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Recruiting Women To Become Female Drone Pilots

The drone industry is growing significantly as many people are adopting the technology for various purposes. Some people fly drones for leisure such as performing activities like racing. Drone technology also helps to improve the film industry.

However, of significant concern is the fact that there are very few female drone pilots compared to their male counterparts. Women hold less than 4% of certificates compared to 96% drone certification for males in the US. Globally, women constitute fewer than 3% of drone certificates.  The drone pilot gender gap is enormous, but various women groups are working toward improving the odds.

For instance, “Women Who Drone” is an online community that seeks to expand the visibility of female drone pilots in different ways. The total for women involved in the drone industry is still small, and the figure is discouraging. However, the few women in this industry are doing an exemplary job to support each other.   Read More

Commercial Drone Pilots

The Increasing Demand For Commercial Drone Pilots

Just like automobiles, drones are set to become part of our daily lives, and their application has evolved from military and stretched to other sectors including filming, surveying, and real estate.

As a matter of fact, online stores like Amazon and eBay have pointed to the possibility of using drones to deliver products in the future even though there are no federal laws to govern the use of drones in transportation.

With these emerging opportunities, the need for a qualified drone pilot becomes apparent. Back in 2016, the FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) released a job listing that required qualified drone pilots who could fly drones less than 55 pounds. Read More