The drone industry is developing in such a way that it is becoming cost prohibitive for large companies to run in-house drone departments. When you consider all the changing regulations, and requirements for training and operations set by Transport Canada, as well as the logistical pain that accompanies trying to organize multiple simultaneous UAV operations (weather is a huge headache!)... it makes sense to outsource drone pilots to complete that work!
So the result is, that there's all these independent drone operators flying around, some of them are trained, many are not, and nobody knows where they can find someone they can trust!
You've got New Drone Guy Jim who just took his drone out of the box yesterday, and has an ad up online today offering "Expert Aerial Photography Services..." but what happens when Jim loses control of his system and hits your new car in the driveway? Or he has a flyaway in the middle of the city and causes an accident? What if Jim doesn't have the required drone liability insurance? Who is on the hook then?
There are major liability concerns surrounding the industry right now, that people looking for a drone operator need to think about...
So, while it makes sense to outsource, these companies need to ensure that who they hire meets an appropriate level of training standard. The M3 Aerial UAV Pilot Ground School Program holds the highest standard of training in the country. We are proud to certify our program graduates as UAV Pilots, and help them on towards their application for their Special Flight Operations Certificate.
If you are interested in taking out training, or if you are a large company looking for pilots, please Contact Us for more information, and we can put you in contact with pilots in your area.