Drone professionals are making dull, dirty, and dangerous jobs safer, faster, and more actionable. In this podcast, we highlight the everyday and the not-so-everyday stories of drones and technologies being used in the field, whether that is to conduct routine data collection or to test new and exciting avenues for the drone industry. If a drone flies, we’ll be there!
Empowering Indigenous Communities Through Drone Technology
Jacob Taylor - CEO Indigenous Aerospace; Darian Edwards, Indigenous Air Mobility Specialist, Canadian Advanced Air Mobility; Kimble McComb, Drone Advisor, Moose Cree First Nation; and Jo-Anne Tabobandung Dean of Aviation, First Nation Technical Institute join us this week to discuss how the usage of drones is an important tool in the process of empowering indigenous communities.
Safe and Efficient Data Collection in Challenging Environments
Justin Simkins, a Technical Specialist from Emesent, joins us this week on how Hovermap is creating a new industry standard in autonomous lidar mapping.
Justin discusses Emesent's SLAM (Simultaneous Localization and Mapping) based lidar system and how it can be utilized for autonomous navigation on drone platforms. He also explores how this technology has been particularly useful in the mining industry, where it can provide safe, efficient, and accurate data collection.
Drone Market Trends and Investment Perspectives with Kay Wackwitz, CEO of Drone Industry Insights and Abhinav Singhvi, CFO of Volatus Aerospace
What are the current trends in the drone market? What do investors think about the drone industry? How do the answers to these questions impact the drone industry and how do we bridge the gap between positive market trends and investor confidence? We spoke with the CEO of Drone Industry Insights, Kay Wackwitz and CFO of Volatus Aerospace, Abhinav Singhvi, to get answers to these questions and address some of the current trends, concerns and common misconceptions about the drone industry.
Remotely Piloting Beyond Visual Line of Sight Near an Active Airport with Optical Detect & Avoid and No Visual Observers
Richard Podolski, VP of Flight Operations, talks in-depth about the recent SFOC granted to Volatus Aerospace by Transport Canada to remotely pilot a drone using Remote Flight Control System (RFCS) software and optical Detect and Avoid (DAA) within an active aerodrome traffic zone. This is the first step toward commercializing their nesting station AeriePort.
Delegate for Transport Canada, Nigel Waterhouse, Discusses the Integration of Large Autonomous Drones into the National Airspace
While at CanSec, we sat down with Nigel Waterhouse, Delegate for Transport Canada, to discuss the challenges and nuances between autonomous passenger flight, remotely piloted passenger flight, and uncrewed cargo delivery when it comes to integrating them into the National Airspace safely.
Ali Dian, CEO of Aerovel, Discusses the Defense and Commercial Applications of Flexrotor
Designed by Dr. Tad McGeer, the inventor of the ScanEagle (a UAV that defined a whole new group of military aircraft), the Flexrotor from Aerovel is a vertical takeoff and landing autonomous aircraft with a pedigree that predates most commercial UAVs. In this podcast, we speak with Aerovel's CEO, Ali Dian to dive into the dual-use applications and capabilities of the Flexrotor.
To learn more about Dr. McGeer check out a recent interview with him here.