The Drone Pilots Who Are Saving Lives


Economist Films: Meet the people pioneering new careers as drone pilots, from the South African savannah to the building sites of California. “Drone Rangers” is the first film in our new “Future Works” series, which looks at the jobs of tomorrow being done today.

Robin’s experience in the aftermath of Katrina and 17 other disasters convinced her that drones will become essential tools for every emergency rescue team.

“They are not replacing people, they’re doing things [people] can’t do. They fly lower and go at different angles that would be horribly unsafe from the manned helicopters.”



Video: The Economist
Image: Screenshot


Vali Ciobanu

World traveler, husband to an amazing wife, founder of Droneblog, co-founder to a sweet baby girl. Making the world a better place one drone at a time, by sharing your story.

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