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The Agency Model is focused on drone services to customers in various markets such as insurance, mining, agriculture, real estate and more. Acquiring an agency means you can legally operate your drone/s in these market segments with the knowledge that you are a part of a larger organisation and brand.
The Agency is registered with the UAV Aerial Works group of companies, which means you would be bound by the operating procedures approved by the South African Civil Aviation Authority. This is a highly regulated environment as you would share the airspace with manned aircraft. A drone flyaway can lead to serious injury or even death, so great care must be taken to fly according to the provided Standard Operating Procedures and to ensure safety is the number one priority. The 2 month training program therefor aims to deliver a proficient and responsible Drone Pilot able to successfully and profitably provide professional and industry leading drone services.
Markets and Viability
You are free to choose the market you want to operate in. Whether you want to do wedding photography or construction mapping, the options are yours. The training provided will equip you for any industry you choose to work in, and you are free to work across multiple industries. The following sectors have already been tried and tested: â¢ Mining (volumetric calculations and surveys) â¢ Insurance (building inspections, loss adjustments, risk analysis) â¢ Agriculture (assess crop damage, identify crop health, mitigate crop loss.) â¢ Utilities (assessment of rivers, dams etcâ¦) â¢ Game (anti-poaching, game count, lost animals) â¢ Construction (building & infrastructure inspections, surveying landscapes) â¢ Leisure (weddings, music, food & drink festivals, markets, events) â¢ Journalist (investigative journalism) â¢ Real estate (aerial shots of houses to be advertised) â¢ Product launches (motor industry, aviation industry, hospitality)
Your Agency costs include the cost of a drone, cameras, training, marketing and more. Your training will ensure you are a competent and licensed drone pilot with the requisite tactical flying ability needed to execute work safely. The software systems and training provided mean you can perform automated flights quickly and produce results immediately. The Agency run digital marketing campaigns specially aimed at generating new business for its agents, and they are there to hand-hold you through your initial meetings with new clients. Agents are well supported by the Agency and its support team that consist of experienced individuals that have been operating within the industry for years!
Become an Agent today!
There is certain hand-eye coordination competency required to fly a drone, add to this the theoretical exams mandated by the CAA and you have the makings of a motivated individual ready to succeed. Make no mistake, this is going to be a challenging endeavour and you need to allow for two months of intense training to become a competent and qualified Drone Pilot. But once completed, you will immediately be able to go to work with your Agency! Your agency will give you sole rights to your area of operation. This area can be a metropolitan area or as negotiated and agreed with the Agency. Your income is derived from flying and data/video processing. At an average rate of R1,500 per hour your income is determined by how many hours a day you work. Potentially, should you work four hours per day, you would earn R120,000 per month before expenses are paid. You will be able to grow your business over time by employing more pilots, should you wish.
What is the price?
The cost of an agency starts from R660,000 and can exceed R1m depending on the hardware requirements for the industry you wish to operate in. This will be carefully planned with you by the Agency and its support team of highly skilled Drone Pilots.
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