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Skydio X10 Tour | Montana Roadshow | Missoula
# Roadshow

The MDT Division of Aviation in concert with Skydio invite you to a series of fly days across the State of Montana. These events are hosted by MDT and sponsored by Skydio to introduce state agencies to new UAS technology.

Participants from State Agencies, Public Safety, Local Governments, and other invited stakeholders across Montana will witness societal and economic benefits of UAS at each local event. You are invited to attend these demonstrations on August 29th (Billings), August 30th (Helena), and August 31st (Missoula). 

Participants will have opportunity to get hands-on flying experience and learn how innovative domestic technology like UAS are used to improve operations through efficiency, lower costs, enhanced safety, and creation of new capabilities. 

Never flown a drone before? We prefer that, and now’s your chance!

Come fly with us and learn how drones:

  1. Help DOT Teams quickly inspect statewide infrastructure assets such as bridges, radio towers, stockpiles, roadways, railway, culverts, and more. 
  2. Provide DNR and Fish and Wildlife Teams with aerial intelligence at a moments notice, and how autonomous mapping missions can be utilized for planning and analysis. 
  3. Support first responders as a force multiplier by gaining immediate situational awareness in any high risk, emergency situation. 
  4. Capture and reconstruct critical incidents, like crash scenes or natural disasters, for emergency response and post event reporting. 

You’ll also get to experience Skydio’s Dock and Remote operations. See first-hand how state operators use this new platform to automate perimeter patrol, streamline inspection and awareness in remote environments, and deploy a drone as a first response.

Enjoy complimentary refreshments and food while having fun flying!

“We had folks with zero flight experience up inside bridge decks within a second flight.” -Ryan Marlow, UAS Program Manager, Alaska Department of Transportation

“Drones are playing a significant role assisting with police work while keeping our officers and the public safe. Just this month, we've seen drone deployments find an assault victim and thwart burglary suspects.” -Oklahoma City Police Department


Event Details

August 31, 2023 – Missoula – 9:00AM – 3:00PM

University of Montana 

32 Campus Dr, Missoula, MT 59812

University Center 

Room 225


Speakers
Michael Kuni
Michael Kuni
UAS Program Manager @ Montana DOT
Paul Hilchen
Paul Hilchen
Engineering UAS Manager @ Montana DOT
Eric Smith
Eric Smith
Commercial Account Executive @ Skydio
Danny Palumbo
Danny Palumbo
Account Manager @ Skydio
Aaron Begle
Aaron Begle
Solutions Engineer @ Skydio
Event has finished
August 31, 9:00 AM, MDT
Location
32 Campus Dr, Missoula, Montana, United States
Event has finished
August 31, 9:00 AM, MDT
Location
32 Campus Dr, Missoula, Montana, United States