UAVAir has been born out of a growing need for job ready remote pilots. The industry is in it’s infancy however it is expanding quickly. This means that pilots who become job ready now can expect exciting and secure careers into the future.
There is a growing list of training companies for drones in Australia but none of them will prepare you for the industry quite like UAVAir. At UAVAir we are focused on ensuring you can fly safely, competently and are ready to begin your career. We don’t claim that we can train you faster than anybody else, we claim that we can train you better than anybody else. Whether you are looking to become a full-time pilot or want to use drones to enhance your photography, video or surveying career, UAVAir will have you ready to fly.
Our courses covers not only the specifics of flying but gives you the detail that you will need to operate effectively in the Australian industry. Aviation in Australia is highly regulated in order to ensure that everyone using the air does so in a safe and controlled way. This regulation makes operating commercially in Australia a highly technical skill.
Where Can the Unmanned Industry Take Me?
The sky is the limit. You might be looking to add Remote Pilot to your skills for photography or cinematography, you might be a surveyor looking expand your productivity and reduce costs, or you might just love flying and are looking to work in a range of rapidly expanding markets for remote pilots. In almost any industry there career is potential for remote piloted systems and training now will get your foot in the door.
Airsight Australia is one of UAVAir’s parent companies and is constantly looking for talented pilots to work in mapping, asset inspection, mining, photography and cinematography. There is no doubt this industry is expanding rapidly with projections that the commercial drone industry will be worth over $4.8 Billion dollars globally by 2021.
What opportunities are there in flying drones?
The UAV industry is in it’s very early stages but is already growing very quickly. Globally the civilian sector is expected to more than double in 10 years to be worth more than $10 Billion and we are seeing much faster growth than that in Australia.
The career options are still developing however we are seeing two streams of jobs developing. The first is for dedicated pilots. These jobs involve a lot of travel and technical skills. The jobs tend to be in a variety of industries and require specific skills and risk assessments. The second area we see jobs developing are as a second qualification to assist other roles. These include cinematographers, photographers, asset inspection engineers, surveyors and agriculturalists.
There is also rapid development of new technologies which provides UAVs with new and exciting capabilities.
What skills do I need to learn to fly drones?
Flying drones commercially is very different to flying a microdrone around your house or drone racing at the park on the weekend. Many people soon realise that equipment for commercial work can be very expensive (some of our drone systems are worth well over $20,000) and pilots need to be highly skilled to make sure they come back in one piece with all the data they need. That’s why UAVAir puts students through 8 days of training, when you finish your course you need more than just a piece of paper. You need skills.
In the meantime we recommend that you purchase a simple, inexpensive UAV and practice. Overtime you will get a feel for the controls and gradually develop the skills you will build on in the course.