The Ultimate Drone Professional Guide” Tells Readers How to Break Into the Drone Industry
by DRONELIFE Staff Writer Ian M. Crosby Beginner Drones For Adults
Drone industry veteran Brian Pitre’s new e-book, “The Ultimate Drone Professional Guide,” sheds light on various aspects of the drone industry. An early adopter of commercial drone technology and the CEO of SkyOp, Pitre is the designer of one of the first comprehensive drone education platforms. His book is currently available on most popular digital book platforms, in print, and as a free online version.
Pitre has long been an advocate for drone technology, corporate integration of UAS systems, and expansion of career paths in the drone sector, and has worked alongside educational institutions, public safety organizations and businesses to develop drone programs that provide unique competitive advantages and prioritize program return-on-investment. His STEM curricula for secondary education and career training institutions are used by over 100 schools across the U.S. Pitre publishes regular articles as a member of the Forbes Technology Council, lending his insight and expertise on the commercial UAS sector.
“Drones are a truly transformative technology capable of changing just about every business model,” said Pitre. “When small consumer drones began to proliferate more than a decade ago, I was immediately struck by the innumerable commercial use cases for drone technology. For those outside the industry though, the transformative nature of drone technology is less transparent. With the Ultimate Drone Professional Guide, I’m hoping to give interested readers a look inside with insights on commercial applications, the amazing career paths that lay in front of commercial drone pilots, and a look at how drones will totally disrupt so many business models in the near future.”
The “Ultimate Drone Professional Guide,” grants insight into a wide range of topics surrounding the drone industry, including regulations, advice on securing pilot certifications, and the pathway to becoming a successful commercial drone pilot. The book further explores the universal issues facing the future of unmanned aerial vehicles, such as the evolution of urban air mobility, the necessity of drone-focused STEM education, as well as the drone sector as a career path.
Ian attended Dominican University of California, where he received a BA in English in 2019. With a lifelong passion for writing and storytelling and a keen interest in technology, he is now contributing to DroneLife as a staff writer.
Miriam McNabb is the Editor-in-Chief of DRONELIFE and CEO of JobForDrones, a professional drone services marketplace, and a fascinated observer of the emerging drone industry and the regulatory environment for drones. Miriam has penned over 3,000 articles focused on the commercial drone space and is an international speaker and recognized figure in the industry. Miriam has a degree from the University of Chicago and over 20 years of experience in high tech sales and marketing for new technologies. For drone industry consulting or writing, Email Miriam.