For over three decades, Damon Darnall has been a leading advocate for the commercial drone industry by educating the public on safe and responsible drone operation and advancing legislation to support, change, and save lives on a global scale through the proper use of drones.
Damon is a drone industry pioneer. What began in 1976, as flying remote control aircrafts for sport, quickly developed into a life-long passion for model aeronautics. Known as The Drone Boss, Damon has logged over 10,000 drone flight hours, has competed in numerous national and world remote control competitions, and has set two world records in racing. He was even one of the first people in America to receive his 333 exemption from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to fly drones commercially. He was also one of the 1st people in America to get his FAA 107 license.
Damon has personally taught thousands of people to fly drones and has been acknowledged by the Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA) for his outstanding work.
As the founder of the Sky Eye Network (SEN), the world’s largest premier network of professional drone entrepreneurs, Damon has trained over 3,000 entrepreneurs to launch their own profitable drone businesses.
As a sought-after expert in the drone industry, Damon has been a featured speaker at Spaceport America, InterDrone, InterDrone Dealer Expo, the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI), and the Sebring U.S. Sport Aviation Expo. He currently sits on NASA’s board for Unmanned Aircraft System Traffic Management (UTM). He is an active member of the AMA, Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA), and AUVSI.
A serial entrepreneur, Damon started his first business at the age of 16 and went on to launch and manage numerous lucrative startup businesses, giving him a broad range of experience in areas including sales, marketing, real estate, and product development. Damon’s proven entrepreneurial track record, combined with his love for drones and his desire to see others achieve their dreams, has resulted in the creation of Drone Command Live, where he leads seminars across the United States to help entrepreneurs start successful drone businesses.