About: RBS Drone Technologies

We train you or your employees to become licensed drone pilots.

RBS Drone Technologies is a 100% African American Owned Business. Our founders and instructors are commercial pilots, US Military Veterans, former law enforcement officers and legacy members and leaders of the Chicago “DODO” Chapter of the Tuskegee Airmen.

Principles and Partners

Captain Kenneth Rapier, CEO
Captain Rapier is a FAA Certified Flight Instructor and co-founder of RBS Drone Technologies, Inc.

He is a licensed glider, single-engine, multi-engine and instrument airplanes instructor.

Rapier is an Airline Transport-rated pilot. He has logged over 5,000 flight hours. DC-9 airplane type-rated.

Rapier holds the world speed record from Palm Springs, CA to West Chicago IL (French Federation Aeronautique Internationale).

Ken is the current President of the Tuskegee Airman – Chicago “DODO” Chapter and a lead volunteer for the chapter’s monthly EAA Young Eagles flight rallies, which offer free airplane rides to youth ages 8 to 17 to expose them to the world of aviation.

Captain Mark P. Stevenson, CTO
Captain Stevenson is an F.A.A. Licensed drone pilot and co-founder of RBS Drone Technologies, Inc.

He has a B.S. in Biological Sciences with graduate studies in Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology.

One hundred (100) ton U.S. Coast Guard Master of Vessels. He is host of the TV series ‘Ask Dr. Drone’ on Chicago Access Network Television (CAN-TV).

Mark Thompson, COO
Sgt. Thompson has 26 years of experience in law enforcement with the Chicago Police Department, as a Sergeant working in Information Technology. He has a B.S. degree in Law Enforcement Management and an M.S. degree in Law Enforcement Administration. Sgt. Thompson is involved with various youth focused organizations across Chicagoland.

Instructors

Charlie Richardson, Jr.
Mr. Richardson is and aerospace quality engineer and the President and CEO of Quality and HR Consultants, Inc.