Joel McDonald, Chief Pilot & Aircraft Technician
Joel has been involved in remotely piloted aircraft for over 20 years, piloting multiple types of aircraft ranging from micro to giant scale fixed-wing planes to helicopters and multirotors. Most recently he worked as a civilian contractor for NAVAIR’s Special Surveillance Programs in Afghanistan from 2011 to 2013, piloting the 500lb Tigershark UAV through over 330 missions. Additionally, Joel has built unmanned aerial systems for military simulations. He brings a wealth of knowledge and skill in all aspects of remotely piloted aircraft.