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What It Is Really Like to Be a Public Safety Pilot

What It Is Really Like to Be a Public Safety Pilot

If I had to sum up my life as a public safety drone pilot, I’d have to call it “sporty.” It’s the term aviators have used for many years to describe flying adventures that test their skills.

Unlike flying for fun, if you are a police or fire department drone pilot, you are often operating with an audience under challenging conditions on someone’s worst day. And unlike a helicopter or airplane pilot, you are typically on the ground, close to the action and to the public.

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About Steve Rhode

Steve is an experienced and certificated UAS pilot and aircraft instrument rated pilot. He is also the Chief Pilot with the Wake Forest Fire Department and North Carolina Public Safety Drone Academy.
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