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Become a Drone Pilot

Mahmood Hussein, CEO from Global Drone Solutions, chats to Trevor Long and Nick Bennett on Talking Technology about how to ditch your job and become a drone pilot.
Getting your drone pilots license is the new add-on skill to make you more employable, broadening your horizons across sectors and industries that previously may have been out of range.

 - 18/04/2017

TODAY SHOW features Drone School

Channel Nine's TODAY Show investigates the booming Drone industry.

Channel Nine's Today Show features Global Drone Solutions
Footage credit to:
Peter Beaumont of Kiwi Kam
John Walker of Perth Cad Centre
Stephen Feast of Fast Insight

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If you're a bit over your job and thinking of finding a new career path being a drone pilot is one unlikely option that could earn you upwards of $100k!

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"Become a Drone Pilot with just 60 hours of training"
"Increasing demand for drones in mining, tourism & agriculture"

Speaking with Global Drone Solutions' MAHMOOD HUSSEIN about the opportunities in the field of Drones.

 - 06/03/2017
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GAME OF COMMERCIAL DRONES

It’s been a rapid ascent for these unmanned flying machines into the commercial atmosphere, but safety laws have struggled to keep up.
Carrie Cox investigates the issues.

 - 16/01/2017
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Global Drone Solutions is training drone pilots to cater for…

Drone pilot training school Perth

Global Drone Solutions CEO Mahmood Hussein

by James Ward, Startup Daily

It is bewildering that the average Australian can now purchase drones, a technology that was once only available in stealth military operations, simply by strolling down to their local JB HI FI.

Thanks to their commercial availability, the technology has become an increasingly popular choice for businesses to innovate new ways to offer a service (I’m looking at you, Domino’s pizza delivery drone.

For businesses, however, earning accreditation under Australia’s Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) regulations to actually fly a drone can be a headache, and even then it doesn’t guarantee that you’ll know how to effectively pilot the technology or apply it to your business.

Training existing and upcoming businesses with the knowledge to fly drones and apply them to their work is Perth drone training startup Global Drone Solutions.

Launched by Mahmood Hussein, former CEO of automotive distributor Turbotech, the CASA-approved startup has been training employees from small to large businesses to become drone pilots.

 - 21/12/2016
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Applecross drone school flying into the future

November 2nd, 2016, 01:00AM Written by Josh Zimmerman Melville Times

DRONE SCHOOL UPSKILLS PROFESSIONALS AND TRAINS NEW DRONE PILOTS

MAHMOOOD Hussein believes drones are poised to revolutionise the meaning of fly-in, fly-out work.

Mr Hussein owns Global Drone Solutions in Applecross, a training provider helping to unlock a multitude of career paths that did not exist just five years ago.

“There are a number of industries where drones are really starting to gain traction,” he said.

“Mines and asset inspection companies were among the first to see the potential for drone footage to reduce costs and improve safety but there are now more than 150 different business applications and that number is growing every day.”

From farmers inspecting their crops to wedding videographers chasing panoramic aerial shots, drones are becoming more commonplace; and qualified drone pilots are increasingly difficult to find.

Global Drone Solutions is one of just two approved drone pilot training schools in WA and Mr Hussein said demand for the five-day course was growing.

“The course is approved by the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) and you end up with three certifications: a drone pilot’s licence, radio operator’s licence and an English proficiency certificate,” Mr Hussein said.

“Having the two licences allows you to work in any controlled airspace with permission and they are a pre-requisite to getting insurance.

“Global Drone Solutions’ key point of difference is that we provide training on how to establish a drone business.

“Some of the people we have coming to us are already employed by mining or asset inspection companies but we also have many who have realised that they can launch an entire new career with a five-day training course.”

The original article appeared in the Melville Times 2 November 2016.

 - 07/11/2016

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Drone schools in full flight

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With a number of WA’s biggest businesses relying on unmanned drones to reduce surveying and inspection costs, new schools are teaching drone pilots how to fly.  The sharp uptake of remotely controlled drone technology is creating a niche industry in Western Australia, with new local businesses training pilots for a growing number of commercial licences.

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Drone schools in full flight – Global Drone Solutions

 

Global Drone Solutions is the brainchild of Mahmood Hussein, a former turnaround specialist, who has set up his business and training school in Applecross.

 

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Mr Hussein said the biggest uptake of drone technology was in the agriculture, construction, and mining sectors, including offshore oil and gas, where shutdowns to inspect safety flares could be expensive and required significant inputs of time and labour.  

 

There were many other, less industrial, uses for drones, Mr Hussein said, such as for wedding photography.  “The applications are only limited by our imagination; every day you’re seeing new applications introduced,” Mr Hussein said.

 

 - 31/10/2016
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