launch a new Remote Pilot Knowledge Test to promote drone education and safety. The DJI Knowledge Quiz will be built into the DJI Go4 app that will require pilots to pass prior to first flights. This announcement comes as the company pushes to develop new systems to help ensure drones remain a safe, secure and beneficial addition to America’s airspace.’
Aviation authorities around the globe agree that the best and most efficient way to enhance safety with drone technology is to educate new drone pilots and operators. DJI has decided to take education one step further by bringing drone safety education right to drone pilots’ hands. According to DJI’s announcement, the “DJI Knowledge Quiz will require drone pilots 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 evidence shows the overwhelming majority of drone pilots fly safely and responsibly, thanks in part to a robust education effort led by aviation authorities as well as drone manufacturers and industry groups,” said Jon Resnick, DJI Policy Lead. “DJI sees the Knowledge Quiz as an extension of this effort, helping ensure drone pilots know basic safety rules. We are grateful to have collaborated with the FAA in designing the quiz to ensure pilots fly safely.”
In its U.S. implementation, all DJI pilots will be presented with a list of nine 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 Knowledge Quiz. The Knowledge Quiz will initially be available in the U.S. in an update to the DJI GO 4 app at the end of October. It will be expanded to other countries in the near future, using questions customized for each country’s rules and guidelines.
For more information on the DJI Knowledge Quiz please visit DJI’s Website.