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DJI Arena to open in South Korea

2nd August 2016 - 06:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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A new facility is set to open in South Korea to provide a space for private UAS operators to learn how to safely operate their equipment, DJI announced on 31 July.

The facility, to be called the DJI Arena, will be a 1,395 square metre arena located in Yongin, Gyeonggi Province, south of Seoul. It will open in mid-August 2016.

The indoor venue will be equipped with safety nets, an adjustable LED-lit circuit for those who want to test their skills, and a LCD TV for a more immersive experience via first-person view from the UAS. A maintenance room will be fitted with charging docks and a workstation for minor repairs on-site.

The arena will also be home to DJI’s new pilot experience programme and workshops for operators to practice more advanced flying techniques.

Moon Tae-hyun, country manager, DJI Korea, said: ‘DJI is committed to making aerial technology more accessible and easier to learn for anyone who wants to use it, and the DJI Arena is a great example. 

‘We hope to provide a safe and fun environment for people to experience the technology first hand, whether they are skilled enthusiasts or someone who is just curious to learn. Best of all, the indoor venue will provide a space for people to fly all year round despite weather conditions outside.’

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