Government Drone Pathfinder Community Webinar

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Event finished: 24th June 2020

This UAV community webinar provides an opportunity for the community members to share experiences and form connections.

The Government’s Pathfinder Programme is part of a wider programme of work across the UK’s public and private sectors, aimed at enabling integration of drones into UK airspace.

The programme aims to rapidly drive progress in drone technology and regulation over the next ten years, enabling industry and the public sector to fully exploit the market in areas such as geo-mapping, infrastructure inspections, surveying and logistics to both commercial and public-sector industries.

These community events provide an opportunity for the UAV community to share experiences and form connections. They include updates and discussions from across the community, as well as from the Pathfinder Steering Group.


We had a fantastic line up of speakers that included:

Greg Easter, Emerging Aviation Technology, Aviation Directorate – Department for Transport

Gordon Baker, Future Sectors, Business Growth Directorate – Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy

James Bell, Acting Innovation Strategy Lead – Civil Aviation Authority Innovation Hub

Ajay Modha, Principal Technologist – Connected Places Catapult

Simon Masters, Deputy Challenge Director – Future Flight

Paul Eathorne, Aviation Requirements Lead – Maritime & Coastguard Agency

Monica Rivas-Casado, Senior Lecturer in Integrated Environmental Monitoring & Environmental Programme Director – Cranfield University

Jim Scanlan, Professor of Aerospace Design & Director of University Strategic Research Centre in Autonomous Systems – University of Southampton

Elliott Corke, Director – Drone Training

Rikke Carmichael, Head of Air Operations – Network Rail

Amanda Hyslop, Project Manager – Connected Places Catapult