DJI announced it is launching a drone training program in partnership with the Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA).
DJI and the AMA will jointly promote the AMA Public Safety course, which is a hands-on training program that provides public safety officers the knowledge needed to safely and effectively use drone technology in their daily jobs. The course includes live training in flight skills and orientation management, culminating in a series of flights to apply their skills in simulated public safety missions.
The partnership also means that DJI will support the AMA’s educational outreach programs including the UAS4STEM drone construction and flight competition for teens.
The AMA is a group of about 195,000 model aircraft enthusiasts founded in 1936.
A variety of third parties also offer in-person flight training courses, including DARTdrones, which offers an 8-hour in-person course in dozens of locations around the U.S. with the DJI Phantom and DJI Inspire drones. (Use promo code DRONEGIRL10 to save 10% on any drone training course!)
Many companies including DJI have gotten into hot water over users who some say aren’t qualified to use a drone. A DJI Phantom famously crashed into the White House grounds back in 2015 among other smaller incidents.
DJI, which has an estimated 70% market share, tends to see its drones end up in the news the most for stories about drone crashes simply because most of the drones out there are made by DJI.
DJI has made major efforts to help acquaint new users to its drones, including by offering free New Pilot Experience programs to train new pilots indoors and outdoors. Sign up for a New Pilot Experience program here.
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