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Welcome to the home of the InterDrone Podcast, your 30,000 ft. view of the commercial drone industry. Subscribe and listen to the leading voices in the space take deep dives into tech, the people, and the companies reshaping our world with automated systems.

    Episode 48: Inside the PX4 open source community with Ramon Roche of Dronecode

    Episode 48: Inside the PX4 open source community with Ramon Roche of Dronecode

    This week on the InterDrone Podcast we sat down with Ramon Roche, Program Manager at Dronecode, a nonprofit hosted under the Linux Foundation, dedicated to fostering open-source components and their communities. Ramon and his team also just finished hosting the PX4 Developer Summit; PX4 is an open-source flight control software for drones and other unmanned vehicles.

    We spoke to Ramon about the PX4 Developer Summit, the importance of open source technologies in emerging industries like UAS, what’s next for Dronecode, where he sees the drone industry going, the new Skydio X2, and much more.

    Links from the podcast:

    8:10 – https://www.theverge.com/2020/7/13/21322832/skydio-x2-commercial-drone-enterprise-military-announce-100-million-funding

    19:00 - https://dronedj.com/2020/07/17/flir-introduces-hadron-a-dual-vision-sensor-module-for-drones/

    Speakers:

    Ramon Roche

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/ramon-roche/

    https://www.dronecode.org/

    https://twitter.com/mrpollo

    https://px4.io/

    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkrtSvera-xusjMtgMUe-HA

    https://www.dronecode.org/highlights-from-the-2020-px4-developer-summit/

    Michael Pehel

    https://interdrone.com/

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/michaelpehel/

    CJ Smith

    https://interdrone.com/

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/gcsmithv/

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    • 1 hr
    Episode 47: DoD Invests with CARES Act, Canada Allows Low-Risk BVLOS, Patrick Sherman Interview

    Episode 47: DoD Invests with CARES Act, Canada Allows Low-Risk BVLOS, Patrick Sherman Interview

    This week on the InterDrone Podcast, we spoke about The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) announcing $13.4 million in Title III investments as part of the CARES Act which was given to AirMap, ModalAI, Skydio, Graffiti Enterprises, and Obsidian Sensors, Canada proposing to allow low-risk BVLOS operations for large drones, a new campaign calling for a ban on the NYPD's use of drones, and much more.

    Links from the recording:

    - 3:17 – U.S. DoD Invests in Drone Companies through CARES Act - https://dronelife.com/2020/07/12/u-s-dod-invests-in-drone-companies-through-cares-act/

    - 13:25 - Drone Collisions: Maybe Humans Are The Problem - https://www.avweb.com/insider/drone-collisions-maybe-humans-are-the-problem/

    - 27:00 - Cargo Drones: Canada Proposes to Allow Low Risk BVLOS Operations for Large Drones - https://dronelife.com/2020/06/30/cargo-drones-canada-proposes-to-allow-low-risk-bvlos-operations-for-large-drones/

    - 34:35 - New Campaign Calls for a Ban on the NYPD's Use of Drones - https://www.ny1.com/nyc/all-boroughs/news/2020/07/12/new-campaign-calls-for-a-ban-on-the-nypd-s-use-of-drones
    Speakers:

    Miriam McNabb

    https://dronelife.com/

    miriam@dronelife.com

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/miriammcnabb/

    Patrick Sherman

    lucidity@roswellflighttestcrew.com

    http://www.roswellflighttestcrew.com/

    Michael Pehel

    https://interdrone.com/

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/michaelpehel/

    CJ Smith

    https://interdrone.com/

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/gcsmithv/

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    • 1 hr 18 min
    Episode 46: Dubai’s 'miniature airport' network, UAM ConOps 1.0, Interview with Mike Blades

    Episode 46: Dubai’s 'miniature airport' network, UAM ConOps 1.0, Interview with Mike Blades

    This week on the InterDrone Podcast we sat down with Michael Blades, Vice President - Aerospace, Defense & Security at Frost & Sullivan and Brian Garret-Glaser, reporter at Avionics International.

    We spoke about Elbit Systems’ new StarLiner which can fly for 36 hours as high as 30,000 feet, Dubai taking the first steps in creating a commercial drone network as it set out plans for miniature helipads and an air traffic control system, NextGEN Concept of Operations v1.0 for Urban Air Mobility (UAM), and much more.

    Links from the podcast:

    1. Israel Unveils Airspace-Compliant Big Drone - https://www.avweb.com/aviation-news/israel-unveils-airspace-compliant-big-drone/

    2. Dubai paves way for drone package deliveries with 'miniature airports' network - https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.thenational.ae/uae/transport/dubai-paves-way-for-drone-package-deliveries-with-miniature-airports-network-1.1044027

    3. NextGEN Concept of Operations v1.0 for Urban Air Mobility (UAM) - https://interdrone.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/FAA-ConOps-UAM-V1.0-003.pdf


    Speakers:

    Michael Blades

    https://twitter.com/mikesblades

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/mike-blades-1a08a23b/

    Brian Garret-Glaser

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/bgarrettglaser/

    https://twitter.com/bgarrettglaser/

    https://www.aviationtoday.com/the-skyport/

    https://www.aviationtoday.com/author/bgarrettglaseraccessintel-com/

    Michael Pehel

    https://interdrone.com/

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/michaelpehel/

    CJ Smith

    https://interdrone.com/

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/gcsmithv/



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    • 1 hr 8 min
    Episode 45: Pocket-sized Echodyne radar, drone flies at 28,300 feet, inside the LAPD's drone use

    Episode 45: Pocket-sized Echodyne radar, drone flies at 28,300 feet, inside the LAPD's drone use

    This week on the InterDrone podcast, we sat down with Anthony DeMolina, CEO and Founder of Tactical Drone Concepts.

    We spoke about Echodyne’s new pocket-sized radar and the use cases this may have for both counter UAS and collision avoidance onboard, Mount Everest surveyors flying a drone at 28,300 feet, the New DJI drone rescue map, the courses he offers at Tactical Drone Concepts, the most common questions he get from drone pilots, his thoughts on the current state of regulation in the US, and much more.

    Anthony DeMolina has over 30 years with the Los Angeles Police Department. His experience includes working as a patrol officer, training officer, automotive crimes detective, CRASH detective, patrol supervisor, advocate at Internal Affairs Division, and a watch commander at Air Support Division (ASD). In addition to Anthony’s law enforcement career, he retired from the military reserves after 30 years of service.

    Links from the podcast:

    Pocket-Sized Echodyne Radar May Be Breakthrough To Protect Us From Drones—And Drone Collisions - https://www.forbes.com/sites/sebastienroblin/2020/06/29/can-pocket-sized-radars-protect-us-from-drones-and-drone-collisions/#1c2528df2b3a

    See a National Geographic team survey Everest with a drone at 28,300 feet - https://www.cnet.com/news/see-a-national-geographic-team-survey-everest-with-a-drone-at-28300-feet/

    New DJI Drone Rescue Map Tracks Drone-Assisted Rescues Worldwide - https://www.suasnews.com/2020/06/new-dji-drone-rescue-map-tracks-drone-assisted-rescues-worldwide/

    Speakers:

    Anthony DeMolina

    ademolina@tactical-drone.com

    https://tactical-drone.com/

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/anthony-demolina-575a6420/

    Michael Pehel

    https://interdrone.com/

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/michaelpehel/

    CJ Smith

    https://interdrone.com/

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/gcsmithv/

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    • 48 min
    Episode 44: Pilots prefer manual flight to autopilot, DAC meeting, inside Utah's UAS use

    Episode 44: Pilots prefer manual flight to autopilot, DAC meeting, inside Utah's UAS use

    This week on the InterDrone podcast, we sat down with Sally French, aka The Drone Girl from TheDroneGirl.com and Paul Wheeler, the Unmanned Aerial Systems Program Manager for the Utah Department of Transportation. We spoke about the latest DAC (Drone Advisory Committee) meeting, the DroneUp study which found drone delivery pilots preferred manual flight to autopilot, we discussed new capital investments into drones for renewable energy inspection, and much more. The episode concludes with an interview with Paul Wheeler, about how he has grown his drone fleet at UDOT to over three dozen aircraft.

    Links from the podcast:

    The FAA’s Drone Advisory Committee: Here’s What Happened - https://dronelife.com/2020/06/21/the-faas-drone-advisory-committee-heres-what-happened/

    INVESTORS BET ON DRONES IN RENEWABLE ENERGY - http://thedronegirl.com/2020/06/22/renewable-energy-drones/

    DELIVERY DRONE PILOTS PREFER MANUAL FLIGHTS TO AUTONOMOUS ONES. WHICH IS BETTER? - http://thedronegirl.com/2020/06/17/drone-pilots-prefer-manual/

    Speakers:

    Sally French

    http://thedronegirl.com/

    https://twitter.com/TheDroneGirl

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/sallyfrench/

    Paul Wheeler

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/paul-wheeler-5866668/

    Michael Pehel

    https://interdrone.com/

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/michaelpehel/

    CJ Smith

    https://interdrone.com/

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/gcsmithv/

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    • 1 hr 1 min
    Episode 43: Type Certifications, Going Head to Head with DJI & more with Chris Anderson of 3DR

    Episode 43: Type Certifications, Going Head to Head with DJI & more with Chris Anderson of 3DR

    This week on the InterDrone Podcast we sat down with Chris Anderson, CEO of 3DR.

    Chris is the CEO of 3D Robotics, founder of the Linux Foundation Dronecode Project and founder of the DIY Drones and DIY Robocars communities. From 2001 through 2012 he was the Editor in Chief of Wired Magazine. Before Wired he was with The Economist for seven years in London, Hong Kong and New York in various positions, ranging from Technology Editor to US Business Editor.

    We discussed the Booz Allen Hamilton study which found no evidence of unauthorized data transfers by top Chinese drone manufacturers, VCs remining bullish on eVTOLs, with cargo and freight applications leading the way, type certification in the UAS industry, how Chris started DIY Drones, created the Solo and ultimately went head to head with DJI, and much more.

    Links From the Podcast:

    https://venturebeat.com/2020/06/12/researchers-train-drones-to-perform-flips-rolls-and-loops-with-ai/

    https://evtol.com/features/vc-outlook-evtol-market/

    https://thehill.com/policy/cybersecurity/501740-no-evidence-of-unauthorized-data-transfers-by-top-chinese-drone

    Speakers:

    Chris Anderson

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/chrisanderson6/

    https://www.3dr.com/

    Michael Pehel

    https://interdrone.com/

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/michaelpehel/

    CJ Smith

    https://interdrone.com/

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/gcsmithv/

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    • 1 hr 5 min

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