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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.




Drone Operators Share Their Story Part 1: Micah Zimmerman, Amdak Productions

Is the drone industry meeting your expectations? The first in a four-part podcast series that explores the question of whether drone operators are meeting their expectations in the drone industry. The results are what we might expect – some are meeting their expectations and some aren’t. But the real value is hearing the challenges and opportunities that each operator is experiencing and how you can learn from their situation. Today’s guest is Micah Zimmerman, Owner of Amdak, a drone...


Thermal Imaging and Beyond: Randall Warnas, Flir Systems

How are thermal cameras used in the drone industry? For that question, we turn to Randall Warnas of FLIR Systems. Flir designs, develops, manufactures, markets, and distributes thermal imaging technologies that protect and save lives, promote efficiency and innovate consumer-facing technologies. At Flir, Randall runs the company’s sUAS global business, and has a singularly unique perspective of the drone industry. From pioneering drone retail in 2014, he went on to develop the initial...


What Investors Look For In a Drone Based Business: Marco Rubin, CIT

What do investors look for in a drone based business? For that question we turn to Marco Rubin, Senior Investment Director at the Center for Innovative Technology in Virginia. Marco leads seed and early stage investments in the aerospace/UAS, energy, and software sectors for CIT, and serves as a board member and mentor to numerous portfolio companies. During his career, Marco has invested in over 200 early-stage technology companies, held leadership roles with funds recognized by...


Drone Industry Year in Review: Various Guests

When we look back at the drone industry in 2018, what will we say? Well actually, to answer that question, all we have to do, is listen back to what my many had to say. 2018 was a year of innovation, progress, change, optimism and challenge – as the industry continued to mature and evolve. In this edition of the Drone Radio Show, I compiled short snippets from nearly 50 of my guests on their thoughts on the drone industry, on creating value and on building a drone based business. So as the...


What We Learned About the Drone Industry in 2018: Colin Snow, Skylogic Research, LLC.

What did we learn in 2018 about where the drone industry is headed? For that question, we turn to Colin Snow, CEO and Founder of Skylogic Research, LLC (also known as Drone Analyst®). Skylogic Research is a research, content and advisory services firm providing research-based insights on commercial drone market segments. Its mission is to help companies make critical investment decisions with confidence. Colin is a 25 year technology industry veteran with a background in market research,...


Bringing UAS Jobs to Rural Utah: Tulinda Larsen, Deseret UAS

Can the drone industry be a source of new jobs for rural America? Today’s guest believes they can. Dr. Tulinda Larsen is Executive Director of Deseret UAS, a Utah nonprofit created to promote economic development through reserach and testing of unmanned aerial systems. Tulinda has more than 40 years experience as an aviation economist. She’s an Adjunct Professor in the School of Business at Embry Riddle Aernautical University. Her books, The Drone Hobbyist and a Trustworthy Drone Business...


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...