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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.

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.

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AI Finds damages on wind turbines

ASOG 2019 Focus Areas: Technology Trends
Source: ASOG Supporter – Aero Enterprises GmbH

It’s always great to share trending technology and practices, especially from our members and Supporters. In this case it’s from one of our Supporters, Aero Enterprises. Look at their latest efforts (below) to leverage AI technology with inspecting wind turbines. If you want to know more or have any questions, you can reach out to Robert Hoermann, you’ll find…

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What a great time! Especially for ASOG’s first organized event. ASOG Vienna area members gathered last night to catch-up or met new faces in our profession. From an ASOG perspective, it was super to see both young and old Professionals in the aerial remote sensing industry gather in a casual setting. It was quite apparent last night members forged new professional relationships and future opportunities.

Not in stone, but the next ASOG Professional Networking Social Event will take…

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If you’re new to the non-transportation side of aviation, “Special Mission Aircraft” by Ken Elliott, published in the AVBuyer, is a good article that focuses on the non-transport side of our professional domain. Even though the article is written for manned aircraft owners and operators looking for new markets or anyone interested in aviation, this article is a FL400 read for any aerial remote-sensing professional. Ken breaks up his theme by generally defining or discussing:

• Special…

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ASOG 2019 Focus Area: Career Management

As I was doing some research the other day, I came across this link (see link below), which gives a general look or comparison of different company ASO job descriptions and other career data. What do you see as right or wrong? Also, what are the common job requirements across most of these companies and/or the other information presented?  …

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ASOG member and Advisor Wayne Dahlke just sent these jobs for posting. If you’re interested, please contact Wayne directly.

Position #1
Deputy Chief Engineer ($80/hr. on Contract, 160k on conversion, Negotiable on DOE)

Client is a lead sensor system integrator focused on providing advanced sensor technology to address C4ISR mission requirements.

Responsibilities:

• Experience developing project Work Breakdown…

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ASOG 2019 Focus Areas: Tips, Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures

As many ASO’s knows, it seems like half of your time is spent troubleshooting some type of hardware or software problem. If you’re a new ASO and want to add more to your troubleshooting skills or you’re an old-head ASO wanting to compare notes, here’s a link to an excellent website written by Jason Maxham (plus a Free E-Book) that I think provides a good perspective to this critical ASO…

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Real Estate Reconnaissance

I’m always amazed to see the different applications and industry sectors Airborne Sensor Operators (ASO) participate. In this case, Real Estate. Before you view the clip, the ASO in this news report is Amber Surrency (ASOG member since Nov 2017). Keep up the great work, Amber!

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Bonjour Jean, welcome to the group! It's super to have both an operator and owner of an aerial surv…
Jean Jerome Houdaille is now a member of Airborne Sensor Operators Group (ASOG)
Thursday
ASOG Desk Editor posted a blog post
ASOG 2019 Focus Areas: Technology TrendsSource: ASOG Supporter – Aero Enterprises GmbHIt’s always g…
Thursday
ASOG Desk Editor posted a blog post
What a great time! Especially for ASOG’s first organized event. ASOG Vienna area members gathered l…
Wednesday
ASOG Desk Editor posted a blog post
If you’re new to the non-transportation side of aviation, “Special Mission Aircraft” by Ken Elliott…
Aug 8
Hi Nickolaus, welcome to the group. It's great to have a young pilot join the group to learn more a…
Nickolaus Martinez is now a member of Airborne Sensor Operators Group (ASOG)
Aug 7
Hi Lukasz, it's great to have a new ASO in the group. If you have any question, please let the grou…
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Events

Intergeo 2019

  • Description:

    The leading international trade fair for geodesy, geoinformation and land management’s hot topics will highlight ground-breaking developments and projects in a dynamic geo-IT sector. Plus, the leading platform for commercial and civil drone use…

  • Created by: ASOG Desk Editor

Maritime ISR Global

  • Description:

    Maritime ISR Global 2019 will welcome 150 senior leaders from the UK, Australia, Sweden, Germany, NATO and many others to set a roadmap for delivering persistent maritime ISR. With Europe’s defence narrative focused on the threat of peer conflict…

  • Created by: ASOG Desk Editor

Global Defence Helicopter

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    Europe’s largest dedicated military helicopter event has gotten even bigger by including multiple helicopter disciplines and will bring together over 300 delegates from 30 NATO+ friendly members and partners to discuss, plan and solve current and…

  • Created by: ASOG Desk Editor

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…

  • Created by: ASOG Desk Editor

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New ASOG Supporter - Defence Leaders

ASOG Supporters ASOG 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…

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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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New ASOG Supporter – Churchill Navigation

Churchill Navigation is now a supporter of Airborne Sensor Operators Group (ASOG). We’re proud to have Tom Churchill and his team recognize the ASO profession and the ASOG community. If you didn’t know, Churchill Navigation develops and sells advanced solutions that collect and enhance the utility of full motion video. Their ARS Augmented Reality mapping System is in use today at every level of law enforcement domestically, and in use throughout the world. By overlaying street names, GMTI data,…

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New ASOG Supporter - Aerialsurvey.com

Aerialsurvey.com is now a supporter of Airborne Sensor Operators Group (ASOG). It’s great to have a supporter like this, i.e., a unique web site specializing in everything & all matters to do with aerial surveys. The owner is an ASOGer (Lyndon Yorke). Jump over to the Supporter Tab and click the logo (hyperlinked) to check out Lyndon’s efforts.

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ASOG Link-Library – Looking for a few good Links

Just in case you missed last month’s newsletter regarding the ASOG’s Link-Library. The Link-Library is designed for the public and the ASOG network to have a focused source of information or links related to aerial remote-sensing aircrew members and the industries that link to the community. Some of the benefits or what it helps with are: • Professional Development• Academic Research• Career Management• Market Research Currently, the library needs more links. If everyone in the ASOG network…

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Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained

Have you always wanted to write an article but felt it was beyond your abilities? Well, one reason ASOG came about is to let the average professional in our group stretch themselves out of their comfort zone by sharing their professional experiences, thoughts, and opinions through posting on the ASOG webpage. The ASOG webpage was partially designed to be an open professional journal which focuses on a professional audience. If I were king for a day, it would be great to see more members (YOU)…

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