Commercial UAV Expo content at Amsterdam Drone Week  

September 3-5, 2024  •  Caesars Forum  •  Las Vegas

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Bryan Alexander

Bryan is the Director of Operations at 5×5 Technologies and leads 5×5’s public sector sUAS (small Unmanned Aircraft Systems) program. Bryan directs a large team charged with the production of advanced 3D digital twins and multiple quality assurance practices. Since 2020, he has also collaborated with the Federal Aviation Administration on a range of operations, including conducting sUAS operations on- and off-airport, including in disaster recovery zones. Before joining 5×5, Bryan served as the UAS Project Manager and Aircraft Maintenance Technician at the Raspet Flight Research Laboratory at Mississippi State University (MSU). During this time, he served as the MSU project lead and chief test pilot for the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Joint Unmanned Systems Testing in a Collaborative Environment (JUSTICE) project and for the FAA A-28 Disaster Preparedness and Response project as part of the Alliance of System Safety of UAS through Research Excellence (ASSURE). He was Chief Pilot at the Illinois Measure Franchise, where he conducted over 500 wind turbine sUAS inspections. Bryan worked as an sUAS Pilot at Talon Aerolytics, contributing to the development of standardized sUAS inspection methods in the telecommunications and solar energy sectors, which are still widely used today. He also participated in disaster response efforts during this time, including for Hurricane Matthew and Hurricane Irma. His UAS career began as a UAV Mission Commander at Navmar Applied Sciences Corporation, leading deployment operations as a U.S. Navy contractor. He holds extensive experience with multiple UAS platforms in commercial, public, and military sectors. Bryan holds an FAA Private Pilot certificate with instrument rating and an FAA Part 107 UAS Pilot certificate. He graduated from EmbryRiddle Aeronautical University with a degree in Aeronautics and minors in Air Traffic Control and Unmanned Flight. Before earning his degree, he served for six years as an Aerial Gunner in the United States Air Force, operating both fixedwing and rotary-wing platforms. Bryan participated in multiple deployments as part of the Iraq and Afghanistan campaigns.

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