Maddi takes to the Sky!
As you know we have a very smart 19 year old female working for us here at Mongrel Gear & FPV Australia, and this week she took the next step in her exciting career.
Madison Lansdowne (Maddi as we know her) started with MG and FPVAU back around July 2013 as a helping hand around the workshop. It started out as more of an extra set of hand for us, and some work experience type work for Maddi, but we soon realised Maddi had great potential.
We very quickly started to move Maddi into more “hands on” work within the workshop as she was quite interested in all things copters. I will play my cards here and say it felt a little strange that a young female would have such an interest in these geeky things called Multirotors. Not something you see your local teenage girl playing with in her spare time!
None the less, Maddi showed she indeed had not only the interest, but the aptitude to move right into the technical area of the business, so we started to train Maddi in all things RPAS. What I didn’t know at the time was that Maddi had already completed some training in basic electronics, and so this step was an easy one to take. Not only was she picking up the technical side of the business very quickly, but she then took on the roll of being the first point of contact if you called or emailed our offices.
Fast forward over a year and Maddi has now cemented herself well and truly into the RPAS industry. Our mission here is to be the best in the business. We aim to give the best service and advice to customers both in the supply and education of all things RPAS, so we knew we wanted Maddi to go and get trained in how to fly RPAS safely and legally. This was paramount if Maddi was going to be advising people within this industry. Like I say “If you are going to talk the talk, you better be able to walk the walk”. So with that in mind we put Maddi into one of our week long training courses and now she is now not only our lead engineer, but Maddi has now become a fully licensed RPAS pilot.
Maddi would now have to be the youngest female licensed RPAS pilot in the country at just 19 years of age. But don’t be fooled. Maddi is very experienced in the world of Remote Piloted Aircraft Systems. So the next time you call up and Maddi answers the phone, know that you are indeed in good hands, and you are speaking with a licensed, experienced individual.
Well done Maddi – Safe skies.