How Skilled is a Drone Pilot?
The barrier to entry to become a certificated remote pilot and operate professionally has been set terribly low. Nearly anyone can study a few evenings, pay $150 and pass the Unmanned Aircraft General exam at a testing center. From that point forward, they possess a certificate that states they qualify to operate a drone for non-recreational purposes in the National Airspace System (NAS). That’s it. They are then a pro. So what helps them create value over others who achieved the same status?