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Elevate your summer and support your community

Taranis is advancing agriculture on a level that’s never been done before. When you fly missions for Taranis, it means you’re helping ag advisors and growers scout hundreds of acres in minutes–to make faster, more accurate decisions that make a real difference in agricultural prosperity. 

Taranis Flight Academy offers a comprehensive summer pilot program in conjunction with your local drone service provider (DSP).

  • Earn competitive pay
  • Work close to home and support your community
  • Receive comprehensive training* 
  • Gain hands-on experience with world-class precision ag solutions
  • Utilize best-in-class drone technology
  • Get exposure to industrial-level UAV operations
  • Contribute to the world’s largest collection of leaf-level images
  • Support sustainable agriculture through crop intelligence at scale
* Prerequisite: FAA 14 CFR Part 107 pilot certification. If you do not have this certification, Taranis may provide assistance.

Hear from our pilots...

This is a great opportunity to build advanced flight experience while making a meaningful impact on the local agriculture community.

Colin Hensley
  Taranis Flight Operator
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Fly a sophisticated,
top-of-the-line drone aircraft.

Plan your day and travel the countryside. No day is the same.

Serve the ag community by gathering crop intelligence.

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Get Rewarded for Performance

For every acre you fly, you’re contributing to the world’s largest library of hi-res leaf-level field imagery–and, the more you fly, the more you earn.

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Fill out the form below to find a Taranis retailer near you to learn more about how the new standard of scouting can change the way you work.

Taranis Academy questions

Headquartered in Westfield, IN, Taranis is a global company focused on helping ag advisors demonstrate value for their growers. We do this by providing actionable insights through leaf-level data capture and artificial intelligence (AI). Simply put, when you fly for Taranis, you are capturing critical information about crops, and growers and their advisors can act more quickly than ever before–ultimately feeding the world and creating more prosperity in local communities. For more information about Taranis, visit taranis.com/ag.

Taranis Academy offers a comprehensive summer pilot program (including training and equipment for use) in conjunction with your local drone service provider (DSP).

  • Earn competitive pay
  • Work close to home and support your community
  • Receive comprehensive training* 
  • Gain hands-on experience with world-class precision ag solutions
  • Utilize best-in-class drone technology
  • Get exposure to industrial-level UAV operations
  • Contribute to the world’s largest collection of leaf-level images
  • Support sustainable agriculture through crop intelligence at scale
  • 18 years of age
  • Valid driver’s license
  • FAA Small UAS Rule Part 107 certification 
  • Reliable and insured motor vehicle
  • Ability to lift, carry or move objects in excess of 50 lbs
  • Strong work ethic

 

Once you submit your application form online, you will receive a link to a qualification survey to further qualify you for the program.

We have a three-step training process:

Step 1: Complete a virtual online self-paced training program with testing. The online portion is approximately 6 hours total training time and must be completed between January 1 - February 28, 2023. 

Step 2: Taranis will align you with your drone service provider (DSP). Your DSP will conduct the onboarding process.

Step 3: Attend an in-person 5-day training program (approximately 6 hours/day). In-person training will be completed between March - May 2023.

Taranis pilots are provided with M300s and M30s for use during the crop scouting season as well as a pilot kit including:

  • Laptop
  • Safety lights and gear
  • Taranis placards for your vehicle
  • Enough drone batteries to power a days’ work

Taranis will provide you with training, so that you can fly missions for Taranis. You will be aligned with a DSP (drone service provider), who will coordinate with you to determine if you work as an independent contractor or an employee.

Taranis pilots are compensated by the number of acres flown. So, the more you fly, the more you earn. The average pilot cover 750-,1,000 acres per day. Your DSP can share additional information about your compensation package.

To get started, simply the complete the form on this page. If you have questions, you may also reach out to academy@taranis.ag.

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