Jenn Player is Director of Regulatory Affairs at Skydio. Jenn collaborates with customers, regulators, and standards development organizations to unlock safe and effective autonomous operation of dock-based drones.
Jenn recently served on the FAA UAS BVLOS Aviation Rulemaking Committee as the industry lead for the Aircraft and Systems working group. She also participates in ASTM Committee F38 on Unmanned Aircraft Systems, JARUS WG-AW, and the FAA Advanced Aviation Advisory Committee Committee as a contributor to working groups on detect and avoid technology, remote ID, airworthiness, and autonomy.
Jenn’s early work to integrate drones into the National Airspace System led to the first ‘true’ long-range BVLOS civil flight in the continental U.S. Prior to joining Skydio, she founded Avineer LLC, a consulting firm helping UAS manufacturers navigate the type certification process and enterprises gain approvals for BVLOS, teleoperation, and other complex operations.
Jenn has worked in engineering and R&D, in both industry and government, at organizations such as NASA Langley Research Center, Naval Air Test Center, Cessna Aircraft Company, and Bihrle Applied Research. She has over 10 years of experience in unmanned systems research, design, testing, and operations.
Jenn received a Bachelor of Science degree in Aerospace Engineering from The Pennsylvania State University. She holds an FAA Remote Pilot certificate and a Private Pilot certificate with ratings in single-engine airplanes and gliders.