Glenn Stott leads the NJDOT’s UAS initiatives. He is a retired Canadian AirForce jet instructor, Test Pilot, and Flight Commander. He has flown on many Search & Rescue and disaster relief operations for the UN in Africa and the Middle East. Later he flew corporate jets and became a certified jet instructor in 160 different countries. Glenn is an FAA designated pilot examiner and is authorized by the national aviation authorities of Brazil, China, Russia, India, Canada, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, Australia, and New Zealand to grant their highest level of pilot certifications. Prior to NJDOT he served as the Chief Instructor and Training Manager for the Dassault Falcon and Advanced Airmanship Programs at CAE’s NorthEast Training Center.
Glenn’s UAS background started over 20 years ago with remote control helicopters. In addition to his aviation experience, his understanding of emerging technologies earned him part-time positions as an Adjunct Technology Professor for both Kean and Seton Hall Universities. The EAA (Experimental Aviation Association) selected Glenn to receive their 2011 Major Achievement Award for his work with the Smithsonian Air & Space Museum to preserve aviation’s early photographic history. Glenn is a member of the FHWA UAS Implementation Plan Team for EDC-5, and is a frequent speaker regarding drone technology in the transportation industry.