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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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JOB ANNOUNCEMENT - Geo-Location Operator

Phillip sent this job requirement to us. If you're interested, please contact Phillip. His contact info and the job requirements are below:

Phillip Yergin
Intel Recruiting Team Lead

Mission Essential
6525 West Campus Oval, Suite 101
New Albany, OH 43054

+1 614 750 1955 direct
+1 614 371 8945 mobile
+1 614 750 2055 fax

phillip.yergin@missionessential.com

JOB DESCRIPTION: The candidate will produce geo-location data to support the…

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[REQUEST] Call for Feedback

ASOG Members,

Just-in-case you didn’t receive the “Call for Feedback” e-mail, a message went out to all members requesting feedback on efforts to date and recommendations for the future. The group has been running for about a year. Since we’re a global and virtual group, it’s hard to get a low-altitude view of the community’s specific needs/wants. With that, I would like to get a pulse-check on the ASOG effort.

You can answer all the questions or consolidate your thoughts,…

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“Sensor-1 to Pilot, How Copy Over!!!”

OK…let’s be honest…how many ASO’s (non-rated-pilots) have wondered what would happen if their fellow crewmember the pilot “all of a sudden” was incapacitated...I would say many. Here’s one program that was developed over 35 years ago by AOPA (Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association) called the “Pinch-Hitter” course to help with this situation. According to AOPA, the course is:

“Designed to help non-pilot flying companions learn how to safely land an…

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ASOG at AAD 2018

AAD 2018 (See Event Calendar) presently going on in Johannesburg South Africa. ASOG members Luthando Prinsloo (L) and George De Cock (R) with Adeel Carelse (soon-to-be-ASOG member!)

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Thank you Richard Glyn-Jones for highlighting this White Paper. BREAK, BREAK If you have any questions, just reachout to Richard...you can find him in the members area.

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Technology brings high-end SAR to the civil world
Smaller, lighter advanced SAR equipment is putting high-end capability in the hands of civil operators.

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Yes, I’ve thought of it many times, but, I never really drilled down to some of the details related to this topic. If you’re interested, read this white paper from the Air Line Pilots Association International (ALPA). Maybe its just me, but the key words “Airlines” and “Pilots” can be interchanged with “Aerial Work” and “Aircrew”…..cybersecurity has no borders or discriminate between crew positions in an aircraft or on an RPA crew…we’re all pretty much working with some kind of…

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Are you ready to fly? Are you and your fellow crewmembers fit to fly? Is everyone on the crew current on their training? What is the status of your aircraft and mission systems? How is the weather? Etc.

If you’re a new Airborne Sensor Operator or an ASO as a secondary profession (scientist, photopgrapher, forester, etc.) and have not been exposed to some of the aviation safety tools out there, Part 1, 2 and 3 videos will help you get started, i.e., hopefully get you, your crewmembers…

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Oct 8
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Forward by: Jean-Philippe Auneau (Let JP know you're going)EURONAVAL 2018 promotes market opportuni…
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Events

Combat Helicopter 2018

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    Europe’s largest dedicated military helicopter event will bring together over 250 delegates from 24 NATO+ friendly members and partners to discuss, plan and solve current and future operational requirements across 3 days.  If you're interested in…

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Information Forum

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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Call for White Papers!

Many of you in the group work for companies or organizations which are producing some leading-edge technology and services related to the ASO profession. As many of you know, this is one goal of ASOG is to help professional ASOs stay informed, i.e., who’s who & what is new! If your company or organization has any white papers related to aerial remote-sensing (e.g., “The Challenge of Quality Video Analysis”) and would like to share it with the community, please post it or send it to me…

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Learning Opportunities!

As a professional ASO or members who want to explore and learn about other remote-sensing industry sectors or improve on your current skill-set, here are three organizations that provide online learning or training events. O’…ASOG is not affiliated with any of these organizations, just good old fashion networking and sharing information or opportunities. Sensefly – Education Tab:  (For-Profit/Commercial) If you can get past the commercial aspect of their Education program, they appear to have…

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Announcement – “ASOG Career Center” Change

ASOG Members, FYI – Based on our That-Looks-About-Right (TLAR) trends analysis, the ASOG Career Center “Job Postings” web page has changed to “Job Search.” Over the last year, the most and best job opportunities have come from you the members. With that, we’ve redesigned the page to reflect job search tactics, techniques, and procedures vs. posting specific jobs. Like always, please let us know if you have any ideas that you would like added to the community, we’ll try our best to implement it.…

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Announcement – Big Thank You to Michael Sheehy

ASOG Members, I’m very pleased to announce that Michael Sheehy has volunteered to help manage some of ASOGs activities. As of today, Michael (a.k.a., Mick) will take a lead role in managing the information flow and content of the ASOG Linked-In Group. Plus, share or post items of interest related to our aircrew profession on this webpage. Additionally, Michael is on the ASOG Advisory Council and is our Special Mission SME. So, if you have any questions or need advisory support, please reach out…

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Free Webinar: 5 Tips for Selecting a Drone LiDAR System

ASOGers, one of our Linked-In network members wanted to share this free webinar opportunity with us. 5 Tips for Selecting a Drone LiDAR System Drone technology is best leveraged when a quality model, map, and data product is produced quickly and affordably. Light detection and ranging (LiDAR) mapping technology can collect, analyze, and create a quality product that will benefit your organization. As many organizations consider the purchase and integration of a LiDAR system, knowing what to…

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L3 WESCAM is HIRING; but you will never know it.

Hi all, Don't write much although I initially had the intent to add my voice to the many initiatives that you are undertaking. All are a necessity to ensure the viability of our profession as we move into the next generation of advanced sensors. EO/IR Operator isn't the be all end all for us. It is just another sensor for action in the chain (we used to call this the Kill Chain) to create the conditions that a DP will be cleared so we can take another step toward mission success (how many…

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Job Opportunity - ASO

Airborne Sensor Operator - Exciting new career opportunity - Could this be your new office? Matthias in our group sent a message about this job opportunity on Linked-In…check out the details and contact Mike Davies if you’re interested: https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6412738255195828224 ; “Your scope of work would be operating throughout Scandinavia on various Leica systems, DMC3, ALS80, RCD30 Penta Oblique. The position is open for an immediate start, running through…

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