Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) - Ground School - Pacoima, CA

December 12th, 2017BridgelineTEK announced it’s Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Training Program. BridgelineTEK UAS classes are geared towards becoming a commercial pilot focused on developing educated and responsible pilots through ground school; business & practical applications; access to online training systems; guest speakers from businesses using UAS to commercial UAS pilots covering a wide array of relevant industry topics; digital tools every UAS remote pilot needs, and several hands-on workshops.

Instructor: Michael Letson is a FAA Part 107 Remote Pilot with a small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS) rating and currently holds a Commercial Helicopter (FAA) License with Instrument Rating since 2004. Michael enjoys sharing his knowledge, expertise, and experience through training and mentoring at all skill/ knowledge levels. Michael reviews and develops custom training curriculum and teaches in several subject matter areas for businesses and colleges in California.

Unmanned Flight Topic at WIN-Madison


July 19th, 2016, BridgelineTEK attended the Wisconsin Technology Council’s Wisconsin Innovation Network (WIN) in Madison. Experts on unmanned aerial vehicles discussed how they’re being used in Wisconsin – today and tomorrow – as well as the challenges they pose to users and the public.

Expert panelists included: FAA Inspector Mark Foisy, Unmanned Aerial Systems specialist, Great Lakes Region; Peter Menet, president, Menet Aero; David Geisler, vice president of operations, Rapid Imaging Software; Chris Johnson, founder and CEO, PilotTrainingSystem.com, and director of aviation education and research, UW-Madison. Tom Gemmell, who co-leads the unmanned aircraft team for Husch Blackwell in Chicago, available for comments and questions. Tom Still of the Tech Council moderated as panelists discussed trends in drone technology and federal, state and local regulations. Menet, Geisler and Johnson are members of the Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Advisory Board.

BridgelineTEK was one of the founding members of the Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Advisory Board, a public-private consortium of UAS-industry experts, operators and other stakeholders that serves as a sounding board for decision-makers on the topics of safety, privacy and integration related to the civilian use of UAS. BridgelineTEK oversaw several related projects with the intention of improving the consortium’s performance, and defined what specific projects were needed and recommended the resources and structure required to ensure success.

BridgelineTEK at Unmanned Systems & Agriculture Event

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March 4th, 2015, BridgelineTEK sponsored the Association of Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) Heartland Chapter’s first annual event titled “Unmanned Systems and Agriculture: Realizing the Field of Dreams” in Dubuque Iowa. The keynote speaker was Dr. Stewart Moorehead of John Deere Robotics who presented “Farming in 2025 – How Unmanned Systems will Affect Agriculture”.

BridgelineTEK was one of the founding members of AUVSI’s Heartland Chapter which covers Wisconsin and Illinois – a very active region for the development and use of unmanned systems be they airborne, on land, or in the water. The Heartland Chapter of AUVSI brings unmanned system experts together from the private sector, academic, and government to pursue and advance the industry.

BridgelineTEK Certified as a Veteran-Owned Business

January 28th, 2014
, BridgelineTEK has been certified as a Veteran-Owned Business by the State of Wisconsin, Department of Veterans Affairs. BridgelineTEK is honored to receive this certification and hopes this inspires other veterans.