In North Carolina, PrecisionHawk Inc., a leading provider of enterprise drone technology, aligned with the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association, a non-profit organization that advocates for general aviation. PrecisionHawk owns Droners.io, a network of over 15,000 commercially-licensed drone pilots and this collaboration will provide pilots and drone operators access to training, legal services, and job opportunities.
“As commercial drone flight increases in U.S. airspace, pilots continue to find their place in the larger world of aviation and seek opportunities to expand their experience,” said AOPA Sr. Director of UAS, Kat Swain. “We are committed to serving and growing the drone community, and by partnering with PrecisionHawk we’re ensuring that both new and experienced drone pilots have access to the support, training, resources and jobs they need to operate safely, frequently and innovate alongside general aviation.”
Aviation experts expect the operation of commercial drones to quadruple over the next five years.