Drones in America

Drones in America is your go-to B2B drone podcast, presented by MarketScale. Your host, Grant Guillot, leads the unmanned aircraft systems practice team for the law firm of Adams & Reese.

Season 1

Creating Autonomous Drones to Protect Assets and Infrastructure

Both pilots and companies are navigating a thin line between security and innovation. Host Grant Guillot talks with leaders, influencers, and experts across the drone industry to guide us through the complex web of technology and policy in the United States.   The UAS industry requires cooperation and collaboration with lots of stakeholders. The FAA, however, isn’t […]

What Regulations Will Get Drones Ready to Deliver to Your Front Door?

Both pilots and companies are navigating a thin line between security and innovation. Host Grant Guillot talks with leaders, influencers, and experts across the drone industry to guide us through the complex web of technology and policy in the United States.   Every angle of the drone industry has a unique perspective. Organizations that bridge the gap […]

How Autonomy Will Cement Skydio as the Largest American Drone Company

Both pilots and companies are navigating a thin line between security and innovation. Host Grant Guillot talks with leaders, influencers, and experts across the drone industry to guide us through the complex web of technology and policy in the United States.   Drone use cases continue to expand—signifying there’s a drone for every season. Skydio, the largest American […]

Will Drone Delivery Become Part of the Long-Term Logistics Picture?

Both pilots and companies are navigating a thin line between security and innovation. Host Grant Guillot talks with leaders, influencers, and experts across the drone industry to guide us through the complex web of technology and policy in the United States.   The adoption and acceleration of drone delivery have been fast-paced in the last few years. […]

When Beignets Fly: Zing Drone Delivery Sees Famous Treats Cross the Mississippi

Deep in the heart of the jazz scene, the saxophones aren’t the only things buzzing. This week, Grant Guillot takes Drones in America to the Big Easy to witness what is possible with drone deliveries — right now.   As part of an investor event, Zing Drone Delivery performed a delivery of Cafe du Monde’s famous beignets from the […]

How Have UAS Test Sites Advanced the Drone Industry?

Both pilots and companies are navigating a thin line between security and innovation. Host Grant Guillot talks with leaders, influencers, and experts across the drone industry to guide us through the complex web of technology and policy in the United States.   The rigors of the drone industry require research, development, testing, certifications, and more. Drones in […]

Creating a Domestic Drone Capable of Long-Range Missions

Both pilots and companies are navigating a thin line between security and innovation. Host Grant Guillot talks with leaders, influencers, and experts across the drone industry to guide us through the complex web of technology and policy in the United States.   The evolution of UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles) is reaching top speed. As commercial and military […]

What Are the Implications of Obtaining Health-Related Data via Drone?

Both pilots and companies are navigating a thin line between security and innovation. Host Grant Guillot talks with leaders, influencers, and experts across the drone industry to guide us through the complex web of technology and policy in the United States.   Drones are becoming a powerful tool for many use cases, and Drones in America shares […]

Maximizing the Value of Your Roof With Drone Delivery

Both pilots and companies are navigating a thin line between security and innovation. Host Grant Guillot talks with leaders, influencers, and experts across the drone industry to guide us through the complex web of technology and policy in the United States.   Drones in America host Grant Guillot has discussed the future of drone delivery […]

Coca-Cola with Coffee Takes Off With Drone Delivery

Both pilots and companies are navigating a thin line between security and innovation. Host Grant Guillot talks with leaders, influencers, and experts across the drone industry to guide us through the complex web of technology and policy in the United States.   Drone delivery isn’t just a far-off possibility. It’s become safer, more efficient, and scalable. That’s […]

How Will Drones Play into the Future of Agriculture?

Both pilots and companies are navigating a thin line between security and innovation. Host Grant Guillot talks with leaders, influencers, and experts across the drone industry to guide us through the complex web of technology and policy in the United States.   Drones in America host Grant Guillot looks at the future of American manufactured drones through […]

How Drones are Connecting Guam Across the Pacific

Both pilots and companies are navigating a thin line between security and innovation. Host Grant Guillot talks with leaders, influencers, and experts across the drone industry to guide us through the complex web of technology and policy in the United States.   Drones in America host Grant Guillot has discussed the future of the American […]

How Might Drones Be Used to Expand Highspeed Internet?

Both pilots and companies are navigating a thin line between security and innovation. Host Grant Guillot talks with leaders, influencers, and experts across the drone industry to guide us through the complex web of technology and policy in the United States. Drones in America host Grant Guillot has discussed the promises drone technology brings us in the quest […]

What Will Implementing Drones into Airport Operations Look Like?

Both pilots and companies are navigating a thin line between security and innovation. Host Grant Guillot talks with leaders, influencers, and experts across the drone industry to guide us through the complex web of technology and policy in the United States.     Drones in America host Grant Guillot has discussed the future of drone […]

Will the Future of Drones Include DJI?

Both pilots and companies are navigating a thin line between security and innovation. Host Grant Guillot talks with leaders, influencers, and experts across the drone industry to guide us through the complex web of technology and policy in the United States.   What role do foreign-made drones play in the American drone industry? Does a […]

The Challenges Drone Operations are Tackling

Both pilots and companies are navigating a thin line between security and innovation. Host Grant Guillot talks with leaders, influencers, and experts across the drone industry to guide us through the complex web of technology and policy in the United States.   Initially used for military defense applications, today, drones are reinventing old businesses while […]

Public Perception of Drones is Positive Going into 2021

Both pilots and companies are navigating a thin line between security and innovation. Host Grant Guillot talks with leaders, influencers, and experts across the drone industry to guide us through the complex web of technology and policy in the United States.   Whether it’s agriculture, construction, energy, surveying, recreation—what have you—drones are providing fantastic opportunities […]

Solving the “Pizza” Problem in Drone Delivery

Both pilots and companies are navigating a thin line between security and innovation. Host Grant Guillot talks with leaders, influencers, and experts across the drone industry to guide us through the complex web of technology and policy in the United States.   From unmanned balloons launched in France back in the late 1700s, to the […]

What the Drone Industry’s Thankful for in 2020

Both pilots and companies are navigating a thin line between security and innovation. Host Grant Guillot talks with leaders, influencers, and experts across the drone industry to guide us through the complex web of technology and policy in the United States.   Even in a chaotic year like 2020, there are things to be thankful […]

Where Does the Drone Industry Stand with BVLOS?

  Thanks in part to the COVID-19 pandemic, drone delivery is back in the middle of conversation regarding the future outlook for drone usage and their burgeoning possibilities – and it’s already taking center stage. Zing Drone Deliveries is an autonomous drone delivery platform offering pilots everything they need to get started in this blooming […]

Is LIDAR at a Breakthrough Point?

  CEO Adam Zayor, VP LiDAR Chris Clay, and VP Operations Nicholas Boone, at FlyGuys sat down with Grant Guillot, host of Drones in America, and shed some light on an emerging trend in their industry. “A lot of people have made that transition from recreational hobbyists to commercial pilots. It’s funny, because prior to […]

The Role of Drones in Growing Louisiana’s Economy

  This episode of MarketScale’s Drones in America podcast with host Grant Guillot featured two UAV industry leaders – Joshua Alford, Commissioner for the Houma Terrebonne Airport Commission, and Cary Koch, Partner at Pelican State Partners. The two joined Guillot to explore the role and growth of drone use in the Gulf Coast, particularly in […]

Will the Election Impact the Future of Drones?

Election Day 2020, which will see Americans decide between incumbent Donald Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden, has plenty of implications – including for the advanced technology solutions roaming our skies. On this episode of Drones in America, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP Senior Policy Advisor Justin Towles dove into a weighty topic […]

Are Drones Viable to Optimize Warehouse Processes

  On this episode of Drones in America by MarketScale, host Grant Guillot was joined by commercial drone industry leader and Ware CEO Ian Smith. Ware works to help companies automate their warehouse inventory via drone, leveraging the technology to bring increased performance, efficiency and accuracy to operations through effective data capture, processing and consolidation […]

What 3 Trends Are Driving Q4 in the Drone Industry?

Each week, Drones in America will introduce listeners to guests who are leaders, influencers and experts from various areas to talk about America’s drone industry. Topics discussed will include the history of drones, new technology, policy and the rapidly-growing commercial market. On this episode, host Grant Guillot sat down with David Benowitz, Head of Research for DroneAnalyst and founding member of […]

DroneUp Announces Partnership with Walmart to Deliver Covid Tests by Drone

  On this bonus episode of Drones In America, host Grant Guillot sits down with DroneUp CEO Tom Walker and Michael Blades, Vice President of Aerospace, Defense, and Security Americas Region for Frost & Sullivan. DroneUp just announced a partnership with Walmart and Quest Diagnostics to deliver at-home COVID-19 self-collection kits. Walmart has already been experimenting with with the practicality of drone delivery for select grocery and […]

The Digital Transformation of the Drone Industry and Xponential

  So much is going virtual this year, including large scale conferences. For the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI), that means their own Xponential conference will also be a virtual gathering in 2020. So what does that mean for participants and exhibitors? How will the event change and how will it continue to […]

Shaping Public Perception of Drones

  It feels safe to say that virtually every industry has been affected by the pandemic in one way or another. For restaurants and spas, the effects have been devastating. For big players in the e-commerce and digital content space, there has been room for growth. One industry in particular that is stepping in to […]

Will Easing Restrictions of Flights Over People Increase UAV Use in Construction?

On this episode of Drones in America, host Grant Guillot was joined by Brasfield & Gorrie Innovation Specialist Ryan Hittie. Brasfield & Gorrie is a general contracting firm, making Hittie uniquely qualified to touch on the subject of this episode – how the potential lessening of regulations surrounding the use of drones and UAVs over […]

How Can Commercial Drone Interests Be Aligned?

  On this episode of Drones in America, host Grant Guillot invited Matthew Clark, a Senior Associate at Hogan Lovells, to share his insight on the American drone industry and its current landscape. Though Clark said he never expected to become a “drone lawyer,” the field has offered him tremendous opportunities, particularly during a time […]

How a Ban on Foreign Drones Would Cripple the Industry

  On this episode of Drones in America, host Grant Guillot was joined by Brenden Schulman, Vice President of Policy and Legal Affairs at DJI. DJI, headquartered in Shenzhen, China, is an industry leader, providing flying and stabilization systems and more than make image capture via drone simpler and more effective. Schulman and Guillot dove […]

Regulations, Policy, and Public Perception in the Commercial Drone World

Each week, Drones in America introduces listeners to guests who are leaders, influencers and experts from various areas to provide key insights about America’s drone industry. Topics discussed include the history of drones both overall and in America, emerging technology, policy guiding drone use, and the rapidly growing commercial market. On this episode, host Grant […]

Expanding Participation in the Drone Industry with Bronwyn Morgan of Xeo Air: Drones In America

  Grant Guillot, host of Drones in America, was joined on this podcast episode by Bronwyn Morgan, founder of Xeo Air. Bronwyn describes her life path and how her interest in the aviation industry from a young age and shaped her career and led her to become an innovator in the drone industry. “Our industry […]

Skydio Leading the Way in America’s Surge Toward the Top of the Drone Industry

  Every week, Drones in America introduces listeners to guests who are leaders, influencers and experts from various areas to talk about America’s drone industry. Topics discussed include the history of drones, new technology, policy and the rapidly-growing commercial market. On this episode, host Grant Guillot sat down with leaders of the largest American drone manufacturer, Skydio. The CEO […]

How Can America Move to the Lead in the Drone Race?

  Every week, Drones in America will introduce listeners to guests who are leaders, influencers, and experts from various areas to talk about America’s drone industry. Topics discussed will include the history of drones, new technology, policy, and the rapidly-growing commercial market. On this episode, Guillot sat down with one of the most influential policymakers in the […]

Top 3 Drone Insights of 2020: Drones In America

Welcome to this week’s episode of “Drones in America,” a MarketScale podcast hosted by Grant Guillot. On “Drones in America,” Guillot and industry leaders, influencers and experts explore the rapidly growing commercial drone industry in the U.S., guiding you through the complex web of technology, policy and more.   Alabama is Setting the Course for Drone Delivery The […]

Young Leaders and Entrepreneurs in the Drone Industry: Drones In America

  This program will featured a panel of Millennials and members of Generation Z, who  discussed successes and challenges they’ve faced in the commercial drone sector, the risks and rewards involved in pursuing a career in a nascent industry, and their hopes for influencing future generations of technological innovators. Participants: Luke Fox, WhiteFox Brendan Groves, Skydio Kyle […]

Which States Are Embracing Drones: Drones in America

  This week, host Grant Guillot of the law firm Adams and Reese was joined by Senior Research Fellow at Mercatus Center at George Mason University Brent Skorup, who recently published his research ranking all 50 states in terms of friendliness for drone operations. In the past several years, the UAV market has exploded with technological growth, and […]

The Myths and Facts of Thermal Imaging in UAVS: Drones In America

  Each week, Drones in America introduces listeners to guests who are leaders, influencers and experts with critical insight into America’s drone industry. This week, host Grant Guillot of the law firm Adams and Reese was joined by the sUAS Global Segment Leader for FLIR Systems Randall Warnas. Warnas is a drone industry veteran and expert who is also a […]

Remote Identification and the Road Map for the Future: Drones In America

  Each week, Drones in America introduces listeners to guests who are leaders, influencers and experts with insight into America’s drone industry. On this bonus episode, host Grant Guillot of the law firm Adams and Reese was joined by retired United States Air Force Colonel Dawn Zoldi, who currently is the Founder and CEO of […]

Piloting the UAS World with the FAA: Drones In America

  Welcome to this week’s episode of “Drones in America,” a MarketScale podcast hosted by Grant Guillot. On “Drones in America,” Guillot and industry leaders, influencers and experts explore the rapidly growing commercial drone industry in the U.S., guiding you through the complex web of technology, policy and more. This week, Grant speaks with the […]

The Growing Influence of Women in the Drone Industry: Drones In America

  Welcome to this week’s episode of “Drones in America,” a MarketScale podcast hosted by Grant Guillot. On “Drones in America,” Guillot and industry leaders, influencers and experts explore the rapidly growing commercial drone industry in the U.S., guiding you through the complex web of technology, policy and more. This week, Guillot sat down with Sharon Rossmark of […]

What Does it Mean to Implement Autonomous Drones?

  Welcome to this week’s episode of “Drones in America,” a MarketScale podcast hosted by Grant Guillot. On “Drones in America,” Guillot and industry leaders, influencers and experts explore the rapidly growing commercial drone industry in the U.S., guiding you through the complex web of technology, policy and more. On this bonus episode of Drones In America, Guillot […]

Drones In America: What Do Future Jobs in UAVs Look Like?

  Welcome to this week’s episode of “Drones in America,” a MarketScale podcast hosted by Grant Guillot. On “Drones in America,” Guillot and industry leaders, influencers and experts explore the rapidly growing commercial drone industry in the U.S., guiding you through the complex web of technology, policy and more. This week, Guillot was joined by Darshan Divakaran, Founder and […]

Alabama is Setting the Course for Drone Delivery: Drones in America

  In this week’s episode, Grant Guillot is joined by Rhett Ross and Philip Burton with Deuce Drone, a UAS delivery service provider based out of Mobile and initially operating in cities within Alabama. Guillot’s firm, Adams and Reese, has been engaged by Deuce Drone to assist with regulatory and government relations matters. “The ability […]

Why Leaders Need to Implement Drone Technology Now: Drones In America

  Welcome to this week’s episode of “Drones in America,” a MarketScale podcast hosted by Grant Guillot. Guillot leads the Unmanned Aircraft Systems Practice Team for Adams and Reese, a law firm that practices across the Southern U.S. and in Washington, D.C. On “Drones in America,” Guillot and industry leaders, influencers and experts explore the rapidly growing commercial drone industry […]

‘CSI’ Creator on How to Make Drones the Hero: Drones In America

  Welcome to this week’s episode of “Drones in America,” a MarketScale podcast hosted by Grant Guillot. Guillot leads the Unmanned Aircraft Systems Practice Team for Adams and Reese, a law firm that practices across the Southern U.S. and in Washington, D.C. On “Drones in America,” Guillot and industry leaders, influencers and experts explore the rapidly growing commercial drone industry in […]

Building a Drone Infrastructure Using UAS Traffic Management: Drones in America

  Welcome to this week’s episode of “Drones in America,” a MarketScale podcast hosted by Grant Guillot. Guillot leads the Unmanned Aircraft Systems Practice Team for Adams and Reese, a law firm that practices across the Southern U.S. and in Washington, D.C. On “Drones in America,” Guillot and industry leaders, influencers and experts explore the rapidly growing commercial drone industry […]

Lessons Learned from Smart Mailboxes and International Drone Deliveries: Drones in America

  Welcome to this week’s episode of “Drones in America,” a MarketScale podcast hosted by Grant Guillot. Guillot leads the Unmanned Aircraft Systems Practice Team for Adams and Reese, a law firm that practices across the Southern U.S. and in Washington, D.C. On “Drones in America,” Guillot and industry leaders, influencers and experts explore the rapidly growing commercial drone industry […]

Using Drones for Food Deliveries, Social Distancing, and Health Monitoring: Drones in America

  Welcome to this week’s episode of “Drones in America,” a MarketScale podcast hosted by Grant Guillot. Guillot leads the Unmanned Aircraft Systems Practice Team for Adams and Reese, a law firm that practices across the Southern U.S. and in Washington, D.C. On “Drones in America,” Guillot and industry leaders, influencers and experts explore the rapidly growing commercial drone industry […]

How Drone Companies Can Thrive in the Face of the Covid-19 Pandemic: Drones in America

  Welcome to this week’s episode of “Drones in America,” a MarketScale podcast hosted by Grant Guillot. Guillot leads the Unmanned Aircraft Systems Practice Team for Adams and Reese, a law firm that practices across the Southern U.S. and in Washington, D.C. On “Drones in America,” Guillot and industry leaders, influencers and experts explore the rapidly growing commercial drone industry […]

How Drones Can Assist with Project Management During the Covid-19 Pandemic: Drones In America

  Welcome to this week’s episode of “Drones in America,” a MarketScale podcast hosted by Grant Guillot. Guillot leads the Unmanned Aircraft Systems Practice Team for Adams and Reese, a law firm that practices across the Southern U.S. and in Washington, D.C. On “Drones in America,” Guillot and industry leaders, influencers and experts explore the rapidly growing commercial drone industry […]

Creating Highways in the Sky: Drones In America

  Welcome to this week’s episode of “Drones in America,” a MarketScale podcast hosted by Grant Guillot. Guillot leads the Unmanned Aircraft Systems Practice Team for Adams and Reese, a law firm that practices across the Southern U.S. and in Washington, D.C. On “Drones in America,” Guillot and industry leaders, influencers and experts explore the rapidly growing commercial drone […]

White House Drone Advisor on the Future of Airspace Integration: Drones In America

  While the COVID-19 pandemic has required politically divergent factions to work together, this election year continues to be a time of great division in our country.  Americans are experiencing heightened anxiety and economic uncertainty due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and they are looking to sources of strength, inspiration, and, above all, unity during this […]

Can Drones Make a Difference During the COVID-19 Pandemic?

  With social distancing in effect to counteract the COVID-19 pandemic, many companies and groups are seeking ways to respond to needs without making human contact. Drones may be an answer. Ken Stewart, CEO of AiRXOS, GE Aviation, as well as Chris Todd, Executive Director, Airborne International Response Team, and Charles Warner, Director, Drone Responders […]

How Drones are Redefining Journalism

  It was only five years ago that CNN first used a drone to collect footage of an event. Since then, drones have become integral and imperative to CNN’s gathering of imagery, collection of data, and production of breaking stories. Perhaps no one knows the development of drones in journalism better than guest Greg Agvent, speaking […]

Educating and Guiding the Burgeoning Drone Industry: Drones In America

  Welcome to this week’s episode of “Drones in America,” a MarketScale podcast hosted by Grant Guillot. Guillot leads the Unmanned Aircraft Systems Practice Team for Adams and Reese, a law firm that practices across the Southern U.S. and in Washington, D.C. On “Drones in America,” Guillot and industry leaders, influencers and experts will explore […]

Drones In America: A New Podcast Exploring UAV Technology and Policy

On New Year’s Eve 2019, the Federal Aviation Administration released a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for Remote Identification of drone users. “It was 88,000 words of seemingly good intention, and 87 pages of common sense,” Tom Walker said. “There wasn’t any thing in there [the NPRM] that should have surprised anyone.” Drones continue to disrupt […]

Season 2

Creating Autonomous Drones to Protect Assets and Infrastructure

Both pilots and companies are navigating a thin line between security and innovation. Host Grant Guillot talks with leaders, influencers, and experts across the drone industry to guide us through the complex web of technology and policy in the United States.   The UAS industry requires cooperation and collaboration with lots of stakeholders. The FAA, however, isn’t […]

What Regulations Will Get Drones Ready to Deliver to Your Front Door?

Both pilots and companies are navigating a thin line between security and innovation. Host Grant Guillot talks with leaders, influencers, and experts across the drone industry to guide us through the complex web of technology and policy in the United States.   Every angle of the drone industry has a unique perspective. Organizations that bridge the gap […]

How Autonomy Will Cement Skydio as the Largest American Drone Company

Both pilots and companies are navigating a thin line between security and innovation. Host Grant Guillot talks with leaders, influencers, and experts across the drone industry to guide us through the complex web of technology and policy in the United States.   Drone use cases continue to expand—signifying there’s a drone for every season. Skydio, the largest American […]

Will Drone Delivery Become Part of the Long-Term Logistics Picture?

Both pilots and companies are navigating a thin line between security and innovation. Host Grant Guillot talks with leaders, influencers, and experts across the drone industry to guide us through the complex web of technology and policy in the United States.   The adoption and acceleration of drone delivery have been fast-paced in the last few years. […]

Flight Missions

When Beignets Fly: Zing Drone Delivery Sees Famous Treats Cross the Mississippi

Deep in the heart of the jazz scene, the saxophones aren’t the only things buzzing. This week, Grant Guillot takes Drones in America to the Big Easy to witness what is possible with drone deliveries — right now.   As part of an investor event, Zing Drone Delivery performed a delivery of Cafe du Monde’s famous beignets from the […]