Are you trying to get an objective, thorough assessment of the key issues facing the drone industry? Then you’ll be interested in hearing what this week's guest on the Drone Radio Show has to say.
Dan Gettinger is the founder and co-Director of the Center for the Study of the Drone. The Center was created in 2012 at Bard College as an interdisciplinary research, education and art community working to understand unmanned and autonomous vehicles. It encourages thinking which isn’t limited by departmental lines or political views and is open to all visions of the drone. Dan is here to talk about the Center and some of the research that may affect the future of the commercial drone industry.
With so many companies planning to offer drone services, how do you know if your business is on the right path to becoming an industry leader?
Today’s guest on the Drone Radio Show is Brian Jorvig, Marketing Director for Launchboxx, the first full-service advertising and marketing team specializing in the drone industry. Brian is here to talk about Launchboxx and the services it provides to drone start-up companies as well as established companies seeking to add drone based services. If you’re serious about rising above the competition, then you’ll want to hear how Launchboxx might be able to help.
Gravity tells us that what goes up must come down. And for drone pilots, sometimes, things come down hard. When that happens (and it will), you’re going to want to know someone like today’s guest to get it flying again quickly.
Today’s guest on the Drone Radio Show is Bill Vergonet, owner of Drone Medix, a drone repair company. Bill is a qualified airplane mechanic, pilot and drone operator and builder. What sets Drone Medix apart from other drone repair businesses is their use of Skype video to troubleshoot problems with users in real time. So rather than waiting to take your bird into the shop or sending it off for a diagnostic, you can Skype Bill in to coach you through the repair so you can be up and flying once again.
Is there a need for safety standards in the manufacturing of drones?
Some say, it's past time. Today's guest on the Drone Radio Show is Tim McGuinness, CEO of Drone Cyclone, a national on-line retailer of drones, robotics and 3-d printers has been advocating standards in drone design to improve and promote safe operations. He’s here to discuss a concept of a Drone Safety Council and standards to ensure safe operation of drones in the civilian air space.
While much of the major news centers on the commercial use of drones, there are some exciting personal drone stories that show us we’re only scratching the surface of what’s possible with this technology. Today’s guest on the Drone Radio Show is Faine Greenwood, an analyst with New America, a Washington based think tank dedicated to the renewal of American politics, prosperity and purpose in the digital age. Faine recently participated in a research project documenting the use of drones in helping to preserve property rights. She’s an avid drone pilot, with a passion for journalism, photography, food and travel, with a special affinity for Southeast Asia. She shares her drone story – a story of person pursuing their passions with the help of a drone.