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 industry leader, among other topics. We also touched on their SkyOne VTOL fixed wing custom built drone and how it is being deployed in a variety of ways including for inspection of midstream pipeline management. Headquartered in Markham, Ontario (here in Canada), SkyX has made the news recently with its achievements on the west coast, not far from where I live for their BVLOS operations.  I hope you enjoy this episode as much as I did.

Some of the topics covered in this podcast episode:

  • BVLOS trials in Canada
  • Long range systems
  • Linear corridor inspections
  • Charging stations for “unlimited” flight
  • State of the commercial RPAS industry in Canada

External website for more info: SkyX


Mike Morellato is the lead author and founder of  He works with drones and their data at Strategic in Campbell River, BC (Canada). 

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