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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 2019 Focus Areas: Professional Development, Trending Technologies

As promised, ASOG is going to track Viking Air’s Special Mission Guardian 400 Twin Otter (C-GVKI) world tour for members and future ASOs to tour an aerial remote sensing platform, i.e., learn what makes a multi-mission aircraft (flight crew to the mission equipment).

Currently, C-GVKI is in Wiener Neustadt at Airborne Technologies preparing for the Paris Airshow and the start of the world…

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JOB-1: WANTED – AERIAL SURVEY OPERATIONS COORDINATOR

Full time role, providing logistical and planning support to a Data Operations Team.

Based in Chester, UK.

Please e-mail CV and cover letter to: aerialsurvey@aerialsurvey.com

 

JOB - 2: WANTED – AERIAL SURVEY TASK SPECIALIST

Full time role, Task Specialist/Sensor Operator required to undertake survey flying, data handling and processing and operating…

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This might be of interest to the Public Safety ASOs in our group and/or someone looking for best practices regarding their specific ASO community. The Airborne Public Safety Association (APSA) published several excellent articles in their May/June Air Beat magazine regarding the airborne law enforcement Tactical Flight Officer (a.k.a. Airborne Sensor Operator). From an ASOG perspective, the articles really covers the spectrum of being a TFO and in many ways an ASO.

• Technology…

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ASOG in action at PAvCon 2019

Top Photo: George welcomes Jason Wig field, very recent ASOG member, @PAvCon19 conference in Amsterdam.

Bottom Photo: From L2R: ASOG members Dave Martine of Artworks Unlimited introducing soon-to-be member Grace Orate of Macro-Blue displays during her first participation @PAvCon19. O'...with ASOGs roving ambassador George.

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NAV/OPERATOR WANTED - freelance assignment in Australia. If interested, please e-mail
aerialsurvey@aerialsurvey.com for more information.

NAVIGATOR/OPERATOR WANTED – Freelance assignment in UK-Europe. If interested, please e-mail
aerialsurvey@aerialsurvey.com for more information.

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Activity

Patrick Ryan commented on ASOG Desk Editor's blog post 13 June Tracking Report - A Learning Opportunity Near You – World Demo Tour
"Hi Richard, are you going to be plane side at the show. I’m flying in Tuesday"
Friday
James "Phil" Smith is now a member of Airborne Sensor Operators Group (ASOG)
Friday
ASOG Desk Editor posted a blog post
ASOG 2019 Focus Areas: Professional Development, Trending TechnologiesAs promised, ASOG is going to…
Jun 13
Gustavo Duarte is going to Paris Airshow
Jun 13
Hi Syed...excellent...welcome to the group.
Syed Awais Hussain is now a member of Airborne Sensor Operators Group (ASOG)
Jun 8
ASOG Career Center posted a blog post
JOB-1: WANTED – AERIAL SURVEY OPERATIONS COORDINATORFull time role, providing logistical and planni…
Jun 7
ASOG Desk Editor posted a blog post
Jun 7
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Paris Airshow

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    The Paris Airshow is a large trade fair, demonstrating military and civilian aircraft, and is attended by many military forces and the major aircraft manufacturers, often announcing major aircraft sales. It starts with four professional days and…

  • Created by: ASOG Desk Editor

APSCON 2019

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    APSCON 2019 continues to set the standard for excellence in the field of public safety aviation. Filled with education and training, APSA will again offer some of the best conference courses and classes in our industry, presented by the experts…

  • Created by: ASOG Desk Editor

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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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It’s Up to You!

      I just want to remind everyone that ASOG is just a virtual free place in space for individuals or organizations to share or say something related to the Airborne Sensor Operator profession. In other words, we don’t push individuals or organizations to say something or have favorites. It’s based on how proactive an individual or organization wants to be. So, “It’s up to you!” ASOG Desk Editor

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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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