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Nunavut drone operator seeking high flyers to train – Nunatsiaq Online

by pmnationtalk on February 9, 2018443 Views

February 08, 2018

“Most of the stuff we do is logistics. The flying is the easy part.”

Nunavut youth who dream of becoming professional drone operators could receive a break this spring.

Arctic UAV, an Iqaluit-based company that uses unmanned aerial vehicles to shoot high-resolution images, is looking for candidates to attend a two-week youth training camp.

The idea, says CEO Kirt Ejesiak, is to provide young Nunavut residents with the skills needed to operate drones, which he sees playing an increasingly important role in industries ranging from film to mineral exploration and land surveying.

Drones could also assist with northern search-and-rescue operations, wildlife surveys and the mapping of archaeological sites in the territory.

Ideal candidates for the camp would be at least 18, “eager to learn, interested in technology,” and be skilled at travelling on the land, said Ejesiak. “Most of the stuff we do is logistics. The flying is the easy part,” he said.

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