Liz Stalford, a commercial multi-engine, seaplane and instructor pilot with extensive experience in both military and commercial unmanned aerial systems, has been named FAA UAS Warm Springs Test Range Manager by Tribally owned Eagle Tech Systems.
Stalford has worked on both manned and unmanned aircraft, equipped with multispectral HD sensors (cameras) for situational awareness by surveillance, large-scale wildland fire mapping, crowd control monitoring, natural disaster response, accident investigation, hazardous materials operations, suspect and vehicle tracking, oil spill detection, Precision Agriculture, 3D mapping, wildlife monitoring, and search and rescue.
Her primary focus will be on emergency management training, utility inspections, FAA Part 107 commercial drone pilot training and large drone regulation compliance.
Don Sampson, Chief Executive Officer, Warm Springs Ventures, expressed, “The timing couldn’t be better for Liz to bring her expertise to our Range. The firefighting season is on the horizon, and a host of events and activities for 2017 will shift the unmanned systems as the cornerstone of a new economy.”