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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.




Learning From Independent Drone Operators - Chris The Drone Trainer

What can we learn from independent drone operators? Chris Anderson, also known as The Drone Trainer, is a drone operator, podcaster and educator. As a drone industry expert who has been flying for 6 years, Chris has a proven wealth of knowledge in deployment, strategy, and drone flight training. He has worked with over 7000 students from around the world, providing instruction in everything from initial drone flight training, to real estate, mapping, modelling, public safety, inspections,...


Drones As First Responders - Fritz Reber, UAS Consultant

Can Drones Play A Role As First Responders? William “Fritz” Reber is a retired Patrol Operations Captain, having served 27 years with the Chula Vista Police Department. It was there that Fritz conceptualized and implemented the Drone as First Responder Program for Chula Vista. This innovative deployment of drones in investigate calls for police service has proved to be highly effective and offers a model for other police departments looking to improve efficiency, response times and service...


Key Take Aways from AirWorks 2019 - Adam Lisberg & Brendan Schulman, DJI

What was the news out of DJI’s AirWorks Conference That’s this week’s topic, as I traveled to Los Angeles to attend AirWorks 2019. This podcast is part of a series on the conference with comments and presentations from key DJI representatives and partners. You’ll get insights into the state of the drone industry, the current challenges, efforts to promote safety and security, and new product announcements. In this episode of the Drone Radio Show, you’ll hear from Adam Lisberg, DJI’s...


A Red Teaming Approach to Counter UAS- Scott Crino, CEO, Red Six Solutions

How can seeing ourselves through the eyes of our adversaries strengthen counter UAS? Scott Crino is CEO of Red Six Solutions. Red Six Solutions is a Red Teaming company that provides their clients with a view of themselves from the perspectives of their adversaries, enemies and competition. Red Six Solutions help clients discover over-the-horizon insights into as yet, unseen threats that can confound strategic decision-making and negatively impact the successful accomplishment of...


What Are The Drone Industry Analysts Missing? - Tom Walker, DroneUp

Where To Make Money Now in the Drone Industry Tom Walker is founder and CEO of DroneUp, the fastest growing drone services provider in the U.S. DroneUp matches missions with small Unmanned Aerial System (sUAS) pilots. They locate, qualify, and deploy single pilot or multi-pilot crews according to their client’s requirements. The company is committed to providing a comprehensive network of pilots while maintaining a steadfast commitment to safety and responsible operations. Prior to...


Creating First Responder Drone Training Programs: Joey Edwards, Argus Rising

What goes into creating a successful first-responder drone training program? Joey Edwards is Vice-President of Operations for Argus Rising. Argus Rising provides First Responder Drone training, designed to equip public safety departments with the flight skills and knowledge needed to use drones in law enforcement and rescue operations. There are a lot of company’s providing drone training today, and I wanted to find out how do providers create training programs in such competitive market....


How Drones Are Used In Water Rescues: Samuel Proffitt, Paramedic

Ever wonder how drones are used to save people from drowning? Samuel Proffitt is a paramedic,firefighter and lifeguard for the Town of Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina. Sam has been in public safety since 2000, working for multiple agencies in North Carolina and Virgina. He received his Masters of Studies In Homeland Security from the Pennsylvania State University, Hershey School of Medicine, where he conducted extensive research in emerging technology in public safety and homeland...


Going To The Pix4D User Conference: Christopher Cressy & Chelsea Cox, Pix4D

Are you interested in learning about 3D mapping and other photogrammetry skills? Christopher Cressy is the Regional Managing Director and Chelsea Cox is Marketing Manager both at Pix4D. Pix4D is the leader in photogrammetry and drone mapping software for professionals. Its software is widely used in the drone industry for a variety of applications. Earlier this year, the 8-year old company announced its first conference specifically for Pix4D users, to held in Denver on October 3-4. In this...


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

What do investors look for in a drone based business? Marco Rubin is 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 Entrepreneur Magazine’s Annual VC 100...


Value of Relationships To A Drone Business: Nicole Abbett, Photographer & Droneographer

How important is relationship building in creating a successful drone based business? Nicole Abbett is a Tampa based photographer, videographer, artist and drone operator. She is a graduate of the University of South Florida where she earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts with a concentration in photography. She honed her skills as an artist and photographer before starting her own commercial photography business. A few years ago, Nicole picked up a drone and launched a new career as a...


Using AI to Stop Rogue Drones: Sotirious Kaminis, Drone Defense Systems

Is there a way to safely and legally take control of a rogue drone? Sotirios Kaminis is the CEO and founder of Drone Defense Systems, a start up company that provides integrated drone detection and mitigation solutions to a variety of customers. Under a newly inked licensing agreement, the company received exclusive rights to commercialize an innovative counter drone technology developed at Embry-Riddle University. The technology, developed by Embry-Riddle faculty member Dr. Houbing Song,...


Making It Safer To Fly Drones. - Adam Lisberg, DJI

What is DJI Doing to Make It Safer To Fly Drones? For that question, we turn to Adam Lisberg, Corporate Communication Director, North America, for DJI. DJI is the world’s largest maker of personal and professional drones. Adam came to the drone world following a successful career in newspapers, from covering murders and fires in Chicago and New York to writing a Sunday column in the New York Daily News as the City Hall bureau chief. He was later head spokesman for the MTA, New York’s...


Keeping Drones In The Sky - Andy Osantowske, Robotic Skies

Ever wonder how all of these drones are going to be maintained? Andy Osantowske is Director of Operations for Robotic Skies, the only global network of certified UAS maintenance centers. Robotic Skies offers comprehensive turnkey field service programs designed to keep UAS flying safely, efficiently and affordably around the world. Founded in 2014, the company has more than 170 certified centers in more than 40 countries, providing maintenance, repair, operations and support services for...


Ever Wanted To Fly There? Now You Can! - Tal Fromchenko, FlyThere

Want to fly a drone in an exotic world location? Tal Fromchenko is Co-founder and CEO of FlyThere, a new start up that lets people remotely fly drones all around the world from their own laptops. It’s an immersive way to experience the world without actually traveling. Tal has several years in the software industry and with tech start ups. FlyThere is his most recent venture and offers exciting opportunities for people wanting to travel and fly drones. In this episode of the Drone Radio...


The Key To A Reliable UTM System: Avner Turniansky, Vorpal, LTD.

What is the key component of an reliable UTM system? Avner Turniansky is Vice President of Strategy at Vorpal, an Israeli manufacturer of signal analysis products and solutions for drone detection, geolocation, tracking and mitigation. Before joining Vorpal, Avner has, for the last 15 years, carried our various senior management roles with several start up companies. He is a signal intelligence specialist, having served a lengthy career with Israel’s prestigious Unit 8200 with the rank of...


Managing Air Space Security for UAS: Robert Tabbara, 911 Security

How can we manage air space security? Robert Tabbara is President and Founder of 911 Security, a leading UAS security software company that specializes in delivering sUAV Airspace Detection Solutions for a wide array of infrastructure and assets. Their mission is to protect and secure your airspace against drones that threaten the safety, security and privacy of your facility. In this edition of the Drone Radio Show, Robert talks about 911 Security, it’s drone risk assessment program and...


The Genius NY Accelerator For UAS Start Ups: Jon Parry (Genius NY) & Ryan Plekach, (Resilienx)

Can the Genius NY Accelerator Help Launch Your UAS Startup? Jonathan Parry is Director of GENIUS NY at The Tech Garden in downtown Syracuse, NY. The Tech Garden is home to Upstate New York's most promising technology startups. Genius NY is an accelerator program focused on unmanned systems. It will award up to $3 million in grand prizes during its 12-month in-residence business competition. The program will focus on early stage technologies in the category of unmanned systems including...


The Drone Responders: Charles Werner, Director

Who are the DroneResponders and why should we have an interest? Charles Werner is Director of the DroneResponders, a non-profit organization whose mission is to facilitate preparedness, response and resilience using unmanned aircraft systems operated by public safety organizations around the world. Charles Werner is the retired Charlottesville Virginia fire chief, a 44 year veteran of public safety and a FAA certified Part 107 remote pilot. He organized and is the Chair of the National...


UAS Economic Development In Virginia: Tracy Tynan, Virginia Unmanned Systems Center

What can we learn from efforts to promote UAS Economic Development in Virginia? Tracy Tynan is Director of the Virginia Unmanned Systems Center. Housed at the Center of Innovative Technology, the Virginia Unmanned Systems Center at CIT serves as a unified voice and central source for information and assistance related to the unmanned systems landscape in Virginia. Tracy has more than 15 years of economic and community development and is responsible for instilling an entrepreneurial culture...


STEM Education At 75 MPH: Ron Poynter, OnPoynt Drone Solutions

What is the fastest growing High School STEM Education Initiative Today? If you said, Drone Racing Clubs, you’d be spot on. Just do a web search and you find dozens of articles and videos of high school drone racing clubs springing up all over the country. Drone racing is a great way to engage students in an exciting new sport, and as they build, code and race drones, they’re learning about physics, electronics, aerodynamics, computer programming and a host of other STEM-related...