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Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Pilot

Job Description

A drone pilot is responsible for operating a drone, which is sometimes called an unmanned aerial system (UAS). Drones are operated remotely, which is why drone pilots are also known as remote pilots. A drone pilot controls a drone, causing it to take off, stay on course, and land safely. Also, drone pilots conduct safety tests, oversee vehicle performance, and assess drone system’s capabilities. They may also operate cameras or other equipment the drone carries.

Job Responsibilities
  • Check drones before a flight to ensure safe and proper Agri operation
  • Analyze weather forecasts to ensure safe flights
  • Document pre- and post-flight logs
  • Monitor drones during flight
  • Plan drone flight routes
  • Navigate drones along designated paths
  • Gather information or produce aerial data, as needed
  • Perform equipment testing, troubleshooting and maintenance
  • Snag list preparation and ensuring resolution
     

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