Commercial UAV Expo Europe  

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

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Tanner Harris

Tanner Harris is a native of Fairfax, Virginia. He graduated from Middle Tennessee State University in May 2006 with a Bachelor’s in Aerospace Sciences and later from Johns Hopkins University with a Master’s in Government and Security Studies in 2016. He received his commission in the United States Navy from the Officer Candidate School in Newport, Rhode Island, in 2008.

Following commissioning, Tanner went through flight school at Training Squadron Six (VT-6) and Thirty-One (VT-31) and was designated a Naval Aviator in July 2010. His operational assignments included Fleet Air Reconnaissance Squadron Three (VQ-3), Fleet Air Reconnaissance Squadron Seven (VQ-7), and onboard the USS George Washington (CVN-73). He served as the Naval Air Training and Operating Procedures Standardization Lead Pilot Instructor and Assistant Strike Operations Officer.

After his service in the Navy, Tanner began flying for United Airlines. He initially qualified as a First Officer on the Airbus A319/320 and was based in Los Angeles, California. Shortly thereafter, he transferred to the Denver, Colorado domicile and completed training on the Boeing 757 and 767 fleet. He currently serves as a Pilot Instructor at the United Airlines Flight Training Center.

Recognizing the lack of consistency throughout the emerging drone industry, Tanner built the Blue Nose Aerial Imaging franchise to help standardize operations, develop brand-name recognition, adhere to a dynamic regulatory environment, and to assemble subject matter experts from a variety of backgrounds to heighten the quality of services provided by the Blue Nose franchise team. By streamlining the path to entrepreneurship and empowering franchise owners with resources, experts, and applied training, Tanner developed a collaborative nationwide network of professional drone operators that provide services to companies in construction, agriculture, real estate, television, mapping, marketing, and inspections.

Tanner is a graduate of the US Air Force Advanced Instrument School, the US Navy Legal Officer course, and the Joint Air Operations Command and Control School. He is an FAA certified Remote Pilot and Airline Transport Pilot with type ratings on the Boeing 720, 707, 737, 757, 767, and Airbus A319 and A320. He owns Blue Nose, LLC, and Blue Nose Franchising, LLC.

Tanner resides in Denver, Colorado, with his wife and two children. He enjoys running, traveling, music, and can be found touring the country in the family RV.

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