Charlie’s professional background is RF Engineering. He worked for wireless carriers and power utilities as an RF Engineer for 20 years deploying systems and managing projects before making the transition to flying Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) “drones” full time for Edge Consulting Engineers out of Prairie du Sac, WI. Edge specializes in structural, civil and environmental engineering as well as Commercial UAS operations.
This was a natural transition for Charlie as it combined his background in project management and deployment with more than 15 years of Radio Controlled (RC) aircraft experience which includes the early days of “drones” as we know them now. Charlie developed the UAS program for Edge in 2016 and has watched it grow to include 7 FAA Certified pilots flying hundreds of projects each year over the eastern half of the US.
Charlie is the lead pilot and manages all UAS operations day to day. Charlie also volunteers his time and company resources to several causes including the WI Emergency Management, Air Coordination Groups Drone Network to aid in Search and Rescue when needed.