An accomplished aviator and futuristic leader in crewed and uncrewed operations, Lindsey Dreiling has spent more than 20 years immersed in the industry. She is a commercial fixed-wing pilot, certified flight instructor-instrument (CFI & CFII), a multi-engine instructor (MEI), and she also holds a small uncrewed aircraft systems (sUAS) remote pilot certificate. Dreiling earned two B.S. degrees in Professional Pilot and Aviation Technology Management, a M.S. in Counseling and Student Development, and is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Leadership Communication from Kansas State University.
As CEO and Owner of Dreiling Aviation Services, Lindsey provides aviation consulting as well as sUAS operations services to advance aviation companies in their mission. Previously, she served as the Advanced Air Mobility Manager for L3Harris, Executive Director of Aviation Strategy at Kansas State University’s Aerospace campus, and Deputy Director of Aviation and UAS for the Kansas Department of Transportation. Through these roles, she developed expertise in Advanced Air Mobility (AAM), aviation infrastructure, flight training, aviation curriculum development, leadership advancement, and aviation business strategy. Some of her distinguished accomplishments include leading strategy and establishing an advanced simulation training center, engineering the first Kansas statewide UAS Air Traffic Program, advancing UAS operations as a lead participant in the FAA’s UAS Integrated Pilot Program (IPP), developing a national award-winning aviation outreach program, and prior national service as an appointed member of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Women in Aviation Advisory Board.
Outside of advancing the aviation industry, Dreiling enjoys outdoor adventures, playing board games with her three wonderful children, and drinking tea on her front porch with her husband and business partner.