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FLYMOTION

FLYMOTION is a FAA-licensed, veteran-owned small business that delivers turnkey Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) and innovative technology solutions.  Formed in 2014, and headquartered in Tampa, Florida, FLYMOTION became one of the most recognized, full-scale UAS solution companies due to their meticulous dedication to transforming abstract ideas into concrete solutions. FLYMOTION teams engulf themselves in the artistry of drone technology, and never stop thinking about how to improve the current industry by introducing cutting edge, innovative concepts.  Through technology, platforms and services, FLYMOTION provides end-to-end solutions to a diverse clientele across the United States and Internationally. 

“Essentially what we’re doing with this technology is reducing risk.”
Ryan English, FLYMOTION CEO and Co-founder

Public safety agencies and first responders across the U.S. also look to FLYMOTION for services and products including, drones, infrared and electro-optical sensors, command and control equipment, tactical UAS training, and a variety of consultation services. 

FLYMOTION TRIDENT

FLYMOTION’s premier public safety platforms include the TRIDENT and MAVERICK, two drone mobile command centers that can assist those on the front lines who benefit from using UAS technology in an environment where time, accuracy and safety are critical to success. The TRIDENT permits operators to pilot drones from dedicated flight stations located inside a command vehicle. State of the art bonded cellular and satellite technology allows for live UAV broadcast transmission to any place in the world, making TRIDENT an indispensable tool for countless markets but especially in public safety, where having a drone mobile command center greatly increases operational capabilities in emergency situations. 

For example, during Hurricane Irma and in the weeks following, FLYMOTION deployed 22 aircrews across the state of Florida and flew more than 650 missions covering over 300 miles of hurricane-damaged terrain.

FLYMOTION also provides training services for both public safety and commercial operators that cater to a wide range of experience levels and certification requirements.

FLYMOTION believes that a critical component of effective training is a realistic environment, which is exactly what they offer with training at Guardian Centers. This 830-acre urban and wilderness training campus is located in Perry, Georgia.

The facility has a full-scale cityscape complete with collapsed buildings, a subway system, a flood zone, and much more. FLYMOTION’s focus on scenario-based flight training is further enhanced by this state of the art facility. This unique drone training provides trainees access to real life obstacles and situations to prepare operators for whatever obstacles lie ahead before they take flight.  

AeroScope

FLYMOTION is also involved with technologies aimed at reducing the threats posed by drone misuse. FLYMOTION collaborated with fellow DAN member DJI in the development and testing of the AeroScope drone detection system. AeroScope’s real-time monitoring offers unprecedented security and safety to airspace with detection, location, identification and tracking capabilities.This gives public safety officials and agencies the ability to detect abnormal drone behaviors and respond accordingly. When the AeroScope system is integrated within FLYMOTION’s command vehicles, their users can track telemetry data of UAVs within a movable radius of up to 50km.

FLYMOTION staff have over 50 years of combined first-hand tactical operations experience. This makes FLYMOTION uniquely qualified to provide effective solutions in the face of budget constraints, limited personnel, and tough deadlines. Their first-hand insight helps develop the programs, and provide the training that customers need to operate unmanned systems in both the public and private sectors.

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DAN Expands With Three New Members

December 11, 2018

The Drone Advocacy Network(DAN) recently welcomed three additional companies to its membership –Kittyhawk, RMUS and AutoModality.  The services offered by these drone industry innovators improve performance, efficiency and safety in a variety of industries.

In just three and a half years, Kittyhawk transformed from a basement project into an industry-leading operation that has powered over 380,000 flights, provided essential drone services to Fortune 500 companies and collaborated with the federal government to protect our airspace. The San Francisco-based start up provides a platform that enables businesses to operate an “in-house” drone program, encompassing pre-flight planning, flight operations, maintenance, authorization services, as well as secure storage of the collected data. Designed for small and large commercial drone operations, Kitty hawk’s solutions empower enterprises to manage the complexity of operators, aircraft, airspace, data analytics,insights and compliance to maximize safety.

“RMUS is pleased to announce our new membership status with the Drone Advocacy Network. We have been involved in statewide policy development for several years and are excited to help move the commercial/public safety UAV industry forward on a national level,”said RMUS President JT Von Lunen.

AutoModality providesUAV flight control software for infrastructure inspections including bridges, rail way systems, and cellular towers, among others. With offices in Syracuse, NY and SanRafael, CA, AutoModality creates fully autonomous mobile systems that enhance the effectiveness, efficiency, and safety of inspections while streamlining maintenance operations. Its Perceptive Navigation technology enables UAV systems to fly autonomously with pinpoint accuracy in GPS-denied locations allowing an unparalleled proximity between the UAV and the asset under inspection. The PerceptiveNavigation technology ensures the high quality and repeatability of UAV data collection even in circumstances when GPS navigation is off the table.

As a business that develops specialized autonomous UAV infrastructure solutions for Fortune 100enterprises, AutoModality fully understands the safety benefits of drone technology.  These benefits are multiplied when industry partners collaborate and share their ideas and platforms to yield superior products for consumers, private businesses,government agencies and first responders. The Drone Advocacy Network is an ideal venue to promote these platforms and advocate for future growth in theUAV technology marketplace, which will lead to more off-the-shelf solutions to meet the needs of customers and clients,” said AutoModality COO Aaron Singer. 

DAN welcomes our newest member sand recognizes their continuing contributions to the drone ecosystem and the many industries that are already benefiting from these exciting technologies.