About the drone pilot search engine
Born from a discussion between a Marketing Consultant and a Commercial Drone Pilot. CAS listed has evolved into the drone pilot search engine
It wasn’t so long ago that CAS listed’s co-founders were discussing the challenges and frustrations faced by the UK’s commercial drone pilots. The pair have been friends for over 20 years so starting CAS listed together was a natural solution to solving the problem. Nick has been within the Marketing industry for over 35 years and Simon an early entrant to the commercial drone sector. As Nick recalls – “It seemed that the platforms offering subscriptions were more interested in what they were doing than what the end user wants”. This is not the pilots. This is the people looking for aerial services.
This still holds true today. CAS listed is something totally new and exciting though. It is a service that is firmly targeted towards giving the people needing aerial services a simple way to find and contact the people offering that.
It is a simple concept
Give people what they want. End-users are looking for a local drone pilot. Drone pilots are looking for local enquiries. The drone pilot search engine meets both these needs through a search engine. When an aerial services operator completes their pilot profile they are immediately included within the search results. The search is simple with just two prefilled dropdowns to select.
Every UK drone pilot is included
We do not exclude drone pilots. The CAA manage certifications or authorisations for commercial work. This is in the form of the soon to be replaced Permissions for Commercial Operations, the latest Operational Authorities or the A2 CofC certification process. These are given to operators who undergo training and assessments from approved training schools.
Supporting the UK drone sector
The CAS listed business model does not require pilots to pay a subscription. This gives a real financial benefit to the pilot. When an enquiry comes from the drone pilot search engine they realise that CAS listed works. People are finding them. It is a natural step to joining the forthcoming subscription model.