Unmanned Experts’ mission is to help our clients successfully leverage the benefits of Unmanned Aircraft Systems technology in their environments. As project managers, consultants, or trainers, we focus on enabling our clients to incorporate the value, efficiency, economy, safety, and customization of these flexible platforms.
Unmanned Experts holds five FAA-granted Section 333 exemptions allowing commercial UAS operations with 9 aircraft types. Our mission pilots hold FAA pilot licenses (UK: CAA) and hold Remote Pilot Airman Certificates with small UAS ratings under FAA part 107. All crews have completed insurer-approved commercial mission training.
Unmanned Experts maintains a cutting edge fleet of UAV platforms which can be configured for many types of projects. They include the Aeryon SkyRanger; the AscTec Falcon 8, the Altavian F6500 Nova Fixed Wing, the DJI Inspire, and DJI Phantom trainers. For special payloads, we operate a custom heavy-lift quad-copter with a payload weight capacity that exceeds most commercial platforms.
Unmanned Experts prides itself on our name and our reputation. Our team includes both operational and subject specialists with experience in all aspects of UAS engagement and deployment. Our principals have backgrounds in industries including aerospace, defense, law enforcement, software, training, and business development. We are actively engaged with clients and industry leaders in the integration of unmanned aircraft systems into real world programs in all corners of the globe.
Culture of Safety
Unmanned Experts is committed to maintaining a culture of safety in all operations and coursework. We have adopted the austere safety standards governing manned aviation while addressing the unique requirements of unmanned aviation. The company has undergone ISNetWorld certification and, after a recent, comprehensive audit of UAS safety systems and operational safety practices by industry certifier SGS, was awarded the SGS Safety and Compliance Verification certificate.
Keven Gambold (Squadron Leader RAF, Retd) completed 21 years of active duty service with the Royal Air Force as a front-line combat pilot. After over 1500 hours in Tornado GR4 fast-jets, including active participation in all recent multi-national conflicts, Gambold joined a Combined Predator Task Force logging over 1500 hours of unmanned combat missions and two deployments to in-theatre Launch-Recovery Elements. He completed his tours as the senior Standards Evaluator and the project officer for both Multi-Aircraft Control (MAC) and Advanced UAV Cockpit programs. With a Masters in Aeronautical Operations and a Commercial Pilots License, he is the co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Unmanned Experts Inc.
Bill brings nearly twenty-five years of C-Level business development, sales and marketing and entrepreneurial success with a track record of producing extraordinary results to the Unmanned Experts team. He brings an entrepreneurial approach to developing revenue channels and the ability to leverage company expertise and success to create new contract and sales opportunities and develop and nurture strategic relationships and partnerships.
Bill brings a strong background in capital formation and business structure and has been involved in several rounds of equity and debt financing for multi-million dollar companies. Additionally, he brings strategic vision and big-picture thinking to assist Unmanned Experts Inc. in becoming one of the premier UAS companies on an international scale.
His strengths also include success in coordination of multiple disciplines to manage and deliver large-scale projects on budget and on time. The ability to communicate and facilitate the needs of clients and customers has produced excellent results across many industries.
Mr. Freeborn is the Chief Technology Officer for Unmanned Experts (UMEX), an industry leader in providing professional unmanned aircraft system (UAS) expertise and services.
With 25 years of experience in geospatial technology and data development, immediately prior to joining UMEX he supported the National Law Enforcement and Corrections Technology Center, Northeast (NLECTC-NE), a program of National Institute of Justice (NIJ). From 2002 to 2009 he provided geospatial and command, control (C2), and intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) technical assistance to state and local law enforcement, and joint U.S. and Canadian programs and initiatives such as Integrated Border Enforcement Teams (IBET), the Public Security Technical Program (PSTP), and the Great Lakes Observing System. Prior to that he provided image analysis, GIS and spatial modeling support for visualization/simulation terrain database development, and for watershed and natural resource management projects, such as the New York City watershed stewardship program.
Mr. Freeborn continues to focus on honest broker outreach to law enforcement, public safety, homeland security, and emergency management for the development and adoption into practice of unmanned aviation technology. His particular areas of interest include UAS use for public safety communications, UAS photogrammetry and the calibration and validation of UAS imaging systems, and the integration of UAS into public safety operations.
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