You Fly Drones? Training will be Compulsory from 14 Years Old from September

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The pilots of drones will have to validate a training to be able to pilot a device of more than 800 grams, as of the autumn of 2018.

The handlers of recreational Drones and UAVs will have to participate in a training, from 14 years old, from September 2018. It concerns only devices of 800 grams and more.

Twenty questions to learn to fly a recreational drone. The ministry in charge of transport will set up at the beginning of the school year “a compulsory online training from 14 years for the owners of devices of 800 grams and more,” announces the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGAC) .

Raise awareness of privacy

According to the DGAC, this free training will be available in early September 2018  : “It will develop a responsible practice through an educational approach to improve the conditions of use in safety and knowledge of essential rules. 

“In addition, this tool will make the remote pilots aware of the necessary respect for the privacy of third parties on the ground.”

Two months to train

This measure is part of the reinforcement of the safety of the use of civilian drones in application of the law of 24 October 2016 . The leisure telepilots will have two months from the commissioning of the platform, available via a dedicated website and mobile application, to train.

“The certificate of training follow-up will be downloadable after the successful completion of the online test. This test, whose number of attempts will not be limited, consists of about twenty questions.”

In addition, a training provided by the French model aircraft federation will be considered equivalent. There are more and more drones in the air and their use is increasingly regulated .

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