A drone pilot flies drones.
VIRTUAL JOB SHADOW
Welcome to your first day on the job! Watch this video to see what a day in the life of a Drone Pilot is like.
Drones can be used in partnership with humans, similar to how animals work in groups to accomplish a goal. To explore the many ways drones can help humans, here is a mini drone scavenger hunt based on animal behaviors. Find an example of how drones can be used to…
- do something dangerous for humans
- act in a ‘flocking’ manner
- act in a ‘schooling’ manner
- act in a ‘herding’ manner
- act in a cooperative manner with people
- act in a cooperative manner with other drones
Drone pilots are in high demand across a wide variety of industries – movies, meteorology, construction, scientific research, and much more! To get started, research online to answer the following questions:
- If you were a drone pilot, what industry would you focus on?
- How would you use your drone to make money?
Now try it! Create a poster or video commercial to advertise your drone pilot services. Make sure it addresses the specific industry you want to work in, and why someone should hire you!
Optional: Share your drone pilot advertisement in our Student Showcase to build your resume!