Last month DJI and AMA announced a joint effort to promote drone safety and education. The AMA (Academy of Model Aeronautics) is the United States leading voice and lobbyist for model aircraft rights and DJI is the world's leading maker of consumer and hobby drone technology. The program created by this partnership will serve to train public safety officials on how to safely operate drones, support continued drone educational outreach and inspire others to become involved in model aviation.
The AMA and DJI will promote the AMA's Public Safety Course which is a platform that offers live flight training for all skill levels. The course tests students hand-eye coordination through a series of flight scenarios, all teaching the students how to apply their skills in multiple real life situations. Once complete, the students should be properly trained and able to handle public safety missions and operate drones safely and effectively in their daily jobs.
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AMA Executive Director Dave Mathewson says "Safe operations in the national airspace are of the upmost importance to the AMA. This cooperative effort will further those safety efforts as we build educational programs for those planning to use DJI products as they explore the many activities that drones make possible." DJI San Francisco Office General Manager Ryan Tong says "By working with the AMA, we are encouraging safe operations by our pilots who are looking to progress in the hobby and to reach new audiences through this partnership."
Seeing programs like this become available will greatly help promote safe operations to a growing number of drone pilots looking to either enjoy flying as a hobby or to cash in on the booming business that drone technology is ushering in. Either way, education and safe flying will become increasingly more important as more drones take to the skies everyday. Source - AMA
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