64 of the 132 Interpol member nations have gathered their resources and talent to present to Interpol Singapore’s Center for Innovation in the first of two working forums to begin a global understanding of the technical aspect of what current drones can do for both sides of the equation.
“Blue hat” meaning what drones can do to eliminate risk, exposure and expand capabilities for jobs that have been traditionally completed by a ground based workforce in conjunction with a helicopter. From this forum the tagline #dronesforgood was created to embrace all that is positive with drones and the public perception.
“Red hat” as you might have guessed is the exact opposite. Traditionally a military resource that started with pigeons in WWI and progressed to actual flying airplanes before wars end. Gathering photographs without risk to a pilot was indeed the first use of drones. Shortly thereafter the unmanned airplanes included not only camera payloads, but armaments. Fast forward to the first Iraq war and you had enemy combatants surrendering to drones on the front lines in 1991.
This forum’s intended purpose is to bring together many different aspects of all things drone, from every corner of the planet to establish a starting place for dialog and future rule setting.
I was requested by the FBI department for Weapons of Mass Destruction to share my 20+ years of remote piloting and the workflows that I have developed for a specific critical infrastructure space within the United States. All of #dronesforgood are completed with sub-fifty five pound drones that fall under the FAA Part 107 guidelines for commercial use. Some of our hardware is readily available off the shelf, and more specialized units we build in house from only source components built in the United States.
After two full days of presentations, demonstrations and very lively debate, I was chosen to lead the Blue Hat oversight and make our final presentation to the fully assembled membership. From this process the groundwork was laid for a full years worth of work to establish a framework for the following year at the yearly global Interpol rulemaking summit.
I am proud of my service to our country and the humbled by the invitation by Interpol to help set the beginning stages of a global realization of the coming use of drones in everyday life.
As of the fourth quarter 2019 in the United States, UPS has been awarded by the FAA the first fully non-manned airline service. This translates to drones delivering packages along approved ‘drone lanes’ in the National Airspace from point A (the last mile) to point B (the customer).
Enjoy your wide ranging vistas with relatively few if any airplanes cluttering up the sky. In the very near future, commerce continues to demanded faster and faster service for the last mile customers. Drones bypass all the traffic, accidents and delays associated with ground based deliveries. Amazon has received a patent for a ‘mother airship (read: blimp) that will be a flying warehouse that will receive products from the ground to the airship. Once the product request has be completed, it will fitted to a drone and launched from the airborne warehouse and delivered to your door. Science fiction continues to evolve into science fact.