Patrick Egan is the editor of the Americas Desk at sUAS News and host and Executive Producer of the sUAS News Podcast Series, Drone TV and the Small Unmanned Systems Business Exposition.
Experience in the field includes assignments with the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command Battle Lab investigating solutions on future warfare research projects. Instructor for LTA (Lighter Than Air) ISR systems deployment teams for a OSD, U.S. Special Operations Command, Special Surveillance Project. Built and operated commercial RPA prior to 2007 FAA policy clarification.
On the airspace integration side, he serves as director of special programs for the RCAPA (Remote Control Aerial Photography Association), on the ICC (International Coordination Council) which inputs to the EUROCAE wg-73, and the President of the Silicon Valley Chapter of AUVSI (Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International). Past collaborations within the framework of the standards groups; ASTM F-38 and RTCA SC-203 (lightly regulated sub-group), and was also a full member of the Federal Aviation Administration's Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems Aviation Rulemaking committee (Order 1110.150)--