Category Archives: Flight Diaries

Watch “The Drone Girl” join forces with Bill The Drone Reviewer on YouTube!

Looking for a great YouTube channel to follow all about drones? Check out Bill The Drone Reviewer. And a great episode to start out with?  How about the one with yours truly?

I joined Bill, from the Bill The Drone Reviewer YouTube channel, for  his first official livestream called Tuesday Night Rotor Talk Live. We discuss NAB2018, the latest on the Autel EVO and the Mavic Pro 2 (yes, you read that right! It’s not a typo!).

Bill has amazing, kind fans! I love the livestream comments which you can find on the full link here.

Check it out!

Nominate the top leaders in the drone industry for the Women and Drones second annual award

Do you know of an incredible leader in the drone industry? The Women and Drones organization is now accepting submissions for their 2018 Women to Watch award.

Whether she’s a leader in technology, business, government relations, advocacy, research, journalism, education or agriculture, as long as she has made an impact in drones, then the judges want to know who she is! Nominations are being taken between now and Thursday, April 19 at 5 p.m. CT.

Any woman working in the drone industry is eligible to win, and you CAN nominate yourself. To enter, fill out the form here, including an essay of up to 500 words on why the nominee deserves to win.

Last year’s winners included Holly Kasun, cofounder of Flybrix, a company that makes drones kits out of LEGO® bricks, Lexie Janson, a high-profile drone racer from Poland, and General Manager of Intel Drone Light Shows Natalie Cheung, who is responsible for making Intel’s drone light shows possible. Her work at Intel has been seen over the skies of Walt Disney WorldCoachella and even the Super Bowl.

Read about all of 2017’s winners here.

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Join me and “Space Gal” Emily Calandrelli for a workshop on media and branding in San Francisco

Hey Bay Area!

Right on the heels of my Intel light show event in partnership with Samsung NEXT and under the guise of the “Girls Who Drone” group, I’ve got another event coming up in San Francisco!

Join me and Emily Calandrelli, aka the Space Gal, for a night of learning about the STEM industry, media, self-branding, and more.

The event is being held on behalf of the Bay Area Women in Space and Aerospace group, and will be hosted at Orange Silicon Valley on Tuesday, March 20 from 6 to 9 p.m.

Here’s a rough agenda:

  • 6:00-7:15pm: Welcome
  • 7:15-8:00pm: Announcements & Panel with Emily and Sally
  • 8:00-9:00pm: More Mix n Mingle

Please RSVP using this Eventbrite link by Monday, March 19.

Hope to see you there, and happy flying!

Drone industry leaders launch new public safety campaign — but will it work?

Major drone industry players, led by the Academy of Model Aeronautics, this week launched a new marketing campaigned aimed at educating the public on drone laws.

The new advertising campaign is titled “Even the Sky Has Limits: Learn the Drone Laws.” It’s primarily a website that aims to clarify the confusing (and often changing) drone laws. Ads for the campaign will also run on YouTube, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, according to a news release.

The”Even the Sky Has Limits: Learn the Drone Laws” campaign is a new initiative that is part of Know Before You Fly, another marketing campaign which was created in 2014 with a similar goal to help drone pilots learn what the drone laws are.

Here are some of the ads you can expect to see under the new drone campaign: Continue reading Drone industry leaders launch new public safety campaign — but will it work?

Where are all the women speakers at CES?

“Just days after women in Hollywood protested unequal representation, pay, and treatment of females in the entertainment and other industries at this year’s Golden Globes, organizers at CES, the world’s leading electronics and technology trade show, have bafflingly cited a “limited pool” as their reason for naming not a single female keynote speaker at the show.”

That’s according to Architectural Digest in a piece published earlier this month.

The article is a follow-up to an article in USA Today outlining why women need to be onstage at events like the Consumer Electronics Show.

Architectural Digest provided a list of eight women who could be potential keynotes at next year’s event. I’m honored to be included in that list, alongside people who have made amazing contributions to tech including former marketing manager at Apple Music (and currently CBO at Uber) Bozoma Saint John, SVP of retail at Apple, Angela Ahrendts, and Recode founder Kara Swisher.

For what it’s worth, you can find me as the keynote speaker this April at the International Drones Expo and Congress in Barcelona, Spain, this April.

Drone Girl to keynote International Drones Expo in Spain

Hey European drone fans!

I’m excited to announce that I’ll be the keynote speaker at this year’s DroneShow: International Drones Expo and Congress in Barcelona, Spain.

The conference will run April 11-12 at Fira Barcelona, Pavilion 8.

This will be my first European Drone Girl appearance, following past international events in Oman, Abu Dhabi and Australia. I’ve also spoken at major U.S.-based events including SXSW, Harvard Business School and WeRobotics Global with The Rockefeller Foundation.

Last year’s Barcelona drone show saw nearly 5,000 attendees, 36 exhibitors and 42 speakers, and this one promises to be even bigger.

All attendees of DroneShow will also receive free access to the eShow Barcelona, the largest trade fair in the eCommerce and Digital Marketing sector, which will have more than 120 exhibitors and 13,000 visitors.

Online registration opens on February 12, so mark your calendars to reserve your spot!

This SkyUp Drone Girl shirt is totally adorable

I love hearing from fans, and I REALLY love when I hear from them in the form of art!

The shirt was designed by a fan named Nicole who runs the site SkyUp Drones, which has an adorable collection of drone-related t-shirts. So I was totally flattered when she made one in homage to The Drone Girl!!skyup drone girl shirt

I am kind of obsessed with her Pug Drone design, and of course this one is a classic.

Thanks so much, Nicole! To the rest of you — check out her work!

And if you want a SkyUp shirt for yourself, use discount code  TheDroneGirl20_Off to get 20% off!

Want more Drone Girl inspired art? Check out these free desktop and smartphone backgrounds, designed by talented artist Carli Krueger.  You can also pick up related merch with those same desktop background designs in the Drone Girl shop.