FAA Safety Team DronePro
B. Travis Wright, MPS is a Representative with the FAA Safety Team (FAASTeam) as a DronePro to help establish a positive safety culture within the aviation community. Travis’ involvement speaks to strengths with risk and operational mitigation/management, compliance, and airspace integrations with new and evolving technology that is becoming more mainstream and autonomous:
• The FAASTeam mission statement is to lower the nation’s aviation accident rate by conveying safety principles and practices through training, outreach, and education; while establishing partnerships and encouraging the continual growth of a positive safety culture within the aviation community.
• A DronePro, as it relates to 14 CFR Part 107 (Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems), “has a higher than average knowledge of Drone operations and is willing to help pilots in the community with Drone related subjects and issues. DronePros will function as a kind of help desk for Drone related questions and automation problems. They will also be expected to actively promote FAASafety.gov and all Drone related programs as they are developed. The FAASTeam is committed to the promotion of the Drone Zone Program and increasing awareness and participation.”
• “I am the first to admit that the FAA could improve our public outreach, visibility, and knowledge sharing related to UAS operations. However, the ultimate goal of regulation is that industry protect itself from negative consequence of liable operation. You [Travis] obviously understand this and are acting as a great ambassador to your community.” —FAA, Flight Standards District Office