Someone Is Hiring Drone Pilots in Philly on Craigslist

An ad was posted to the Philadelphia Craigslist job board an hour ago, seeking “experienced drone pilots” to operate craft for hourly pay.

The full job posting reads:

We are currently looking for experienced drone pilots including hovercopters for commercial use. Experienced applicants should have some experience with flying drones and/or use of associated camera equipment.

In April a 19 year-old former college student launched DroneCast, a drone-borne aerial advertising company, launching its first craft from Eakins’s Oval on Benjamin Franklin Parkway.


The DroneCast twitter account tweeted at the Declaration’s editors to say that they were not responsible for the Craigslist post


About Kenneth Lipp

Kenneth is a writer and researcher. He’s from Alabama, and will not apologize for it. He moved to Pennsylvania in 2012, but has been in love with Philadelphia since a late-night stroll down Ben Franklin Parkway to the Art Museum in July of 2011 with the love of his life. He is interested in telling Philadelphia’s dynamic and absolutely unique stories with the zeal of a constantly enamored newcomer. Kenneth is also passionate about government transparency and protection of whistleblowers, most notably PFC Chelsea Manning. His research and reporting on law enforcement and surveillance have been featured in various publications, including Rolling Stone (Meet the Private Companies Helping Cops Spy on Protesters) and Popular Science (Boston Tested Crowd-Watching Software That Catalogues People's Skin Color). His training is in both genetics and history and he likes the joke about being a helicase and unzipping your “genes.” He’s driven to know, and thinks you can handle, the truth. Follow him on Twitter @kennethlipp.

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