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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 Article of the Month – July 2020

ASOG Author: Darrly Woodruff

As ASOs, one of the hardest things we face are job changes and going through the job search process. Darrly Woodruff shares his personal experience and highlights a critical point when it comes to looking for the perfect job…Don’t…

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ASOG Article of the Month - July 2020

ASOG Author: Gareth Davies ; Image: mypolice.gld.gov.au

With a growing effort to integrate drones in the public safety sector around the world, one of the hardest part for a public safety organization is what to think about or plan around when it comes to starting a drone program. Gareth…

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***Note: The job has been filled. The ASOG network really kicked into action on this one***

ASOG Members and Followers, are you a Freelance ASO and live in Australia? One of our ASOG Supporters (Aerialsurvey.com) has a short notice need:

WANTED Freelance airborne operator needed for environmental project in Victoria – near Melbourne.

The job requires operating weekly for a few months on a pre-planned schedule, i.e.,…

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ASOG Article of the Month - June 2020

ASOG Author: Gary Micklethwaite (Head of Operators QTS Canada); Image: Wikicommons Aldo Bidini, DVIDS

One of the Core competencies of any Airborne Sensor Operator, be it flying on a manned aircraft or part of an unmanned aircrew, is "Situational Awareness." Gary Micklethwaite, with over 5000 flight hours flying…

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Just Who is Responsible?

ASOG Article of the Month - June 2020

ASOG Author: Gareth Davies; Image: Commons.wikimedia.org & unspash.com

Hands down, aviation safety is an essential part of the ASO profession and the aerial remote sensing industry sector. Gareth Davies brings light to one critical part of the safety process – responsibility and…

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ASOG May 2020 Poll & Quiz Results

ASOG 2020 Focus Areas: General

As promised, here’s last months poll and quiz results. From my professional ASO perspective, I enjoy learning what’s trending regarding the community’s thoughts and knowledge. FYI: A new batch of poll and quiz questions are up and running, i.e., June Poll and Quiz.

May 2020 POLL:

Certification & Accreditation - Who should regulate and issue ASO certifications and ratings?

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ASOG 2020 Focus Areas: Information sharing

Last week we posted a general consolidation of webinars that relates to our profession and your professional develop. From that post, one of our members (Marcus Gurtner, member since 2017) shared that he’ll be conducting a webinar on 10 June.

The theme of the webinar is: Converting a GA or Transport aircraft into a Search & Rescue Aircraft.  If you are interested, let Marcus and his Team know, i.e., register at…

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ASOG 2020 Focus Area: Information Sharing

The other day I was cleaning out my in-box and realized I hadn’t shared this article. It was published this month in the GA Buyer Europe magazine. The focus is on those aircraft that do Aerial Work operations vs. GA and Transportation, i.e., it relates to the office of an Airborne Sensor Operator…both manned and unmanned aircraft.…

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JUSTIN A HANSEN liked ASOG Desk Editor's blog post Don’t Stress and Never Stop Applying
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Darryl Woodruff commented on ASOG Desk Editor's blog post Don’t Stress and Never Stop Applying
"Meshack, it is so true that when the timing is right that things will fall in line.  "
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ASOG Desk Editor commented on ASOG Desk Editor's blog post Don’t Stress and Never Stop Applying
"Meshack, keep at it. Also, count me in as a second set-of-eyes to edit and recommend changes. Overa…"
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Meshack Thathane commented on ASOG Desk Editor's blog post Don’t Stress and Never Stop Applying
"Patrick the book is coming up slowly. I am trying to get every former colleagues, ASO and pilots es…"
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ASOG Desk Editor commented on ASOG Desk Editor's blog post Don’t Stress and Never Stop Applying
"Super Meshack...honour goes both ways, its great to hear you're flying high. How is the book going? "
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Meshack Thathane commented on ASOG Desk Editor's blog post Don’t Stress and Never Stop Applying
"I am fantastic, thanks for asking and am currently doing Oil Spill Response in the Gulf of Guinea,…"
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Meshack Thathane liked Katrin Gruber's blog post Surveying Aircraft for Multi-Sensor Applications
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ASOG Desk Editor commented on ASOG Desk Editor's blog post Don’t Stress and Never Stop Applying
"Hi Meshack, Great story and addition to Darrly's article. How are you doing?"
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INTERGEO 2020

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    INTERGEO is the world's leading conference trade fair for geodesy, geoinformation and land management. With over half a million event website users and over 16,000 visitors from 92 countries at INTERGEO itself, it is one of the key platforms for industry dialogue around the world.

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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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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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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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