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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