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‘All about the Data’: An Interview with Redbird’s Emmanuel de Maistre

The commercial UAV industry is rapidly evolving, with UAVs now being utilized for a wide range of industry applications. In the face of this expanding industry SkyTech sat down with Emmanuel de Maistre, CEO and Co-founder of Redbird. Since its establishment in 2012, Redbird has become an industry leader and pioneer in the acquisition and analysis of aerial data collected by UAVs. Redbird is an information provider, developing innovative solutions to drive productivity and secure operations. They develop technology designed to fit specific industry requirements and offer services within three business units: Geospatial, Agribusiness and Network Supervision. Redbird’s services include quarry monitoring, public works monitoring, oil & gas monitoring, agricultural research and agricultural disease diagnosis, amongst many others.

Can you tell us a little more about Redbird?

‘Redbird is an information company capturing and analysing data using small civilian drones. Founded in 2012, Redbird empowers large industrial companies and job sites to optimize their resources, improve their productivity, and ensure safety by offering comprehensive drone solutions and by processing massive amounts of accurate aerial information. Being one of the leading drone companies in France and in Europe, Redbird deploys advanced aerial & data analytics technologies for three major markets: mining and construction, infrastructure networks (transportation, oil & gas, electricity), and precision farming. Redbird is backed by Bergerat-Monnoyeur (5000 employees, 1.5 bn€ revenues), the CATERPILLAR dealer in France, Belgium and Eastern Europe.’

Redbird has experienced huge growth over the last two years, with many of your clients now considering the use of UAVs a normal part of their industrial processes. What is the vision behind Redbird?

‘We see high definition aerial data as a revolutionary tool to take the best business decisions in several big industries. This is a new world: robotics and new on-board technologies are now available to the industry, at low costs. Computers have an ever-increasing capacity to deal with massive amounts of information (“Big Data”) and new regulations allow the commercial use of civilian UAVs. Our vision is to change the game in the industries by first collecting massive amounts of high-resolution aerial data using UAVs. Then we extract critical information and provide our client with new insights for a better decision-making process. Our objectives are to increase productivity and secure daily operations for our clients’.

Redbird have become experts at using UAVs for a range of industries. Can you tell us more about the key services Redbird offer?

‘We deliver a large set of geospatial accurate data that are able to increase productivity and safety for our clients. Thanks to our partnership with Monnoyeur, we are now experts at delivering high added-value data for the construction industry. Because we have been betting on BLOS long distance flights, we are now well positioned in infrastructure networks (railways, roads, pipelines) where we deliver information for vegetation control, detection of dangers, etc’.

Redbird’s ability to process a large quantity of data effectively is incredibly beneficial for a range of industries. Would you say it is the main benefit of using Redbird UAVs?

‘Our large processing capabilities are just a part of the whole system. The main benefit of using Redbird is our efficient industry-specific analytics. We have selected the best tools (vectors/sensors) from a large panel of manufacturers, and we use them as a tool. The UAV is just a tool. Since the beginning, for us it is all about the data. Not to forget our dedicated team of professional pilots that are able to fly at the client’s request in almost every flight scenario (VLOS & BLOS, with rotary or fixed-wing UAVs)’.

 

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Redbird provides clients with an online interface in order to Visualize and to archive all data acquired by the UAV. Can you explain more about this?

‘After two years flying for clients almost every week, we came to the conclusion that our clients just want the good information, at the right time. Also, they do not want to handle, archive and store massive amounts of data (we are talking about thousands of Gigabytes per client). We therefore developed extranet solutions and mobile-based visualisation systems to allow the clients’ employees to easily access the data anywhere’.

UAVs are becoming increasingly beneficial for avoiding human intervention in dangerous industries such as quarrying. Do you see this to be a strong benefit of UAVs across the board?

‘Quarrying is an industry we know very well. Thanks to the relationships we have with Bergerat-Monnoyeur, we are probably the most experienced company using drones for quarries. Indeed, safety is a huge issue in this sector. Not only is using UAVs a safer process, but our data analytics are also dedicated to the identification of threats and safety breach on the site’.

Redbird also develops innovative solutions for precision farming, including water stress, nitrogen fertilization optimization and monitoring of experimental micro-parcels. What methods/technologies does Redbird deploy to detect pesticides and diseases?

‘We have been working on the flavescence dorée, a bacterial vine disease with the potential to threaten vineyards. There is no cure for the moment to this disease. We use drones and near-infrared images to detect the infected spots early, in order to treat them quickly through spreading, before the parcel is fully infected’.

Despite the speed at which the UAV industry is developing, UAVs do still face a number of technological challenges. How do you navigate limited flight-times of UAVs especially when it comes to surveying network infrastructures at length?

‘Limited flight time is a challenge indeed, but we already have high-performance UAVs that can fly up to 2 hours and map up to 100 km linear distance per flight. We can map 30-50 km per day at a very high resolution; which is already huge and quite unusual in the sector. In April 2013, Redbird became the very first UAV operator allowed to operate civilian UAV beyond line of sight (BLOS), in France’.

With UAV technology continually advancing, what direction do you see the industry taking over the coming years?

‘On the hardware side, I see the development of lighter UAVs (< 2kg) for the simplest missions. And for complex missions such as BLOS flights and network surveillance, I think heavier drones will be developed (> 10 kg), with a regulatory and certification challenge. But more important, I foresee a huge development of industry-specific, cloud-based data analytics processes. That is precisely the field we are investing in. For the last two years, we have been testing and developing our solutions with a large number of experimentations with early-adopter clients. Now we gain a real recognition of the quality of our products. We are now planning to scale-up our solution and emphasize our commercial development’.

For more information about Redbird visit their website at www.redbird.fr or visit their workshop at SkyTech 2015.

Written by: Megan Roden, Sky Tech Conference and Exhibition

About Air Age Media and RotorDrone Magazine’s Media Partnership with Sky Tech Conference and Exhibition:

Sky Tech Conference and Exhibition 2015 is a one-day event serving as a platform to define, understand and ultimately integrate UAVs into the commercial sector. SkyTech is completely free to attend and will bring together 60 exhibitors, 40 speakers and over 1000 attendees from a range of targeted industries.  Air Age Media is proud to support and have a media presence at the 2015 Sky Tech Conference and Exhibition. RotorDrone Magazine is growing at a rapid pace and we are excited to extend our reach to London.

 

 

 

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This past weekend, the New York City Drone Film Festival (#NYCDFF) played to a full house at the Directors Guild of America Theater on West 57th Street. The festival was organized by Randy Scott Slavin, a New York-based director and producer. RotorDrone had the opportunity to sit down with him and ask about the event.

How did you first get started with rotor drones?
When I was a kid, I was into RC — I built RC cars and raced with them, so I had some background with the technology. But then, the first time I saw a video that was shot with a drone, I was mystified and stupefied and all of the other good ‘—ieds’ and I literally went out and bought a drone the next day.

Why did you decide to launch the New York City Drone Film Festival?
I made a film using drones called ‘Aerial NYC’ and it really went viral — it went all over the place! When I’ve had projects that catch on like that in the past, I always look around and find a festival to submit them to, but I couldn’t find one — so I decided to start one. I call it my ‘creative stupidity.’

Are you going to hold the festival again next year?
We’re absolutely going to be doing this again next year! We could have filled a 1,000-seat theater for this first one! Our sponsors have been amazing, and I think we’re going to see a tremendous surge in drone creativity moving forward. Now that we’ve got this showcase at a juried event, I think it’s only going to get better and better.

 

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Rotor Drone Magazine was on-hand to sponsor and report from the inaugural New York City Rotor Drone Film Festival, put on March 7 at the Directors Guild of America Theater in Manhattan. Cutting-edge drone technology merged with innovative artistry to produce some truly brilliant cinematic works of art, and we were there.

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The excitement was palpable, as many attendees had their eyes opened to the artistic possibilities available for the first time ever. Drone aerial platforms allow filmmakers unprecedented flexibility, and the inspired and imaginative filmmakers being honored at the festival used it to extraordinary effect! We were proud to be a part of it, and we congratulate all of the nominees–and most especially the winners–even as we thank them for enriching the arts and being inspirational ambassadors for the drone world!

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Rotor Drone Magazine’s Matt Boyd (Editor) and Erica Driver (Marketing) of Air Age Media on location at the NYC Drone Film Festival.

 

THE WINNERS

Awards were presented in eight competitive categories, with an additional Audience Choice award voted by the audience. A complete list of winners follows.

BEST IN SHOW: SUPERMAN WITH A GOPRO – CORRIDOR DIGITAL

AUDIENCE CHOICE: MEXICO CITY INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT FROM ABOVE – TARSICIO SANUDO SUAREZ

X-FACTOR: I WON’T LET YOU DOWN – OK GO

ARCHITECTURE: THE FALLOUT – JEFF BRINK AND BRIAN STREEM

NARRATIVE: SUPERMAN WITH A GOPRO – CORRIDOR DIGITAL

DRONIE: FLOATING – FLORIAN FISCHER AND MICHAEL KUGLER

TRAVEL AND LANDSCAPE: KOH YAO NOI – PHILIP BLOOM

SHOWREEL: CINEDRONES ARE AWESOME – DANIELL PHILIP ASHBY

FPV/PROXIMITY/TECHNICAL: MMM/SANTA MONICA AIRLINES – ROBERT MCINTOSH

(For more information on the winners, please contact: John Capo Public Relations; 212.729.7697; john@johncapopr.com)

 

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Drone enthusiasts, film buffs, and an intrigued general public gathered in anticipation outside the Directors Guild Theater.

9The AeroCine guys took home the ‘Architecture’ award for “The Fallout”–a haunting drone tour of the Chernobyl Nuclear site in 2014.

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Roswell Flight Test Crew member Patrick Sherman videotapes the crowd outside of the Directors Guild Theater in New York City

2Patrick Meier gave an impressive presentation on the humanitarian benefits of drones and the UAViators Humanitarian UAV Network.

1012Drones provided invaluable real-time information on where rescue and relief efforts were most needed in the aftermath of hurricanes in Haiti.

3Florian Fischer and Michael Kugler won ‘Best Dronie’ (Drone Selfie) for their humorous “Floating.”

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“Superman with a GoPro” flew out of NYC with two awards: ‘Best Narrative Film’ and ‘Best in Show.’

5Drone Film Festival Director and founder Randy Scott Slavin (left) poses on the red carpet with a few of the many innovative and talented filmmakers.

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The guys from the band OK GO! won the ‘X-Factor’ category for their breakout hit video “I Won’t Let You Down.” They were on location shooting another video in China so they accepted their award via a recorded video.

7Impressive pro-grade aerial cinematography equipment was represented by such craft as the Intuitive Aerial Aerigon.

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Robert McIntosh (middle) snagged the coveted FPV/Proximity/Technical award for his smooth precision flying featured in his “MMM/Santa Monica Airlines” film.

 

11The featured films showcased scenes, shots and angles that would be absolutely impossible to capture without the use of drones. This technology is pushing the creative envelope in ways we are all only just starting to grasp!

 

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Air Age Media’s Erica Driver behind the scenes with Roswell Flight Crew member Patrick Sherman.

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1Many of the featured films highlighted the environmental benefits for drones and aerial cinematography–while providing some spectacular video of nature!

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RotorDrone Magazine – The 2015 March/April Issue is Here! http://www.airage.com/blog/2015/03/02/rotordrone-magazine-the-2015-marchapril-issue-is-here/ http://www.airage.com/blog/2015/03/02/rotordrone-magazine-the-2015-marchapril-issue-is-here/#comments Mon, 02 Mar 2015 16:01:51 +0000 Erica http://www.airage.com/?p=221244 RotorDrone Magazine – The 2015 March/April Issue is Here!RotorDrone Magazine continues to help thousands of enthusiasts to get involved with its fifth edition! Drones are all about technology, and if you ever thought about creating your own multirotor parts, then you need to check out our quick guide on selecting 3D printing plastic for your printer and drone.  Another technological avenue that is […]

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RotorDrone Magazine continues to help thousands of enthusiasts to get involved with its fifth edition!

Drones are all about technology, and if you ever thought about creating your own multirotor parts, then you need to check out our quick guide on selecting 3D printing plastic for your printer and drone.  Another technological avenue that is really heating up in multirotors is First-Person View.  Our RotorDrone crew gives you an inside look at FPV basics so that anyone can create that “view from the cockpit” experience.

To bring out the artist in all of us, we also have some great tips on how to shoot outstanding videos from a multirotor platform. Be sure to read William Levasseur’s “Ready, Set, Action!” feature to get the inside scoop. In addition, I share my thoughts on a new, really cool action camera editing software from Magix called Fastcut.  Spoiler alert: the name says it all!  And finally, you have to check out the behind the scenes look at a beautiful French monastery in A New View of Mont-Saint Michel.  As you can see, we have packed a lot of great articles into this issue and we hope you will benefit from your reading experience.  Enjoy.

 

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UAVS and Archaeology- A Step in a New Direction? http://www.airage.com/blog/2015/02/04/uavs-and-archaeology-a-step-in-a-new-direction/ http://www.airage.com/blog/2015/02/04/uavs-and-archaeology-a-step-in-a-new-direction/#comments Wed, 04 Feb 2015 15:03:24 +0000 Erica http://www.airage.com/?p=221220 UAVS and Archaeology- A Step in a New Direction?  UAVs are the latest addition to the technology market, a must-have piece of kit for the filming, production and broadcasting industries. However, UAVs have also found their place in a more traditional field, becoming a key addition to the archaeologist’s tool kit. UAVs offer a number of incredibly beneficial advantages for archaeologists. UAVs can […]

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UAVs are the latest addition to the technology market, a must-have piece of kit for the filming, production and broadcasting industries. However, UAVs have also found their place in a more traditional field, becoming a key addition to the archaeologist’s tool kit.

UAVs offer a number of incredibly beneficial advantages for archaeologists. UAVs can produce a range of information, including everything from simple aerial photography to data rich 3D maps of potential and current dig sites. They also have the ability to cover large areas and remain time effective. As the quality of data and images captured by UAVs continually advance they are becoming more and more prominent across the industry.

Most importantly, UAVs also provide incredibly beneficial possibilities for aerial thermography. Thermal cameras can detect temperature differences invisible to the human eye. They are able to detect the difference in heat signatures of buried stone structures which can in turn identify archaeological settlements hidden beneath the surface. The speed with which UAVs can cover large areas also adequately fulfils the need to conduct the entire area of a survey in a short period of time in order to reduce variations in thermal values.

A recent project undertaken by archaeologist & University of Arkansas professor Jesse Casana and University of North Florida Professor John Kantner has demonstrated the incredible value of UAVs to archaeology. The duo used a UAV to reveal a buried Puebloan community in New Mexico. The thousand-year-old community, known as “Blue J”, consists of approx. 60 homes clustered around what was once a small spring. Footage obtained from the UAV identified unnatural circular shapes thought to be traditional architectural forms known as Kivas. From the ground, the structures were completely invisible. Thus demonstrating the huge advantage that UAVs can provide for archaeology.

Professor Kantner has emphasised the importance of using UAVs for thermal imagery, noting ‘the challenge for remotely sensing archaeological sites is to be able to see below the ground. Archaeologists use a variety of proven techniques that are ground-based, such as ground penetrating radar, magnetometry, and electrical resistivity, but those are time-consuming and expensive to use, and they cover relatively little area. Archaeologists have also been successful at using airborne technologies such as LIDAR, and these can often see through vegetation and cover vast areas (especially when satellite-based), but they’re not so good at seeing small sites nor can their sensing penetrate soils. The UAV-borne thermal cameras provide a nice balance of being able to see small sites covered with soil, and they record more area than ground-based approaches. Thermal cameras have been around for a long time, but UAVs can now provide the right combination of altitude and speed to use thermal approaches most effectively’.

University of Bristol Archaeology PhD student, Stephen Gray, has also highlighted the value of UAVs for aerial thermography. In response to the high degree of interest amongst the UK archaeological community in the possibilities for UAV usage in the field, Stephen has produced a ‘Guide to Good Practice’ for using UAVs in archaeological surveys. UAVs outfitted with sensors have the ability to hone in on the fundamental basis of archaeology; the landscape and features buried beneath the ground. Information provided by UAVs can also enable archaeologists to determine exactly where they should dig. Or as Stephen has pointed out, ‘taking aerial photographs may mean we don’t have to dig. Excavating is a last resort, as it destroys information. It may be that we can learn what we want to learn from the UAV survey without excavating’.

The technical specifications of UAVs also hold a number of advantages for their implementation in archaeology. Octocopters provide the stable platform necessary to be able to take very high-resolution images. Octocopters can also be controlled by on-board GPS linked to laptop-based software, which can control a UAV’s flight plan in order to systematically photograph the surface below.

On the benefits of utilizing UAVs within archaeology, Prof Kantner also commented that ‘UAVs will be a critical addition to the toolkit, and one that has the great advantage of being more accessible and less expensive than some of the more complex geophysical techniques. I don’t get to task satellites to record imagery for me, and renting a plane or helicopter gets really expensive. And neither are responsive to the kinds of urgent needs that emerge during archaeological fieldwork. UAVs will clearly be important for archaeology’. Prof Kantner also spoke on the future of UAVs for archaeology, noting that ‘UAVs are becoming more and more accessible to use for basic archaeological investigations. What’s exciting to me, and where the learning curve will continue to be, is the potential for UAVs to be remotely controlled and tasked for doing the kind of work we need. For example, being able to program a drone to systematically cover a defined landscape at different times of the day and with different cameras/sensors requires multiple forms of expertise that isn’t “out of the box,” but which can have a tremendous positive impact on archaeological practice’.

UAVs are also aiding data collection, enabling archaeologists to conduct types of surveys which have previously been impossible. Stephen Gray has commented upon the value UAVs are adding to the field, noting ‘in archaeology kites have been used for low-altitude photography for decades. You can imagine the benefits of not having to wait for the perfect wind and having no string to get in the photographs. Once you have a trusted UAV and camera, there is practically no cost to running the system and, as long as the CAA’s rules are observed, a UAV survey can be done with little or no planning. This means we can map areas which may (or may not) prove to be of interest’.

To hear more about the wealth of applications UAVs can be used for visit SkyTech 2015 UAV Conference & Exhibition, taking place 24th April 2015. For more information or to secure your free place visit the website www.skytechevent.com

Written by: Megan Roden & Jemima Khalli, Sky Tech Conference and Exhibition

About Air Age Media and RotorDrone Magazine’s Media Partnership with Sky Tech Conference and Exhibition:

Sky Tech Conference and Exhibition 2015 is a one-day event serving as a platform to define, understand and ultimately integrate UAVs into the commercial sector. SkyTech is completely free to attend and will bring together 60 exhibitors, 40 speakers and over 1000 attendees from a range of targeted industries.  Air Age Media is proud to support and have a media presence at the 2015 Sky Tech Conference and Exhibition. RotorDrone Magazine is growing at a rapid pace and we are excited to extend our reach to London.

 

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TICKETS NOW ON SALE FOR THE 1ST ANNUAL NEW YORK CITY DRONE FILM FESTIVAL : World-class event scheduled for March 7, 2015 at the Directors Guild of America Theater

 

RotorDrone Magazine is a proud media sponsor of the New York City Drone Film Festival. Find RotorDrone Magazine at the event for free magazines and giveaways!

 

NEW YORK, NY, Jan. 14, 2015 – Tickets are now on sale for the First Annual New York City Drone Film Festival.

The NYCDFF will be held on Saturday, March 7, 2015 at the Directors Guild of America Theater located at 110 West 57th Street in New York.

Tickets are available for purchase at www.NYCDRONEFILMFESTIVAL.com.

NYCDFF is a one-of-a-kind, world-class event showcasing world premieres alongside drone films never before seen on the big screen. The world’s first film festival dedicated exclusively to drone cinema, NYCDFF is enthusiastic about showing the world the amazing creative capabilities of drones.

NYCDFF supports and celebrates the creative expression of aerial filmmakers from around the world. The Festival will host a screening of short films, curated conversation and an awards ceremony featuring prizes for Technical Difficulty, Narrative, X-Factor, Most Epic Dronie and more.

Producer Kim Jackson of Evotion Media has joined the team to produce the festival. She brings with her years of experience producing feature films and festivals such as the Hamptons International Film Festival, the Tribeca Film Festival and many others.

“Submissions have come in from around the world and they are mind-blowing,” said Randy Scott Slavin, the Founder and Director of the Festival. “We’re beyond excited to recognize some of the most creative and captivating drone films the world has ever seen—all on the big screen for the very first time.”

View the exclusive trailer for the 2015 NYCDFF, suitable for publication, at https://vimeo.com/111231471

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Tesla Foundation, UAVSA CEO and others meet following White House drone crash http://www.airage.com/blog/2015/01/28/tesla-foundation-uavsa-ceo-and-others-meet-following-white-house-drone-crash/ http://www.airage.com/blog/2015/01/28/tesla-foundation-uavsa-ceo-and-others-meet-following-white-house-drone-crash/#comments Wed, 28 Jan 2015 15:44:22 +0000 Holly Hansen http://www.airage.com/?p=221203 Tesla Foundation, UAVSA CEO and others meet following White House drone crashAction Needed: Following White House Drone Crash, Tesla Foundation and UAVSA CEO and others discussed action plan to prevent future incidents Washington, DC January 27, 2015—The Tesla Foundation and UAVSA CEO Keith Kaplan at the White House discussing Drone Rules and Lawn Crash – The Tesla Foundation and UAVSA at the White House with UC […]

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Action Needed: Following White House Drone Crash, Tesla Foundation and UAVSA CEO and others discussed action plan to prevent future incidents

Washington, DC January 27, 2015—The Tesla Foundation and UAVSA CEO Keith Kaplan at the White House discussing Drone Rules and Lawn Crash – The Tesla Foundation and UAVSA at the White House with UC Berkeley talk Drones and the Law. uavsa.org teslafoundationgroup.org

Keith Kaplan CEO of the Tesla Foundation and the UAVSA met with members of the White House and FAA with Professor Raja Sengupa of UC Berkeley, former White House Counsel Lisa Ellman of McKenna, Long, and Aldridge, today to discuss the issues surrounding a “Drone Pilot’s License”, which would assure the ability for our Veterans that have been injured and US Citizen’s that because of physical limitations can’t get a pilot’s license to be employed in the new “Drone Economy”. To introduce the benefit of implementing air traffic control measures with SafeFlight Systems™, the software to manage drone traffic and could have prevented the “Lawn Crash”, and the issues regarding FAA rule making impeding commercial use of Drones.

The Tesla Foundation has created the Professional Drone Association the UAVSA (uavsa.org) to give a voice to the emerging Professional Drone Community in this process and foster the community in the spirit of collaboration and the open source tradition of the scientific and engineering community.

About the Tesla Foundation:

The Tesla Foundation Group is a non for profit Science and Technology Foundation that is committed through the power of research and education to create, promote, and protect American Jobs and Companies with Innovation and the steps needed for Commercialization.
The Tesla Foundation Group is a 501 (c)(3) non for profit corporation.

Contact:

Seth Williams, director of public relations
Tesla Foundation Group
866.691.7776
info@teslafoundationgroup.org
teslafoundationgroup.org

Questions about White House Meeting? Contact Keith Kaplan at 213.910.3837 or email info@teslafoundationgroup.org

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Air Age Media is looking forward to being a part of the AMA Expo in Ontario, California this year, Jan. 9th through the 11th. This event has an all- star lineup of top-notch aviation guest speakers! There is going to be a huge turn out of awesome exhibitors, and we will bring you all the coverage you need. Find us at booth 605/607 for fun games, giveaways, and free print magazines! See you there.

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200,000+ Facebook “Likes” and still growing! http://www.airage.com/blog/2014/12/24/200000-facebook-likes-and-still-growing/ http://www.airage.com/blog/2014/12/24/200000-facebook-likes-and-still-growing/#comments Wed, 24 Dec 2014 14:06:13 +0000 Holly Hansen http://www.airage.com/?p=221172 200,000+ Facebook “Likes” and still growing!Wow! One thing’s for sure! Model Airplane News readers and our Facebook fans are a loyal group of RC airplane enthusiasts! The MAN crew would like to thank all of you for helping us reach this impressive social media milestone. Be sure to like us on Facebook to get the inside scoop from events, the […]

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Wow! One thing’s for sure! Model Airplane News readers and our Facebook fans are a loyal group of RC airplane enthusiasts! The MAN crew would like to thank all of you for helping us reach this impressive social media milestone. Be sure to like us on Facebook to get the inside scoop from events, the latest news on new planes and gear we’re reviewing, fun videos and much more!

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