Remote pilots specializing in drones are quickly becoming popularized in industries such as marketing, military, security, agriculture, sports, cinematography, photography and more. With such versatile uses, it is clear to see why career opportunities in drone piloting are on the rise.

What steps do you need to take to get into some of these exciting fields?

1. Obtain the correct license type for the drone pilot job.

Deciding on what type of drone best fits your career interest/s will help you decide on what license you’ll need to operate. Different licenses are required depending on whether the drone has a multi-rotor, fixed-wing and powered lift.

2. Obtain your Remote Pilot License (RePL).

The minimum requirement to fly a drone in Australia is the Remote Pilot Licence (RePL). However, some organisations can offer a more comprehensive and higher-level licence that can provide more job opportunities later down the track.

3. Gain your training from a reputable organisation.

Aviation Australia offers remote pilot training where upon successful completion you will receive your Certificate lll in Aviation (Remote Pilot) AVI30419, CASA Remote Pilot Licence (RePL), CASA Aeronautical Radio Operators Certificate (AROC) and 12 months membership with the Australian Association of Unmanned Systems (AAUS). This is the highest qualification available for those wishing to enter the unmanned pilot industry and everything you need to kick-start your career.

There are many careers related to drone piloting, and certification is straight forward and simple. Boost your career skills, try a new hobby, or brag how you became a pilot over a short period of time, and sign up for Aviation Australia’s remote pilot license course today.