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Key Competences and Training of Civil Drone Pilots

Schmidt, Ruth and Schadow, Jana and Eißfeldt, Hinnerk and Pecena, Yvonne (2021) Key Competences and Training of Civil Drone Pilots. ITS World Congress, 11.-15. Okt. 2021, Hamburg, Deutschland. (In Press)

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The continuous growth of civil unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) operations signalizes a need for qualification and training concepts for civil remote pilots. After years of training-by-doing, increasing numbers of professional drone pilots in Germany are now sufficient for empirical analysis. Being part of the interdisciplinary UAM project City-ATM of the German Aerospace Center, this study for the first time evaluates remote pilot competences (RPCs) and training needs of professional, civil multicopter pilots in Germany. 38 RPCs involving knowledge, flight skills, cognitive abilities, interpersonal skills and personality aspects, were evaluated in an online questionnaire for multicopter pilots (N = 88) predominantly working for public authorities and organizations with security tasks. The competences were classified in training categories, that suggest which competences should be part of initial training or refresher trainings. Results highlight the importance of interpersonal skills and personality aspects for future remote pilot training concepts.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/145126/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:Key Competences and Training of Civil Drone Pilots
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iDORCID Put Code
Schmidt, RuthUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-0528-7667UNSPECIFIED
Eißfeldt, HinnerkUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-5794-4470UNSPECIFIED
Date:15 October 2021
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Status:In Press
Keywords:Remote Pilot Competences; Civil Drone Pilots; Unmanned Aviation;
Event Title:ITS World Congress
Event Location:Hamburg, Deutschland
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:11.-15. Okt. 2021
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Aeronautics
HGF - Program Themes:Air Transportation and Impact
DLR - Research area:Aeronautics
DLR - Program:L AI - Air Transportation and Impact
DLR - Research theme (Project):L - Human Factors
Location: Hamburg
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Aerospace Medicine > Aviation and Space Psychology
Deposited By: Schmidt, Ruth
Deposited On:16 Nov 2021 13:02
Last Modified:16 Nov 2021 13:02

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