The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association of Australia has launched an exciting new youth engagement initiative focused on Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS) and the importance of drone safety in and around the general aviation community.
Branded ‘AOPA Australia Drone Zone’, the engagement aimst to promote a positive drone safety message through hands-on activities which includes flying drones inside of a custom designed enclosure and participating in safety seminar workshops.
Executive Director, Benjamin Morgan; “AOPA Australia’s Drone Zone is an exciting new addition to our growing Junior Pilots engagement initiative, giving both youth and adults alike the opportunity to get hands-on with the market’s leading drone technology whilst delivering a positive safety message to help encourage responsible drone use in Australia.”
The new Drone Zone exhibit utilises a custom built 5m x 5m netted enclosure that is 3m high, which contains a range of landing pads and flying obstacles, all designed to help users develop their skills, flying the latest generation of DJI drone technology.
“The youth of today are all about technology and experiences, AOPA Australia is focused on delivering fun initiatives and experiences that seek to inspire interest in aircraft ownership and flying”.
AOPA Australia is now calling for RPAS Pilots and Mentors to help the association deliver Drone Zone workshops and flying experiences. If you would like to join our growing team please submit an application to:
AOPA Australia | Executive Director