Patrick Egan is the editor of the Americas Desk at sUAS News, the host and Executive Producer of the sUAS News Podcast Series, Drone TV and the Small Unmanned Systems Business Exposition. He is also an Motion Picture and TV Instructor at the San Francisco Academy of Art University and serves as the Chairman of the World UAV Federation’s USA Chapter. His experience in the field includes assignments with the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command Battle Lab investigating solutions on future warfare research projects. Patrick is an instructor for LTA (Lighter Than Air) ISR systems deployment teams for an OSD, U.S. Special Operations Command, Special Surveillance Project. He built and operated commercial RPA prior to 2007 FAA policy clarification. On the airspace integration side, Patrick served as director of special programs for the RCAPA (Remote Control Aerial Photography Association), on the ICC (International Coordination Council) which input to the EUROCAE wg-73.