Today, DJI rolled out a knowledge quiz for first-time pilots who are operating DJI drones in Australian airspace.
The quiz already exists for DJI drone pilots in both the U.S. and U.K. It requires pilots to answer a series of basic questions correctly about safe drone use before their first flight. The Australian quiz is based on Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) rules and regulations.
“The majority of pilots fly safely and responsibly, but DJI has taken this step so that new drone pilots have an opportunity to learn and understand some simple safety rules as part of their first flying experience,” says Adam Welsh, head of Asia Pacific public policy at DJI.
Starting Feb. 14, pilots connecting their aircraft to the DJI GO or DJI GO 4 app will be presented with nine questions and must correctly answer all of them in order to be able to fly. Pilots can continue answering questions until they successfully pass the quiz.
“CASA welcomes the release of the DJI Knowledge Quiz,” says Luke Gumley, branch manager for remotely piloted aircraft systems at CASA. “It will help new DJI drone owners understand the recreational drone rules in Australia. CASA supports efforts by manufacturers like DJI that develop innovative solutions such as the knowledge quiz and assist drone owners to know their responsibilities as a recreational drone pilot and how to operate their drone safely.”
DJI says the knowledge quiz will be expanded to other countries in the near future, with questions customized to each country’s rules and guidelines.