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  1. Hello everyone, My name is Eric and I'm new to the forum and UAS. I am a 20 year Navy veteran with about 3000 hours as a helicopter crewman/rescue swimmer. I also have 12 years of instructor duty including rescue swimmer, MH-60S, and Aviation Physiology/Water Survival. I retired 7 years ago and must say...I miss the Navy. That's one of the reasons I'm looking at starting a drone business. I was going to start a survival training business. After the last hurricane that ripped through Houston I realized a majority of civilians don't spend money the same way the military does...and the market is already saturated with survival websites. I need to do something that impacts my community. I'm studying for the test. Don't have a vehicle yet.Still got my feelers out in regards to what's needed in my area. I would love to be able to work with EMS, law enforcement or State Parks/ wildlife management. Only time will tell. Looking forward to the experience invested here. R/Eric W
  2. Hi there, I recently read some articles about UAVs being used for the purpose of structural inspections of offshore oil platforms and the cargo tanks of ships. Having worked operationally in the maritime industry for the last 16 years, in both the offshore energy and merchant sectors, I was wondering if I can help any UAV professionals get started in these markets. There is definitely lot of room for UAV service and product development in the maritime industry, so depending on your needs, I can help you understand the maritime industry better and identify local opportunities wherever you are in the world. If you are interested in developing new UAV related software and hardware, which may engage, entertain or help improve the safety and welfare of sea-goers, I would be happy to provide input and give advise. Just let me know! All the best Thom
  3. Introducing myself. Retired US Navy Commander. Long career in FW carrier based aviation as flyer, four combat tours. Also deployed with USAF to two overseas locations. Extensive experience in electronic warfare, developmental test and evaluation (system T&E focus), operations management, and operational safety. Graduate of US Naval War College, US Naval Aviation Safety School, US Naval Test Pilot School, Tench-Francis School of Business. Bachelors in Physics, Masters in Engineering Management, Masters in National Security Studies. Current working as an Operations Discipline Consultant for heavy industry. Newly licensed Part 107 operator and interested in commercial flying opportunities. Dream job would be doing developmental T&E on UAS, sUAS, or companies developing sensors for these platforms.