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Welcome to the Airborne Sensor Operators Group (ASOG)

ASOG is a global professional network for individuals associated with operating remote-sensors from a manned or unmanned aircraft be it aircrew, manufactures, integrators, trainers and service providers.

We hope you join us and engage your time, experience and capabilities to further this profession and enhance your career. To learn more about ASOG and joining, go to the “About” and “Profession” tabs.

ASOG 2020 Focus Area: Professional Development and Training

It’s great to see the ASO training industry sector innovating in new ways. One of ASOG’s company Supporters (ISR Academy) posted a press release highlighting their efforts to expand their courses online.

From an ASOG / ASO advocating perspective, I hope more training companies provide virtual ASO training programs, especially in baseline learning areas (airmanship, aerial-remote sensing, etc., i.e.,…

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It’s with great pleasure to announce a new ASOG Company Supporter – Talos Aviation Group. Talos Aviation Group, LLC (TAG) is a veteran-owned small business providing managed aviation services to the special mission and airborne mapping industries. TAG has two locations within the United States: Tucson, Arizona, and Blackstone, Virginia, to ensure consistent and cost-effective coverage for your mission.

It’s also a super delight to have the President and Co-Founder of TAG as a core…

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AIR and SPACE MAG

I just wanted to share a good source that connects with ASOG. I find it highly informative regarding aviation, history, military and my interest in space. Many of you probably know of this magazine or webpage, but if not, you might find it interesting:” Air & Space Smithsonian.”

The magazine is a top leader in his field and is supported by the world famous and well-known Smithsonian Museum of Washington D.C.…

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ASOG September 2020 Poll & Quiz Post Report

ASOG 2020 Focus Areas: General

SEPT 2020 POLL:

Aircraft, Equipment, and Systems - What triggers your need or want to buy new equipment or technology?

  • There are enough advancements and new features over my current gear. - 40%
  • Cost of maintaining current gear is forcing the issue. - 0%
  • Manufacturer/supplier has stopped supporting current gear or will soon…
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Outstanding, It’s fantastic to have another company recognize ASOG and the ASO profession. I’m delighted to announce Nova Systems Europe is now an ASOG Supporter. Like I’ve said before, without firms like Nova Systems Europe, our birds would just be general aviation aircraft.

If you didn’t know, Nova Systems Europe is part of the wider Nova Systems group based in Australia and has a long pedigree of delivering high profile, complex projects and programs across UK Government, Defense…

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ASO positions available

My company is hiring a few new ASOs - can live wherever you want. Positions are rotational overseas. If you'd like more info, let me know and I can give you an internal referral.

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ASOG Members – We Need Your Feedback!

ASOG 2020 Focus Area: General Management

ASOG Members,

Like all healthy organizations, stepping back and reviewing what works or what is useful and what is not is essential to being a significant professional association.

In October, we plan to run a mini-poll campaign all month regarding ASOG focus areas and how to run the group, i.e., what we should concentrate on vs. wasting our time and limited resources regarding presenting/sharing…

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Finally – A Chance to ASOG Network In-Person!

ASOG 2020 Focus Area: Networking

(ASOG Members: Left Front – Thomas Unger; Left Back – Patrick Ryan; Right Front – Georg DeCock; Right Back – Manuel Hellerschmid)

Since C-19 kicked-in this year, ASOG in-person networking events came to a screaming stop! However, last week four members had a spontaneous opportunity to meet for lunch at a local airfield cafe in Wiener Neustadt, Austria. Georg flew in from France to engage the folks at Airborne Technologies (ABT),…

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New ASOG Company Supporter - Eagle Copters

It’s great to have another company recognize ASOG and the ASO profession…Plus, who manage the platforms we fly. I’m happy to announce Eagle Copters out of Canada is now an ASOG Supporter. Without firms like Eagle Copters, our birds would just be general aviation aircraft.

If you didn’t know, Eagle Copters provides their global customer base with an unparalleled range of helicopters, helicopter support and customization solutions. Historically specializing in Bell medium utility…

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ASOG Desk Editor posted a blog post
ASOG 2020 Focus Area: Professional Development and Training
It’s great to see the ASO training…
4 hours ago
Sean Kettering is now a member of Airborne Sensor Operators Group (ASOG)
Sunday
ASOG Desk Editor posted a blog post
It’s with great pleasure to announce a new ASOG Company Supporter – Talos Aviation Group. Talos…
Oct 23
ANDREA BOZZI posted a blog post
I just wanted to share a good source that connects with ASOG. I find it highly informative…
Oct 20
ASOG Desk Editor posted a blog post
ASOG 2020 Focus Areas: General
SEPT 2020 POLL:
Aircraft, Equipment, and Systems - What triggers…
Oct 15
Patrick Ryan commented on ASOG Desk Editor's poll What could be improved or changed?
"Great feedback by everyone at the halfway point...especially the Survey Tool/Platform feedback.…"
Oct 15
Peter Myers commented on ASOG Desk Editor's poll What could be improved or changed?
"Use a better survey tool"
Oct 14
Peter Myers commented on ASOG Desk Editor's poll What type of content or topic do you find most interesting and worthwhile?
"Could add: Emerging technologies, Problems with current technologies etc"
Oct 14
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News

RID, Who Doesn’t Like To Ex Parte?

For the bag holders and Best Buy flyers, “ex parte” is Latin and loosely translates toa backroom deal, or sometimes just good old-fashioned private, public rulemaking. This RID thing is going to be great; everyone over at the FAA has been… Continue

Drone-a-thon : Propelling Sustainability

A 10-day challenge inspiring young minds to be the future innovators and future entrepreneurs in UAV/Drone sector In collaboration with 3DEXPERIENCE Lab and Drone Federation of India  The ability of Unmanned Aircraft Vehicles (UAVs) to… Continue

European Rotors - VTOL Show and Conference

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    The VTOL show and safety conference is the one and only European event where the entire rotorcraft industry meets and grows its business.

    For the first time, the European Helicopter Association (EHA) and the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) are teaming up to create an exceptional showcase for the European rotorcraft community. EUROPEAN ROTORS will be the unique leading platform offering the industry an exhibition where all stakeholders (including OEMs, suppliers and…

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Admin Note – Stay Connected - How to Update Your E-Mail Address

ASOG Members, Based on feedback from some of you regarding not getting the ASOG Monthly Newsletter and other info., it appears that individuals used an e-mail from a previous job or changed their personal e-mail account since joining ASOG. To stay connected with ASOG as a core member, “Sign-In” and update your profile on the ASOG Homepage, i.e.: Go to your “My Page” Open “Option” Click “Edit Profile” Change “E-Mail Address” – We recommend using a personal address vs. a work address…yes, it…

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2020 Events – Let Me Know What Events are Still Taking Place – Virtual or Other

Every year I put out a request to find out about aerial remote-sensing events (training courses, trade shows, conferences etc….commercial/GIS, public safety, defense...manned & unmanned platforms) that members are attending or an excellent event that ASOs could benefit from, i.e., for networking and professional development. Based on feedback from many members over the last few years, this initiative has been beneficial. However, with the current global pandemic situation, many events have…

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New ASOG Supporter – AirMods llc

AirMods LLC It’s great to see the folks who build ASO kit join our community. I’m happy to announce AirMods llc out of Colorado Springs recognize our group and profession. Without firms like AirMods, our birds would just be general aviation aircraft. If you didn’t know, AirMods provides aircraft structural design engineering and fabrication services to aircraft modification centers. Some of their services and products include: Services: • Design Support • Fabrication Support • 3D Printing and…

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New ASOG Supporter – Aurora Geospatial Solutions (AGS)

Aurora Geospatial Solutions (AGS) The ASOG community is expanding in all cardinal directions, especially in the southern hemisphere. I’m pleased to announce another Aurora Geospatial Solutions as an ASOG “Supporter.” Aurora Geospatial Solutions is a global provider of all source Geospatial Solutions tailored to the unique requirements of their clients by providing on-demand, packaged, customized solutions. AGS operates from New Zealand and Canada with a client focus globally. They specialize…

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New ASOG Supporter – G2Consulting

G2ConsultingASOG Members,It seems the word is getting out about our group. I’m pleased to announce another company “Supporter” of ASOG.G2Consulting is a consultancy and marketing service in the field of EO/IR operations. From independent all-encompassing assessment of your mission profile (relevant to role equipment) to ancillary equipment to further enhance day to day operations. G2consulting has the experience, knowledge and contacts within the industry for you to better understand the…

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New ASOG Supporter – Kabelik GmbH

ASOG "Supporter" Page ASOG Members, We have another Supporter. It’s great to see companies and non-profit organizations recognize the importance of ASOG and how their efforts are intertwined with the ASO profession. Kabelik GmbH specializes in airborne remote sensing, geomatics and IT services. They focus on moving client’s projects from conception to completion by leveraging leading edge technology and best practices. Additionally, they collaborate with industry to enhance their expertise and…

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New ASOG Supporter – TerraSense Analytics

ASOG Members,It’s great to announce we have TerraSense Analytics as a new ASOG Supporter. TerraSense Analytics has years of experience in making our ASO community more effective. They develop remote sensing technologies with a focus on deep learning. Partnered with several research institutions to advance the development of aerial sensing technology, data fusion and predictive maintenance, they provide services to both the government and the private sector, deploying their intelligent sensor…

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