Welcome to Drone World, the podcast by COPTRZ! A show hosted by our entire team of industry experts to bring you the best of the best from the drone industry. Every week we bring you a brand new episode, delving into the latest innovations from the industry, success stories from our trailblazers around the globe, and the opportunity to learn about the incredible, game-changing possibilities of drone technology.
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ELIOS 2: Why Asset Owners are ignoring their scepticism to put human life FIRST | Drone World Episode 15
Welcome to Drone World, the drone podcast by Coptrz! In this episode, your host George Burne gets behind the propellors with Flyability’s Junio Palomba.
Swiss-based innovators Flyability launched the game-changing ELIOS 2 inspection drone over 2-years ago and are still finding remarkable applications. From inspecting coal mines and culverts to dangerous cement kilns and offshore drilling ships, Flyability are still pushing the boundaries.
The driving force behind this innovation is protecting human life, if you could put a robot into these dangerous environments instead then why wouldn’t you? Whether at height or in confined space Junio added “There is a positive correlation of the penalties companies face for fatalities and the adoption of this technology!”
Hear about the latest innovations to the ELIOS 2 including the RAD edition for the nuclear industry and the power of Inspector 3.0, the latest inspection software.
See it in action here using Inspector 3.0:
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Medical maggots and a flying flamethrower? The weird and wonderful stories of a drone pilot trainer | Drone World Episode 14
Welcome to Drone World, the drone podcast by Coptrz! In this episode, your hosts Chelsi Smith and Harry Crawford delve into the nitty-gritty of drone training and what it's like to be a drone pilot trainer. They answer the big questions like what are the biggest misconceptions around drones? Do you have to be qualified to fly a drone? And are drones just a fad? Some of the answers might surprise you!
Harry also shares his thoughts on working as a drone pilot trainer. He says, "Another thing I absolutely love is doing things like flight assessments and handovers where I'm meeting loads of new people, the people absolutely make it for me in this job. It's one of those industries where every person you speak to has a different use for the aircraft which is really incredible."
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NEW from Parrot Drones: the ANAFI AI with Asif Gillani | Drone World Episode 13
Welcome to Drone World, the drone podcast by Coptrz! In this episode, your host Tom Best is joined by Parrot Drones Regional Director, Asif Gillani. Asif takes us right back to the beginning when Parrot first started out making BlueTooth car kits, right up to the present day and the launch of their latest drone, the ANAFI AI. With more than 4.5 million drones sold to date, it's safe to say Parrot is making waves within the drone sector.
In a recent case study, Hampshire police used their Parrot ANAFI drone to locate a missing woman within seconds.
To hear more about this exciting story and other updates from Parrot, tune in to this weeks episode of Drone World.
Mindset matters: From drones to holistic learning with Paul Luen | Drone World Episode 12 Pt.2
Welcome to Drone World, the drone podcast by Coptrz! We're back with part 2 of Kevin and Paul's conversation about business, marketing and how it all started here at Coptrz. In this episode, Paul spills the beans on his brand new business venture - Cademi. A holistic learning platform that balances professional upskilling with holistic health and wellbeing.
Paul says, "We want to accelerate digital learning to transform lives on a global stage. We've just started our UK launch, which has so far, has been phenomenal, and already organisations such as John Lewis have signed up to the platform. For an organisation like John Lewis who really do care about their people, that's an amazing testimonial to get at such an early stage."
Paul also shares his top 3 recommended books, his favourite podcast for improving your mindset and what he feels is the most important part of business to get right. To hear all this and more, tune into Drone World.
Safe is dangerous: Paul Luen spills the business secrets he swears by | Drone World Episode 12 Pt. 1
Welcome to Drone World, the drone podcast by Coptrz! In part 1 of this episode, your host Kevin Gillespie is joined by serial entrepreneur and COPTRZ cofounder Paul Luen. Paul’s story is one not to be missed, and it was so great we decided to turn it into a 2 part series!
Paul’s story begins 21 years ago with the launch of his first business that has since sold for 8 figures to a publicly listed company. He’s learnt a lot along the way from creating and marketing your product successfully, to attracting, developing and retain a world-class best team. Paul spills his best-kept business secrets as well as the mistakes that got him to where he is today. Paul says,
“I suddenly realised how underinvested I was as a chief executive in my own development and also that of the team that worked within the business. On the 4th January 2009, I went back into the office knowing that 25% of the people in the company wouldn’t have a job the day after. I vowed from that point I would never let that happen again. Because I’d got complacent, I and we were underinvested in our own development.”
To hear this and many more gold nuggets of knowledge, tune in to part 1 of this episode of drone world!
What are first responders really using drones for? | Drone World Episode 11
Welcome back to another episode of Drone World, the drone podcast by Coptrz! This week, your public safety and defence specialists Tom Best and Sam Denniff delve into how drones are being used to support our first-responders in the UK.
Sam reveals that over 75% of UK police and fire services are now using drone technology. Whether it’s large scale event management, assessing accident scenes or locating vulnerable missing persons, drones are becoming a vital tool!
But what does the future hold? We asked Sam:
“Beyond visual line of sight will be a big one, it’s already a thing but now the legislation is catching up with the tech. Another one to watch out for is swarm technology which is a bit of a buzzword at the moment, the two big buzzwords are AI and swarm tech, they both sound a bit scary but they’re both not necessarily what you think they are…”
So what are they?! Tune into this weeks episode of Drone World to find out!
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