Unmanned Aircraft Systems - Safety and Applications
Abstract: Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) use is expanding rapidly in industries and fields including security, construction, agriculture, entertainment, and land management, just to name a few. A broad range of organizations are realizing first hand that along with the promising capabilities of UAS technology, there are also important limitations to consider.
Bio: Peter Menet is the Chairman and COO of Menet Aero, Inc., one of the first companies in the nation to be approved by the FAA to perform commercial Small Unmanned Aerial System (SUAS) services. Peter is a military aviator with over 1,700 accident-free flight hours in the UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter and is also a qualified RQ-11 Raven SUAS operator. Menet is a veteran of two overseas deployments and has conducted manned and unmanned aviation operations all over the globe. Menet’s entire career has focused on operations. In the military he has helped run aviation operations from the Platoon up through Corps level and has helped manage a civilian airline that conducted more than 500 regional flights per day. He holds a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from UW-Oshkosh and a master’s degree in project management from UW-Platteville. In addition to providing UAS services, the Menet Aero team is also working with the Milwaukee Fire Department to establish a professional UAS program based on the FEMA Incident Command System. Menet is also co-Founder and Vice President of the Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Advocacy Network, which is a public-private consortium of drone experts assembled to serve as a unified voice in support of the economic benefits of safe and ethical drone operations.