Lunchbox Geophysics

Drones: Safety & Regulations

David Willett

David Willett
President, Gray Aero Services Inc.

Tuesday, January 17th, 2017 – 12:00 PM
Chevron Building +15 Auditorium

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LunchBox Geophysics is free! Simply bring your own lunch (refreshments provided) and enjoy.

Abstract

Incredible growth in both numbers and capabilities of Unmanned Air Systems ‘Drones’, whether used for pleasure or business, forces a need for a better understanding of their abilities and proper handling.

Topics to be addressed:

  • Surface reconnaissance and acquisition of valuable data
  • Importance of safety & regulations
  • Knowledge and corporate responsibility

Biography

Growing up in a military family and having spent time in the regular forces, David has always had a love for aircraft and a respect for regimented systems. After leaving the forces, David started a 20+ year career in the petroleum industry. Having first worked in the field, he then studied Petroleum Engineering Technology; he has worked in petroleum exploration, CO2 sequestration, and has been cross-trained in geophysical processing.  He never lost his love for flying and in 2015 he took the opportunity to start his own company flying unmanned air systems (drones). Combining his oil exploration with mapping experience, he now provides high quality aerial solutions to industrial clients.