Why is this important?
Think of it this way. We get a request to help a family locate a missing person, and the search needs to be done at night, and they are requesting a drone pilot with thermal capabilities. Or maybe the mission is in an area where the drone pilot will need a waiver to fly, and the list goes on. The more information we have on our pilots, the better the chances are that we will have successful missions. It seems we have too many signups where the individual is not taking this seriously.
Another thing we will start implementing in the near future is a ranking system for our pilots and badges that can be earned for different levels of proficiency and/or participation
There are too many search requests coming in that we are unable to provide the resources needed. The first step in improving this is to make sure everyone ensures that their records are accurate. We also could use many more pilots and resources, so spread the word!