Ladies and Gentlemen,
Recently I put out an article that was a Call to Action to help our commercial UAS/Drone industry advance to the next level. It was about building a “Foundation of Support” for the Industry. Help me (and all of us) create a Standards-Based Certification framework.
As many of you know, I speak highly on industry support, building the industry the right way the first time. Accurate and reliable data is the key ingredient to successfully giving the end-users the efficiency and effectiveness the technology has to offer.
This is about the people, the processes, the tools, and the DATA to achieve the goal of integrating this technology into our workflows. This is about utilizing this technology to improve the world as we know it, from the sky down. This is not only about defining our standards-based certifications but creating a viable plan to get them adopted. This “Foundation of Support” for the industry is designed to bring the right people, with the right equipment together, so that we are as an industry are building this foundation together by setting a standard for the right reasons, the right places, on the right integration, capturing the right data, in the right manner. With standards-based certification, the client will be able to vet the service being provided by the certifications pilots/organizations bring with them.
We formed UPLIFT and we would like the support of all of you who are concerned with building the industry the right way, with common standards that help everyone and get widely adopted.
Our team will be open to anyone who shares our goals and who agrees to a set of basic guidelines and expectations to advance this cause. Our primary online platform for discussions and work products is Slack. Sign up here: UPLIFT and you will be invited to join this “Foundation of Support” for creating a standards-based certification framework for UAS personnel, systems, and data products.
If you are interested in being part of this, you can Sign up here: UPLIFT and add your availability within a channel on our Slack Group