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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.

ASOG Article of the Month: November 2021

ASOG Author: Patrick Ryan

As of today, the ASO profession, in general, is not recognized or formalized by many civil aviation authorities around the world. Why is this, and what can be done to professionalize this aircrew position and improve Aviation Safety?

 

Aviation Safety concerns are the most relevant in all aviation…

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Mobile Phone as an Emergency Beacon

ASOG 2021 Focus Area: News & Information

Shared By: Astrid Ayling

Are you keeping up with technology and how it plays in your aircrew life? Articles and white papers from companies are one of the best sources of information regarding new technology or the application of technology in the ASO world.

Here’s an article posted in AVBuyer magazine Multi-Mission / Aerial Work aviation section, i.e., how mobile phones are used as emergency…

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ASOG 2021 Focus Area: Networking

Posted By: Patrick Ryan

As the Managing Director of ASOG, I saw that many ASOG members and Corporate Supporters were heading to the European Rotor Show & Conference. So, with that, I booked a plane ticket and headed to Cologne, Germany, this week. As I expected, it was a blast connecting with both new and old members and connecting them. Plus, networking with future members and Corporate…

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During the week of October 25th, Sentient Vision Systems and Diamond Special Mission Aircraft were carrying out a series of demonstrations of the new ViDAR equipped DA42 MPP with North Sea Aviation Services (NSAS) at Ostend in Belgium.

After a busy start to the week with successful demos finding dummies in the water for the Belgian Coastguard and carrying out a number of flights things took a change on Wednesday 27th. As the presentations to the attendees started, a call came in from…

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Aerial Thermographic Sensor Operator

  • Position Title                : Sensor Operator
  • Company/Organization  : Action Air Environment 
  • Job Location                 : France
  • Brief Description of Position: Aerial Thermographic data capture over France during next winter. 3rd Jan 2022 till 31st March 2022
  • Instruction on How Candidate should Respond : Email resume to operateurgabo@action-air.net
  • Requirements : Minimum of three years experience as an ASO
  • Link to Full Job…
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George Is Back On The Road!

ASOG 2021 Focus Area: Networking

Shared By: George DeCock

ASOG members Konstantin Krivovs and roving Ambassador George meet at MiliPol 2021 in Paris with the newest Penguin C VTOL UAV. The nose section turns 180 degrees upward for safe landing.

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ASOG 2021 Focus Area: Industry Support

Posted By: ASOG Desk Editor

Excellent news! We are proud to announce DEA Aviation Ltd is now an ASOG Corporate Supporter. Again, It's great to see the industry recognize the ASO profession and our group's efforts.

DEA Aviation is a UK-headquartered aircraft operations, management and maintenance service provider. They meet their customers’ specific and diverse requirements by creating custom…

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ASOG Article of the Month: October 2021

ASOG Author: Mark Smits (Originally published 4 April 2019, ASOG)

Every profession has its own unique aspects. If you want to know the unique aspects of the Airborne Sensor Operator profession, Mark Smits gives a great breakdown of our career's characteristics and what it’s like to be an ASO.

 

Here are some…

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Please note the following role requires you to hold or be able to acquire and maintain a valid security clearance, EU security clearance minimum. 

Company Overview 

DEA is a full-service aircraft operator with extensive Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) flight capability backed up by a skilled in-house aviation engineering team. This powerful combination puts us at the forefront of…

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Activity

Patrick Ryan commented on ASOG Desk Editor's blog post The Missing Link in Aviation Safety – Airborne Sensor Operator
"Hi Duncan Duncan Macdonald , Wow…excellent information. Thank you ! I think CASA is leading the…"
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Duncan Macdonald commented on ASOG Desk Editor's blog post The Missing Link in Aviation Safety – Airborne Sensor Operator
"Thanks for the blog. In Australia the ASO/Aircrew Officer role has grown rapidly in the past 20…"
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ASOG Desk Editor commented on ASOG Desk Editor's blog post Mobile Phone as an Emergency Beacon
"Hi David Bradshaw , Peter just followed up on your questions."
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ASOG Career Center commented on ASOG Career Center's blog post Job Announcement - Aerial Sensor Operator at SYPAQ
"Hi Luke Aspinall , Wayne just posted several questions."
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Wayne Dahlke commented on ASOG Career Center's blog post Job Announcement - Aerial Sensor Operator at SYPAQ
"Pay rate?  Must the person be an Australian citizen?  Are there Vaccine requirements?"
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Peter Myers commented on ASOG Desk Editor's blog post Mobile Phone as an Emergency Beacon
"David
A very good point, but the fact that there is no local coverage of GSM or (3G even) in…"
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Michael Sheehy updated their profile
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ASOG Career Center posted a blog post
ASOG 2021 Focus Area: Career ManagementShared By: Luke AspinallPosition Description: SYPAQ Position…
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News

Aerial Firefighting - North America

  • Description:

    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

  • Description:

    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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Safety

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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