BEIJING: Joysticks at their fingertips, mostly the male students packing the classroom lift their virtual helicopters into the air, part of a new cottage industry that's sprung up in China: drone pilot schools.
China is already the world's biggest drone manufacturer, churning out remote-controlled flying machines that range from 3-D urban mappers to tear-gas spraying models for police. But it lacks qualified pilots to fly them.
Young men in particular are flocking to drone schools such as TT Aviation Technology Co, one of more than 40 in China, hoping to land a potentially lucrative job in an exciting new field.
TT Aviation offers a two-week intensive course for 8,000 yuan (USD 1,200) where students learn regulations and how to pilot using simulators and real drones. At the end of the course, they can try to earn the license required by China's Civil Aviation Administration to operate drones that are heavier than 7 kilograms (15 pounds) and fly higher than 120 meters (400 feet).
Xu Honggang, 24, believes the license will open doors to piloting jobs that make at least 5,000 Chinese yuan per month (USD 780), higher than average. Some experienced pilots bring in double that amount, he said.
Skill Development >> Too much Talk in India, reality does not match that talk. China setup a major Military academy for training hackers .. , which helped stealing state secrets from all around the world. Now this .. , their motive .. time will reveal the same
They are preparing their future well in advance
a new gen tech..
India already knows. see the kite flying!!!!
a new industry
they will do any thing on large scale
CHINA WILL KILL ALL HINDUS!!! HINDUS BAD KARMA
China preparing for all out drone attack on India.
Drone in the hands of terrorists will be like....!!!!
Problem with China is that they want to catch up with whatever is the latest around in the west but they never make anything of their own thinking. They are just followers. More surprising is that they are quite intelligent otherwise - academic and all. I think the creativity gene eluded them totally during evolution. e.g. afaik China as yet does not have a jet engine that can help its fighters go supersonic without using afterburners.