The Role of Drones in the Future of Helicopter Aviation
Right now, drones are on the rise, invading every corner of the aviation industry, from helicopters to fixed-wing. There’s something kind of creepy about drones but there’s also something kind of cool. In any case there’s no denying their emergence and it looks like drone technology may be the driving force of aviation innovation for years to come. Professional helicopter pilots and those involved in helicopter aviation are naturally concerned about how drones may impact the helicopter aviation industry. A lot is unknown, but what can be stated for certain is that professional helicopter pilots are highly skilled individuals with an entirely different and utterly essential set of skills. What seems most likely is that helicopter pilots will wind up working with drone operators in order to perform difficult tasks that were impossible to do before, while many helicopter professions will remain unchanged. Upper Limit Aviation (1-855-HELIEDU) is on the cutting edge of the helicopter aviation industry.
How Drones and Helicopter Aviation Can Work Side by Side
Drones have been in the news recently due to their association with spying as well as their use in combat scenarios. There are a variety of underdiscussed applications for drones. We envision a time when a helicopter pilot or someone else in the cockpit is able to fly a drone alongside his helicopter, at the same time. Drones could assist helicopter pilots in aerial application, in surveying, in police work or in a seemingly limitless range of other capacities.
One thing that can be said for certain is that it is unlikely that the experience and skill sets of a real helicopter pilot can ever be replaced by an unmanned aircraft. Human judgement with eyes on the task at hand can not be replicated. It’s important to remember that if you want to fly, you’re going to have to leave the ground yourself. Upper Limit Aviation embraces all change that can improve the helicopter aviation industry and enhance opportunities for pilots. To learn how you can get your start in helicopter aviation, call 1-855-HELIEDU.