Drone Radio Show

Drone Radio Show
By Randy Goers
About this podcast
The Drone Radio Show is a weekly show about drones and the people who use them for business, fun and research. Our guests share how they’re using drones to make a positive impact, build a business, lessons they’ve learned and insights that you can use to take YOUR interest in drones to the next level.
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Latest episodes
Feb. 13, 2018
What are the business opportunities in the STEM Education Sector? For that question, we turn to Ron Poynter, President of OnPoynt Aerial Solutions, the nation’s leading supplier of Drone Education Kits and training for STEM Education. OnPoynt was established in 2012, following the passage of the FAA Modernization and Reform Act. In this episode of the Drone Radio Show, Ron talks about OnPoynt Aerial Solutions, the rise of drone technology in STEM Education Programs and the challenge of serving the education market. This is a great example of how one entrepreneur found an opportunity to serve a niche market while doing something really worthwhile.  
Feb. 6, 2018
What are we learning about how drones can be used for public safety? Mike Uleski is an officer with the Daytona Beach Shores Public Safety Department. He has a private pilot’s license, earning it before graduating high school. At Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, he earned a bachelor’s degree in aeronautical sciences. He has a commercial pilot certificate with ratings for instrument flight, single-engine, and multi-engine aircraft. In addition to being a patrol division sergeant with the Daytona Beach Shores Public Safety Department, Mike is also cross-trained as a law enforcement officer, firefighter, and EMT. He is also the Chief Public Safety Instructor at DART Drones.  Additionally, Mike has more than 17 years of experience building and flying remote-controlled aircraft, including fixed wing, helicopters, and multi-rotors. Under Mike’s supervision, the Daytona Beach Shores Public Safety Department has been using drones in its public safety operations. In this edition of the Drone Radio Show, Mike talks about four case studies where drones where used by his department, the lessons learned and what public safety agencies should consider when creating their own drone program. 
Jan. 30, 2018
What do you need to know to make money shooting real estate? Today’s guest is going clue us in on all the details.  Josh Boughner is founder and CEO of SoldByAir, a drone services company that provides real estate drone photography nationwide.  His company has created a suite of tools for running an aerial photography business.  With hundreds of drone pilots in their user base, they are the largest aerial photography network focused entirely on real estate. In this edition of the Drone Radio Show, Josh talks about SoldbyAir, how drones are used in the real estate market, and what drone operators should expect if they want to make money shooting real estate.
Jan. 23, 2018
What’s the most important part of the drone delivery equation? Today's guests would say it’s getting the package into the hands of the customer, wherever they are.  Bashir Khan is CEO and Founder of ScorpioX Technologies, an early stage drone start-up company that has developed a proprietary delivery process and mechanism, which addresses many of the challenges posed by last minute-last meter delivery in urban spaces.  He is joined by Alexandra McCalla, COO, Armel Njinkeu, CPO and Talha Javed, CTO, all of ScorpioX Technologies. In this episode of the Drone Radio Show, the ScorpioX Technologies team talks about their exciting technology that they hope will make drone deliveries in challenging environments possible. They’ll also share their experience with the Brinc accelerator in Barcelona, Spaine and the lessons learned that could help other early stage entrepreneurs launch successfully
Jan. 16, 2018
Do you have an idea that could provide benefits to our military? Then you’re going to be really excited to hear what today’s guest have to say. We’re going to be hearing from three individuals who are part of an innovative technology transfer program in Tampa, Florida. Under an agreement with the US Special Operations Command and the Doolittle Institute, Sofwerx was created to act an intermediary for collaborating with private industry, research labs and academic partners to develop new technol  ogies. In short, Sofwerx is a portal by which the commercial UAS industry can quickly access and jointly develop applications and technologies to solve the most pressing needs of special operations. Sofwerx is sponsoring a special program called, ThunderDrone, a series of rapid prototyping events that focus on different aspects of drone technology. Industry and academia have been invited to submit their best ideas to the special operations community. In this episode of the Drone Radio Show, Kelly Stratton-Feix, director of Acquisition Agility for the U.S. Special Operations Command. John Coglianese, ThunderDrone Lead at Sofwerx and Captain Barron Stone of the US Air Force and ThunderDrone Project Manager talk about Sofwerx, Thunderdrone and how collaborations like this can benefit the commercial drone industry.  
Jan. 9, 2018
What’s it take to create a really compelling drone video? For that question, we turn to two people that spend most of their day watching and ranking drone videos submitted by people from all over the world. Megan Gaffney is Vice President of Marketing and Tyler Mason is Director of Digital Media, both from AirVuz.  AirVuz was was launched in late 2015 as a video-sharing platform for the worldwide drone community. Featuring a blend of user-generated content and original programming, AirVūz has become the premiere online video site for the emerging Drone Age.  In this edition of the Drone Radio Show, Megan and Tyler talk about the factors that can boost a video’s likeability and push it to the top of the charts. Anyone wanting to take their drone videos to the next level will be interested in hearing what Tyler and Megan have to share.  
Jan. 2, 2018
What’s it take to build a drone based business in 2018? If you asked today’s guest, he would say “Persistence, Flexibility and a lot of thinking outside the box”. Mathew Johnson is President of M3 Aerial Productions and an Instructor at Brandon University UAV Ground School in Canada. In 2015, Mathew launched his drone services company, and like a lot of new small drone based businesses, he struggled to establish his operation. But by continually to refine his business plan and menu of services, Mathew was able to transition the once part-time operation into a full-time, profitbable business. In this episode of the Drone Radio Show, Mathew talks about the challenges of creating a drone based business in today’s climate and how operators can achieve a positive cash flow by seeking multiple income streams.
Dec. 26, 2017
Are we ready to make the jump to integrate augmented reality with drone systems? Today’s guest believes we are, and his company has developed the first app that introduces this concept.  Dan Burton is Co-Founder and CEO of DroneBase, a large network of drone pilots, highly engaged by streams of commercial and creative activities, creating value for the new economy. In addition to providing a platform for drone operators to undertake paid and training missions, DronBase recently released a first of it’s kind augmented reality platform to enable users to create whatever they imagine in open airspace. This could be a drone race course, giant works of art or waypoints for client missions. In this edition of the Drone Radio Show, Dan talks about DroneBase, the company’s technology based solutions and the promise that augmented reality holds in achieving positive ROI. 
Dec. 19, 2017
What Did We Learn In 2017 That Will Help Us in the New Year? For that question, we turn to the leading analyst in the drone industry.  Colin Snow is the CEO and Founder of Skylogic Research, a research, content, and advisory services firm supporting the commercial UAS  industry. Colin is a 25 year technology industry veteran with a background in manufacturing, electronics, digital imaging, field service, software, research, and mobility. At Skylogic, Colin and his staff, helps companies make critical investment decisions with confidence by providing research-based insights on the commercial drone markets. In this edition of the Drone Radio Show, Colin gives us a year-end review of the drone industry and offers insights into what we may see in 2018. 
Dec. 12, 2017
Can drones be used to help our understanding of war zones and conflict areas? If you asked today’s guest, she would offer a resounding YES! Gail Orenstein has been a global photojournalist and documentary photographer for 25 years. She’s originally from Mystic, Connecticut but has lived in London for 20 years now. Her work has taken her to over 71 countries, some of them are the most conflicted regions in the world including Syria, Iraq, Eastern Ukraine, Central Africa and Central America. Her photos have been published extensively around the world. In 2016, Gail started using drones in covering stories of conflict areas. She quickly learned the power of drones to capture and tell compelling stories and she made the full transition from a photojournalist to dronelist. In this episode of the Drone Radio Show, Gail talks about her 25 year history as a photojournalist, how she began using drones and how the technology has opened a new passion for telling stories.