Add another entry to the list of “drones for good” activities. A licensed pilot in central England is using his drone to find lost dogs, and now has more than 100 fellow volunteers helping him in that labor of love.
Lost dog searches with DJI thermal sensor drones
Former police officer and licensed drone pilot Phil James has created a full-time avocational job for himself by taking to the skies in search of lost dogs. The Nottinghamshire resident gets all location and identification information necessary to search for errant pets from above, then fires up his thermal imaging sensor-equipped DJI Mavic 2 Enterprise Advanced drone. James says he’s reunited 17 separated dogs with their owners this year alone – 47 total – charging nothing for his efforts.
His charitable spirit is clearly infectious. In the past several months, James has been joined by over 100 fellow volunteers who help in searches on the ground, or take the lead when his day job flying for real…