Top 100 Aerospace and Aviation Professionals to Follow on LinkedIn 2021: 67. Michael Hill

67. Michael Hill

Drone Technology Expert ♦ Certified Search and Rescue Drone Pilot ♦ Aviation Consultant ♦ Keynote Speaker ♦ Public Safety UAS Compliance & Regulatory SME ♦ UAS Test Pilot ♦ NIST Certified UAS Proctor ♦, Civil Air Patrol

Michael Hill

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What I use Linkedin for:

I use LinkedIn to connect with like-minded people. It brings me such inspiration in seeing the great things my peers are doing. LinkedIn is a valuable communication tool which allows me to share events, industry news and various stories to help support, promote and grow the Unmanned Aviation “Drone” Industry.

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Aerospace | Aviation


Who am I:

As the Founder, and CEO of Cumulus Technologies, I am a self-taught, FAA Certified, USI Pro Level 3 certified, Professional Drone Pilot with over 4000+ successful missions to my credit. I have earned accreditations from various organizations such as FEMA, OSHA, as well as numerous aviation industry certifications. In the last six years I have learned how to leverage my passion for flying drones and my extensive technology background to help law enforcement, public safety entities, school districts, and enterprises to do their jobs in a much safer and more efficient environment using drones in various industries.

With the advent of drones in to our world and the prevalence in the North Texas area of companies developing and utilizing this technology, My aviation experience helps bring leadership to the North Central Texas Council of Governments UAS Task Force were I serve as the Legislative Chairman in engaging politicians, government officials, large businesses, and educational institutions in developing Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) policies and procedures which has helped shape drone regulations in Texas.

Having been appointed the Deputy Director of Unmanned Operations for the Texas Civil Air Patrol, and a senior member of the CAP sUAS Rescue Team, I support FEMA and Civil Air Patrol Search and Recovery Missions around the country helping folks in times of need utilizing my SAR ground and aerial training.

As the Training Officer for the North Texas Unmanned Public Safety Response Team (NTXPSURT), I volunteer my drones and flying abilities to help police, fire depts, and emergency management teams on any number of tasks from flight and compliance training to search, and recovery missions.

Using my passion for flying, I have helped establish aviation programs in several high schools here in North Texas. This aviation passion has driven me to introduce high school students, community members, business leaders, and organizations to the unmanned aviation industry and has trained and mentored many of these individuals to become licensed Professional Drone Pilots.

What I do:

Cumulus Technologies founded by Michael Hill is an UAS (Unmanned Aerial Systems) “Drone” consulting company. Michael has become one of the top experts in the areas of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) “Drones” and their industrial applications, Urban Air Mobility (UAM) and their integration as well as helping NASA and the FAA develop Unmanned Traffic Management (UTM) protocols for our National Airspace (NAS). Our team of unmanned aviation experts understand drone technology but also its application within specific industries and the different challenges each operating environment presents.

Why you should follow me on Linkedin:

I provide an endless source of information, conversation and humor about the drone industry and some pretty cool videos from time to time of our work.

Who I follow on Linkedin

I like to follow pioneers, innovators, and entrepreneurs overall but more so the people in the unmanned aviation “Drone” industry. I love learning what others are doing in and around drone technology and seeing how they are advocating for the use of drones.


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