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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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ASOG 2019 Focus Areas: Career Support and Management

ASOGers, 2Excel just sent this new job requirement to ASOG:

“Hi guys, we’re looking for additional SOs. UK based and operating in our PA31 & King Air Special Missions Aircraft. Could you repost our job link please? We’ll be going public with an amazing SAR King Air next month, I’ll send you the details when they’re available..
Do you have experience in operating…

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UAV Pilot with thermal camera in JAMAICA

Dear Unmanned enthusiasts,

We (www.sitemark.com) are searching for a UAV pilot in Jamaica. He/she must have the RGB and THERMAL sensor from DJI. And we need your help on the aerial data acquisition service on a big solar site in Jamaica.

If you are interested yourself to join our worldwide pilot network to perform thermal sensor flights for the solar industry, please leave your details in this short intake sheet:…

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ASOG Focus Areas: Professional Development

ASOGers – I thought this would be a good professional development share. If you’re part of the process of deciding on what manned aircraft to acquire or modify for your aerial surveying operation or you want to have professional knowledge regarding aircraft selection, this is a good article to read. Lyndon Yorke (I was honored to meet Lyndon at InterGeo 2019, plus, he’s an ASOG member) does a good job of highlighting current…

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ASOG 2019 Focus Area: Technology Trends and Application

Maybe some of you might find this interesting. I came across this PPT briefing (see below) the other day when researching a different topic. The briefing reviews four different airborne de-mining trial projects. It’s a bit dated (1996 to 2004); however, it was interesting to see the testing process of how aerial remote sensing could support this requirement, i.e., airborne mine field detection. Speaking of dated,…

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“There’s a Gap in Aviation Safety”

ASOG 2019 Focus Areas: Advocacy

Again, big thanks to AV Buyer for helping the ASO profession and the multi-mission aviation industry do things a “little bit better.” This latest article highlights the “So What” of adding more rigor to the Airborne Sensor Operator profession. In this case, it relates to those aircrew members working a sensor/mission management system and aviation safety. You can find the article below (hyperlinked) on page 3 (one flip) in the October…

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Your link to the Geospatial World

ASOG 2019 Focus Areas: Professional Development

If you’re looking to expand your professional geospatial footprint and want to participate in an association or society in your part of the world, here’s a great website that appears to have identified and cataloged a great number of organizations from around the globe.

So, if you’re a civil aerial surveying and mapping Airborne Sensor Operator or a mil ASO wanting to transition to the civil side of aerial remote…

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ASOG 2019 Focus Areas: Professional Development, Career Management, Networking (Aerial Mapping & Surveying)

If you’re an aerial mapping and surveying ASO, this event would have been a great professional opportunity (minimum - only 40 EUR for one day to walk the show). This year’s InterGeo 2019 Conference & Exposition was held at the Messe Stuttgart exhibition center in Stuttgart, Germany (17-19 Sept). If you didn’t know, InterGeo/InterAerial conference and…

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Activity

Jedrzej Sieniakowski is now a member of Airborne Sensor Operators Group (ASOG)
Friday
Gary Micklethwaite updated their profile
Thursday
ASOG Career Center posted a blog post
ASOG 2019 Focus Areas: Career Support and ManagementASOGers, 2Excel just sent this new job requirem…
Thursday
Paul Dewar is now a member of Airborne Sensor Operators Group (ASOG)
Thursday
Kim Vangilbergen posted a blog post
Dear Unmanned enthusiasts,
We (www.sitemark.com) are searching for a UAV pilot in Jamaica. He/she m…
Oct 16
ASOG Desk Editor posted a blog post
ASOG Focus Areas: Professional DevelopmentASOGers – I thought this would be a good professional dev…
Oct 16
Kim Vangilbergen is now a member of Airborne Sensor Operators Group (ASOG)
Oct 15
Uriel Lopez-Barrajon Castillo is now a member of Airborne Sensor Operators Group (ASOG)
Oct 14
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Events

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 future operational requirements across 3 days.

    Note: If you have any questions about the event or want to participate. One of our own ASOG members is the event organizer, i.e., Harry MacLeod.…

  • 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 chemical spills.

    The meeting will additionally look at collaborative opportunities for procurement, research and technology, including communications, command and control and deployment of new/ different platforms to enable faster, safer…

  • Created by: ASOG Desk Editor

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New ASOG Supporter - BDPM Consult

ASOG Members, It’s great to announce we have BDPM Consult as a new ASOG Supporter. BDPM has years of experience in making our community more effective. BDPM Consult is an independent consulting company supporting organizations in the fields of business development and product management. BDPM Consult is active in the domains surveillance, inspections, mapping, border security, enforcement, earth observation, remote sensing, geographical information, GIS, satellites, drones, UAS, sensors, data…

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Admin Note – How to communicate with one another!

ASOG Members,Some of you already know this. However, for those who don’t know how to message one another here on the ASOG webpage, you have to “Friend” a person you want to communicate with. Without “Friending” someone, your message will not go through to that individual member. So, if you want to virtually and professionally want to network with other ASOG members, start hitting the “Friend” button!ASOG Desk Editor (Patrick)

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New ASOG Supporter - Defence Leaders

ASOG SupportersASOG 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 that…

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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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