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Perth home to top gun drone pilot schools

VETTI KAKULAS, Business Reporter, PerthNowOctober 26, 2016 11:53am IT’S the pilot school where you keep your feet on the ground, but get to finesse your flying skills, just like Goose or Maverick of Top Gun.Perth is home to two schools for top drone pilots, with the students’ aviator sunglasses trained on six figure salaries.With the best operators earning up to $150,000 a year and demand for drone imagery soaring, the profession is taking off.IT’S the pilot school where you keep your feet on the ground, but get to finesse your flying skills, just like Goose or Maverick of Top Gun.Perth is home to two schools for top drone pilots, with the students’ aviator sunglasses trained on six figure salaries.With the best operators earning up to $150,000 a year and demand for drone imagery soaring, the profession is taking off.Global Drone Solutions chief executive Mahmood Hussein, who runs a pilot school in Applecross, said demand for drone services had “skyrocketed” in the mining, real estate, photography, transport and delivery industries.

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