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Welcome to the Airborne Sensor Operators Group (ASOG)

ASOG is a global non-profit aircrew association 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.

One of the most significant issues that can face operations managers and coordinators is the problem of having too much information. What happens when you’re looking for a specific data point, but there’s so much background ‘noise’ and redundant data that the relevant information becomes lost?

Searching through massive amounts of metadata can not only be costly and time-consuming, but it can jeopardise the success of an ongoing operation. Information management systems need to be…

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ASOG 2022 Focus Areas | Networking, News & Information

Posted By | ASOG Desk Editor

If you've been tracking all the special ASOG announcements the last two months, we organized and conducted our first in-person ASOG Conference & Networking Meet-Up at this year's EUROPEAN ROTORS VTOL show (8-10 Nov) in Cologne,…

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ASOG 2022 Focus Area | News & Information

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ASOG member Bettina Hainschink thought some of you (especially the German speakers in the group) would be interested in the video recordings and presentation slides of the…

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The Helicopter Airborne Sensor Operator


ASOG 2022 Focus Area | News & Information

Shared By | Astrid Ayling, AV Buyer Magazine (Image - Airborne Technologies GmbH)

When someone says ‘Helicopter’, you think of Pilot, Loadmaster, Hoist Operator – right? However, there is a crew position many don't think of, which is equally important within…

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All-in-one management of your airborne missions


From acquisition to examination – disseminating information from the source  

Running an aerial unit is one of the most expensive operational costs for any police or military control team. So it's vital that the information that the unit gathers while in operations is not only accurate and data-rich but is also easy to disseminate back in the control room. 

If the system works correctly, that real-time data can be assessed, analysed, and acted upon faster and…

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ASOG 2022 Focus Area: Industry Support

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We're excited to announce that UMS SKELDAR is now an ASOG corporate supporter. UMS SKELDAR, a joint venture between Saab and UMS AERO Group, is Europe's leading provider of Rotary Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) platforms, including the unmatched NATO-compliant rotary SKELDAR…

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In everyday use, data acquired from a mobile platform for surveillance and other police or military operations is always useful. However, raw video data has its limits. Without a certain amount of enhancement, it is relatively restricted to real-time target acquisition only. For offline analysis, video capture can only really provide a limited set of data points. Without video georeferencing, the context of the video is also lost.

To avoid data collection from becoming a waste of time,…

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Tactical Flying: Pilot + TFO = Aircrew


ASOG 2022 Focus Area | News & Information

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Published By | Heliops Magazine Issue 139, Nick Minx

Even though this article focuses on airborne Law Enforcement, it's a good piece highlighting the principles of building a safe and effective aircrew. To…

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If you've been…
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Cory James Nicholas Snyder is now a member of Airborne Sensor Operators Group (ASOG)
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Drone Corner

Multi-Mission Expo and Conference (Postponed to 2023, Actual Date TBD)

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    Shaping the future of Aero Multi-Mission. Multi-Mission Expo supports special missions flying, an exciting and rapidly developing branch of general aviation. Special missions flying activities cover a wide spectrum of applications ranging from:

    https://www.multimissionexpo.com/

    • Air Ambulance
    • Aerial Mapping
    • Aerial Photography / filming
    • Aerial Survey
    • Air Pollution…
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Gathering of Eagles – ASOG Members at Society 5.0 Conference

Tanja Wimmer-Ryan, ASOG Treasurer (Right), had the chance to meet up with ASOG members Bettina Hainschink (Center) and Roland Kreutzer (Left) at Society 5.0 Conference held this week in Vienna, Austria. If you didn’t know, Bettina is the president of CON.ECT Event Management and Roland Kreutzer is the owner of Triple GmbH. Bettina, Roland, and their firms have been outstanding supporters of ASOG over the past several years, i.e., helping with event planning, audio-visual support, and much more.…

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UltraCam Eagle M2 and M3

Hello ASOG Members,If you are interested or you may know someone who can be please share this information.There is 2 cameras ready for operation to lease. Time period is from now till end of February 2022.Please find details below.UltraCam Eagle MK3 100.5 mm, complete sensor include:CCNS 4, AEROControl, IGI IMU 256 kHz, GSM 4000, 2x FDU 10TB each, Calibration -ValidUltraCam Eagle MK2 100.5 mm, complete sensor include:CCNS 4, AEROControl, IGI IMU 256 kHz, TAS mount, 2x FDU 10TB each, Calibration…

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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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