PJ Kirkpatrick is Co-founder and Chief Operating Officer of Terra Vigilis Inc. Terra Vigilis’ mission is to enhance the safety of the airspace from unwanted UAV intrusions around airports, correctional institutions, and critical infrastructure through detection, tracking, and countermeasures. After understanding the requirements, systems are tested, threat analysis’ are conducted, and solutions are implemented.
PJ is a commercial drone operator under Federal Aviation Regulation (FAR) Part 107 and was the first individual in the State of Wisconsin to pass the exam. As a FAASTeam Representative, he actively promotes safety and helps educate Remote Pilots by presenting at aviation safety seminars hosted throughout Wisconsin.
Prior to Co-Founding Terra Vigilis, PJ founded his own company, NOMAD aerial solutions, collecting outdoor and indoor aerial imagery for construction projects and consulted on microwave point to point assessments, tower audits, and disaster recovery solutions for telecommunication projects.