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Remote Pilot Association??? Remote Pilot Union???

kwilliams6045

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If this exist already, I haven’t heard of it in my area. I’m in southeast Texas near Houston. If you know of an association please advise.
Currently there is no financial gain to have a Remote Pilot license.

If we come together and set standards for pay, and training opportunities, we can become stronger and more professional.

We can even lobby the FAA to crack down on scabs out there flying for money with zero credentials.

Until this happens, we will never turn Remote Piloting into a serious career. I’d love some feed back from other Part 107 pilots.
 

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Unions can help workers defend against things like arbitrary layoffs and wage cuts, overly long hours, and keeping a safe workplace. I'm in a union that exists for those reasons. But even though I fly under 107 as part of my job I wouldn't support any sort of "pilot's union" to simply eliminate the free-market. Drone pilots are worth what people are willing to pay, no more.

My philosophy for earning goes like this: If you want more money, instead of demanding it, make yourself worth more.
 

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Unions can help workers defend against things like arbitrary layoffs and wage cuts, overly long hours, and keeping a safe workplace. I'm in a union that exists for those reasons. But even though I fly under 107 as part of my job I wouldn't support any sort of "pilot's union" to simply eliminate the free-market. Drone pilots are worth what people are willing to pay, no more.

My philosophy for earning goes like this: If you want more money, instead of demanding it, make yourself worth more.
In no way am I demanding it. Lol. It’s merely a way for remote pilots to come together and better the industry in general. Pay is just one of many items that could be addressed. Having an association could result in better training opportunities, lobbying, etc...it’s not all about money I’m retired btw and do this bc I enjoy it. I am noticing that there are several persons operating commercially without 107 which drives down market prices. This is more for the free lancers not 107’s for company uses.
 
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I like your trade association angle, an association to represent our interests with the FAA, insurance companies, etc. A legal services plan would be nice. The AOPA does that for pilots and probably would like to to that for us as well, but I'm not sure if it's the best organization for us since the airplane pilots might not agree with the drone pilots about certain things. You might be on to something.
 
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