By Kyle Garrett
If you’re considering a career as a UAV pilot, but you’re worried about selecting a good UAV pilot training program, we’ve got some tips to consider that should help you not only find a good UAV pilot training program, but also ensure you leverage your training to maximize your UAV pilot career potential.
In our new article UAV Pilot Training: Three Things To Consider When Choosing A Program we go over several factors to consider when choosing a UAV pilot training program, such as selecting a UAV pilot training program that blends research and flight training. The following is just a sample, click through to read the whole thing:
Status may not be the best word, but their are two things to consider. Firstly, the military is presently the most dominate source for UAV pilot training. Those pilots with military experience piloting UAVs, have a leg up on people with no experience. If you have this kind of experience, use it to your benefit contact schools and ask what opportunities are available to you.
Secondly, due to the unique situation with UAVs in the US, UAV pilot training in the US is only available to US citizens. This may seem strange considering the number of traditional flight schools that cater to international students, but it relates more to the state of development of the UAV market. Currently a great majority of UAV manufacturers have some type of military contract and they are also the largest source of jobs, so the military would prefer to keep things in the family, so to speak…read more >>