Are agricultural drones safe
On May 13, 2011, a pesticide spraying agricultural aircraft accidentally fell onto the roof of a villager in che zheng village, Chen town, danian city, shandong province, while operating in huimin county, binzhou city. The result was varying degrees of damage to aircraft and homes, and varying degrees of injuries to the pilots' heads and arms.
On June 22, 2013, on the qianqin highway within the qianjin farm of the sanjiang administration bureau of agricultural reclamation, a spinning rotor spray plane hit a high-tension line and crashed on the highway. Two motor vehicles took inappropriate measures to avoid it and slid into a roadside ditch. The pilot was sent to the hospital for treatment at that time.
In today's rapidly growing market for agricultural aviation drones, such incidents are heartbreaking, most of them due to poor practices. Relevant departments should realize that agricultural uav not only brings convenience and efficiency to plant protection operations, but also has certain safety risks. The safe use of agricultural uav not only requires the operator to have good psychological quality and skills, but also needs to formulate unified management norms to ensure the healthy development of the industry.
At the same time of "bringing up a new generation of new industrial army", the training and management of agricultural remote control aircraft pilots is more important. Agricultural uav pilots are in great demand, and talents are in short supply. Therefore, the training and management of agricultural uav pilots should be strengthened. The market management subject of agricultural uav is summarized as government, enterprise, user and third party. The safety performance of agricultural uav includes the safety of production, the safety of pesticide, the safety of flight site, the safety of operator, the safety of radio management, and the safety and security system of future autonomous flight.
Xue xinyu, director of nanjing agricultural mechanization research institute, also expressed her opinion on the safety of uav. She pointed out that in order to ensure public safety, regulate and promote the development of the industry, the current agricultural uav industry has a strong demand for management, and clear regulations are needed in aspects such as design, production, circulation and management. Although the draft of "safety technical requirements for agricultural remote-controlled flying plant protection aircraft" has been preliminarily completed, the "framework of agricultural remote-controlled flying standard system" has been basically established, including safety requirements, general experimental methods, field operation guidelines, registration and certification procedures, personnel training and qualification certification and other five aspects. However, China's agricultural remote-controlled aircraft is still in the state of no supervision, the lack of agricultural remote-controlled aircraft equipment classification management and training organization qualification certification, management departments are not clear, such as plant protection machinery products market access and 3c certification should belong to civil aviation, the ministry of industry and information technology or agricultural industry supervision to be clear.