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I was talking with Alan he suggested I try posting my questions here. Your help would greatly be appreciated, thank you in advance. Little background, I am writing a business plan and need some more information, below is the background and questions, thank you for taking the time. We are using a fixed wing UAV, with extended flight time. I am trying to figure out what the work requirements for the pilot and observer are. My source tells me, that a pilot can only have 8 hours of stick time a day and no more than 12 hours of total work time. Based on this my plan is calling for 3 pilots/observers for each sortie, based on the requirement that we always have pilot & observer working while we are operating our UAV. The idea is each pilot would fly 2 hours and then observe, then rest, trading back and forth. Based on this I am expecting a team of 3 give me 12 hours of continuous coverage. if I need 24 hours, I simply add another group. I have also been told to expect to pay pilots about $50k a year plus benefits. This seems alright for a new pilot, but wondering what a “lead” pilot with experience would be worth annually. The salary is only the base, there are other incomes to added on… Should each group have a more experienced pilot as it commander, as they will be operating in the field far from home base? Are my thoughts correct? Is there anywhere I can find the pilot/observer requirements in writing? I have been to section 107 and was unable to find. Is there anything else you thing would be important for me to know as I put this business project together.
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Hi Everyone, I am drone pilot for more than 3 years, therefore I decided to run my Thesis on Drones, Drones are the future of humanity, for patrolling, shipping, lives savings, inspection, transportation and other applications,As part of my Thesis I decided to run a study regarding pilots main concerns, as a drone pilot my main concern is Hitting someone due to a drone malfunction or even to be liable of 3rd party damages, study results are not confidential, I will be happy to share them, Hopfully many of you will participate so we get better understanding regarding your concerns. This research is meant for our use and your personal detail won't be shared with anyone (you may also answer anonymously.)https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfUur5suCUiv4H794qC6KyxsrsSBKtodsOy8NVOVvkERrPObQ/viewformHope its oK,Thanks!