Here at the Roswell Flight Test Crew, we've had the privilege of flying alongside firefighters and other first responders for the past six years, and it is the most important and rewarding work that we do: using drone technology to save lives.
So, I was excited when Portland Community College invited us to come out and present to the students enrolled in their firefighter training program. At the end of the flight demonstration, I coaxed everyone out into the brutal summer heat for a "dronie."
As is usually the case at an event like this, I picked up some lessons of my own along the way, including a piece of wisdom tacked to the bulletin board. Read it, and I'm sure you'll agree it applies just as much to drone pilots as it does to firefighters.