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Visual observer pay rate?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Sndguy1, Jul 1, 2016.

  1. Sndguy1

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    Opinions and thoughts please... So most of the time I have a "built in" visual observer with my co-worker but on those occasions when he's not available I will need to hire someone to be the VO. What would someone who understands UAV video work, the in/outs of flying the Inspire 1, and the responsibilities of a VO be worth per hour?
     
  2. IrishSights

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    Telling us the country your operating in might aid a more tailored response. :)
     
  3. Sndguy1

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    Sorry... I'm in the U.S.
     
  4. SanCap

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    My wife is my VO, when my other flying buddies are not available. She is pretty good at it and works for tips!
     
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    I guess it depends but assuming the VO has some training and experience then I'd say $15/hr as a minimum but probably not more than $20/hr for that work. I think having someone that knows the rules and is reliable warrants more than minimum wage.

    If the VO is a pilot and sometimes flies the missions then add about $10/hr to the above...


    Brian