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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.

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ASOG 2021 Focus Area: Career Management

Posted By: ASOG Career Center

ASOG Members,

We received a job opening this weekend regarding an Aerial Firefighting ASO position (freelance work). If you have a background in aerial firefighting operations and/or willing to get trained-up, look at the note below and engage accordingly.

Hey I’ve got a guy with Bode Aviation needing some ASO’s for some freelance work. The platform is a…

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ASOG Article of the Month: July 2021

ASOG Authors: Gareth Davies & Patrick Ryan

Even though this article is focused on helicopters and advise to an Airborne Law Enforcement Tactical Flight Officer (TFO), the airmanship advice crosses many Aerial Work aviation ASO silos

 

After reading an e-mail trail the other day that I participated in…

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ASOG 2021 Focus Area: News & Information

Posted By: ASOG Desk Editor

Across the Aerial Work aviation sector, you’ll find professional Airborne Sensor Operators embedded in many specialized flight operations. Here’s one such unique Aerial Work industry sector ASOs play a major part – Flight Inspection & Validation.

If you want to learn more, flip to page 34-35 in this months GA Buyer Europe magazine (Special…

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AI support to Airborne Sensor Operators

https://www.terrasense.ca/mist

Hi Folks,

I thought some of you might find the video above of interest.  I'm posting it from TerraSense Analytics who are a Canadian private ciompany working to provide AI support to ISR in the civilian and military domains.  In a past life I was a helicopter pilot and Airborne Sensor Operator (Gazelle, Lynx, Apache) as well as running a number of ground installations that received the…

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ASOG 2021 Focus Area: Training & Education

Shared By: ASOG Desk Editor

ASOG Members, Followers & Connections

Do you have an interest in attending training courses focused on Non-Rated Aircrew and ASO professional subjects across the spectrum of manned & unmanned aircraft commercial, public safety, and defense domains?

Several ASOG Members have discussed the possibility of organizing and attending such courses in…

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ASOG 2021 Focus Area: Career Management

Posted By: ASOG Career Center

ASOG members, especially the Canadian members, Hexagon Geosystems relayed to us 2 x new ASO job opportunities. The point of contact for these positions is Greg Klick (Manager, Talent Acquisition). His contact information is Hexagon, Palm Springs, CA 92262, Phone:  760.567.1095, Email: greg.klick@hexagon.com.

If you’re interested, check out or share Greg’s job description…

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ASOG 2021 Focus Areas: News & Information

Posted By: ASOG Desk Editor

We're happy to announce FCS Flight Calibration Services GmbH is now an ASOG Corporate Supporter. Plus, we gained a new member – Tom Wede, the Chief Operations Officer for FCS.

If you didn't know, FCS Flight Calibration Services GmbH is a leading provider of flight inspection services for Air Traffic Control navigation and surveillance systems, as well procedure…

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TUBE RAT MEMORIES

ASOG Article of the Month: June 2021

ASOG Author: Gary Micklethwaite

If you want to know what life is like as an ASO on an ASW aircraft, Gary Micklethwaite recalls his days as a crew member on a Canadian CP-140 Aurora. What's great about these types of articles there chalked with great professional examples and tips to compare with your ASO or professional world.

 

People have been…

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New ASOG Author – Darrin Guilbeau

ASOG 2021 Focus Area: News & Information

Posted By: ASOG Desk Editor

ASOG members, it’s great to announce a new ASOG Author, Darrin Guilbeau. Darrin joined ASOG back in 2020 and has a solid background in our profession.

Speaking of that, Darrin wrote this months ASOG Article of the Month, i.e., “Does free ASO training and flying experience sound intriguing?” It’s a great article for those members trying to gain practical…

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ASOG Career Center commented on ASOG Career Center's blog post Job Announcement – Aerial Firefighting ASO
" Hi Brian Oglevie   , Excellent. Let us know how it goes with Bode Aviation and the position…"
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Brian Oglevie commented on ASOG Career Center's blog post Job Announcement – Aerial Firefighting ASO
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APSCON 2021

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    APSCON 2021 continues to set the standard for excellence in the field of public safety aviation. Filled with education and training, APSA will again offer some of the best conference courses and classes in the public safety industry, presented by the experts from the industry.  The exhibition floor is a great venue to check out the latest, cutting-edge technology for public safety aviation, in addition to providing a great opportunity to visit with peers. 

    Official Website: …

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INTERGEO 2021 | INTERAERIAL Solutions

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    Largest industry meeting in Europe for commercial drones

    • Part of INTERGEO, INTERAERIAL SOLUTIONS will take place from September 21 - 23, 2021.
    • Focus on drone manufacturers and service providers (hardware and software) for a wide range of application areas and industries
    • Embedded in INTERGEO with the topics geoinnovations, drones, smart city and BIM…
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AOC Europe 2021

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    ***New Date and Place***

    Association of Old Crows (AOC) is an organisation for individuals who have common interests in Electronic Warfare (EW), Electromagnetic Spectrum Management Operations, Cyber Electromagnetic Activities (CEMA), Information Operations (IO), and other information-related capabilities.

    With a history spanning more than 25 years, AOC Europe is the association's flagship international event.

    Across three days, the show connects organisations and…

  • Created by: ASOG Desk Editor

European Rotors - VTOL Show and Conference 2021

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    SHOW POSTPONEMENT - CHALLENGES OF CORONAVIRUS FORCE POSTPONEMENT OF EUROPEAN ROTORS 2020. New Dates: 16-18 Nov 2021

     

    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…

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Admin Note – 2021 - 2022 Events – Live or Virtual – What do You Recommend?

Every year I post a request to find out about aerial remote-sensing events that members are attending or a fantastic event that ASOs could benefit from, i.e., networking and professional development. They could be Training courses, trade shows, webinars, podcasts, conferences, etc., for the manned or unmanned commercial/GIS, public safety, or defense sectors. As of today, and with the current global pandemic situation changing for the better, many Live events (plus, Virtual) are starting to pop…

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Admin Note – How to Post on the Blog & Information Boards

One of the ASOG community platform's functions is the ability for members & corporate supporters to post information related to the profession and those things interconnected, i.e., informative, educational, or for career enhancement. To post, click the "black square" with the "white plus symbol" (see image) in the upper portion of the Blog Board or Information Forum. After that, it's just like writing an e-mail with all the standard functions, i.e., hyperlinking, inserting images/videos, etc.…

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Airborne Sensor Operators required - contract positions

North West Geomatics (Leica) is a leading geomatics firm that specializes in aerial acquisition and processing. We are currently seeking energetic, self-motivated individuals to join our team on short term (Summer) contracts as an Aerial Sensor Operator.  Sensor Operators are an integral part of North West’s aircrew working closely with the pilot in planning and executing any aerial photography mission. Both sensor operators and pilots must be able to work independently and as a team on a…

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Freelancing ASO needed in West Africa

We are looking for an ASO freelancers for a Surveillance Survey Flight opportunity in West Africa between Lome (Togo) and Libreville (Gabon) Position Title: Sensor Operator Company/Organization: Action Air Environment Job Location: Gabon / Togo Brief Description of Position: Oil Spill Response Surveillance Surveys (Training to be provided) Instruction on How Candidate should Respond: Forward CV to operateurgabon@action-air.net Cc meshackthathane@yahoo.com Interested candidates should be able…

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Admin Note - Write for Us – Airborne Sensor Operators Group 2021

ASOG Members, as part of this year's "ASOG's 2021 Focus Areas" and the Outstanding Participation by members last year, we're going to continue the "ASOG Article of the Month" pilot project for 2021. To make the project even better, it would be great to have more members participate, i.e., write at least one article (or two) for this year (2021). If you're interested, review the instructions below and send the ASOG Desk Editor a draft. Also, If you sign-up and the article gets published on the…

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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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