Patrick Egan

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Patrick Egan commented on Chris Anderson's blog post uAvionix (ADS-B for Pixhawk) raises VC from Andy Rubin of Google/Android fame
"I guess no one told him that the FAA has no plans to support a public algorithm for ADS-B detect and avoid. Should have been at the sUSB Expo."
May 5, 2016
Patrick Egan commented on Eugene Potapov's blog post Best drone photos of 2015
"Perhaps they don't want to incriminate themselves?? Same with the "Drone Film Festivals" There are multiple shots in the sizzle reels that would put you in hot water here in the U.S. Hard to win a competition not pushing the envelope…"
Dec 28, 2015
Patrick Egan commented on Colin Snow's blog post Brief Survey on ADS-B and Small Drones
"Did you listen to the podcast? ;-) I plan to have another fellow on the broadcast who is very well versed in airspace integration issues. Colin, I am very interested in your findings and I wasn't to compare them to insider feedback. "
Aug 12, 2015
Patrick Egan commented on Chris Anderson's blog post Database of FAA drone exemptions
"May want to recheck the percentage numbers in the database graph. ;-)"
Jul 8, 2015
F1P commented on Patrick Egan's blog post U.S. UAS Airspace Integration Timeline
"Integration? Rise restrictions and loss of own development path, reduce of value and disintegration as in near outlook... "
Mar 16, 2015
Patrick Egan posted a blog post
Mar 12, 2015
Patrick Egan commented on Chris Anderson's blog post WSJ scoop on forthcoming FAA rules -- pilots license will be required for commercial use unless Congress intervenes
"I love to see the glass half full!"
Nov 26, 2014
Patrick Egan commented on Patrick Egan's blog post Podcast Interview With Tad McGeer
"and our new logo"
Nov 6, 2014

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About Me:
I am on the board of the Remote Control Aerial Photography Association and ARC (Aviation Regulatory Committee) Delegate.. RCAPA’s goal is to promotes and further RC aerial photography and the development and use of SUAS (Small Unmanned Aerial Systems). Our primary focus is safe airspace integration of unmanned system.
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Patrick Egan's Blog

Podcast Interview With Tad McGeer

Posted on November 5, 2014 at 11:14am 13 Comments

Tad McGeer has 25 years of experience in the unmanned aircraft world. He is responsible for Aerosonde and the Scan Eagle as well as the first unmanned transatlantic flight (1998). If you want to hear the history of drones hear it from a guy who lived (and helped invent) it.…


Looking For A More Commercial Focus To Your UAS Advocacy Effort?

Posted on October 31, 2014 at 8:00am 21 Comments

Your support is needed!

There is a lot at stake, much is riding on the regulation that is forthcoming. We have limited time left on the clock to shape our economic future and the unmanned technologies operating environment.


We have given the existing advocacy program six years, and…


FAA BVLOS Committee Formed

Posted on August 26, 2014 at 3:30pm 6 Comments

The FAA has formed a new committee with industry participation for end-users that want to fly Beyond-Visual-line-Of-Sight (BVLOS). RCAPA was included in the list of thirty-one different industry groups to give input to the current FAA…


Video of the 2014 Small Unmanned Systems Business Expo

Posted on May 17, 2014 at 7:30am 2 Comments

Video of the 2014 SUSB Expo - Free for the public to view. Day 1:


Day 2:

Both days…


Comment Wall (6 comments)

At 10:42am on July 11, 2007, Jeffrey Johnson said…
Hey patrick! Check out the Pict'Earth group ...
At 12:22am on September 22, 2008, rochak said…
Hi Patrick
I came to know abt u thru diydrones.
I am a new member out here. my main interests are development of autonomous aircraft (i.e autopilots)
do you have any experience of a quad rotor??
can you help me with its control theory??

Thanks in advance
At 8:03am on October 28, 2008, SUNEEL KAPUR said…
No, i think this is the first time we have come in contact.
At 8:07am on October 28, 2008, SUNEEL KAPUR said…
No i do not have any experience of a quad rotor.
Let me share u r experience on autopilots. What autopilots u have worked on & how about on board videography.
At 6:54pm on November 10, 2008, Andrew Kondor said…
hi... its going OK... what are you doing over here?
At 2:32pm on January 6, 2009, Valery Hronusov said…
Very interest. Thanks you. I don't know about this events. My daughter lives in Moscow, and I hope to see her photos

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