Recently a study in New Zealand showed that “lack of education” was considered to be the biggest risk from drones and drone pilots to people on the ground as well as other manned aircraft in the air.
Brendan Schulman, DJI’s VP of Policy and Legal Affairs introduced today a new quiz program that requires pilots when they first start up their new drone to go through a set of 9 questions. These 9 questions need to be answered correctly before they can fly their newly acquired drone. The questions in the DJI Knowledge Quiz are very similar to the type of questions one would be required to answer in the Part 107 exam and was developed together with the FAA. Of course, 9 questions don’t cover the same scope of a Part 107 exam but for the regular consumer and drone pilot, it is at least a start. This quiz only needs to be performed once before the initial flight of a new drone.
The DJI Knowledge Quiz for new drone pilots
The quiz, as well as the knowledge base you need to successfully complete the quiz, will be made available in the DJI app. The quiz will be introduced here in the U.S. later this month and will be rolled out to other countries later.
We applaud DJI for getting ahead of the slow regulatory process of government aviation agencies such as the FAA and come up with preventative measures such as enhanced geo-fencing and educational tools such as this quiz.