Drone Pilot

Drone Pilot

Drone Pilots fly unmanned aerial vehicles (Drones or UAV’s) for purposes that range from military applications, commercial, scientific, recreational, agricultural uses. 

Drone Pilot

Job Demand: High

Average weekly wage: $1,923

Where you could work:

Australian Defence Force - Australian Army, Air Force

Businesses - Glass Media Group, Flagship, Gilmour Space Launch Services

Video & Photography Companies - Real Estate and Wedding photography           

Drone Pilots do the following tasks:

  • fly drones for military purposes to:
    1. Target and decoy: providing ground and aerial gunnery a target that simulates an enemy aircraft or missile
    2. Reconnaissance: providing battlefield intelligence
    3. Combat: providing attack capability for high-risk missions

  • fly drones to deliver cargo
  • fly drones to undertake commercial photography and video
  • fly drones to conduct search and rescue missions