PrecisionHawk, a provider of drone technology for the enterprise, has locked in a partnership with the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA), a non-profit organization that advocates for general aviation.
This collaboration is designed to connect pilots with a growing network of drone service providers, as well as access to training, legal services, and job opportunities.
The agreement offers independent drone operators a discounted membership rate with AOPA and access to jobs that require a commercial drone pilot from the world’s leading enterprises through PrecisionHawk’s Droners.io, a drone pilot network.
Additionally, AOPA will offer its Drone Pilot Plus membership, including Drone Pilot Protection Services, to PrecisionHawk’s drone pilot network at a one-time new AOPA member discount.
“AOPA is a true pioneer in aviation advocacy and has cultivated a vibrant and diverse community of aviation enthusiasts that directly complements PrecisionHawk’s work with drone pilots,” said Irina Denisenko, vice president of the PrecisionHawk Drone Pilot Network.
“This partnership further demonstrates the value of industry collaboration to ensure that drone operators have access to quality job opportunities and are equipped with the tools and support they need to build their portfolio and grow their business while flying safely and efficiently.”
Comprised of a network of more than 15,000 commercially licensed drone pilots, Droners.io is the largest community of its kind. Since PrecisionHawk acquired the drone pilot platform in February 2018, Droners.io has allowed PrecisionHawk to service its growing base of enterprise customers in insurance, agriculture, energy, construction and government, while offering drone operators the opportunity to turn their passion for drones into a profession.