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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.

(Photo by James Evans / University of Alaska Anchorage/ Higher education: Teaching teachers with drones)

ASOG 2020 Focus Area: Education and Training, Professional Development

I know we have a good number of educators in ASOG. This course came across our desk the other day – “Introduction to Youth Training with Aerial Drones and Terrestrial Robots.”  I thought it would be of interest to you or even a Mk-1 ASO looking to share…

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I’m delighted to announce CENTUM Research and Technology is a new ASOG Corporate Supporter. Also, if that was not good enough, two top-guns from CENTUM joined the ASOG community – Hector Estevez Pomar and Hector Coloma.

If you didn’t know, CENTUM research and technology, part of CENTUM group, was founded in 2010 with a clear vision: “Fly with a purpose.”

Their mission is to develop and market aeronautical mission systems in the fields of emergency, security, and defense. At the…

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A few months ago we were sitting together and discussed what else is necessary to boost ISR platforms especially in the field of maritime patrol to a new level. We calculated, we made drawings and 3D renderings, simulations and finally we have laminated beautiful forms and put them together. Today it is my pleasure to show you the first picture of the newest member of our SCAR-Pod family.

The new RADAR-Pod.…

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Astrid from AVBuyer shared this article from their Multi-Mission Hub website, i.e., she thought fellow ASOG members would find it informative and interesting.

If you didn’t know, data collection and processing are the most significant net contributor Aerial Work aviation and ASOs provide the agriculture industry, especially when you count the explosion of unmanned aerial services and technology capabilities available to farmers.…

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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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Activity

Armando is now a member of Airborne Sensor Operators Group (ASOG)
yesterday
ASOG Desk Editor posted a blog post
(Photo by James Evans / University of Alaska Anchorage/ Higher education: Teaching teachers with…
Monday
ASOG Desk Editor posted a blog post
I’m delighted to announce CENTUM Research and Technology is a new ASOG Corporate Supporter. Also,…
Monday
Ainar Härm updated their profile
Nov 19
HÉCTOR COLOMA and Hector Estevez Pomar joined Airborne Sensor Operators Group (ASOG)
Nov 18
James Erwin is now a member of Airborne Sensor Operators Group (ASOG)
Nov 11
Manuel Hellerschmid posted a blog post
A few months ago we were sitting together and discussed what else is necessary to boost ISR…
Nov 11
Manuel Hellerschmid posted a status
Dear ASOG-Members,

I would like to post this video link that shows our latest project. We have…
Nov 11
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News

European Rotors - VTOL Show and Conference (Postponed to 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 – 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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