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Photogrammetry Airplane Pilot

Pilot airplanes or helicopters to photograph areas of earth's surface.

What does a Photogrammetry Airplane Pilot do?

Pilots airplane or helicopter at specified altitudes and airspeeds, following designated flight lines, to photograph areas of earth’s surface for mapping and other photogrammetric purposes: Sights along pointers on aircraft to topographical landmarks. Adjusts controls to hold aircraft on course, to ensure required overlap with photographs taken on previous flight line, and to select landmark points as guide for next flight line. Observes dials and moves controls to hold aircraft in level flight to eliminate contour errors in photographs caused by forward and lateral tilt of aircraft.