RCI GA Chapter February 2019 Meeting
Date: February 8, 2019
Location: 4400 Ashford Dunwoody Road NE, Dunwoody, Georgia 30346
Course Title: Drones, Thermal Imaging & High-Flying Opportunities
Delivery Name: Todd Hillhouse, Planet Inhouse, Inc.
This presentation will give a basic introduction to drones and their uses in the construction industry. It will introduce you to different types of drones, Part 107 licensing and responsibility, progression photography, infrared photography, roof and facade observation/evaluation, mapping, and 3D models. The presenter will go through a few commercial and residential applications studies.
Todd A. Hillhouse has over 18 years of experience and involvement with strategic marketing for government programs and pursuits. He has become accustomed to creating standard operating procedures and technology training curriculums for corporate and government clients. He currently oversees distribution channels for sUAS platforms and products that serve a wide variety of commercial and public safety markets.
Todd’s work in communications, secure networks and industrial applications, including unmanned flight systems spans over 16 years. He began his early career creating and capturing content for marketing, including technical training, for one of the world’s largest defense contractors, Harris Corporation. Harris specializes in critical and secure communications, UAS platforms, and supports the FAA’s flight monitoring and network infrastructure.
In December of 2009, Todd pursued and attained his FAA private pilot certificate and continues to remain current. His background, interest and knowledge in aviation, his knowledge and usage of UAS and wireless communications, provide an innovative edge for himself and the companies he supports. His reputation, accomplishments, and past work offers a level of trust that ensures integrity and safety remain a top priority.
In 2015 he began to focus on infrared as well as the distribution of IR products. He soon became the top distributor for the FLIR Corporation’s test and measurement business segment as well as a trusted launch partner in aerial thermography. Todd is also an ITC Certified Level 3 Thermographer. In 2016, he trademarked UAS THERMALS® and uses this trademark as a distribution line to market aerial infrared products and flight systems utilizing the capabilities provided by FLIR.
As CEO of Planet Inhouse, Inc., Todd is strategically aligning the company with trusted partners, manufacturers and industry advisors to tackle the next big challenge in unmanned systems, BVLOS. (Beyond Visual Line of Sight)