Kyle’s interest in aviation began as a young boy. His passion heightened when he began building and piloting remote control model aircraft at the age of 9. His interest further grew when his father took him paragliding at Torrey Pines in San Diego, CA. While studying aviation in college, Kyle became a paraglider pilot at the Point of the Mountain in Utah. He then received his private pilot’s license and went on to get his commercial multi, single, instrument, glider, and tail wheel ratings and endorsements, along with a Bachelor’s Degree in Aviation. Kyle furthered his love of flight by becoming a paramotor pilot and instructor, and a STOL pilot during his free time.
His professional career in the unmanned aviation and aerospace industry began when he was selected to build and fabricate unmanned aerial systems 12 years ago. Shortly thereafter, he deployed overseas as a civilian contractor to support the U.S. military in intelligence analysis, reconnaissance, operation planning, and flight operations. Over the last 12 years, Kyle has accumulated over 5,000 UAS hours and has received numerous certifications, been a test pilot and instructor for multiple UAS platforms, and has deployed multiple times. Along with his vast experience in the manned and unmanned industries, Kyle’s expertise centers around worldwide flight operations, intelligence analysis, reconnaissance, tactics, flight testing, training, and research & development.
To Kyle, there is no limit in the aviation industry. Kyle’s favorite quote is a true reflection of his life: “For once you have tasted flight you will walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been and there you will long to return.” -Leonardo da Vinci
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