Mike is a FAA certified flight instructor, Commercial pilot, and UAS pilot. Having a background in aviation gives him a thorough understanding of FAA rules and regulations. Mike was the first person to get FAA special permission to operate a UAS in Sioux Falls airspace for gathering images for the use of construction. During the last 3 years Mike has worked on multiple projects using UAS, including mapping for quarries, construction projects, high-level inspections, and has been on call outs for the Sioux Falls PD and Fire. He has worked closely with federal, state and local agencies to make projects happen that can benefit from the use of unmanned systems.
Phil has over 20 years of experience in technical training, customer success & support in the computer science, autonomous vehicle, and UAS industries. Most recently he has focused on working with enterprise customers to maximize the value of UAS programs and cloud based SAAS platforms for geospatial, surveying, mining, construction & inspection applications with a focus on UAS program enablement and strategy, flight operations & training, accurate data collection, processing and project management.
Bob is a third-generation Professional Land Surveyor with over 40 years of experience. He has focused the last 16 years on geospatial sales, support and training of Trimble Navigation hardware and software. Bob has been a positioning consultant to numerous government agencies including the Air Force Space Command, NASA, Marine Corps, Border Patrol and the Army Corps of Engineers. Bob specializes in geodetic control, 3D scanning and creating unique measurement solutions.