Daniel Melia served as Chief UAS Officer of RoboFlight Systems, LLC from 2013 until 2018. While in college at Kansas State, Mr. Melia accumulated several aviation certificates including Single and Multi-Engine Commercial and Instrument Ratings as well as Certified Flight Instructor, CFI-instrument and Advanced Ground Instructor. He joined the team at Flint Hills Solutions, a high technology unmanned aircraft company in Augusta, Kansas. He spent much of his time at Flint Hills Solutions building and developing rotary wing unmanned aircraft systems with applications in search and rescue and large equipment inspections. After leaving Flint Hills Solutions, he moved to Eastern Colorado where he received a type rating in the Bombardier Lear 45 business jet. During his off time from flying, he spent much of his time learning about precision farming techniques on his family's farm south of Burlington, Colorado. During his off time from school, he was able to continue to accumulate flight time in Technically Advanced Aircraft (TAA). After earning a private pilot license in high school, he attended Kansas State University where he received his Bachelor of Science in Aeronautical Technology with a Minor in Aviation Safety. He also became certified on the Aerosonde Unmanned Aircraft Platform. In 2013, Mr Melia cofounded RoboFlight Systems LLC, a high technology company utilizing manned and unmanned aircraft for remote sensing applications in agriculture, construction, and petroleum industries.