Commercial UAV Expo Europe  

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

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Desiree Ekstein

Desiree Ekstein, widely recognized as “Drone Diva Desi,” is an accomplished figure in the field of unmanned aerial systems (UAS). Her diverse achievements and contributions to the industryhave solidified her reputation as a trailblazer and expert in the field.

Desiree Ekstein, is the founder of On The Go, an enterprise dedicated to providing training and services related to drone technology, video production, mapping and 3D models.

Notably, she was among the pioneering women who received the FAA Part 107 Remote Pilot Certificate in 2016, showcasing her commitment to advancing in the emerging drone industry.

Desi’s expertise extends to various facets of drone operation and instruction. Providing training as an Adjunct Instructor and as part of a young female STEM practicum, “Girls Take Flight.” Her qualifications are exemplified by her AUVSI TOP Level 3 pilot and instructor status. She is the UAS Lead FAASTeam Representative and a DronePro in San Diego, California to promote drone safety. 

Desi’s influence extends beyond the United States as an international public speaker and she is a published author, sharing her expertise about the drone industry, its regulations, and its potential. Her dedication to safety and training is evident as her role in the drone industry, she has been inducted into the Women in Emerging Aviation Technology Hall of Fame and received the FAA Part 107 Trailblazer award.

Desiree Ekstein’s remarkable achievements and contributions to the drone industry position her as a respected figure and advocate for both safety and innovation in the field.


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