Drones - What can they really do?
Feb 26, 2018
Mike Johnson
Drones - What can they really do?

Presentation: Drones - What can they really do?

With all of the hype about the emerging drone industry, I'll share what are drones actually doing now and what can we expect in the future.  Amazing things are happening everyday as individuals and companies discover the utility of drones in daily tasks.  Farmers are monitoring plant health to increase yields, wind turbine blades are inspected for damage, utility companies are using drones for storm damage assessment, and the list goes on.  The future holds even more promise and eventually we may even see delivery to our front door using drones.

 

Mike Johnson Bio:

Mike is a 2000 graduate of Edina High school and is the son of Edina Rotary member, Doug Johnson.  After Edina, he attended the United States Air Force Academy and became an Air Force C-17 pilot after training on multiple aircraft.   Eventually becoming an instructor pilot, Mike led missions and deployed across Europe, Asia, Africa, the Pacific Rim, and the Middle East in support of the President of the United States, Department of Defense, and humanitarian assistance missions.  Following two operational tours in the C-17, he transitioned to the RQ-4, Global Hawk, unmanned aircraft in Grand Forks, ND.  There he served as the 69th Reconnaissance Group, Chief Evaluator Pilot and Flight Standards Director for five RQ-4 locations around the globe.  Mike separated from the Air Force in 2016 and joined the SkySkopes team and currently serves as the Senior Vice President of Operations where he leads a team of professional pilots who focus on providing innovative solutions to the energy industry.