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The Rise Of The UAV Sole Proprietorship

  • Over the past few months we have been monitoring the growth of UAS / UAV companies ( and the lack of UAV Jobs )and the vast majority are individuals or partnerships. This should come as no surprise to those in the industry. This is a global phenomenon not just a US one.

    The reasons are ones we can all relate to, UAV’s are relatively cheap and the barrier to entry is low. What is interesting is where is the growth? When we first started following the UAS / UAV industry it was Precision Ag that appeared to be the initial driver for growth. Our informal (and certainly non scientific) survey shows that aerial filming (film/real estate) is the driver right now followed by inspection services. Precision Ag appears to be the domain of a few larger firms rather than many smaller ones.

    Within the Aerial Filming industry there is a real drive to differentiate the professional operators from the part time operators. Over the next few months we will see the rise of Aerial Filming associations (specific to that sector) and industry standards for flight operations and production.

    If your main market is Aerial Filming and you want to learn more be sure to leave us a comment and we will get back to you.

    For those of you focused on industrial inspection and energy UAS Career Central has new a new sponsor to help you better identify sales leads and market potential. Look for a new webpage sponsored by Industrial Info Resources ( that will outline new projects, key contacts and existing industrial facilities. This will include power, mining, oil and gas, chemical and other industrial sectors.

    Finally if your target is Precision Ag, this appears to be a local business, so get to know the people in your area and network. They will be able to tell you the latest news on what is going on with UAV’s and UAV jobs.

    As always, we look forward to any comments and questions.

    2014-09-19 15:55:08 | Comments (0)

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