Training and Career Sectors Using Drones Series

Training and Career Sectors Using Drones Series

Fri, 01/07/2022 - 2:10pm - Sun, 12/31/2023 - 5:10pm

Luke Didion of Finger Lakes Drones Services, now CEO of Altavation

Learn about how drones (Small Unmanned Aerial Systems) are used in a variety of industries connected to a variety of career pathways.

Training and career sectors using drones

Skyop's CEO Brian Pitre, describes the field and curriculum for how people train for FAA cerification at places like Monroe Community College, or Genesee Community College, high schools, BOCES and other organizations nationally. Drones are used in real-estate, police work, agriculture, construction, surveying, inspections, media and news reporting and other fields. Special thanks to to Oneonta Jobs Corp Academy and Finger Lakes Drone Service, and The Pike Company for providing footage to use in this video.

Drone certification leads to owning a business

Finger Lakes Drone Services was started by Luke Didion after he got his drone certification through SkyOp. He gets contracts to do real estate aerial photography. He would like to work in the agricultural area and 3-D mapping.  Special thanks to Finger Lakes Drone Service for providing their drone footage to use in this video. Luke Didion is now CEO of Altavation

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