A special course is en route to Wagga to give locals an opportunity to earn their official drone pilot’s licence.
FPV Australia will host a five day course next week to help locals qualify for a CASA approved remote pilot’s licence.
Training and education manager Chantal Fleming said it was not just photographers who were getting on board; more and more farmers are now using the drones to make their lives a little bit easier.
“There’s a growing use of drones in a lot of sectors, including agriculture, where farmers are using them for crop assessment and management," Ms Fleming said.
“We’ve even seen them used for things as simple as checking dam levels and checking up on your stock, so there is a growing move within the agriculture industry to use this sort of technology to their benefit.”
Ms Fleming said she’d also seen farmers get very creative with the drone technology.
“There’s one farmer near us and his property is quite mountainous, for want of a better term, and he’s figured out he can put a bell or an alarm on the bottom of his drone to help his working dogs get around,” she said.
“There’s even another farmer on the Sunshine Coast who has been using the drones to drop micro-organisms to help his crops grow.”
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