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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.

Confirmed – ASOG 2020 Focus Areas

Based on inputs and feedback from members, the group will focus on the following areas for 2020:

• ASOG – General
• Networking
• General Professional Standards
• Training
• Certification
• Career Support
• Safety
• Aircraft, Equipment, and Systems
• Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures

Again, the rationale of the ASOG Focus Areas is to help manage everyone’s interest and efforts regarding individuals participating and outcomes. However, at…

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ASOG 2020 Focus Area: Disseminate and share information related to Aerial Work (AW) aircraft, systems, and equipment.

AVBuyer and GA Buyer Magazine have just launched a new initiative to focus on the Aerial Work or Multi-Mission aviation industry sector. In the past, they concentrated on general aviation and air transportation. Now, they’ll add focused relevant information or intelligence related to specialized services (manned and unmanned) like Aerial Mapping and…

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Wanted – EO/IR Platform Charter

***Outstanding*** Per the folks at TerraSense, they want to give a big Thank You to all the ASOG members, followers, and connections that helped with their request. Quote “Thank you very much for posting our wanted ad - we've had a tremendous response from some very well-connected group members.”

As MD of ASOG, I also want to say thank you to everyone who supported, and I’m very pleased with how our community/network responded.

 

TerraSense Analytics is…

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Call for Inputs – ASOG 2020 Focus Areas

Like last year, it’s time to review ASOGs focus areas and set new ones for 2020. The due date for inputs is 15 Jan 2020...it would be great to get your feedback and thoughts. The main Categories are:

• ASOG – General
• Networking
• General Professional Standards
• Training
• Certification
• Career Support
• Safety
• Aircraft, Equipment, and Systems
• Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures

The specific focus items are broken-out…

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As I promised last month regarding the AVBuyer’s Leaders Roundtable Event, here’s a quick recap.

However, before I press forward, I would like to say thank you to those ASOG members who sent topics to bring up or discuss, e.g., standards and training. Also, I would like to say thank you to one of our members - Astrid Ayling - for making it possible for a representative from ASOG (even though I was a non-UK participant) to attend….”Good on you, Astrid!”

The Aviation Leaders…

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Wanted - FLIR Corona 350 or SWE Quad 400

ASOG Members, one of our members (Derrick Brydges, Linewise Aerial) is looking for a used FLIR Corona 350 or a SWE Quad 400 for Powerline Inspection in Canada, U.S. and Central America. If you know of any available system, please reach out to Derrick, i.e., you can find him in the ASOG members area or drop me a line and I’ll forward accordingly.


ASOG Desk Editor (Patrick)

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Call for Inputs – Aviation Leaders Roundtable

ASOG Members,

ASOG was invited to participate in this year’s AVBuyer Aviation Leaders Roundtable discussions on the 20th of November in the United Kingdom. The event aims to provide a platform for the exchange of views on the current Aviation Industry, which in-turn shared with government organizations. The meeting will see representatives from all aspects of Aviation: Fixed & Rotor wing Aviation, Multi Mission, Drones, Product & Services, and Associations.

In the past,…

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ASOG – Global Defence Helicopter 2019

ASOG 2019 Focus Areas: Networking, Professional Development, Trending Technologies

Top Right Photo: L to R, Harry MacLeod, Patrick Ryan, Maxwell Field, Allister Wragg
Bottom Left Photo: L to R, Gustavo Duarte, Georg DeCock, Patrick Ryan

It was a great honor for ASOG and its members to participate in this year's Global Defence Helicopter meeting (Dresden, Germany, 29 -31 Oct). Per our ASOG 2019 Focus Areas, members were…

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Based on inputs and feedback from members, the group will focus on the following areas for 2020:
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Bryan F13 is now a member of Airborne Sensor Operators Group (ASOG)
Jan 11
Luc Stremersch updated their profile
Jan 10
lyndon yorke and MICHAEL INTSCHERT are now friends
Jan 10
ASOG Desk Editor posted a blog post
ASOG 2020 Focus Area: Disseminate and share information related to Aerial Work (AW) aircraft, syste…
Jan 9
ASOG Desk Editor posted a discussion
ASOG Members,It’s great to announce we have TerraSense Analytics as a new ASOG Supporter. TerraSens…
Jan 9
Patrick Ryan and Tyrel Carter are now friends
Jan 8
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Maritime Search and Rescue 2020

  • Description:

    Now in its fifth year, Maritime Search and Rescue 2020 will be focused on the future of search and rescue investigating new unmanned/autonomous platforms, increasing collaboration and understanding for complex operations such as mass rescue and chemical spills.

    The meeting will additionally look at collaborative opportunities for procurement, research and technology, including communications, command and control and deployment of new/ different platforms to enable faster, safer…

  • Created by: ASOG Desk Editor

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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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We have a new ASOG Advisor: Scott Tolbert

It’s great to have Scott step-up and support the mission of ASOG with his ASO experience. He brings a wealth of knowledge and practice from the Maritime Operations and Multi-Sensor Platform sector. Currently, Scott is an UNMANNED OPS/C4ISR Product Support Specialist at SAIC currently.We’re excited to see him apply his industry experience and first-class education to help the ASO profession and aerial remote-sensing industry sector! As the title refers to, if you’re looking for advice regarding…

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New ASOG Supporter - BDPM Consult

ASOG Members, It’s great to announce we have BDPM Consult as a new ASOG Supporter. BDPM has years of experience in making our community more effective. BDPM Consult is an independent consulting company supporting organizations in the fields of business development and product management. BDPM Consult is active in the domains surveillance, inspections, mapping, border security, enforcement, earth observation, remote sensing, geographical information, GIS, satellites, drones, UAS, sensors, data…

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Admin Note – How to communicate with one another!

ASOG Members,Some of you already know this. However, for those who don’t know how to message one another here on the ASOG webpage, you have to “Friend” a person you want to communicate with. Without “Friending” someone, your message will not go through to that individual member. So, if you want to virtually and professionally want to network with other ASOG members, start hitting the “Friend” button!ASOG Desk Editor (Patrick)

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New ASOG Supporter - Defence Leaders

ASOG SupportersASOG Members,It’s great to announce we have Defence Leaders as a new ASOG Supporter. What is great about this is we have direct access to a supporter that can physically bring ASOG members together for networking and professional development.If you didn’t know, Defence Leaders create events which serve the ever-changing needs of the defense and public safety community and provide a platform for industry members and end users to network, learn and develop strong partnerships that…

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New ASOG Advisor – Mark Smits

We have a new ASOG Advisor: Mark Douglas Smits II! Mark volunteered to help move the mission of ASOG forward and support others in our professional community. He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience from the Aerial Commercial Mapping and Surveying sector. Mark is currently the Geospatial Program Director at Woolpert Inc. and manages over 30 ASO’s at a given time. Mark Came up through federal mapping programs, sensor design and implementation for the Army Geospatial Center, and most…

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New Initiative - Article Writing and Sharing

In cooperation with our supporter GA Buyer Europe Magazine and their new initiative to focus on the Special Mission aircraft sector, we’re going to start sharing post and articles that relate to the ASO profession. If you’re interested in writing an article for our group and the GA Buyer Europe Magazine, please let me know, I’ll push you in the right direction.ASOG Desk Editor (Patrick)

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New ASOG Supporter – AvBuyer / GA Buyer – Europe / Multi-Mission Expo + Conferences

AvBuyer / GA Buyer – Europe / Multi-Mission Expo + Conferences are now supporters of Airborne Sensor Operators Group (ASOG). We’re extremely happy to have the AvBuyer team recognize and support the efforts of the ASOG community. Some of you might know them already, but if not, AvBuyer / GA Buyer – Europe / Multi-Mission Expo + Conferences offers the latest business aviation intelligence to the Business Aviation community in print, digital edition and online. Established for over 15 years,…

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