UAV Operator

  • Operations / Flight
  • Toulouse, France
  • Job posting: October 05, 2015
  • Job ID: 2015_JOB-OPR-02
  • Type: Full-time

Business description

Most of the international regulations (both European and international) demand a private pilot license (airplane, chopper or RC plane, depending on the country) to be cleared for flying beyond the line of sight. A flying sound experience is often also required in many countries (for example in France, a minimum of 100 hours of flight is required).

Job description

After a complete training on our UAV (ground software control and flight procedures), you will be in charge of:

  • Performing validation flights (beyond line of sight scenarios, both in automatic and manual mode)
  • Defining and performing all emergency cases (technical breakdowns, worst case scenarii...)
  • Delivering all required stress flights with local regulation authorities

You will also be in charge of operating our UAV in both certification and operational flights.


  • Private pilot license (airplane or helicopter)
  • A minimum of 100 hours of flight is mandatory
  • Experience of piloting an RC plane

English proficiency is mandatory, a second language is preferred !

Sunbirds presentation

Sunbirds is a young innovative start-up designing, manufacturing and marketing long-endurance solar drones, flying all day long.

Our market is mainly abroad coporate clients (both civilian and military), for uses ranging from nature protection to industrial surveillance and precision agriculture.

Other job offers:

2015_JOB-FLG-01. Flight controler conception.

2015_JOB-FLG-02. Flight system specification & Embedded flight system development.

2015_JOB-FLG-03. Propulsion chain optimization.

2015_JOB-GND-01. Ground control software development.