UAV Piloting (sometimes referred to as Drone piloting or Remotely Piloted Aircraft) is an emerging career with growth expected in many sectors and industries. UAV’s standing for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles refer to a wide variety of aircraft which require a specific skill set in piloting, maintaining and repairing these machines. UAV’s can be controlled remotely or can be preprogrammed to operate independently.
To fly UAV’s professionally in Australia pilots are required to be suitably trained and certified by the Civil Aviation Safety Authority.
Jobs growth is expected to expand rapidly across the world, in the USA predictions are that 70,000 pilots will be employed within the next three years with an additional 100,000 following that (Report: Space Daily).