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 3

What Data Points Do Drones Need to Collect?

The Xponential 2022 event on April 25-28 in Orlando, FL, was a significant success. Each year it presents the opportunity to work across many markets and domains. The event represents the entire uncrewed industry, from maritime systems to autonomous trucks that don’t have a cab and robot dogs. Keely Griffith, the Director of Industry Education […]

What Can the U.S. Learn from European Drone Regulations?

In this exciting episode of Drones in America, host Grant Guillot had the pleasure of speaking with a drone industry leader and influencer Eszter Kovács, Founder of DroneTalks and Board Member of the Drone Industry Association Switzerland (DIAS) to begin. However, her current resume consists of much more including Advisory Board Member of the 2022 […]

How Drone Ranges are Helping Advance R&D Initiatives

  The terrain of the northwest is important to the industry with a diverse test range where the industry can research, develop, and help make further strides in the industry with manufacturing and operations. Host Grant Guillot of Drones in America chats with Darryl Abling, the Range Manager for Pendleton UAS Range and Steve Chrisman, […]

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Draganfly CEO Shares Where the Company is Seeing Record Revenue

The need to help the people during search and rescue and dangerous times continues to be an ongoing matter, one that many have stepped in to assist, including the drone delivery platform, Draganfly. Cameron Chell, CEO of Draganfly sat with host Grant Guillot of Drones in America, to discuss just how the drones are doing […]

Examining the Impact of DroneUp Preparing For One Million Package Deliveries Per Year

Examining the Impact of DroneUp Preparing For One Million Package Deliveries Per Year

The small aircraft often used today to capture video or perform surveillance is now a source of delivery in recent years. And the big box retailer Walmart, is the latest corporation to tap into the drone delivery market. As discussed on the latest episode of the podcast show “Drones in America,” host Grant Guillot talked […]

How MassDOT is Deploying UAVs to Connect Remote Communities

How MassDOT is Deploying UAVs to Connect Remote Communities

When it comes to unidentified flying objects, it is more and more likely that they are drones. Whether delivering food to your backyard or helping to keep our rails, roads, and bridges safe for travel, drones are becoming an increasingly common part of daily life. Grant Guillot sat down with Robin Grace, MassDOT Aeronautics Drone […]

Educating the Industry is an Investment for the Future

Educating the Industry is an Investment for the Future

If you’ve ever watched a movie with an image shot from above, odds are they used Candrone technology. But drones have more uses than just filming and President of Candrone, Justin Hannewyk, knows that. Hannewyk sits down alongside Lead UAS Pilot Zach Rolfe to discuss the future of drone delivery and education as a part […]

The Editor in Chief of DroneLife Shares the Biggest Opportunities for Uncrewed Systems

The Editor in Chief of DroneLife Shares the Biggest Opportunities for Uncrewed Systems

Miriam McNabb is no stranger to the drone industry. McNabb, who works as the Editor in Chief for the drone news site DroneLife, has worked in and around the tech industry for over a decade. McNabb sits down with Drones in America host Grant Guillot to discuss the current and up and coming drone sector. […]

The Scalability of Drones Will Hinge on Safely Managing Drone Ecosystems

The Scalability of Drones Will Hinge on Safely Managing Drone Ecosystems

Andrew Carter, President and Co-Founder of ResilienX and CEO Ryan Pleskach sat down with Drones in America host Grant Guillot to discuss the increasing importance of security in UAS operations and their unique approach to safely managing drone ecosystems. Formed by the same engineers that created the U.S. Army’s Ground Based Sense and Avoid System, […]

Preparing Drone Delivery to Operate in One of the Busiest Airspaces in the Country

Preparing Drone Delivery to Operate in One of the Busiest Airspaces in the Country

Drones in America host Grant Guillot spoke with guest Ben Brooks, Policy Development Lead for Wing, a sister company of Alphabet that focuses on improving the safety, security, and viability of drone delivery. Brooks remarked on Wing’s improvements and adjustments through the years and how the scalability and ROI of the company has vastly improved, […]

Cargo Delivery Drones Could Drastically Impact the Middle Mile

Cargo Delivery Drones Could Drastically Impact the Middle Mile

Drones in America’s Grant Guillot first met Kofi Asante, VP of Strategy & Business Development with Elroy Air, at Commercial UAV Expo in Las Vegas during a keynote panel on drone delivery. Elroy Air’s involvement with drone cargo delivery services is an area that is worth a deeper dive, so Guillot was thrilled to have […]

Is North Dakota Primed to be the “Silicon Valley of Drones”

  Grant Guillot, the host of Drones in America, welcomed renowned UAS industry expert Matt Dunlevy to a discussion of the significance of the drone industry and why it matters. Dunlevy, Founder of SkySkopes and Executive in Residence at UND (University of North Dakota), has an impressive resume. In addition to his “day job”, Dunlevy […]

What We Can Expect from 2022's GEO Week

What We Can Expect from 2022’s GEO Week

  GEO Week is set to take flight in just a couple of days and the show’s exhibit floor is sold out, even with the lingering Omicron challenges, meaning the UAV and Survey industries ares amped to get back to business and share in a year+ of massive industry movement and validation for drones. We […]

The Year's Biggest Drone Regulation Developments According to the FAA

The Year’s Biggest Drone Regulation Developments According to the FAA

There have been many exciting changes in the drone world in the last year regarding policy and regulations. Executive Director of the UAS Integration Office for the FAA Jay Merkle, a returning guest, spoke with Drones in America host Grant Guillot regarding the milestones and happenings. “It’s been a big year,” Merkle began. Movement around drone […]

Flight Missions

Why Oklahoma May Be the Next Proving Grounds for Drones

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.   On a special installment, host Grant Guillot takes a visit to the Choctaw Nation UAS Beyond test […]

Why Oklahoma May Be the Next Proving Grounds for Drones: Coming May 26th

Can an oil state become a new hub for aerospace? A remote section of southeast Oklahoma aims to craft the future of unmanned aviation, and Drones in America is taking a visit. On a special installment, host Grant Guillot takes a visit to the Choctaw Nation UAS Beyond test site to see how they are […]

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 […]

Season 2

Building Drone Fleets for the Construction 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 use case for drones is a long list, and the construction industry is driving […]

Drone Growth Brings New Maintenance Questions

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 ecosystem of drones includes many aspects. While the technology and the operations are often […]

How Are Drones Saving the Mining Industry Money?

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 have a host of applications. While the headline grabbers are all about operations in […]

Can Drone Delivery Be Minimally Invasive?

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 challenges around drone delivery often go into several buckets—line of sight limitations and safety […]

Microdrones CEO Discusses New Alliance with GE

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.   Microdrones and GE recently entered into a partnership, which will see Microdrones bring GE’s Industrial […]

Will Transparency Be the Path Forward for Drone Manufacturers?

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.   Transparency in the drone space has typically been lacking, but one leader in the industry […]

Envisioning the Infrastructure to Support Drone Deliveries

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.   This could be the golden age of drone delivery. However, like any form of logistics, […]

What Defines Success for Drone Missions in Space?

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 evolve as they become vital tools to support various missions […]

Will Drones Usher in a New Era of Warehouse Design?

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.   There is a lot of conversation about drone delivery. The opportunity is gaining momentum but […]

How Drones Can Protect and Serve

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 can be very hard workers, flexible enough to meet the needs of many users. […]

Why Oklahoma May Be the Next Proving Grounds for Drones

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.   On a special installment, host Grant Guillot takes a visit to the Choctaw Nation UAS Beyond test […]

Why Oklahoma May Be the Next Proving Grounds for Drones: Coming May 26th

Can an oil state become a new hub for aerospace? A remote section of southeast Oklahoma aims to craft the future of unmanned aviation, and Drones in America is taking a visit. On a special installment, host Grant Guillot takes a visit to the Choctaw Nation UAS Beyond test site to see how they are […]

Is Autonomy the Key to Unlocking the Potential of Drones?

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’s one of the biggest hurdles to scaling drones for delivery and other applications? Managing […]

How Combining Drones and Data Creates Unexpected Solutions

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.   Data is an enterprise’s most valuable resource; however, that doesn’t mean it’s easy to collect […]

Assuring Autonomy and Looking at Drones’ Future at XPONENTIAL 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.   XPONENTIAL 2021, an unmanned systems industry event that brings together end-users, technologists, and policymakers, will […]

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. […]

Season 1

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

How Will Drones Deliver COVID-19 Tests?

  This Friday, on a bonus episode of Drones In America, host Grant Guillot will sit 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 […]

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 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]