A career in the drone industry:

An unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) is a drone. It is an aircraft without any human pilot, crew, or passengers on board. UAVs are a component of an unmanned aircraft system.
By Edunews Team


An unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) is a drone. It is an aircraft without any human pilot, crew, or passengers on board. UAVs are a component of an unmanned aircraft system (UAS), which includes adding a ground-based controller and a system of communications with UAVs. The flight of UAVs may operate under remote control by a human operator, or with various degrees of autonomy, such as autopilot assistance, up to fully autonomous aircraft that have no provision for human intervention.
Commercial, conservation, or environmental use drones extensively and benefit from the use of drones. Fire Departments, Lifeguards, Mountain Rescue, and First Responders are big users of drones. This sector knows the value of drones in finding and rescuing people 
With drones being used across many sectors and industries opportunity becomes wider. The emergence of new-age technologies has seen the job market evolve rapidly and open career opportunities in new industries including drones.  These have gone from niche to mainstream in the past few years and become a critical developing technology in the deep-tech sector. In India, the introduction of the new liberalized rules is helping release India’s airspace for drone operations. The industry is expected to grow significantly over the next decade and will open new career avenues.
The drone industry needs skilled people who can develop drones based on their expertise in engineering branches such as Aeronautical, Electronics and Electrical, Mechanical, and Robotics Engineering. Additionally, occupations such as manufacturing engineers who build drones and assemblers who assemble them are emerging.
Drone pilots: As the demand for drone operations increases, companies need trained professionals who can remotely manage a drone’s flights. Drone pilots play a critical role and require training and certification with sector-specific specializations. A drone can be hired for cinematography, aerial photography, mapping, modeling, and several other uses.
Pilot trainers: Certified trainers train candidates who aspire to be drone pilots. They play a critical role in ensuring safer flying.
Drone flight planners: This involves determining flight schedule, altitude, weather-related specifications, and image or video capture specifications to meet the data goals. They understand the specific use case, the location of the flight, and the zone under which the area falls (red, yellow, and green).
Drone software engineers: Developing software for flight operations is crucial. It is critical to develop indigenous software to eliminate the risk of cyberattacks. A cyber attack is any offensive maneuver that targets computer information systems, computer networks, infrastructures, or personal computer devices. An attacker attempts to access data, functions, or other restricted areas of the system without authorization, potentially with malicious intent. Depending on the context, cyberattacks can be part of cyber warfare or cyber terrorism. A cyber attack may steal, alter, or destroy a specified target by hacking into a susceptible system. Cyber attacks can range from installing spyware on a personal computer to attempting to destroy the infrastructure of entire nations. Legal experts are seeking to limit the use of the term to incidents causing physical damage, distinguishing it from the more routine data breaches and broader hacking activities.
Drone data specialists: Drone data specialists and GIS engineers coordinate the data processing and analysis of datasets. GIS Professionals help companies interpret images, videos, and maps to recognize trends and potential problem areas. The industry will also see a significant rise in demand for sector-wise experts who will convert drone data to actionable insights.
Those who wish to be in the drone sector in whatever capacity as adduced must be properly trained. For that purpose, they must be well-versed in the regulatory legislation governing commercial drone piloting in India training schools approved by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) offer guided training to drone pilots. special partnerships and associations with universities also help facilitate courses on the design and development of unmanned aerial vehicles and training on mapping and inspection.