Navigation Links
AMA and DJI Launch Joint Drone Safety and Training Program
Date:2/17/2017

Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA), the nation’s leading voice for model flying hobbyists, and DJI, the world’s leading maker of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), are launching a joint program to promote safe and responsible drone operations, train public safety officers to use drones effectively, and support educational outreach efforts.

AMA and DJI will collaborate on other potential opportunities to mutually support their missions and provide new programs and options for those interested in small unmanned aircraft systems (sUAS), the FAA’s formal designation for drones. Both organizations will become more visible in each other’s outreach and communications channels, and will explore joint activities to inspire youth and adults to become involved in model aviation and recreational drone flying.

“Safe operations in the national airspace are of the upmost importance to the AMA,” said AMA Executive Director Dave Mathewson. “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.”

“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,” said Ryan Tong, DJI General Manager, San Francisco Office. “Recreational and educational operations are a key source of innovation in technology, and model aviation in particular inspires many to pursue careers in sciences, robotics, aviation, and beyond.”

“As a Life Member of AMA, I know first-hand the value of its community engagement and educational programming,” said Brendan Schulman, Vice President of Policy & Legal Affairs for DJI. “I am excited for DJI to bring the latest in technology to AMA's membership, and to work together to preserve the freedom to operate model aircraft for recreational and educational purposes.”

DJI and the AMA will develop and promote a joint AMA membership offering; advocate for the accessibility, affordability and safety of personal drones; offer dedicated online support for pilots; and develop youth programs to nurture interest in pathways to aviation and technology careers.

The two organizations will work together to promote the AMA Public Safety course, a hands-on training experience that teaches public safety employees how to safely use drone technology in their daily jobs. The course includes flight skills training and orientation management, and culminates in a series of flights that allow them to apply their skills in simulated public safety missions.

DJI will also provide support to all of the AMA’s educational outreach efforts, including the UAS4STEM drone construction and flight competition for teens, by offering a 10% discount on DJI products.

For additional information, please contact:
DJI: Adam Lisberg, Corporate Communication Director, North America – adam.lisberg(at)dji(dot)com
AMA: Mandee Mikulski – (765) 287-1256 x 277, mandeem(at)modelaircraft(dot)org

About the Academy of Model Aeronautics
The Academy of Model Aeronautics, founded in 1936, continues to be devoted to national airspace safety. It serves as the nation’s collective voice for approximately 200,000 modelers in 2,400 clubs in the United States and Puerto Rico. Headquartered in Muncie, Indiana, AMA is a membership organization representing those who fly model aircraft for recreational and educational purposes. For more information, visit http://www.modelaircraft.org.

About DJI
DJI is a global leader in developing and manufacturing innovative drone and camera technology for commercial and recreational use. DJI was founded and is run by people with a passion for remote-controlled helicopters and experts in flight-control technology and camera stabilization. The company is dedicated to making aerial photography and filmmaking equipment and platforms more accessible, reliable and easier to use for creators and innovators around the world. DJI’s global operations currently span across the Americas, Europe and Asia, and its revolutionary products and solutions have been chosen by customers in over 100 countries for applications in filmmaking, construction, emergency response, agriculture, conservation and many other industries.

For more information, visit our website: http://www.dji.com
Follow us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/DJI
Follow us on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/DJIGlobal
Subscribe to our YouTube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/DJI

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2017/02/prweb14079209.htm.


'/>"/>
Source: PRWeb
Copyright©2017 Vocus, Inc.
All rights reserved


Related biology technology :

1. Nabsys Secures $20 Million Series D Financing to Support Launch of Semiconductor-Based Single-Molecule Platform for Genomic Analysis
2. Darrow Wealth Management Launches New Website
3. Guidepoint Global Launches Two Major Enhancements to its Client Research Portal
4. Elsevier Announces the Launch of a New Journal: Wound Medicine
5. Elsevier Launches PracticeUpdate, a Free Information Portal for Physicians
6. Neogen launches rapid tests for ractopamine
7. Rockingham County Economic Development Launches New Website
8. BioHealth Innovation, Inc. Launches Program to Help Life Science Companies Navigate Federal Funding Application Process
9. Elsevier Launches Web-Based Pathway Studio and Adds New Molecular Data from Its Biology Journals to Boost Early Discovery Research
10. National Brain Tumor Society Announces Launch of Defeat GBM Research Collaborative
11. Dr. Richard Charmoy Launches Groundbreaking Cavity Prevention Program that Can Lower Tooth Decay Rates by 74%
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... ... the first-ever genomics analysis platform specifically designed for life science researchers to ... of pioneering researcher Rosalind Franklin, who made a major contribution to the ...
(Date:10/11/2017)... LINDA, CA (PRWEB) , ... October 11, 2017 ... ... to upregulate any gene in its endogenous context, enabling overexpression experiments and avoiding ... (CRISPRa) system with small RNA guides is transformative for performing systematic gain-of-function studies. ...
(Date:10/11/2017)... ... 2017 , ... ComplianceOnline’s Medical Device Summit is back for its 4th year. ... San Francisco, CA. The Summit brings together current and former FDA office bearers, regulators, ... government officials from around the world to address key issues in device compliance, quality ...
(Date:10/11/2017)... 11, 2017  VMS BioMarketing, a leading provider of patient ... Clinical Nurse Educator (CNE) network, which will launch this week. ... among health care professionals to enhance the patient care experience ... and other health care professionals to help women who have ... ...
Breaking Biology Technology:
(Date:5/6/2017)... May 5, 2017 RAM Group ... a new breakthrough in biometric authentication based on ... mechanical properties to perform biometric authentication. These new sensors ... material created by Ram Group and its partners. This ... transportation, supply chains and security. Ram Group is ...
(Date:4/13/2017)... Calif. , April 13, 2017 UBM,s ... York will feature emerging and evolving technology ... Both Innovation Summits will run alongside the expo portion ... speaker sessions, panels and demonstrations focused on trending topics ... largest advanced design and manufacturing event will take place ...
(Date:4/11/2017)... , April 11, 2017 NXT-ID, ... security technology company, announces the appointment of independent Directors Mr. ... to its Board of Directors, furthering the company,s corporate ... ... NXT-ID, we look forward to their guidance and benefiting from ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):