The Unmanned Safety Institute celebrates issuing thier 10,000th safety certification, based on a curriculum centered around drone professionalism.
By: Dawn Zoldi
Josh Olds had a dream to fly high in traditional aviation. He graduated from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU) with a B.S. in Aeronautical Science (professional piloting with a multi-commercial and instrument rating) and an A.S. in Aviation Maintenance Science with airframe and power plant certification. His goal to make a difference in the airline industry ended before it even began due to widespread layoffs and hiring freezes. Instead, he found himself flying and instructing on Group 3 unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) for Textron Unmanned and then anti-piracy intelligence surveillance and reconnaissance operations in the Indian Ocean for oil and gas. In 2015, after a quick stint back at ERAU, where he simultaneously earned a M.S. in Aeronautics with a specialization in educational technology, he co-founded…