Category Archives: Events

The Drone World Expo 2017 Interviews – Kathleen “Kat” Swain

In the second of a series of interviews with key figures involved in the success of Drone World Expo, we talked to Kathleen “Kat” Swain, Senior Director of UAS Programs, AOPA – Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association. Kat is responsible for developing and managing the UAS “Drone” programs at Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association. Kat joined AOPA in March 2016. Before joining AOPA, Kat was Vice President for Measure UAS, a technology startup providing commercial drone service to several business verticals. Continue reading

Insitu’s RoboFlight Academy

Spencer Honald, left, an incoming senior at The Dalles High School, and college senior Julian Rogers were mentors at last week’s RoboFlight Academy,

A pile of eight gutted Ironman toys sat on the gym floor last week at Insitu’s RoboFlight Academy, held at Henkle Middle School in White Salmon. The remote-controlled flying toys had been stripped of their circuit boards and motors, which were put to better use in a variety of made-from-scratch drones by the 25 mostly Gorge area teens enrolled in the weeklong program, which just finished its sixth year. Continue reading