Drone World Expo – Exclusive Board Member Interviews – Eric Cheng

Eric Cheng webTo find out what inspires their interest in UAS and attracts the Advisory Board Members to support Drone World Expo, we scheduled a series of exclusive interviews. Our seventh interviewee is Eric Cheng Director of Aerial Imaging at DJI

Throughout his career, Cheng has straddled his passion for photography, entrepreneurship, technology and communication. An award-winning photographer in underwater, terrestrial and aerial domains, his work as an image maker has been featured in Wired, Discovery Channel, Outdoor Photographer, Popular Photography, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Make, Photography Week, ABC, CBS, CNN, and many other outlets.

Drones Over Machu Pichu

Members of Peru’s Ministry of Culture drone team watch a DJI S1000 octocopter in flight at the ruins of Pisaq in the Sacred Valley in April 2015.

Members of Peru’s Ministry of Culture drone team watch a DJI S1000 octocopter in flight at the ruins of Pisaq in the Sacred Valley in April 2015.

Founded in 2013 by Luis Jaime Castillo Butters, the former deputy minister of cultural heritage and cultural industries, Peru’s drone archaeology team has quickly become one of the most active in the world, working to accurately survey and preserve the South American nation’s thousands of valuable archaeological sites. Continue reading

U.S. Navy Demonstrates MQ-8C Fire Scout Endurance

MQ-8C Fire Scout PR2Northrop Grumman Corporation and the U.S. Navy successfully demonstrated endurance capabilities with the MQ-8C Fire Scout unmanned helicopter. On a planned 10+ hour flight and range out to 150 nautical miles flight from Naval Base Ventura County, Point Mugu; the MQ-8C Fire Scout achieved 11 hours with over an hour of fuel in reserve.

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