Future Drone Pilots: How Teens Can Build Skills Over the Summer

Are there any drone camps for teens? How do I become a drone pilot? These are a few initial things teen or their parents may be wondering about as the school year ends and summer programs start.   STEM camps, and even photography and video courses can help you gain skills that will support a…


Industries Hiring Licensed Commercial Drone Pilots Right Now

As the gig economy expands throughout the globe, new professions have emerged along with advances in technology, to serve the economic needs of a variety of businesses. A commercial drone pilot is one such career that serves a wide range of industries. According to Markets estimate, organizations from a variety of sectors will spend more…

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Highest Paying Jobs in the Drone Industry

Drones have been making headlines in the last few years and with good reason! Slowly but surely the drone industry has been taking over the world, pushing it beyond an aviation hobby towards a high-paying job. The average annual pay of a drone pilot in the US is $58,280 per year. Meaning, drone pilots make…

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Pioneers Leading the Drone Industry: Black History Month Edition

Black History Month is upon us, so we are pausing to take a look at People of Color and African Americans who are dynamic pioneers driving success and creating opportunities for others, as leaders in the drone Industry!   David Opateyibo   Only 20 years old, David Opateyibo has made headlines across Africa and around…


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…