The Drone Trainer Podcast 020 - Ty Audronis talks drone disaster relief

Drone Trainer Podcast - Ty Audronis

The Drone Trainer Podcast 020 – Ty Audronis

This is episode 20 of The Drone Trainer Podcast! This week I have a cool cat named Ty Audronis, who is a drone pilot based in Houston who has worked with Discovery Channel, as well as hurricane disaster assessment in Houston! Listen in as he talks about how she got his Forrest Gump start with drones, and where he is today. Like this show? Be a friend and subscribe so that you don’t miss any episodes!

Ty Audronis - Drone PilotTy Audronis is an established drone pilot, that has worked with Discovery Channel, and even worked on the Hurricane Harvey relief effort in Texas. Listen in as he describes how they were there to help during the disaster relief, and the steps that he and his team took to ensure that they didn’t stress the already scarce resources in the disaster area. I can’t stress enough how important this part of it is, as it may be tempting to race into an area to get some footage, but you need to think about the damage that you could be doing. Are you going to have enough food? Will you be taking food away from those that need it? How about fuel? How about water? Sometimes it’s best to stay away unless you can truly make a difference and not just capture some fancy footage. Listen in to hear exactly how Ty and his crew accomplished this!

Ty also sings the praises of Drone Deploy, where they provided him with highest priority of processing, so they could get the data crunched and delivered back to the relief effort as soon as possible. He’s also a big fan of Agisoft Photoscan, and decided to bite his tongue when it came to speaking about Pix4D.

Anyway, I hope you enjoyed this episode! If you have a few seconds after you finish listening, leave a comment below so Ty and I can hear your thoughts!

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Here are links to everything mentioned in this episode

  • Drone Deploy – Cloud based and super easy drone map processing
  • Pix4D – Both cloud and desktop based drone map processing
  • Agisoft Photoscan – Ty’s favourite when it comes to image stitching
  • DJI Phantom 4 Pro – The drone that Ty uses for disaster assessment


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