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.

The RBS Team

Ken Rapier CEO

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.

Mark Thompson COO

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.

Edward Bassette CFO

Edward Bassette, CFO

Charlie Richardson

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

Robert Moore, Licensed Commercial Drone Pilot and Professional Videographer

Derrick Henri

Derrick Henry, Instructor