In Memory of Chief Master Sergeant Charlie W. Richardson, Jr.

There’s a quote from Harry S. Truman that says, “It’s Amazing what you can accomplish if you don’t care who gets the credit.” Charlie embodied this every day of his life, says his friend and colleague, Ken Rapier.   Ken also recalls Charlies leadership, hard work and commitment thinking of the Tuskegee Airmen National Scholarships…


RBS Co-Founder Ken Rapier Inducted into Illinois Aviation Hall of Fame

Kenneth “Ken” Rapier, President of the Tuskegee Airmen Chicago “DODO” Chapter and co-founder of RBS Drone Technologies Inc., was beaming on October 7, 2021. Surrounded by friends, family, and colleagues, he was honored as one of seven 2020/2021 honorees inducted into the Illinois Aviation Hall of Fame.   Induction into the Illinois Aviation Hall of…

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5 Inspiring Women Closing the Drone Pilot Gender Gap

Did you know that only 7.2% of FAA certified drone pilots in the US are women?* That’s actually slightly higher than the 7% of female airplane pilots**. And it’s way lower than the 38.6% of women who graduated with a bachelor’s degree in a STEM major in 2020. Any way you look at it, there’s…


Drones for Law Enforcement: Balancing Public Safety and Community Trust

Police departments face similar issues as many other industries in terms of operational efficiency. That’s why many departments across the US are exploring drones use to assist with their work. Drone integration could help law enforcement agencies with everything from search-and-rescue missions to crime scene documentation, traffic accident investigations, disaster relief efforts and more. Drones…

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Why now is the right time to start your drone pilot business

What’s the best time to start your own drone business? Right now! In April the FAA released new regulations that expanded when, where and how drones could be flown—including over people and vehicles and at night–expanding the opportunities for drone deliveries and other commercial uses for drones. Drones are already being used by public safety,…


International Young Eagles Day

Young Eagles Rally Bessie Coleman 100 Year Anniversary Chicago Crossroads Corvette Club Car Show Drone Demonstrations Please join RBS Drone Technologies, Inc., The Tuskegee Airmen Chicago “DODO” Chapter, and the Chicago Crossroads Corvette Foundation (CCCC) on for the International Young Eagles Day at Bult Field (C56) on Saturday, June 12 at 9:00 am. The program…

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3 Reasons to Have a Trained Drone Pilot on Your Team

Did you know that the commercial drone services market is expected to reach $6.74 billion by 2026? As we continue to see — and as 2020 has proven to us — drones can play a vital role in nearly every industry, including healthcare, roofing, construction, real estate, agriculture, and more. If you’re a business owner, now…

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The Perfect Gift to Go with that New Drone

Know someone who is getting a drone for the holidays this year? Drones are fun for recreation and a great investment to start a business. But knowing HOW TO FLY a drone is critical to prevent an early crash of a valuable piece of equipment. The solution? A Gift Certificate! Give a gift certificate for…