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.
Latest episodes
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.
Dec. 5, 2017
What advice can others offer us in building a successful drone based business? Today we get a full blast of advice on starting a drone based business and understanding what makes large and small businesses successful in today’s industry.  From past episodes of the Drone Radio Show, we'll hear from several experts, including Matt Dunleavy of SkySkopes, Guy Cherni of Atlas Dynamics, Eric Freeman of Alpha Unmanned Systems, Siggi Hendrichs of Notifleet, Chris Anderson of 3D Robotics, Abbey Spicher of DART Drones, Christine Spitine of Blueye Robotics, Steven Flynn of SkyTango, Michael Read of Skybase and Ken Hanes of UAS Pro Pilots.  Some of the comments offer different points of view, while others reinforce similar concepts and experiences.  Together, when presented in a single stream of consciousness, the lessons learned from these individuals is provides a quick resource of what to do to be successful.
Nov. 28, 2017
What do you need to know to fly your Commercial drone? That’s the question we pose to Brian Wynne, President and CEo of the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International. AAUVSI is the world’s largest nonprofit organization dedicated to the advancement of unmanned systems and robotics. It represents more than 7,000 members from more than 60 countries involved in the fields of government, industry and academia. Prior to joining AUVSI in January 2015, he was president and CEO of the Electric Drive Transportation Association (EDTA). In this edition of the Drone Radio Show, Brian talks about mission of AUVSI and what commercial drone need to know to fly their drones legally and safely.
Nov. 21, 2017
What goes into making a premier drone sports experience? For that question, we turn to Sahand Barati, Vice-President of Business Development of DR1 Racing and Sean Krell, Technical Director for the same. DR1 Racing is the world leader in drone racing, combining top pilots and exhilarating outdoor locations into high-octane racing event series, produced and distributed on a global scale. Currently, DR1 Racing events are broadcast in over 100 countries and 300 markets around the world. With a roster of best-in-class broadcast media partners, brand sponsors and licensed product extensions, DR1 has established itself as the leading drone racing franchise in a rapidly growing market. In this edition of the Drone Radio Show, Sahand and Sean give us an overview of the league and provide insights into why the League is so popular.
Nov. 14, 2017
Is there a right way to view whales and other marine life with a drone? Today’s guest believes there is, and she’s making it her mission to spread the word.  Alicia Amerson is a marine biologist, drone pilot and instructor, and marine conservation and policy consultant. She is also the founder of AliMoSphere, a start-up company dedicated to protecting our ocean heritage with science, partnerships and technology. In this edition of the Drone Radio Show, Alicia talks about efforts to educate pilots on how best to fly drones so as not to disturb or cause harm to natural wildlife. She also talks about the beneficial applications of drones in studying or collecting data on marine mammals. And she’ll talk about the highest cause of mortality for biologists in the field and how drones can reduce that risks.
Nov. 7, 2017
Can A Drone Design A Better Pool? Perhaps not just yet, but according to today's guest, they definitely speed up the process and save a lot of time and money.  Jim Wolfe is a pool designer from Chesterfield, Missouri. His company, Azpoolz, is a premium pool and spa design concept studio. He designs hundreds of pools every year. In 2017, Jim began using a drone to streamline the process of creating 3D models of his pool designs. By contracting with on-line drone pilot platforms, like drones.io and upsonder.com, Jim was able to extend in drone design services nationwide. In this episode of he drone radio show, Jim talks about how he uses a drone to streamline his design services and how he was able to leverage drone services company’s to expand his business throughout the country.