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.

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Education vs. Experience

OK, I'm about to open a can of worms. Education or Experience? Perhaps a bit of background on why this has percolated to the top of my things to complain about. While continuing on my ever widening job search for something Sensor Op related, I have perused many a job posting where there is a requirement for a post secondary education along with experience, and this has led me to ask why. 

Lets look at my own example. I have no post secondary education. There are no letters after my…

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Job Announcement: Sensor Operator (USA)

Outstanding…the networking side of ASOG is starting to kick-in. We just got another direct request from an ASOG connection to highlight a Sensor Operator job with Woolpert Inc in the USA. In a nut-shell, this position is primarily responsible for flight planning, sensor operation, data processing and reporting for airborne mapping missions. The chosen individual will be a core member of Woolpert’s field and R&D operations team and as such must be willing to travel, both domestically and…

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Chief Airborne Sensor Operator

Airborne Technologies, a global aerospace system engineering, and geospatial services industry leader, is seeking a Chief Airborne Sensor Operator in Wiener Neustadt, Austria facility to be part of our highly successful flight crew and geo-data-acquisition team. The chosen candidate will have the chance to work for one of the fastest growing aerospace companies in Europe and with the latest remote…

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We offer a permanent full-time position as camera operator at our base in Münster/Osnabrück airport in Germany. Weser Airborne Sensing GmbH is operating 4 aircrafts in Europe, and belongs to the AVT Group based in Imst, Austria. As an airborne sensor operator, you will be working with large format cameras of type Vexcel UltraCam on board our aircrafts and assist in the pre- and post-flight tasks on projects in all Europe.

Responsibilities: Aerial flight coordination,…

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Geospatial Analyst - Leidos - Alexandria, VA

Team members may be required to serve as aircraft sensor operators during flight missions. Analysts may be required to install and operate GPS, communication...
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Aero India 2019

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    Aero India Exhibition which is organized every two years has already carved a niche for itself globally as a premier aerospace exhibition, with eleven successful editions organized since 1996. More than 60,000 business visitors and 1,00,000…

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    The Rescue Summit (formerly produced by the Helicopter Rescue & Response Association) will include various presentations pertaining to helicopter rescue operations including topics such as hoisting, safety and critical incident & accident…

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Quantum Systems to cooperate with FlyTech in Israel

Quantum-Systems has announced the latest cooperation with FlyTech (Brand of F.T. Aerial Solutions LTD) in Israel. Founded by Israeli Air Force officers, FlyTech has many years of experience in handling remote-controlled aircraft. An ideal… Continue

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New Supporter - Vigilance ISR Academy

Vigilance ISR Academy is now a supporter of Airborne Sensor Operators Group (ASOG). It’s great to have a supporter like this, i.e., a firm that focuses on ASO training. The managing director of Vigilance is Joep Schouren. Jump over to the Supporter Tab and click the logo (hyperlinked) to check them out or the other Supporters. ASOG Desk Editor

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Sound-Off! What Should ASOG focus on in 2019?

A new working group was stood up in the Workshop. Like with many professional career groups or associations they establish short-term focus areas or task to improve their professional community. The goal of this working group is to develop a priority list that ASOG/Members can focus on in the next 12 to 24 months. So, here is your chance to sound-off on what needs improvement and how to promote change, e.g., pay, work conditions, training opportunities, global standards…or whatever comes to…

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2019 Events – Let Me Know What Events You’re Attending

Like last year, several of you sent me your list of events that you planned to attend, i.e., participating as a presenter, business development, job seeking, professional development, etc. I’ll post those events for others to see and possibly coordinate networking rendezvous with you. Based on field reports from last year, this ASOG initiative worked very well …let’s keep growing it! Cheers Mates! Patrick

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Networking is a Wonderful Thing- Call for Job Opportunities

As many of you know, one ASOG reason-for-being is about building a network where fellow crewmembers and members of the aerial remote-sensing industry can swap information regarding job opportunities vs. being an outsider looking in. I know for a fact, ASOG has helped several folks transition to new jobs. If you hear or know of a job opportunity or opportunities, send it to me or posted it on the ASOG homepage. Remember - “Birds of a feather flock together.” Cheers Mates! ASOG Career Center…

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