The commercial drone industry is projected to be worth more than $20 billion in the next 10 years. Commercial Drones FM is the podcast for the drone industry. Your host, Ian Smith—a helicopter pilot and international drone operator—guides you in discovering the people who power the drone industry, the concepts that drive it, and the global industries who already use drones in their businesses today.
Skydio CEO, Adam Bry, joins the podcast to discuss the company's newest product, Skydio 2—the world's smartest drone. Bry explains the big differences between R1 and Skydio 2, the underlying technology, and commercial applications from partners like Ware, who build on top of Skydio 2 to automate warehouse inventory tracking.
In the second half of the episode, Host Ian Smith is joined by Guillaume Delépine, Skydio's Public Safety Lead, to discuss the company's focus on public safety and first response.
DroneInsurance.com with Dr. Earnest Earon
Dr. Ernest Earon is EVP of Artificial Intelligence at REIN, AKA DroneInsurance.com.
Impossible Aerospace is a US startup that manufactures an all-electric, high-endurance multirotor drone called US-1. The drone platform is marketed mainly towards first responders—law enforcement, firefighters, and more. US-1 boasts a flight time of 78 minutes on a total vehicle weight of 17 pounds.
Keenan Johnson, one of Impossible Aerospace's co-founders, joined me on this podcast that was recorded at AUVSI's 2019 XPONENTIAL Conference in Chicago, IL.
PrecisionHawk with CEO, Michael Chasen
Ian Smith is joined by Michael Chasen, CEO of PrecisionHawk. The two discuss the latest from PrecisionHawk and the drone industry as a whole.
Heavy Lift Drones with Parallel Flight Technologies
Joshua Resnick is CEO of Parallel Flight Technologies. Parallel Flight Technologies make hybrid powertrain, heavy-lift drones for commercial applications. Joshua is an ex-Tesla engineer who worked on their semi-truck. He created an incredibly novel powertrain for drones that gives hours of endurance.
Multispectral Drone Cameras For Agriculture with MicaSense
Drew Baustian, Business Development Manager at MicaSense, joins Ian to explain the finer points of multispectral drone cameras and imagery for precision agriculture. The pair discuss data capture, the science behind the tech, and use cases where multispectral imagery has been a difference-maker for agriculture end users. MicaSense recently released their Altum multispectral sensor.
Hands down the best drone podcast
I’ve listened to about 10 other drone-centric podcasts and this is by far the best one. The host’s knowledge and love of the subject paired with his organic coversation in interviews sets this podcast apart. The host isn’t just reading from a pre-made list of questions, he’s involved in the subject matter and cares about what his guests have to say! Also the amount of podcasts per month is right in the sweet spot. He’s not just putting content out daily to do so, the content is quality and engaging.
Good info even for someone who has to take the 60 question test as well!
Great pod, very informative
Two thumbs up