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What others are saying

Romeo Durscher

Director of Education at DJI

I really enjoy listening to Commercial Drone FM as Ian introduces a wide variety of drone related topics and people. To me it’s important to stay informed and learn more about this fast growing industry!

Gretchen West

UAS at Hogan Lovells

The podcast is a great way to stay up-to-date on the challenges and opportunities our industry faces. It’s a valuable way to stay informed on what is happening in the rapidly changing world of commercial drones.

Colin Snow

The Drone Analyst

I listen to Commercial Drones FM because of the quality of guests and quality of production. Ian’s deep knowledge of drones results in rich interviews that help me understand industry trends.


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Ian Smith
Host of Commercial Drones FM
Helicopter pilot

About your host

My name is Ian Smith. I am the creator and host of Commercial Drones FM. I have 11 years of broad international experience in the aviation industry, I’m also an FAA-certified commercial helicopter pilot, flight instructor, and subject matter expert on the aviation fuels industry. I have a passion for anything that flies and love the smell of jet fuel in the morning.

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