A Live Look at the Next Century of Aviation from North Carolina

The North Carolina Drone Summit and Flight Expo promised to show off what the next century of aviation will look like, and it managed to do so in the context of where and how the technology is making a difference today. Featuring a collection of commercial drone representatives, technology providers, influential government officials and users, the event simultaneously captured the present and future of commercial and public safety UAS applications.

Keynote presentations from Earl Lawrence of the FAA, Anil Nanduri from Intel and PK from NASA showcase the perspectives that were showcased at the event, but they were balanced with key insights from people like Christopher Cody of the Fayetteville police department and Romeo Durscher from DJI around how the technology is being used by public safety officials right now to make a difference. This isn’t the first time the words “follow the drone to safety” have been uttered but seeing that phrase used in more situations is helping to create some incredibly powerful use cases and completely change how the public thinks of the technology. As promised, the event further showcased how North Carolina is working to define what it means to integrate drones into state and local government agency operations.

You can find some highlights from our live coverage of the event below, which includes some takeaways from the keynotes, pictures of slides from the presentations and insights that come from the discussions that took place over the course of the event. That includes a look at the NC State Highway Patrol’s mock crash where they demonstrated how they use drones to map these kinds of scenes, along with Intel’s mock inspection of a bridge with a Falcon 8+. It also includes some thoughts around what it means for public safety officials to adopt UAVs as well the Georgia DOT’s lessons learned around UAV operations along with UTM concepts and developments, plus a variety of other topics and details.

For plenty more live pictures, videos and updates from the event, check out the #ncdronesummit hashtag.

The highlight of our evening… drone racing! pic.twitter.com/4I6Dap2cB7

— Division of Aviation (@NCAviation) August 5, 2018

Good morning from the first ever North Carolina Drone Summit and Flight Expo! This morning Ashley participated on a panel and discussed NC UAV Concerns such as privacy, regulation, training and licensing, and conservation and wildlife. #NCdronesafe #NCdronesummit #drones #uav pic.twitter.com/a1u1ndfEHI

— Felton Banks, PLLC (@FeltonBanksPLLC) August 6, 2018

“Practice and operational control as key to aviation now as they were to Wright Brothers,” from Earl Lawrence at @NCAviation #ncdronesummit pic.twitter.com/SXspZEDOQU

— Jeremiah Karpowicz (@jeremiahkarp) August 6, 2018

Looking forward to a great couple of days of professional development & fellowship.#NCDroneExpo #NCDroneSafe #UAS #Drone @StewartInc @NCDOT pic.twitter.com/JYuTWvGGC3

— Frank Mundy (@FrankMundy) August 6, 2018

A look at how @FAANews is filling in the gaps in their drone integration strategy in 2018, @NCAviation #ncdronesummit pic.twitter.com/JrEBmBCiEm

— Jeremiah Karpowicz (@jeremiahkarp) August 6, 2018

Should a drone delivering medical supplies have sirens on it? Practical questions like these what the IPP designed to address, with Earl Lawrence at @NCAviation #dronesummit pic.twitter.com/5K5tA0Sunj

— Jeremiah Karpowicz (@jeremiahkarp) August 6, 2018

Today’s first flight demo comes from our friends at the NC Highway Patrol, showing how they use drones for collision scene reconstructions #ncdronesummit pic.twitter.com/hR0NiKzLqu

— Division of Aviation (@NCAviation) August 6, 2018

What are some of the key benefits of the IPP? Community impact a big one, from @NCAviation #ncdronesummit pic.twitter.com/6SMSAV0osT

— Jeremiah Karpowicz (@jeremiahkarp) August 6, 2018

There are increasing costs associated with transferring medical lab samples around which drones can greatly reduce. Impact for labs and pharmaceuticals cost significant. From @NCAviation #ncdronesummit pic.twitter.com/6YuXXxGbOc

— Jeremiah Karpowicz (@jeremiahkarp) August 6, 2018

The NC State Highway Patrol shows off how they use drones to map accident scenes at @NCAviation #ncdronesummit pic.twitter.com/6Qi9uZXoQj

— Jeremiah Karpowicz (@jeremiahkarp) August 6, 2018

What does it look like for a police department to get up and running with a UAV? Details being showcased by Fayetteville PD at @NCAviation #ncdronesummit pic.twitter.com/KHqAzZKW4b

— Jeremiah Karpowicz (@jeremiahkarp) August 6, 2018

Another “follow the drone to safety” story at @NCAviation #ncdronesummit pic.twitter.com/qR9atfxpLH

— Jeremiah Karpowicz (@jeremiahkarp) August 6, 2018

Performing a mini-bridge inspection with the @intel Falcon 8+ at @NCAviation #ncdronesummit pic.twitter.com/Xuk497rDyA

— Jeremiah Karpowicz (@jeremiahkarp) August 6, 2018

UTM panel discussion about challenges and hurdles facing the drone industry to become automated. #NCDroneSummit @NCAviation pic.twitter.com/4QtHxvOKpt

— Anthony Campbell (@Anthonyecam) August 7, 2018

“If you get public safety right, construction, agriculture, etc. will be a piece of cake,” from @romeoch at @NCAviation #ncdronesummit pic.twitter.com/yx7ecnnyo4

— Jeremiah Karpowicz (@jeremiahkarp) August 6, 2018

What sort of innovations from @DJIEnterprise have pushed things forward with drones in public safety? @romeoch explains at @NCAviation #ncdronesummit pic.twitter.com/ZvKqIC9v52

— Jeremiah Karpowicz (@jeremiahkarp) August 6, 2018

Stay tuned for some specific insight from @romeoch around how @DJIEnterprise drones are saving time and lives. Hints of that at @NCAviation #ncdronesummit pic.twitter.com/FnOqtMdx2O

— Jeremiah Karpowicz (@jeremiahkarp) August 6, 2018

Robert Pearce from @NASA talks through a new era of aviation at @NCAviation #ncdronesummit pic.twitter.com/fZPafRlTiV

— Jeremiah Karpowicz (@jeremiahkarp) August 6, 2018

What is the role of a UAS office? Explaining what that looks like at @NCAviation #ncdronesummit pic.twitter.com/TWVP0f68ei

— Jeremiah Karpowicz (@jeremiahkarp) August 6, 2018

Some recommendations from the GDOT in moving forward with drones @NCAviation #ncdronesummit pic.twitter.com/sLzMM3ddr4

— Jeremiah Karpowicz (@jeremiahkarp) August 6, 2018

An update around NASA technical capability levels from @nasapk at @NCAviation #ncdronesummit pic.twitter.com/y9LdviDBl6

— Jeremiah Karpowicz (@jeremiahkarp) August 7, 2018

“The need for change is real because current systems are not sustainable,” from @nasapk at @NCAviation #ncdronesummit pic.twitter.com/Ox93IRfIjY

— Jeremiah Karpowicz (@jeremiahkarp) August 7, 2018

What is the future of UTM? Talking it through at @NCAviation #ncdronesummit pic.twitter.com/hjnIG51puC

— Jeremiah Karpowicz (@jeremiahkarp) August 7, 2018

A literal path to BVLOS and what applications will be impacted most by this journey, from @PrecisionHawk at @NCAviation #ncdronesummit pic.twitter.com/m0JSgjI8z7

— Jeremiah Karpowicz (@jeremiahkarp) August 7, 2018

Why should you strive for an enterprise weather system solution? Talking through what it means to make weather part of the conversation now with TruWeather Solutions at @NCAviation #ncdronesummit pic.twitter.com/wTe1zLQ6TC

— Jeremiah Karpowicz (@jeremiahkarp) August 7, 2018

Lt. Governor Dan Forrest joined us today to see firsthand the ways drones are already impacting North Carolina, and how we’re leading the way UAS innovation #NCDroneSummit pic.twitter.com/uohldeCAg7

— Division of Aviation (@NCAviation) August 7, 2018

Lt. Governor of North Carolina says NC was was first in flight, and it can be next in flight, at @NCAviation #ncdronesummit pic.twitter.com/wzQUVXJqHZ

— Jeremiah Karpowicz (@jeremiahkarp) August 7, 2018

The last flight demo today demonstrated how drones can be used by law enforcement to locate a fugitive or lost person #NCDroneSummit pic.twitter.com/XUfLE9WYDH

— Division of Aviation (@NCAviation) August 6, 2018

Our morning technical sessions, hosted by Ashley Felton and Basil Yap, will highlight ongoing innovation in the #uas sector and some of NC’s most promising drone startups #NCDroneSummit pic.twitter.com/P7phVZCn8W

— Division of Aviation (@NCAviation) August 7, 2018

Brian Wynne of @AUVSI deliver the final keynote speech of #NCDroneSummit pic.twitter.com/6bXRl4EmdK

— Division of Aviation (@NCAviation) August 7, 2018

A look at the process to build the regulatory framework for drones from @FAANews via @AUVSI at @NCAviation #ncdronesummit pic.twitter.com/yahi4uVNJo

— Jeremiah Karpowicz (@jeremiahkarp) August 7, 2018

What does it mean to counter drones at the source? Talking it through with Ryan English of @FLYMOTIONmedia at @NCAviation #ncdronesummit pic.twitter.com/1EbSJoYVrU

— Jeremiah Karpowicz (@jeremiahkarp) August 7, 2018

Some key best practices and lessons learned for UAV aerial spray applications at @NCAviation #ncdronesummit pic.twitter.com/LO8XCKXagE

— Jeremiah Karpowicz (@jeremiahkarp) August 7, 2018

The team from SenseFly, who is moving their North American headquarters to Raleigh, talks about the cost and safety advantages drones have over traditional infrastructure inspection methods #NCDroneSummit pic.twitter.com/9c4gRIbmmV

— Division of Aviation (@NCAviation) August 7, 2018

What’s the ROI of UAVs? On this bridge inspection with @sensefly drones, it was 66%. @NCAviation #ncdonesummit pic.twitter.com/izlcTAlU7R

— Jeremiah Karpowicz (@jeremiahkarp) August 7, 2018

Bobby Watson, Director of Aviation at NC DOT, closes out @NCAviation #ncdronesummit pic.twitter.com/5TgPGJ0I6E

— Jeremiah Karpowicz (@jeremiahkarp) August 7, 2018

Congratulations to Darshan and the whole @NCAviation team for a great #NCDroneSummit event! Already looking forward to next year! pic.twitter.com/u4WMuIfpjV

— Jeremiah Karpowicz (@jeremiahkarp) August 8, 2018

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