The Harnessing Aerial drone podcast aims to provide insights and resources to the drone community from interview-style conversation with expert drone pilots, service provides, and industry stakeholders, that help listeners harness the power of aerial.
We dive deep into each guest’s backgrounds, journeys, and experiences that allowed them to elevate in the industry and develop the skillsets they leverage now to make drones a power for good. They share their tips, tricks, & advice on where the drone industry is headed and how to position yourself effectively to maximize your success & impact the segment you serve.
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What Drone Pilots Need To Know About Safety, Networking, Education/Training, Disaster Response, and Other Lessons To Be Learned By Looking at NCDOT’s UAS program success with Darshan Divakaran
Darshan Divakaran, founder of AIRAVAT, President of AUVSI NC, and former UAS Executive Consultant with the NCDOT, comes on the show to share his valuable insights including what drone pilots/programs should do to create a safety culture that ensures safe operations and other lessons learned from the NCDOT’s UAS program success. Also discussed is the importance of education/training, the new normal of UAS networking, and Darshan's tips for drone pilots to get involved in disaster response operations
New American Engineered UAS Platform, PRISM, Set To Be A Game Changer & The Most Versatile Drone In The Industry With Bobby Watts of Watts Innovations
Bobby Watts, owner of Watts Innovations joins Leo to talk about how his extensive UAS background led him to develop what is set to become the most dynamic and versatile drone platform in the industry, PRISM. In this episode, you will learn all about the PRISM platform including its propulsion ID, customizations, airframe, compatible payloads, systems, battery type, remote controller, technical specifications including flight time, industry/service use cases, flight software and so much more.
Using Drones in Public Safety with Fritz Reber, Head of Public Safety at Skydio and Former Police Captain at Chula Vista Police Department
William “Fritz” Reber, Head of Public Safety at Skydio and former police captain of the Chula Vista Police Department joins Leo for a discussion on drones in public safety diving into how CVPD was able to obtain the first BVLOS waiver granted to a public safety organization and tips for other agencies interested in applying for a tactical BVLOS waiver. They also dive into Skydio’s future outlook between being named 1 of 5 US approved drone platforms, $100M Series C funding round, and much more.
Growing Your Drone Business, Branding/Marketing Tips, and Developing Your Skills As A Drone Pilot with David Young of Drone Launch Academy
David Young, Founder of Drone Launch Academy joins Leo for an interesting discussion centered around how new drone pilots can grow their business and develop their skills to find early traction and create long term success within the industry. David shares stories from the thousands of drone pilots his company has trained and provides interesting branding and marketing tips that will surely help new to the industry remote pilots score early wins and build momentum.
Effects of COVID on InterDrone 2020, How To Broaden Your UAS Network, Create Content, & Market Your Drone Services with Mike Pehel, Chair of InterDrone
Mike Pehel, Chair of InterDrone, joins the show to discuss how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected InterDrone and what the current plan is for the 2020 conference. Mike also shares why flight logging is one of the most underrated marketing/sales tools for drone pilots and drone service providers, how a niche focused strategy helps you build expertise & credibility within your industry segment to grow your business, and why Google Ads is a crucial tool for DSPs and how to leverage it effectively.
Aerial Thermography, UAS Software Tools, Risk Assessments, 107.29 Daylight Waivers, Infrared Drone Inspections & LinkedIn Marketing Tips With Ryan Bliss of Infrared Aerial
Ryan Bliss, Founder of Infrared Aerial joins Leo to discuss considerations for how to get into aerial thermography as well as various use cases for thermal drone inspections such as solar, commercial roofing, and other infrastructure. How leveraging LinkedIn to market and sell your UAS services, how to get a part 107.29 daylight waiver, and the best software tools for flight planning, mapping, airspace and flight logs, and Ryan's top 3 lessons learned from his experience as both a manned and unmanned pilot.
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Very informative and simple presentation. Helpful with sensor type and contact information for pursing work in the industry.
Informative, Exciting & Industry Leader
I enjoy getting these podcast from Leo and Skye Link. He has informative, content rich episodes that you can pull a few nuggets of knowledge each time. Glad he does these and shares with the industry. Keep up the great work.
Very informative about the drone industry!
Leo interviews some experienced individuals in the drone industry along with sharing his own personal experiences and knowledge all about the awesome things you can do with drones!