Drone training schools turn hot in China
Updated: 2015-09-14 15:20
The students attend a class in a training school in Changping district in Beijing, Sept 6, 2015. [Photo/CFP]
As drones gradually become hot property in China with their wide use in agriculture, film casting and delivery sectors, the training for operators to get licenses is also becoming popular in the country.
Similar to the process to get a driving license in China, drone operators also need to attend a theory and a practical test. After passing the two tests, the operators can get the license to operate drones.
A training school in Changping district in Beijing said that drone operators' training usually lasts 10 days, and costs about 80,000 yuan ($12,560).
The operators can earn more than 20,000 yuan per month in first-tier cities, said Ke Yubao, member of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association of China.
Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) regulations stated in April, 2014 that when flying drones that has a weight of more than 7 kg, visual range radius longer than 500 meters and higher than 12 meters, the operator must have the license.