DroneBase is seeking a senior level “Chief Pilot/Pilot Success Lead” who can support the company’s rapidly growing flight operations and increasing drone pilot network capabilities. The hiree will build deep technical training and work between many departments such as operations, sales, product, and engineering.
Chief Pilot Requirements & Preferred Qualifications
Applicants must have an active Part 107 with over 500 hours of flight time, and experience with thermography, survey grade drone flights, LIDAR and scaling drone + processing operations.
While the requirements are extensive, Nick Osgood, Head of Operations at DroneBase, explained that the company is “trying to find that needle in a haystack.”
Here’s the full list requirements and qualifications:
- Must be located in Los Angeles or willing to relocate. This position will be at the DroneBase Headquarters in Santa Monica, CA
- Active Part 107 required
- +500 hours of flight time (hours in inspection, telecom
- Bachelor’s degree required
- Masters in advanced topics or a deep technical understanding dealing with geo-spatial data /
GIS / photogrammetrysoftware preferred
- Veteran status a plus
- Current security clearance a plus
- Active pilot’s a plus (manned aviation)
- Significant experience with DJI and other drone manufacturers
- FLIR Thermography certification preferred
- Experience with software and hardware in the LIDAR space
- Project management skills and attention to detail
- Excellent communication and writing skills in English, ability to communicate with customers and pilots, and internal teams
About DroneBase, The World’s Largest Pilot Network
DroneBase is the largest global drone operations company, which provides businesses with stunning aerial information to make better, real-time decisions about their most critical assets from the world’s largest pilot n
Based in Los Angeles, the company is the trusted, go-to platform for aerial images and data for worldwide enterprise commercial clients across multiple industries such as residential and commercial real estate, insurance, telecommunications, construction, and media.
DroneBase has completed over 100,000 commercial missions flown in over 70 countries and in all 50 states.
The Current Outlook on Full-Time Jobs for Drone Pilots
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The competition for full-time employment opportunities in the drone industry is stiff. They are hard to find and the number of certified drone pilots competing for these limited opportunities continues to grow. As of last year, the FAA had issued over 100,000 Remote Pilot C
But, with the growing adoption of drones and evolving regulations, more full-time and salaried positions are becoming available. In addition to the full-time Chief Pilot opportunity at DroneBase mentioned earlier, here are five more full-time job opportunities we’ve seen listed on job boards recently.
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