I believe I can fly: meet the women drone pilots

From environmental campaigners and camera operators, to photojournalists and CEOs, women drone pilots are increasingly reaching for the skies when it comes to forging successful careers in a male-dominated sector. What can be achieved with unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) is evolving on a daily basis – from photography to ecology, humanitarian relief to surveying – but, despite technological developments, the industry itself looks a little like the past. While the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) doesn’t keep track of the gender of those applying for permission to carry out commercial drone operations, a quick look at the industry as a whole tells you all you need to know. In March 2017, only 3% of airline pilots worldwide were women, in the UK the figure was just 6%. Speak to anyone within the drone sector and they’ll tell you, when it comes to drone piloting, there’s little evidence to suggest such gender-based disparities don’t prevail. Continue> https://www.theguardian.com/careers/2018/nov/22/i-believe-i-can-fly-meet-the-women-drone-pilots #drone#drones #uav #uas #DroneExpert #DroneOperator #Aviation #sUAS #Rpas #DronePilot

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