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iRed will speak on the benefits of drone training at this year’s Commercial UAV Show.

iRed have been invited to speak on both days of the 2019 Commercial UAV Show, which takes place on 12-13 November at ExCel London.

A major feature of the 2019 Commercial UAV Show, the Expo Talks will see experts discuss specific issues and developments in the UAV industry. This year, iRed has been awarded two speaking slots, where Ray Faulkner, Managing Director of iRed, and Steve Welland, iRed’s Training Manager, will present on Drone Education and Training.

On Day One of the talks, Ray and Steve will discuss Permissions vs. Competency throughout Drone Education as part of the Market and Policy Updates stream. The stream focuses on the latest developments within the industry, such as new regulations and economic trends. This presentation will highlight the benefits of drone pilots proving that their training has enabled them to fly both safely and capably within their chosen field, before being able to operate commercially.

Day Two of the Show will see iRed present within the Mapping and Surveying stream. As part of this, Ray and Steve will discuss Upgrading Your Drone Skills, including how further education can see drone operators advance their skills and experience beyond the training needed to gain a PfCO.

Presenter – Ray Faulkner

After more than 15 years in the aviation industry, Ray Faulkner founded iRed in 2002 with the aim of bringing thermal imaging and remote sensing into mainstream industry. Ray is a qualified UAV Pilot and works closely with leading academic institutions, such as the University of Portsmouth, to pioneer new techniques and practices for industry. These include the latest in remote sensing and drone technologies. 

Presenter – Steve Welland

Steve Welland is an ex-forces instructor, qualified drone pilot and iRed’s training manager. Steve has over 25 years of mechanical engineering and RC (Remote Control) flight experience, and is a fully qualified thermographer. Alongside his training responsibilities, Steve is the in-house payload specialist for iRed, providing multispectral and thermal camera integration for our range aerial inspection services.

Expo Talks

For those interested in attending, the talks are scheduled as follows:

Day 1 (12 November) – Drones & Education: Permissions vs. Competency

Day 2 (13 November) – Training Beyond PfCO: Upgrading Your Drone Skills

iRed will be exhibiting our latest range of UAV products, training and services at the event, as well as offering exclusive packages created specifically for this year’s show. Visit us and DJI at Stand 25.



Founded in 2002, iRed® have helped thousands of businesses access the benefits of emerging technologies, providing cheaper, faster and safer inspection methods for a wide range of industries.