DJI Introduces Knowledge Quiz for Drone Operators in Hong Kong
Knowledge Quiz Reinforces DJI’s Commitment To Improving Drone Safety And Promoting Safer Skies
DJI, the world’s leader in civilian drones and aerial imaging technology, will introduce a knowledge quiz tomorrow for pilots operating DJI drones in the Hong Kong airspace. The DJI Knowledge Quiz will help drone operators learn and demonstrate understanding of basic safety rules and best practices before taking their drones to the skies.
The DJI Knowledge Quiz will require drone operators to answer a series of basic questions correctly about safe drone use before their next flight. The questions in the knowledge quiz are based on applicable regulations, rules and guidelines published by the Civil Aviation Department (CAD) for the safe operations of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS).
"The majority of drone pilots fly safely and responsibly, but DJI has taken additional steps to provide new users an opportunity to learn and understand some simple safety rules and best practices as part of their initial flying experience,” said Adam Welsh, Head of Asia Pacific Public Policy at DJI. "DJI believes technology and education are the best tools to promote safer skies. In response to the call for safety enhancement initiatives by the CAD, the DJI Knowledge Quiz is an extension of our ongoing efforts and commitment to enhancing drone safety for operators as well as those on the ground."
Starting tomorrow, all DJI drone operators connecting their aircraft to the DJI GO or GO 4 flight control app will be presented with nine questions and must correctly answer all of them in order to be able to fly. They can answer each question as many times as they wish until they get all the answers correct. Visitors from overseas who fly their DJI drones in Hong Kong will also be prompted to take the knowledge quiz when they connect to the DJI GO or DJI GO 4 flight control app. Safety guidelines and local regulations to knowledge quiz questions can be easily accessed at CAD’s website, and operational best practices at DJI’s FlySafe website.
“The CAD welcomes the release of the DJI Knowledge Quiz in Hong Kong and supports initiatives that reinforce the awareness of safe and responsible UAS operations”, said by a CAD spokesperson.
“As drones become more portable and easy to use, we expect to see more people using this technology,” Welsh said. “It is important for the industry to assist new and existing users to better understand their responsibilities as a drone pilot, observe relevant rules when flying, and together, keep our airspace safe.”
Last year, DJI launched the knowledge quiz in the United States, United Kingdom and Australia. The introduction of the DJI Knowledge Quiz in Hong Kong is the latest step in DJI’s commitment to improving drone safety with technological and educational solutions, even without any legal or regulatory requirement to do so.
DJI first created No-Fly Zones for its drones in 2013, using GPS position to warn or restrict drone operators from entering locations which pose national security or aviation safety concerns. Earlier this year, DJI introduced its Geospatial Environment Online (GEO) 2.0 system to two dozen countries and territories in the Asia-Pacific region, including Hong Kong, as part of the company's latest effort to help protect traditional aircraft and promote safe drone operations.
In addition, DJI has developed various intelligent flight features and technologies that enhance safe drone operation including:
- Automatic altitude limitations can be set inside DJI flight control apps to help drone operators fly at safe altitudes.
- Sense-and-avoid technology, which uses sensors to identify obstacles, is built into the latest DJI drones.
- The Return-To-Home feature automatically guides the drone back to its takeoff point if it is low on battery or if it loses connection with the remote controller.
- Intelligent Flight Battery systems help manage battery life and monitor temperature in real time, maintaining battery health before and during flight.
- The aviation industry standard ADS-B traffic awareness technology has been installed in DJI’s Matrice 200 series and Mavic 2 Enterprise series drones, giving professional drone operators advance warning of nearby traditional aircraft equipped with ADS-B transmitters.
- DJI’s AeroScope remote identification technology allows airports, law enforcement agencies and other authorities to identify and monitor airborne drones near sensitive areas and in response to complaints.
- More recently, DJI released its ‘Elevating Safety’ whitepaper which detailed upcoming programs and technology that charts a path to help ensure drones remain a safe addition to the airspace.
Other useful resources can be found here: https://www.dji.com/hk-en/flysafe