Drone startups

WWD Podcast Episode #22 – Didi Horn from SkyX

Published April 10, 2019

Our guest is Didi Horn, who is the Founder and CEO of SkyX!  I caught up with Didi Horn just prior to my deployment to the Solomon Islands for an oil spill response (what an experience!), so I’m a bit late posting this.  It was a great conversation with Didi – we discussed milestones reached and future plans of this Canadian RPAS ...

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WWD Podcast Episode #21 – Philip Reece from Indro Robotics

Published January 28, 2019

Our guest is Philip Reece, CEO of InDro Robotics!  2019 is going to be an exciting year in the drone world.  Companies like InDro Robotics, headquartered here in British Columbia, add to that excitement.  I had an great chat with Philip Reece, who opened up about what has made InDro Robotics excel in ...

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WWD Podcast Episode #17 – Dr. Gregory Crutsinger from Scholar Farms

Published May 27, 2018

Our guest is Dr. Gregory Crutsinger, who is the Founder of Scholar Farms!  It was great to chat with Gregory, who is an ecologist that has combined his interest and knowledge of plant science with the world of remote sensing and unmanned aircraft systems.  Following his tenure as an Assistant Professor at the University of British Columbia, he has had the chance to work ...

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WWD Podcast – Episode 11: Jason Hagon at GeoDrone Survey

Published November 6, 2017

Our guest is Jason Hagon, who is a Director at GeoDrone Survey!  With a geospatial background from the University of Aberdeen and ongoing research efforts with the UAS Centre for Environmental Monitoring and Mapping (UCEMM), Jason began GeoDrone survey along with his partner Jonathan Adams in 2016, and have seen some great early success.  Their drone mapping efforts have included a flight mission on an ...

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The Latest Wave in the Commercial Drone Market

Published on July 12, 2017

Here in BC when we operate our UAVs, we aren’t often dealing with flat farmer’s fields, endless sight lines and perfect weather.  We are operating in areas with steep terrain, coastal conditions, high winds and challenging takeoff and landing areas with tall timber and limited space.  With these factors to manage, the traditional skid landing that many fixed wing UAVs perform becomes problematic.  I’ve been researching ...

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WWD Podcast – Episode 7: Kate Kienapple at Coastal Drone Co.

Our guest is Kate Kienapple at Coastal Drone Co!  It was great to catch up with Kate who has a background as a commercial pilot and years of experience in the UAV training and services space.  I experienced Kate’s UAV ground school training first hand as she was my original instructor, and following that I also had the opportunity to work directly with her at ...

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