The past month has been busy adding two new RPAS examiners to the the Drone Trust team . Jonathan Lopardo who is Nelson based and Ivan Krippner at Te Anau.
Ivan is well known to us at Flight Test NZ where he is a manned aviation Airline Flight Examiner. This experience combined with his model aircraft background will strengthen our existing examiners team. Ivan covers the lower South Island region.
Jonathan is a very experienced drone operator, with a wealth of knowledge in mapping operations. . We initially met when he attended one of the companies first drone training courses many years ago and he has become a regular. Being Nelson based he covers the upper South island area.
Flight Test NZ via our Drone Trust operation now has RPAS examiners based in Auckland, Tauranga, Hastings, Wellington, Nelson, Christchurch, and Te Anau.