How to make $100K in revenue as a commercial drone pilot

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The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) says there are 234,605 certified remote pilots in the United States, as of June 30, 2021. How much do these pilots earn? And which industries are paying the most? Let’s find out…

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Meet Canada’s youngest drone pilot with Advanced Operations license: Pramath Pathak

Pramath Pathak may have taken only 16 trips around the sun, but his love for aviation has already made him Canada’s youngest drone pilot with an RPAS Advanced Operations certificate.

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Improve your drone piloting skills with an inexpensive indoor quad

Ahhh, winter. A great time to just stay indoors, binge on Netflix, and dream of warmer days. What it’s not that great for is improving your drone piloting skills, unless you’re using a simulator. We have another suggestion.

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Local Connecticut business training unemployed pilots to fly drones

A local business in Hartford, Connecticut is training pilots unemployed by COVID-19 to fly drones to bring in a new income source and possible future career. The new ‘Flight to the Future’ program was founded by Aquiline Drones.

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Air Force drone pilots can suffer from ‘moral injuries’

The New York Times Magazine featured a lengthy but excellent article about the ‘wounds’ that drone pilots suffer when they engage remotely in overseas wars. For instance, behind computer screens at the Creech Air Force Base in Nevada, drone pilots fly missions with unmanned aircraft such as the MQ-9 Reaper in far away places like Somalia, Iraq, Pakistan, and Yemen. Some people have thought that these ‘joystick pilots’ would escape the gravity of war but, we are now learning that they are suffering ‘moral injuries’ from their actions similarly to soldiers when they return home from battlefields.

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