DJI, the world’s leader in civilian drones and aerial imaging technology. has launched an Unmanned Aerial Systems Training Center in the Netherlands, aiming to lead in the new growing global market.
The training programme to be launched targets both individual and commercial drone operators with professional training in the classroom and in the field and will open its doors in the Netherlands on two campuses offering two curriculums. One will be dedicated to aerial photography and the other to industrial inspection. Courses will be offered in both Dutch and English and available to the public starting from October.
The two campuses are located at Space53 in Enschede and at DFC in Hoofddorp and will be run by local training partner Drone Flight Academy. According to the director of corporate Communication at DJI EMEA, Barbara Stelzner, the number of industries that benefit from utilising drone technology in Europe and globally is significant.
“DJI wants to help businesses benefit from drone technology, not just through our hardware and software solutions, but also through education and empowerment,” said Stelzner.
One of the basic scopes of the UTC programme will be to address drone applications across different industries and assist businesses in completing tasks safer and with greater efficiency than before.
Interest around drones and aerial technology continues to grow with more businesses including drones within their workflow. A new global industry standard, so that professionals and enterprises can take advantage of the technology, is the overall target.
Aerial photography courses will include classes on operational know-how that includes basic UAS regulations, product knowledge, flight planning, and operational best practices. They will also cover the creative aspect of in-flight photography, including camera knowledge, aerial photography techniques, and the post-production process.
Industrial inspection classes will empower participants with technical and operational knowledge as well as hands-on experience inspection scenarios for power lines, solar panels, bridge structures, and power plants.
At the end of each course, the participants will need to complete a knowledge and flight test. Participants will receive a Remotely Piloted Aircraft License issued by the Civil Aviation Authority and required for commercial drone pilots in the Netherlands.