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The Drone Radio Show is a weekly show about drones and the people who use them for business, fun and research. Our guests share how they’re using drones to make a positive impact, build a business, lessons they’ve learned and insights that you can use to take YOUR interest in drones to the next level.

The Drone Radio Show is a weekly show about drones and the people who use them for business, fun and research. Our guests share how they’re using drones to make a positive impact, build a business, lessons they’ve learned and insights that you can use to take YOUR interest in drones to the next level.
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The Drone Radio Show is a weekly show about drones and the people who use them for business, fun and research. Our guests share how they’re using drones to make a positive impact, build a business, lessons they’ve learned and insights that you can use to take YOUR interest in drones to the next level.




From Lemons to Lemonade for a Drone Start-Up: Steven Flynn & Susan Talbot, Sky Tango

What do you do when the Drone Industry gives you lemons? If you ask today’s guests, they would say "find a way to make lemonade." Steven Flynn and his wife Susan Talbot are the owners of Sky Tango, a global drone services marketplace, providing job booking, support and aerial footage sales worldwide. Their story mirrors many entering the drone industry – a great idea, a start-up and a journey into the unknown. With a combined 40 years experience in Film and Television production, in 2012...


Building The Best Delivery Drone: Anas Zeineddine, Krypto Labs

Do you think you can build best drone delivery system in the world? If the answer is yes, then there are a million reasons why you want to listen to today’s guest. Anas Zeineddine is Diractor of Krypto Labs, a grass roots innovation hub with a unique ecosystem for funding ground-breaking early stage start-ups. Based in Abu Dhabi, in July 2020, Krypto Labs announced its first global challenge, the Drone X Challenge 2020, aiming to transcend beyond the limits of innovation in Drone...


New York's UTM Corridor: Anthony Basile, VP of Operatons for NUAIR Alliance

What the status of the UTM Corridor Project? For that question, we turn to Anthony Basile, to the Chief Operations Officer for the Northeast UAS Airspace Integration Research Alliance, Inc. (NUAIR), a non-profit corporation leading a coalition of New York and Massachusetts aerospace industry and academic institutions, working together to establish a site for the testing and certification of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) and the training of their operators. Antony is a retired Colonel...


Towards a Standard for Public Safety Use of Drones: Charles Werner, Nat'l Council on Public Safety UAS

What do Public Safety Organizations Need To Know about Managing a Drone Program? For that question, we turn to Charles Werner, chairman of the Council on Public Safety Unmanned Aircraft Systems. The Council on Public Safety Unmanned Aircraft Systems promotes the public safety use of UAS through education, training, collaboration, best practices, FAA rule-making and general engagement. Charles has 44 years in public safety, his last ten years as fire chief of the Charlottesville, Virginia...


Trends in Consumer and Professional Drones: Jean-Thomas Celette, Parrot Business Solutions

How are consumer and professional drones evolving? For that question, we turn to Jean-Thomas Celette, Chief Strategy & Product Officer for Parrot Business Solutions. Parrot is the leading European drone group that offers business solutions spanning drones, software, sensors and services. The company mainly focuses on 3 major verticals: Agriculture; 3D mapping, surveying and inspection; and Public Safety. In 2018, the company introduced several new consumer and professional drones. These...


Drones and Crisis Response: Emily Hough, Crisis Response Journal

What’s the outlook for drones in crisis response situations? For that question, we turn to Emily Hough, Editor in Chief of Crisis Response Journal. Emily launched the Crisis Response Journal 15 years ago and it has become a global information resource that covers all aspects of human-induced natural disasters, spanning response, disaster risk reduction, resilience, business continuity and security. She works both in print and online, specializing in international publishing, events and...


From Gaming To Emergency Response: Menashe Haskin, Edgybees

Can a drone gaming company deliver commercial solutions? If you ask today’s guest, he would surely say, “Yes it can.” Menashe Haskin is Co-Founder and CTO of EdgyBees, an augmented reality company that fuses pioneering 3D video generation, computer vision and multi-sensor data analysis to solve real-world problems. Edgybees started as a gaming platform for drone enthusiasts, but soon found that its platform could provide value in other use cases. It is now competing with major commercial...


Are Personal Flying Drones On The Horizon: John Manning, Electrafly

How far away are we from our own personal flying vehicle? If you asked today’s guest, he would say it’s already here. John Manning is founder and Director of Development for ElectraFly, a start-up that is changing the way multirotor innovators look at energy consumption, flight times, and payload capability. The company is on a mission to revolutionize personal and cargo transportation using drones. In August, they successfully flight tested a prototype of a personal flying drone. John has...


Three Trends Defining the Drone Industry Today: Michael Chasen, Precision Hawk

What are the three trends that define the future the drone industry? For that question, we turn to Michael Chasen, technology entrepreneur and CEO of PrecisionHawk - the leading company in the commercial drone space. PrecisionHawk provides the hardware, software and services to companies that want to deploy drone technology to create actionable business intelligence. Prior to PrecisionHawk, Michael co-founded Blackboard and led the company as CEO for 15 years and successfully sold it to...


Towards a Maturing Drone Industry: Paul Ross, Kespry Drones

In What Ways Is the Drone Industry Maturing? For that question, we turn to Paul Ross of Kespry, where he leads marketing and is responsible for the company’s market development and demand strategy. Paul has nearly two decades of experience in growing businesses through marketing and partnerships. He has helped scale the performance of organizations big and small including Business Objects, Microsoft, Alteryx and Bugcrowd. In this edition of the Drone Radio Show, Paul talks about Kespry’s...


Scaling Drone Operations for the Enterprise: Joshua Ziering, Kittyhawk.io

Is it possible to scale drone programs across large enterprise organizations? If you ask today’s guest, he’d probably smile like the Cheshire cat before giving you his answer. Joshua Ziering is Founder and Chief Pilot of Kittyhawk.io, a drone operations and management solution for enterprise clients. He is an accomplished UAV pilot, having flown all manner of unmanned aircraft for over 15 years. He has flown professionally for the NHL, ABC Television, and various manned-aviation airshows....


Funding Drone Start Up Companies: Robert Stasio, DreamIt SecureTech

Where can young start-up companies go to find capital and clients to grow their business? If you ask today’s guest, he would say Dream It. Bob Stasio is the Managing Director of Dreamit’s SecureTech. Dreamit Ventures is a fund focused on startups with early traction that are ready to scale. In the last 10 years, Dreamit Ventures has invested in nearly 300 startups now worth over $3B. The fund invests in HealthTech, UrbanTech and smart city technology. In 2018, Dreamit launched SecureTech...


Energy Experts Share Drone Insights: Kevin O’Donovan, Technology Evangelist

What can we learn about drones from experts in the energy field? For that question, we turn to Kevin O’Donovan, a freelance Technology expert who has been evangelizing how new technologies can transform the way we do things through-out his career. He has held senior Technical Sales & Sales Management roles at Compaq, HP and most recently at Intel where he was Worldwide Sales Director for the Energy Industry. He recently authored the Energy Industry Executive Roundtable Report for the...


Tips For Starting A UAS Public Safety Program: Brendan Stewart, AeroVista Drone Academy

What’s it take for public safety agencies to start a drone program? For that question, we turn to Brendan Stewart, President & Chief Pilot for AeroVista Drone Academy. AeroVista aids public agencies and corporations in empowering the next generation of drone pilots for success. They provide end-to-end solutions beyond just training, ensuring an effective drone program that minimizes risk and maximizes results. Brendan has almost a decade of unmanned aviation experience and over 2,500 flight...


Drones and the Petroleum Industry: Suzanne Lemieux, American Petroleum Institute

How does the petroleum industry use drones? For that question, we turn to Suzanne Lemieux, Manager within the Midstream and Industry Operations unit of the American Petroleum Institute. Suzanne works with API staff and association members to advance policies and practices that enhance the security of oil and natural gas operations and personnel. Her primary areas of responsibility are emergency preparedness and response; security, rail, natural gas and maritime policy: energy infrastructure...


Stuck Between UAV Legislation & Regulation : Christopher Korody, DroneBusiness.Center

Why isn’t the FAA moving faster on regulations that will advance the drone industry? If you asked today’s guest, he might say that we need to look in an entirely different direction. Chris Korody is the founder of the Drone Business.center and provides strategy, research and content for the UAV, IoT and robotics industries. He has more than 45 years of marketing experience and has worked with some of the largest companies in the technology field, including Apple, BMW, Boeing, Cisco, Intel,...


Counter UAS Measures for Security and Public Safety: Brian Fentiman, Blueforce UAV Consulting

How can Counter UAS measures be used to enhance security and public safety efforts? For that question, we turn to someone who is uniquely qualified to give us the answers. Brian Fentiman is Vice-President and CTO of Blueforce UAV Consulting, a Canadian based UAS / Counter UAS consulting and training company. Blueforce assists in building unique UAS and counter UAS programs for enterprises of any size. Brian recently retired from the Royal Canadian Mounted Police after 34 years of service....


Why You May Need A Parachute for Your Drone: Gene and Jan Engelgau, Fruity Chutes

What do we need to fly a drone safely over people? If you ask today’s guest, he would say having a reliable parachute system. Gene Englegau is the founder of Fruity Chutes, a world leader in the manufacturing of recovery systems for drones and rockets. The company provides parachute recovery systems to many of the top UAS manufacturers including AAI Textron, Quest UAV, Silent Falcon, Aeromao, Zipline, and Matternet and more. Their top priority is to work with manufacturers and provide them...


A Company Called Yuneec and Its Drones: Frank DeMartin, Yuneec

What do we know about the Yuneec drone company and its products? Today’s guest will fill us in on details. Frank DeMartin is Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing for the Americas at Yuneec. The company has a long history in the aviation industry, starting out as a manufacturer of remonte-controlled aircraft and evolving in to one of today’s leading drone makers. In this edition of the Drone Radio Show, Frank talks about the origin and history of Yuneec, its latest products and some...


Finding Your Fortune In The Drone Industry: Alan Beach, Argus Rising

Are you looking to find your fortune in the Drone Industry? Then you’re going to want to hear what today’s guest has to say. Allen Beach has over 20 years’ experience in starting and running successful businesses. He is a military veteran and served in the US Coast Guard, flying hundreds of Search and Rescue missions out of Clearwater, Florida. After leaving the military, Allen earned his MBA and began working for IBM. In 1997, he and his wife, Andrea, decided to leave Corporate America...