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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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ASOG 2022 Focus Area: Career Management

Posted By: ASOG Career Center

ASOG Members,

“This Short Notice – Short Response Time” job announcement came into the ASOG in-box last night. This is US focused, but your country (if a participant in the OSCE) might have a similar job opening in the OSCE. If you miss this opportunity, keep checking for…

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ASOG 2022 Focus Area: News & Information

Shared By: George DeCock

Hey everyone, this might be of interest to some of you. Below is an article that compares the new 8K video format against the present 4K – and puts the 8K ‘advantages’ in perspective based on viewing the video on the ground.  For airborne operations these ground conditions don’t apply (very large screen size, operator-to-screen distance, etc),  except for the ability to have…

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ASOG Article of the Month: January 2022

ASOG Author: Patrick Ryan

More than a Pilot, you are the person expected (or should be expected) on a flight crew to know how the invisible and visible world of energy affects a wide range of things in a single flight or mission, i.e., sensor operations, data links, and even inflight smartphone usage. So, where are you on the map of understanding the basics of the…

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ASOG 2022 Focus Area: Industry Support

Posted By: ASOG Desk Editor

It’s an honor to have a new corporate supporter who’s goal is to improve the Aerial Fire Fighting sector and to ensure our communities are safe from the devastating effects of wildfires. We are beyond delighted to announce - FireFlight Technologies Pty. Ltd – is now a new ASOG Corporate Supporter.

If you didn’t know, FireFlight…

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ASOG 2022 Focus Area: News & Information

Shared By: AVBuyer, 23rd December 2021, Astrid Ayling

Have you ever thought you could have a large, hazardous pipeline underneath or near your neighbourhood? If so, you probably wondered “How is the pipeline industry keeping these pipes safe?” AVBuyer ‘unearths’ the truth of how one part of this industry, the Pipeline Patrol and ASOs of Aerial Work aviation, is part of that safety net, ensuring those…

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ASOG 2022 Focus Area: News & Information

Source: PictureCorrect, August 21st, 2017, Paul Schlismann

If you are interested in breaking into the ASO career field of Aerial Photography, here is a good article from a veteran professional Aerial Photographer. Paul provides many sensible tips and best practices when it comes to taking images from a moving aircraft.…

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New ASOG Corporate Supporter – FLYSIGHT

ASOG 2021 Focus Area: Industry Support

Posted By: ASOG Desk Editor

Once again, It's great to see industry recognize the ASO profession and our group's efforts. We are happy to announce another new ASOG Corporate Supporter this week and the start of the New Year – FLYSIGHT.

FlySight S.r.l., as a part of the Flyby Group, is the subsidiary company dedicated to the defence and security sector. This specific company was born…

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ASOG Article of the Month: December 2021

ASOG Author: Patrick Ryan

How do professional Airborne Sensor Operators (ASO) keep from making errors regarding operating sensors and aircraft systems? Plus, how do they backup other crew members during flight operations? The answer is professional ASOs use the "Checklist."

 

As I've said many times before, many actions, procedures, and…

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ASOG 2022 Focus Area: News & Information
Shared By: George DeCock
Hey everyone, this might be of…
Jan 20
ASOG Desk Editor posted a blog post
ASOG Article of the Month: January 2022
ASOG Author: Patrick Ryan
More than a Pilot, you are the…
Jan 20
Derrick Stewart is now a member of Airborne Sensor Operators Group (ASOG)
Jan 20
Ilias Christidis is now friends with ERLIN BELL and Ax Verheij
Jan 17
Will Taylor and Michel Lechmann are now friends
Jan 15
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News

Aerial Firefighting - North America

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    Being one of the most successful events in our Aerial Firefighting series, AFF North America 2022 will take place in San Diego for the first time. The new location will provide excellent opportunities for the global aerial firefighting community to meet, network and discuss the latest challenges faced by the industry post-pandemic. Taking place over two days, Aerial Firefighting North America 2022 will feature a dedicated conference, exhibition, private workshops and static…

  • Created by: ASOG Desk Editor

AERO Friedrichshafen

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    Discover what direction developments in the General Aviation industry are going at the AERO Friedrichshafen. With more than 600 exhibitors from 35 countries, 33,000 visitors and 600 journalists from all over the world, the AERO Friedrichshafen is the international community’s annual meeting place.

    At Lake Constance, numerous companies will be displaying their latest products and innovations, covering the whole industry from ultralights and gliders to business jets, helicopters and…

  • Created by: ASOG Desk Editor

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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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Freelancing ASO needed in West Africa

We are looking for an ASO freelancers for a Surveillance Survey Flight opportunity in West Africa between Lome (Togo) and Libreville (Gabon) Position Title: Sensor Operator Company/Organization: Action Air Environment Job Location: Gabon / Togo Brief Description of Position: Oil Spill Response Surveillance Surveys (Training to be provided) Instruction on How Candidate should Respond: Forward CV to operateurgabon@action-air.net Cc meshackthathane@yahoo.com Interested candidates should be able…

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Admin Note - Write for Us – Airborne Sensor Operators Group 2021

ASOG Members, as part of this year's "ASOG's 2021 Focus Areas" and the Outstanding Participation by members last year, we're going to continue the "ASOG Article of the Month" pilot project for 2021. To make the project even better, it would be great to have more members participate, i.e., write at least one article (or two) for this year (2021). If you're interested, review the instructions below and send the ASOG Desk Editor a draft. Also, If you sign-up and the article gets published on the…

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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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