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Sky-Futures seek pilots

Updated: Oct 29, 2019

- Press | sUAS News

We are looking for Remote Pilots to join our UK team on both permanent and contractor basis


ICR has recently acquired Sky-Futures and we are hiring. Candidates will be UK based, highly professional, dynamic and keen to embrace a new and exciting industry. Previous Remote Pilot experience is desirable but not essential as our evidence-based training course delivered at the Sky-Futures Training Academy, is the most extensive and realistic in the industry.


Experience of working in small teams, under pressure in complex, austere and/or isolated environments essential. Previous military, engineering or industrial inspection experience is highly desirable.


The main tasks involved in the role are:

Safe Procedural Operation of rotary and fixed wing UAS in close proximity of critical infrastructure

Deploy (sometimes at short notice) to both onshore and offshore installations via helicopter, vessel or road in the UK and around the globe

Ability to follow strict operational procedures at all times

Alongside Inspection Engineers, deliver safety critical inspections within set time frames while always maintaining safety of the team and aircraft

Prepare Risk Assessments, Method Statements and detailed Flight Plans ·Assisting in the maintenance and preparation of UAS

Client liaison


Opportunities for both Permanent and Contractor staff. Please indicate in the application which is preferred. If both please state.


Key Candidate attributes:

You are self-sufficient with experience of working in dynamic, austere and safety focused environments

You are flexible, with the ability to deploy overseas at short notice for weeks at a time

You have excellent verbal and written communication skills

You are able to operate effectively as part of a team

You have good practical knowledge of CAA unmanned aircraft regulations

You have a high level of operational professionalism and safe working practices

You can work with high levels of independence in complex environments

You are a calm and pragmatic problem solver

You are computer literate. Knowledge of photogrammetry software is also highly desirable

Ability to instruct or experience of delivering detailed lesson plans is advantageous.


All candidates must be based within a commutable distance (within 2 hours) of the Sky-Futures Training Academy based in the Cotswolds.


Candidates must also be willing to travel worldwide on a regular basis for varied lengths of time (up to 6 weeks abroad at a time) and hold a full UK driving license.


How to Apply:

If you are interested in applying for the role please send your CV and a covering letter to the HR Department at HRSupport@icr-world.com


Original article at sUAS News, here.

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