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One-Day UAS & Advanced Air Mobility Event

Public Service Announcement For UAS/AAM Industry

Looking for a local event to Georgia, SC, and NC, for AAM and UAS. I recommend:


5th Annual Innovation Xchange

March 14, 2024

Augusta, GA

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Carolina Drone Academy is not affiliated with this event. I have attended past events and found them extremely useful to learn the latest developments from other experts in the industry. See the topics below to determine if these subjects apply to you.

Call Greg Larsen, Augusta Regional Airport, for more info 706-421-5645.

See you there.



Innovation Xchange (V)

Thursday, March 14th, 2024 (8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.)

Georgia Cyber Center, Augusta, GA

Emcee: Mr. Alex Rhodeen, Supply Chain Catalyst, the Advanced Technology Development Center (ATDC)

8:30 a.m. Welcome – Diane Johnston, Airport Director of Business Development

8:40 Sponsor - Nine Ten Drones (Paul Rossi Cofounder &President)

8:45 a.m. Special Presentation – GDOT Advanced Air Mobility Study

Matt Coffelt, AAM & UAS Development Manager,

Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT)

9:00 a.m. first panel of experts (Beyond Visual Line of Sight)

Moderator – Boe A. Svatek, (Business Unit Leadership, Program Management, Avionics Systems Engineering, Collins Aerospace)

- Eric J. Bergesen (Director of Operations, UPS Flight Forward)

- Paul Rossi (Director of Development and Safety for Causey Aviation Unmanned)

- Basil Yap (President, AeroX)

10:00 Sponsor – Georgia Power (Matt Forshee, Augusta Region Economic Development Manager)

10:05 a.m. Special Presentation – NetJets Part 135 Perspective on AAM

David Frash, Director, State & Local Government and External Affairs,


10:20a.m. second panel of experts (Advanced Air Mobility OEMs)

Moderator – Matt Coffelt (AAM & UAS Development Manager, GDOT

- BETA Technologies

- ALAKA’I Technologies (Hugh Kelly, VP of Marketing)

- Lilium Air Mobility (Matt Broffman)

11:20 a.m. ten-minute break

11:30 a.m. Special Presentation – Introduction to the Research Aircraft for

eVTOL Enabling Technologies (RAVEN) Project

Brian German, Associate Professor, National Institute of Aerospace Langley, Georgia Tech.

11:45 a.m. AGS/SRNL Media Announcement

12:00 p.m. Sponsor - SkyDrive Inc. - (Arnaud Coville, Chief Technologies Officer)

12:05 p.m. SkyDrive Inc. Media Announcement

12:20 a.m. LUNCH compliments of Skyworx innovation Xchange & Augusta Regional Airport

1:05 p.m. third panel of experts (Cybersecurity & Counter UAS)

Moderator – COL (Ret) Ernesto Cortez (Booz Allen Hamilton Inc.)

- David Hochhauser (General Manager for the Americas, Sentrycs Ltd.)

- Ian Tarasevitsch (chief technologist, adversary-informed defense team, Booz Allen Hamilton Inc, Augusta)

- Kevin Fogarty (Senior VP, CTO, Defense Group, Leidos)

2:05 p.m. - Special Presentation – Public Acceptance of AAM/UAS

Mike Ledbetter (VP, Cyber & Information Warfare, COLSA Corporation, Redstone Arsenal)

2:20 p.m. Sponsor - ATDC – (John Avery, Director)

2:30 p.m. UAS Demonstrations commence

Air Bosses – (Columbia County Sheriff’s Office)

Demonstrators: SITECH South, Nine Ten Drones, Causey Aviation Unmanned

4:00 p.m. program adjourned


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