What conditions do plant protection drone pilots need to have?


What are the conditions for plant protection drone pilots? With the continuous expansion of the application field of drones, drones have entered the agricultural field and made great contributions to agricultural spraying and monitoring. However, the operation of drones is currently temporarily It has not reached the standard of automation and intelligence. Working with drones requires a professional pilot to operate. The pilot must become an all-rounder who can maintain, repair, and understand plant protection. Because no matter how powerful the after-sales service is, it cannot solve the problems encountered by the aircraft anytime and anywhere. Experienced, Pilots who understand maintenance and repair can bring a lot of convenience and save a lot of cost. Let's take everyone to understand what conditions are needed to become a plant protection drone pilot.

The condition for becoming a plant protection drone pilot is to obtain the AOPA (China Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association) certificate. To obtain the AOPA certificate, you need to understand the following:

How to test the driver's license?

Becoming a drone pilot is not an easy task. Plant protection drone pilots are different from pure drone enthusiasts. They rely on operating drones to complete specific tasks. Due to the different specific businesses engaged in, the occupational orientation and skill requirements are also very different. It is recommended to obtain a driver's license (AOPA license).

What is an AOPA certificate?

China Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association, referred to as: China AOPA. Established on August 17, 2004, it is a national industry association under the jurisdiction of the Civil Aviation Administration of China, and a national member of the International Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (IAOPA), as well as its member in China (including Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macau) At the same time, AOPA is the highest and most authoritative certification agency authorized by the Civil Aviation Administration of China.

Registration conditions?

At least 16 years old; no criminal record within five years; corrected vision of 1.0 or above, no color blindness, color weakness, no infectious diseases, no physical disabilities; can read, listen, speak, and write Chinese correctly, and have no accent or stutter that affects two-way radio conversations .

Drone driver's license category:

There are currently three types of drones: multi-rotor, single-rotor, and fixed-wing.

AOPA UAV driver's license is also divided into three types: driver's license (pilot within the visual range), captain's license (over-the-horizon pilot), and instructor's license.

1. The driver, also known as the driver within the visual range, can only control the drone within the visible range of the naked eye; the captain, also known as the over-the-horizon driver, can control the drone outside the visible range of the naked eye; The captain is one level higher and can train the qualifications of pilots and captains.

2. The biggest difference between the captain and the driver is that the driver must be under the guidance of the captain during the operation, and the driver cannot work alone. In addition, in the test, the pilot only needs to master the GPS mode flight, and the captain has to learn the attitude mode flight, and one more test on the ground station setting, which requires higher flying skills. UAV instructors are mainly training teaching methods, focusing on the actual teaching application in the future.

3. Single-rotor captains can drive both single-rotor and multi-rotor models, but multi-rotor captains can only drive multi-rotors, not single-rotors. Fixed-wing drones are mostly used for military and line inspection, and are less popular than rotary-wing drones.