As Women’s History Month involves an in depth, American drone maker Skydio shared a few of its consumer knowledge. We’ll allow you to determine if we must always name the outcomes sharing the gender make-up of Skydio drone pilots is totally shocking or utterly unsurprising.
Roughly 5% of Skydio 2 drones had been bought by ladies, whereas 95% had been from males, based on consumer knowledge launched in March 2021 by the corporate. The p.c of feminine Skydio drone pilots is barely lower than the nationwide common of business drone pilots total, the place about 6.7% of the 160,302 FAA registered Remote Pilots had been ladies (that’s based on Federal Aviation Administration Aeronautical Center Data).
That mentioned, the numbers of drone pilots who’re feminine will not be a lot decrease than the aviation trade as an entire. 7% of business pilots licenses are held by ladies, and 6.6% of personal pilots licenses are held by ladies.
One observe about Skydio’s knowledge: it was primarily based on the highest 100 commonest female and male names quite than folks checking a field figuring out themselves by gender. While the info is theoretically right, there might very effectively be a male Olivia or a feminine James. Additionally, a male might have bought the drone, however whose to say a feminine isn’t the one flying it (and vice versa).
With that mentioned, Skydio launched one other piece of attention-grabbing knowledge. On Facebook and Instagram — the place you possibly can self-identify by gender — the corporate mentioned lower than 9% of its followers had been feminine.
Skydio does have a LinkedIn group geared towards Skydio drone pilots who determine as feminine referred to as Skydiennes. If you’re on the lookout for on-line feminine drone communities to affix, we additionally advocate Amelia Droneharts on Facebook. There’s a important webpage, however a lot of the chatter occurs of their personal Facebook group. For different superior feminine communities, try Girls Who Drone, a bunch for ladies within the San Francisco Bay Area. And, try Women and Drones, a bodily and digital neighborhood primarily identified for its annual Women to Watch awards.
Skydio shared details about the gender disparity amongst Skydio drone pilots as a part of an attention-grabbing publish on its weblog that additionally included some fairly considerate musings on why ladies could be much less inclined to buy a drone, and the way the trade would possibly be capable of higher work to vary that. Check out Skydio’s publish about ladies within the drone trade, written in gentle of Women’s History month, right here.
Skydio is the maker of some totally different drones together with, most famously, the Skydio 2. The Skydio 2, which begins at $999, is basically thought-about the one “actually autonomous” drone, as six, 200-degree shade cameras permit Skydio 2 to see every part in each path so it theoretically by no means crashes. With that, the Skydio 2 is completely constructed for filming motion sports activities like snowboarding or skateboarding, as it could possibly even navigate round timber, analyze ski slopes, and keep away from tunnels and archways with ease.