國際 公視 Drone Operators in Hualien Face No Testing Site|遙控無人機須考照 花蓮無考場降低考生意願

Drone Operators in Hualien Face No Testing Site|遙控無人機須考照 花蓮無考場降低考生意願

公視 2020-09-15 23:10
The National Dong Hwa University has become the first drone test site in Hualien. Its first test held was fully booked soon as numerous local drone lovers and operators wished to take the test without leaving the county. The second test will be held in October.



With a remote control in hand, the test taker is operating a drone in a license test. His first task is perform four-direction hovering while maintaining the same height. Moreover, the operator needs to be able to make a 90 degree rotation at a fixed point then fly it according to the designated routes marked on the ground. Drone operators are ecstatic that they don't have to go outside the city for the license test.

I hear from people that in the past, you need to take the license test elsewhere. It is really troublesome for us to go outside the city, not to mention arranging our schedules.

You have to practice before taking the test because it is really hard to stop spinning at four corners, but that is the basic. You need to pass this in order to operate the drones.

With increasing number of drone users in Taiwan, the Civil Aviation Act, starting from March 31 2020, requires drone operators to obtain a license in order to operate drones. However, the lack of a testing site in Hualien means the users must travel outside the city for the test, making it very inconvenient for them and also decreases their willingness to take the test. Now, the National Dong Hwa University (NDHU) has made the test convenient for the users by offering the testing site.

There are two parts to the written exam. One is the basic license and another is the professional license. There is another practical testing component to the professional license.

In addition, Hualien is an agricultural county, therefore, emphasis has also been placed on agricultural plant protection drones.

The agricultural drones could, to some degree, replace old farmers or the lack of labors. The market for drones in Taiwan is still in its infantry stage with less than 1,000 of them in practical operation.

According to the NDHU, they are the 12th testing site for written drone licenses exams and the 9th testing site for practical exams for multi-rotor drones under 25 kilograms. Test registration filled up as soon as it opened. The University has applied to the Civil Aviation Administration for a second testing period, which will take place in October.

拿起遙控器,參加無人機考試的考生,第一個測試就是四面停旋,要維持等高,並且在穩定的情況下90度定點旋轉,接著就是按照地面上的路線飛行,但不必去外縣市考照,大都都很高興。

遙控無人機考生 韋小姐表示:「聽人家講,(以前)都要到外地,其實路途的往返,或是時間上的安排,對我們都有很大的困擾。」

遙控無人機考生 黃先生表示:「一定要練習啊!因為你四面停旋,真的很難。那是基本的,連四面停旋都不會的話,你就不用執業了。」

由於國內遙控無人機使用的人越來越多,民航法自109年3月31號規定操作必須取得證照,但花蓮因沒有考場,考生必須到外地非常不便,甚至不願意去考照,現在東華大學有了試場,大家都很方便。

東華創新研究園區經理 傅廷暐表示:「在學科的部分,有兩個考試類別, 一個叫做普通證、一個叫專業證。在專業證的部分,它的考試就要加考術科。」

此外,花蓮因為是農業大縣,因此農業用的無人植保機,也相當受到矚目。

無人機業者 劉庭婷表示:「確實在某一個程度上,它可以用來取代老農或是缺工。台灣目前其實在無人機推廣上面,其實還在非常初步的階段,可能還沒有超過一千架,在實際的運用。」

東華大學強調,花蓮考場是全台第12個遙控無人機學科考場,以及第9處25公斤以下遙控直升機、多旋翼技術科考場,因報名額滿,已向民航局申請兩梯次,10月會在開辦考試。