Experience

Mr. Robert Zarracina has over 29 years of aviation experience and is a nationally recognized leader in the area of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles and Systems (UAV / UAS), commonly referred to as Drones. He specializes in the safe, responsible, efficient and effective use of UAVs. He also has expertise with the FAA regulations required to fly UAVs legally for commercial purposes.   Mr. Zarracina has also worked with clients to navigate the tricky environment to avoid costly fines, criminal charges, cease and desist orders and sanctions. He has been nominated by the FAA Flight Standards District Office (FSDO) to the UAV Safety Team and advocates for commercial users, bringing awareness to unreasonable, cumbersome or economically detrimental rules and regulations. He has accumulated over 2,650 Pilot in Command (PIC) flight hours in various general and corporate aircraft.

Credentials

  • MBA Finance, Marketing, Computer Automation – University of St. Thomas
  • BA Finance – University of St. Thomas
  • PE Mechanical Engineering – University of Minnesota
  • FAA certified airman, Single Engine Instrument (SEI), Multi-Engine
  • Instrument (MEI), Commercial Pilot, Multiple Type Ratings
  • Former college instructor in Small Business Management and Marketing

Affiliations/Awards

  • Aircraft Owners and Pilot Association (AOPA)
  • Minnesota Autonomous Vehicle Meetup
  • Small Unmanned Aerial Vehicles and Systems (SUAS)
  • FAA Safety Team on drone utilization
  • Drone Pilots Association
  • Certified UAV Pilots forum

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