Michael Byrus “Flight Mike”
UAV/UAS Specialist
718-551-8885
www.bestdroneflix.com
[email protected]

FAA Certified Pilot/Technician with over 10 years experience operating and specializing in UAVs from Multicopters, Fixed wings and VTOL Aerial Systems.

SERVICE LOCATIONS: New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Florida, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, California, Maine

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

RPIC (Remote Pilot In Command) – PORT ST. LUCIE, FLORIDA SMG Drones, Florida Power & Light (FPL) | January 2020 – Current

FPL’s Hardening Project

Converting Wood Poles to Concrete Poles

EQUIPMENT - DJI M600 with RIEGl Lidar Systems, Mavic 2 pro used for scouting

? Inspect Distribution Lines

? Create flight plans for RPIC

? Performed Driving Operations

? Survey existing infrastructure for 5G upgrades

? Data management and collection for 10 teams

? Provided all teams with charging stations with portable solar energy.

RPIC - Remote Pilot in Charge – SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA Sharper Shape, San Diego Gas and Electric (SDGE) | November 2019 – January 2020

EQUIPMENT - Inspire 2 with x5s

? Inspect transmission lines & substations

? Survey existing infrastructure for 5G upgrades

? Evaluation of assets captured by multiple drone platforms; specifically targeting towers and the land they occupy

? Weekly mechanic maintenance of team equipment

VO - Visual Operator (RPIC Training) RPIC - Remote Pilot in Charge – ALLENTOWN, PENNSYLVANIA SMG Drones, Pennsylvania Power & Light (PPL) | October 2019 – November 2019

EQUIPMENT - DJI M600, Riegl Lidar System, Mavic 2 pro used for scouting

? Scanned distribution lines

? Performed Driving Operations

? Weekly mechanic maintenance of team equipment ? Data management and collection

? Create flight plans for RPIC using UGCS

RPIC - Remote Pilot in Charge – DAYTONA BEACH, FLORIDA Florida Power & Light (FPL) | August 2019 – October 2019

Hurricane Dorian Project

EQUIPMENT - DJI Inspire 2 with x5s and x4s; DJI Phantom 4 Pro V.2

? Pre & Post Storm Damage with RGB Data

? Data management and collection for 12 pilots

? Inspect Bridges, Roads, Boardwalks, Beaches (Specifically targeting sand erosion/sand levels)

? Provided all teams with charging stations with portable solar and generator energy.

? Performed Driving Operations

RPIC - Remote Pilot in Charge – NORTHERN CALIFORNIA Track Assets ? Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) | December 2018 – June 2019

EQUIPMENT - DJI Inspire 1, modified flight controller with x5; DJI Inspire 2 with x5s

? Inspect transmission lines & substations

? Survey existing infrastructure for 5G upgrades

? Court ordered evaluation of assets captured by multiple drone platforms; specifically targeting towers and the land they occupy

VO - Visual Observer – CALIFORNIA Track Assets C/O PG&E | Dec 2018 – June 2019

EQUIPMENT - Generator, solar charging station, Mavic 2 pro used for scouting, Phantom 4 Pro V.2

? Implementation of shot sheet

? Called in Air Operations

? Provided quality control for RPIC photos & videos for submission to client

? Mapping

? Data management

? Battery Management

? Court ordered evaluation of assets captured by multiple drone platforms; specifically targeting towers and the land they occupy.

EDUCATION

Dart Drone School - Basic Flight Training, Commercial Drone License Program Burlington Aviation - 45 Flying hours Total Flight Solutions - Ground School HARDWARE/SOFTWARE EXPERIENCE:

? DJI A2 and A3 flight controllers

? DJI Mavic Pro 2 Hasselblad, Zoom, Enterprise

? DJI Phantom 4 Pro V.2 Obsidian, P4Pro V.1

? DJI S900 Custom Upgrades

? DJI Inspire 1 with Flight controller modification

? DJI Inspire 2 w/ x4s, x5s, x7s

? Dji Matrice 210 w/ XT2

? Private and Custom Fixed Wings

? Custom VTOL Systems

? Vector Eagle Tree flight controller

? Pixhawk flight controller

? Arduino experience

SKILLS:

Operational and Technical UAV Experience, Aerial Surveying ,Aerial Mapping, Thermal Imaging ,Drone Programming, Photographer, Videographer, Own all necessary equipment for all types of shoots.

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Aerial Photography Drone Pilot
Droners Approved Pilot