I’m launching a volunteer network to connect responsible civilian UAV pilots who are interested in safely and legally supporting humanitarian efforts when the need arises. I’ve been thinking through the concept for months now and have benefited from great feedback. The result is this draft strategy document; the keyword being draft. The concept is still being developed and there’s still room for improvement. So I very much welcome more constructive feedback.
Click here to join the list-serve for this initiative, which I’m referring to as the Humanitarian UAViators Network. Thank you for sharing this project far and wide—it will only work if we get a critical mass of UAV pilots from all around the world. Of course, launching such a network raises more questions than answers, but I welcome the challenge and believe members of UAViators will be well placed to address and manage these challenges.
The association I represent, would like to know more about your cause and how it can leverage our members who are professional operators across Australia for humanitarian support operations. I am happy to discuss.
Dear Joe, thanks for your note. I’ll follow up with you directly via email.
Thank you Patrick. Fantastic program.
I work on gender & UAVs in peacekeeping, development, humanitarian and disaster response settings. I would like to support UAViators and have posted on the Google group.
We have a small, diverse group working on gender & UAVs-for-good (UAV tech, academics, INGO, DoD, private sector folks). New community members welcome! Email: email@example.com
Hi Patrick! Wonderful initiative. We at 3DR would love to get behind you. Can we link up?
Hey Roger! Thanks for reading, yes, lets definitely talk. I’ll email you now.
Hello Patrick, I’ve written about UAVs for emergency response over on my blog at emergencymgmt.com, and whole-heartedly support your effort. I also am an avid RC flyer–though mostly fixed wing–and am just getting into the pfv thing. I’ll be watching this group with interest.
Many thanks for reading, Gerald, and for your support! Feel free to share any suggestions you may have on the strategy document, it is still a work in progress. Thanks again!
ps. Great work on your blog, by the way! I often read & share it.
I meant FPV, not pfv.
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Hello Patrick, our company is interested in learning more. We are Cloud Media House, One of Canada’s only Multi pilot cross country aerial photography and film companies for hire. Please email more info on this project.
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