SOMD Tech Talk is pleased to announce that the June 19th, 2014 meeting will have Robert and Kyle from www.Offshorepix.com presenting their approach to aerial photography via airplane and sUAS. Their various airframes and unique approach will provide some insight to an active and growing aerial photography business.
After the presentation feel free to hang around at PaxSpace for the normal drone banter.
Robert “Hollywood” Hicks, CEO/Pilot/Photographer
Upon graduation from the USC George Lucas School of Cinema Television, Robert spent 5 years in the movie industry producing and directing several short and feature length films before pursuing his passion of aviation. As the son of an airline pilot and an active member of a flight demonstration team growing up, Robert elected to pursue his own aviation legacy by joining the Air National Guard where he served 10 years amassing over 2000 hours in the F-16 Fighting Falcon with a combat deployment to Iraq. Robert has been a defense contractor for over 7 years supporting the Navy FA-18 Program at NAVAIR as a mission planning acquisition professional.
Kyle “Sock” Matthew, Executive Director of UAV Operations/Pilot
Kyle is a graduate of the University of Maryland and the Naval Postgraduate School and holds an MSE in Aerospace Engineering. He has 13 years of aviation experience as a Naval Aviator and has a passion for aerial photography. As a US Navy Test Pilot he has piloted 22 types of aircraft and has flown or tested every type of UAV the Navy owns. Kyle has over 2800 manned and 1600 UAV flight hours.