We admit it: there is no obvious connection between a crashed UFO and drones. So, it's only natural that you would be curious about why we call ourselves the “Roswell Flight Test Crew.” We started flying drones in 2010, when they were completely unknown to the public at large. We did our initial flight tests at a local park and, as hobbyists, we typically went flying in the evening, after work.
So, there we were, piloting these unfamiliar, disk-shaped aircraft at twilight, brilliantly illuminated with orientation lights to help us determine which way they were facing. It's no surprise that bystanders stopped to watch – and more than a few of them pointed up at the sky and laughed: “Look it's a UFO!”
And, as inexperienced pilots flying experimental aircraft, crashing was part of nearly every outing. Public interest and curiosity increased over time, so we started a blog and share what we were doing. At the time, it just made sense to name our project after the most famous UFO crash in history.
Today drones are everywhere: a technology that promises to re-make society like the Internet did starting 20 years ago. However, we're still the Roswell Flight Test Crew – first and foremost because it's a brand recognized worldwide for leadership and insight in the drone community. However, it also reminds us of our beginning, and the need to constantly learn and strive and do better than we did the day before.
Our motto, rendered in Latin, is: semper cadentes. Translated into English, it means “always falling” or “always crashing.” We took it to remind ourselves that, with constantly changing technology, failures and setbacks are inevitable – we should expect them, and we should always be prepared to improve and move forward in spite of them.
That same restless spirit still motivates us today, and we look forward to sharing it with you, whether providing you with aerial services, drone consulting, helping to build recognition for your brand in the drone industry, or telling your story through professional video production. Please contact us and we will determine how to work together to make the world a better place using drones.