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Meet the Team: Kate

by | Aug 13, 2019 | Blog, General Info

At Coastal Drone Co, our team is what sets us apart from the rest. We are proud to have some of the most knowledgeable, passionate, and experienced people in the business with us. We are excited to introduce you to the people who work every day to help you become the best drone pilot you can be!

The first team member to be featured is our VP of Operations and a face you might recognize from many of our training videos, Kate!

Hey! I’m Kate!

I’m the VP of Operations at Coastal and one of the owners as well. I’ve been with Coastal since the spring of 2017 when I came in to help our sister company, Agency Media, expand their aerial operations and get their team legal and safe to fly. After seeing the impressive work they did with video (and the fancy studios and camera gear) I thought “hmmm maybe they could film me teaching ground school, and we can offer it online!” And look where we are now!

My background is in aviation and education. I’ve been flying airplanes since 2007 and have been a flight instructor since 2011.  I love how tight-knit and fast-paced the RPAS industry has become since I joined in 2014. I’ve been able to work closely with organizations like Transport Canada, NAV Canada, the NRC and Unmanned Systems Canada on some fun initiatives like the development of exam questions, the knowledge requirement guide, and the AIM revisions. 

It’s exciting to be in such a creative, evolving part of the aviation industry. As we see applications for drones grow, I can’t wait to work on the new problems that arise. Next up: BVLOS. 

Check out the other members of our team!

Alec Wilson