Skylogic sabbatical

After 5 years of operating Skylogic Analysis and the Droneanalyst weblog, I’ve determined to take a sabbatical so I can discern the following journey.

Trying again, it has been fairly a journey. Truthfully, it’s been a variety of enjoyable to be concerned within the formation of the business drone business. Once I printed my first publish in February 2014, titled The Yellow Brick Street of FAA Drone Laws, drones have been new and the general public discourse was simply starting. I believed, What higher manner to assist others than to supply just a few useful resource hyperlinks the place others might start their journey? I keep in mind the talk then was what to name them. Will we name them UAV, UAS, or drones? It’s humorous how a lot folks railed in opposition to the phrase “drones.” However as I and others predicted, this may be the one that might stick in public discourse.

The opposite factor I predicted (and railed in opposition to) was the injury that the overhyped forecasts would do to so many. That was in 2015. It saddens me a bit that it took till 2019 for articles like this one to level out the apparent, that the business marketplace for unmanned plane was going to be gradual to take flight and the end result can be corporations shopping for up rivals to get an honest income stream.

Nonetheless, over time I’ve been lucky to have met so many enthusiastic and modern entrepreneurs and enterprise leaders. I’m additionally grateful for the various sponsors, companions, members, and prospects of our analysis. There are too many to record right here, however you possibly can see most of them on our Prospects web page. With out you, there would have been no Skylogic Analysis and no insights to assist information your progress.

Going ahead I want the perfect for you and your enterprise.

In case you are new to the enterprise of drones, could I counsel you take a look at our final little bit of analysis: Making a Profitable Enterprise Case for Drone Expertise. It’s maybe our greatest free report and supplies a blueprint for a profitable enterprise case for a drone-based know-how program. The information affords enterprise leaders a transparent, step-by-step course of to research, consider, and talk key goals of a drone program to make sure company-wide adoption.

In case you could have questions on my sabbatical, I believed I’d provide a mini FAQ:

Wait, what? Are you taking a sabbatical or retiring?

Effectively, I assume the proper reply is each. However I’m taking a sabbatical from doing analysis, content material, consulting, and running a blog to determine what I’ll be doing in retirement. I’ve by no means seen retirement as “doing nothing”—however I want some downtime to determine what’s subsequent.

So no extra analysis, huh? How about conferences—will we see you there?

I’ve stepped down from the advisory boards of InterDrone and Industrial UAV Expo and don’t anticipate to attend any conferences sooner or later. Nevertheless, as they are saying, by no means say by no means.

What about your @droneanalyst Twitter account? Will you retain that lively?

Sure, considerably. Now and again I’ll tweet out information or insights I consider are important for the business.

And the way about your web site and URL? Will your analysis experiences be obtainable after you retire?

The Skylogic Analysis web site is lively and our analysis continues to be obtainable there for now. Nevertheless, we anticipate to shut the positioning someday in 2020.

Can I purchase your model or ULR?

The property of Skylogic Analysis, LLC – together with the URL and registered trademark ‘Drone Analyst’ – can be found for buy. Write to me [email protected] to make an inquiry.

How can I keep linked with you or simply see what you’re as much as?

Whereas I’m determining my subsequent transfer I’ll be touring the world making movies and taking a number of images. You’ll be able to observe me on Instagram @drone_analyst (#droneanalyst #koptervision) and watch my movies on Vimeo ( My media manufacturing web site is

Thanks once more on your help. Continued finest needs for profitable ventures in 2019.

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