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Hello, my name is Ben Lovegrove and in this video I’m going to explore the potential drone pilot jobs in 2020 and beyond.
Are you a recently qualified drone pilot eager to start your career?
Do you have ambitions to become qualified but at the same time you’re concerned about the job prospects?
Do you think increasing legislation and control of drone flying is going to spoil the fun and perhaps even hinder your chances of developing a career?
Watch this video to the end as it will give you some idea of current job prospects and career development opportunities in the years ahead.
Since I last made a video on this subject we’ve seen the FAA and the CAA introducing tighter legislation with more to come.
We must anticipate that other aviation authorities around the world will do likewise as increasing numbers of drones and other flying robots appear in the skies above cities and fields.
The hardware and software are evolving but at the same time, the aviation authorities are drawing up guidelines and legislation to control this new form of air traffic.
As with all technological advances there is a need for skilled personnel to fill vacancies created by the companies who recognise the potential for UAS and want to invest in it.
Once they are convinced of the benefits to their industries and the cost savings made possible by UAS then the spending follows naturally, creating a demand for more drone pilots.
There are also startup companies looking for designers and engineers who can bring a concept into reality.
With a little planning and the right training drone pilots and others can look forward to varied and rewarding careers within an exciting industry, but the keyword is planning.
Drone pilots who want to rapidly gain experience and develop their careers need to be ready to take advantage of opportunities as they arise.
In order to do that they need to anticipate how the UAV industry is evolving and in which direction it’s heading.
As anyone who has taken the first steps into the world of unmanned aviation knows, drones can be put to all kinds of uses.
There is the obvious task of aerial photography and cinematography, and there’s also mapping, construction, inspection, agriculture, and security.
Check out my video “What Are Drones Used For – UPDATED – 43 Uses For Flying Drones and UAV” for more examples.
The Next Wave Of Development.
One of the problems with the mass adoption of drone technology is that the human operation of UAV is not scalable.
If you want to have tens of thousands of drones doing important jobs that increase yield and save water in agriculture, help with proactive maintenance in infrastructures etc then you need tens of thousands of drone pilots.
Except there won’t be that many pilots, and even if there were it would be too costly to employ them all.
According to a report published by Guinn Partners (https://www.guinnpartners.com/) the next wave of development in UAS will be autonomous drone stations.
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