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.
Do the FAA requirements for Section 333 exemptions confuse you? Well, you’re not alone. Today’s guest on the Drone Radio Show is Jonathan Rupprecht, an attorney specializing in drone law. Jonathan obtained a Bachelor of Science in Professional Aeronautics from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Magna Cum Laude, and a Juris Doctor from Florida International University School of Law. He has conducted extensive research on the integration of unmanned aircraft into the Japanese airspace compared to the integration in the United States' airspace. From that research, Jonathan authored a book on the law in the United States pertaining to unmanned aircraft called “Drones: Their Many Civilian Uses and the U.S. Laws Surrounding Them”. He’s here to talk about the FAA requirements for commercial drone operations and some of the challenges that exist in today’s environment.
Today we’re talking about ROI – Return on Investment – that measure that tells us when a decision will make financial sense. We hear it all the time, that drones will improve efficiency, cut costs and make our lives better. But as with so many different drone solutions out there, how do we know which drone, application or service will provide the best financial advantage.
Fortunately, there’s a company that approaches drone service delivery from a value standpoint. The company is called, Measure, and it has developed a ROI tool that enables users to assess a drone’s return on investment. Measure is striving to be the first national drone service operator and is targeting the fortune 1000 companies.
Today's guests are Jesse Stepler, Director at Measure and Dave Bowen, Senior Analyst also of Measure. They’re here to talk about Measure and how its helping to generate positive ROI for their clients.
Today on the Drone Radio Show, we're talking about a new company that is meeting the need for drone services, while providing a place for people to earn an income with their drones. The name of the company is Fly4Me. My guest is Adam Kersnowski, co-founder and CEO of Fly4Me. Adam along with partner Dmitry Sharshunskiy came up with the idea of creating a drone for hire concept when they began using drones in their respective construction and energy companies. Drones worked so well for their needs, that they saw the opportunity to create a business, which may set a high bar for drone-for-hire service companies. Adam is here to talk about Fly4Me and how customers can tap into the services and how drone pilots can earn an income.
Is the time right for the drone industry to adopt standardized procedures for training and operation? Today’s guest on the Drone Radio Show podcast is Nicholas Damron, an Army qualified Instructor for Unmanned Aircraft Systems with over 8 years of flight training and operational experience. His new book, “Read Before Flight”, is a guide on how to standardize unmanned aircraft training and operations. The book is intended to stimulate an industry wide discussion on how best to apply these standards to the growing commercial drone market. Since releasing the book in early 2015, Nicholas has been dedicated to developing a consensus among industry stakeholders on training and operating standards that will promote safety and commercial growth of the drone industry.
Today's guest on the Drone Radio Show is Sally French, a southern-California native and Social Media Editor at MarketWatch. She’s a graduate of the University of Missouri, Columbia and has two degrees -- a Bachelor of Arts in German and a Bachelors of Journalism in International and Investigative Photojournalism. She’s a drone enthusiast and has been covering the drone industry for the past couple of years, through her highly successful blog, “The Drone Girl”. Sally is a strong advocate for gender equality in the drone industry and in July 2015, Fortune Magazine recognized her as one of the four top women shaping the future of the drone industry.
Can a drone be used to make a better glass of wine? Today’s guest on the Drone Radio Show is Ryan Kunde, owner of DRNK Wine in the Russian River Valley area of northern California. DRNK Wines produces wines sourced from the best vineyards throughout the North Coast and using the latest winemaking techniques (including drones) to create elegantly crafted and balanced wines. In this podcast, Ryan describes how are drones are used to survey the vineyards and used as a decision making tool in the winemaking process.
Are you thinking about a career in the drone industry and wondering how to get started? Today’s guest on the Drone Radio Show Podcast is Tariq Rashid who works with Skyward (Seattle), an information management company for today’s UAV networks. In this episode Tariq describes how transitioned from the U.S. Navy as a helicopter pilot to a position with Skyward. His story provides lessons for others seeking a rewarding career in the drone industry.
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to race a drone through an obstacle course or battle bots in the air? Today’s guest on the Drone Radio Show Podcast is Marque Cornblatt, CEO of Game of Drones, a drone aerial company based in San Francisco. Marque has been specializing in robotics, digital media & viral marketing, telepresence and conceptual technology for several years. In 2012, he co-founded Game of Drones, a drone-based game and entertainment company. The company recently launched the Aerial Sports League, and Marque is looking to make Games of Drones the leading drone entertainment company in the world.
Are you wondering how rising demand for drones is changing the face of retailing? Today’s guest on the Drone Radio Show Podcast is Dr. Tim McGuiness, of Drone Cyclone, an online retailer of emerging consumer technologies, including drones, 3-D printers and robotics. Tim has more than 30 years of experience in the on-line retail business. He was a co-founder of Tiger Direct, inventor of the Atari personal computer and has been flying drones for 7 years. He’s now turning his attention to making Drone Cyclone the dominant drone retailer in the world.
Have you ever wondered how drones are being used in the television and film industry? Today’s guest on the Drone Radio Show Podcast is Steven Levy, founder of Habana Avenue, a full service media content company. Under Steven’s guidance, Habana Avenue has provides leading edge media content. In 2015, Habana Avenue received a Section 333 FAA exemption to integrate drones in the creation of media content. Since then, Steven and his team of award winning cinematographers and pilots are redefining what’s possible in producing innovative and spectacular content for a range of media clients.
Are you thinking about starting a drone based business, but don’t know where to begin? Today’s guest on the Drone Radio Show Podcast is Justin Quigley, owner of Birdseye Productions in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Birdseye Productions delivers high quality videography services. The company was founded in 2014 when Justin, attending a large community event, saw his first drone in action and was inspired to create his drone based videography business. In this podcast, Justin describes the steps he took to create his drone based business.