Changing Tomorrow with Technology & TRAINING Today

The use of drones is here to stay. Fast approaching a $100 billion industry, drones are a now technology. Construction, law enforcement, real estate, surveying, property development, agriculture, forestry and emergency management are just a few of the industries inserting drones into their everyday workloads. CrossFlight offers solutions for these industries and more by providing certified pilots, developing drone strategies and creating education, curriculum and training programs that focus on safety and compliance with Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) regulations. Let CrossFlight Sky Solutions be your drone technology provider.

 
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Aerial Imaging, Training / Education & Consulting Services

 
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Tower Inspections

Aerial Images and documentation for Towers and Infrastructure

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Education and Training

We strive to create and deliver the best Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) training courses with the latest innovative learning tools and curriculum products. We understand that this a fast changing and cutting edge field, this goal would be impossible using traditional educational means, so we have assembled a world class team that continues to build a living curriculum that changes with industry, laws and certifications. We believe our training courses and content will always be the most relevant and up-to-date and will meet all of your training needs in this exciting field.

CrossFlight’s curriculum and support for individuals enrolled in our training courses is available in classroom setting with instructor led courses. We offer 1 to 5 day hands-on training courses in addition to FAR 107 certification preparation with follow-on courses designed to improve your skills and knowledge as a commercial drone pilot. LEARN MORE

EDUCATOR TRAINING

CrossFlight's curriculum and support will have your students and teachers ready and confident to conquer the world. We have all you need to take your school and students to the next level with great STEM/STEAM courses. CrossFlight is a one-stop shop for all of your UAS needs. CrossFlight believes that the key to providing relevant and up-to-date curriculum is to equip instructors with ongoing support and training.  We take pride in training our instructors with the support and resources needed and curriculum that is the best on the market. LEARN MORE

Industry Training

We all know how fast this world is changing, but how do we get ready? CrossFlight has you covered with specially designed, industry specific courses to get you the knowledge, skills and certifications needed to take your business to the next level using UAS and learn the associated software applications. LEARN MORE

Technical Colleges

CrossFlight's post-secondary certification courses will help prepare you for a career in the field of UAS, reach your goals as a hobbyist, or add drone-use abilities to your business. We  design courses and provide exceptional instructors to fulfill your specific needs. Our partner technical colleges in the South Eastern US offer CrossFlights’ curriculum and training courses. LEARN MORE

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Mission & VISION

CrossFlight's Mission and Vision is to become the US and Industry leader in delivering premier Aerial Inspections, UAS Training, and Consulting services. We strive to educate and train students to safely and efficiently operate and understand the capabilities and limitations of commercial drones. We desire to introduce a younger generation to drones through industry leading STEM education in High Schools and using drones as a resource for enhancing student learning and exposure to careers in aviation, robotics, communications, and other technical fields.

Values

To truly know the heart of CrossFlight, you must know our values. These are not words on a wall to us, these are the rules that govern our corporate actions and decisions. Know that when you work with CrossFlight, we will not only value your partnership but we will value you and your team as people. We expect the best from each other, and we want you to do the same.

Respect   We value great relationships, and respect is our foundation.  We will respect each other, our customers our partners and our community. We will honor our faith in God and Country and we will exemplify respect in every situation. We will never discriminate against any person for race, gender or religion.

Honesty & Integrity   We will conduct ourselves in all things with a shared belief that Honesty and Integrity are the cornerstones of our business. Our word is our bond and we will keep our commitments to customers and each other.

Accountability: We challenge every employee to hold themselves and others to the highest standards of personal conduct and professionalism.  We will be accountable to our customers and each other in upholding our core values.

Excellence:  We value excellence in our work and the products we deliver. Our company is dedicated to providing the highest quality products and services. We hold as a  basic tenant a desire to pursue excellence at all things, large and small.  We will  not accept anything less than a full commitment to exceeding customer expectations without cutting corners or compromising safety.

Teamwork:  We succeed only if we work together with our customers, partners and our local community.  We value collaborative relationships and working together as a team is the foundation of our company.

Executive Leadership Team

 

Chief executive officer

Jerry Whittaker

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Jerry is a FAA Certified UAS Drone Pilot and founder. Jerry has 35 + years of aviation experience working with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), and the United States Navy.  He has extensive experience leading and managing teams of aviation professionals and systems engineering teams to develop and implement complex technical solutions. He is a leading expert with Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) and Air Traffic Control and Systems Engineering. Jerry served as an FAA Air Traffic controller for 26 years and participating on several aviation industry working groups advancing Air Traffic Management (ATM) concepts and technology standards. 

 

Vice president - Operations, education & training

Justin Robinson

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Justin Robinson comes to CrossFlight with a variety of business, engineering, and teaching experiences. He has been a long time entrepreneur and has a passion for changing the way education is taught by helping to create lifelong learners able to thrive using all of the resources around them. Justin sold his landscape design and construction business at the age of 26 and began his teaching career. He has been teaching high school engineering for the past 10 years. He also wrote the curriculum for a mechanical design course for the South Carolina Virtual School. Justin’s goal is to continue helping students of all ages through an educational consulting business by working with teachers, helping connect businesses with schools, and grow the understanding of a true STEM Education. Justin is excited to partner with CrossFlight to deliver the best drone curriculum and teacher training to students around the world.


dIRECTOR OF ADMINISTRATIon

Mark Howard

Mark joins CrossFlight as our Director of Administration which means he is here to work for you and he is going to keep all of us organized and moving in lock step. He is a U.S. Marine Corps veteran with over 30 years of providing support to, and leading many different types of teams in multiple environments worldwide. Mark is passionate about building positive relationships and providing outstanding support to our customers and team. Mark was recently accepted to Winthrop University's graduate program and will begin working toward an MBA in Strategic Leadership in the fall of 2018.




Cary “CB” Gaffney

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Cary (C.B.) is our Director of Engineering, an FCC Licensed Broadcast Engineer.  He has nearly 40 years of technical experience in multiple Disciplines of Engineering; including Broadcast, Electrical and Electronics, Structural, and Civil.  Cary has extensive experience with Towers, RF Signal Propagation and Antennas, Private and Municipal Project Management and Site Management, and Geographical Information Systems (GIS).  He has managed multiple Municipal projects based upon Aerial Imaging and Aerial Thermal Imaging data. His training and certifications include Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) National Incident Management System and South Carolina DHEC Inspector roles. Cary has worked at Palmetto Electric Cooperative, the Town of Hilton Head Island, and as the Chief Engineer of many AM and FM Radio Groups in South Carolina and Georgia.


Private Pilot - FAA CeRTIFIED UAS Pilot - Instructor

Justin Clemmer

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Justin is a Private Pilot and Aviation Analyst, he is a current FAA Certified Private Pilot and UAS Pilot. He graduated from USCB with honors studying business and marketing. He was the president of the USCB Chapter of  the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA). Justin in one of our course instructors & pilots. He is aspiring to become a Commercial Airline Pilot, and has recently achieved his Instrument Flight ratings certification.




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