Gus Calderon
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As an FAA Certified Commercial Pilot my approach to the design and operation of small Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) is focused on safety and reliability. Having owned and operated an FAA Certified Air Charter Operation, I have extensive training in the field of commercial aviation. I draw on my experience in commercial aviation to develop custom solutions for my clients.

My academic training in the sciences serves as a foundation for my methodical approach to problem solving and procedural development. My experience as a technical writer can assist the emerging field of commercial UAS as skilled persons are needed to develop operational and safety procedures. The safe operation of a UAS involves more than just piloting skill, it is a decision-making process and this must be properly communicated to persons entering the field.
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Gus Calderon is the owner of Airspace Consulting and he helps companies develop their commercial drone operation. He has helped over 65 companies to date and he is currently developing operating manuals for large utility companies.

Gus was a member of the design team for Lady Gaga's "Flying Dress", known as the Volantis. He was also selected as the pilot for the Volantis because of his experience as an FAA Certified Commercial Pilot and knowledge of multirotor aircraft. Lady Gaga was successfully flown in the Volantis on November 10th, 2012 during the special event for her "Art Pop" album release. Lady Gaga hopes to "inspire the youth of the world to use technology to improve their lives." This is a noble cause that I fully support.
Carlsbad, CA

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Drone TV films the 3D Printer World Expo

Posted on February 6, 2014 at 10:30pm 2 Comments

It is fascinating to see how the 3D printing industry is thriving and expanding to cover so many applications. This technology is not hampered by federal regulation, unlike the commercial use of UAS, so entrepreneurs and DIY Makers are flocking to the field of additive manufacturing at an astounding rate...

MSNBC just aired this story on the "Drone Economy"

Posted on January 26, 2014 at 12:00pm 20 Comments

Chris Anderson, Chance Roth, and Gus Calderon discuss the emerging market for unmanned aircraft on MSNBC's show titled "Your Business." Here is a link to the story:

Drone TV Episode 3 "Search & Rescue" has been released!

Posted on January 24, 2014 at 1:00am 2 Comments

In this iconic episode, the two co-hosts of the sUAS Podcast discuss the use of small unmanned aircraft for search and rescue operations. Gene Robinson, owner of RP Search Services, discusses the technological advancements in the field and also the impact of being featured in the documentary “Civilian Drones – Search & Rescue.” Host of Drone TV, Patrick Egan, asks…


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At 6:31pm on February 28, 2008, Jeffrey Johnson said…
Hey Gus!
At 11:01pm on March 22, 2008, Elisa said…
any time u wish to have a wet river ride & country food with planty of open spcae to fly , come over and try our boats
At 5:08pm on July 7, 2009, Dave Rowbotham said…
Hello Gus
I just learned of the Park Ban on planes. As I live in Carlsbad I found it pretty disturbing. Any updates or info. Will the council be reconsidering.
Dave Rowbotham
At 10:42am on June 2, 2014, DAVE BEHR said…

Hello Gus,

I read your recent article in "Rotor Drone", Summer 2014, pg. 88.

It is a good and informative article !

I have a Phantom 2 with Gopro 3+ Black, and have questions regarding setup:.

You wrote that still images can be obtained from the video.

I am taking Aerial shots at 60fps,1080,

You indicate the shutter speed of at least 1/500.

I have 2 questions:

1. How to determine the Shutter speed in the Gopro ?

2. How to extract an image from a stream of video ? Which free video download do you recommend for that ?



At 9:50pm on June 2, 2014, DAVE BEHR said…

Hi Gus,

Thanks , I am looking for a Windows Editor in order to pull out stills from the video.
At 9:18am on January 18, 2019, Georgina Bin Mohd said…

Bonjour, Am Excited to write you this moment and also by your friend . Am Georgina Bin Mohd from Indonesia. I want to discuss  something with you,can i have your WhatsApp Number so i can video call you and as well tell you more about my self Am Single , what i want to tell you is  important for me (

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