The Drone Trainer Podcast 072 – Cheyenne Laux
Cheyenne Laux is a drone pilot based in Kentucky, who is operating a drone business with his brother-in-law. His company is called AgDrone PRO, and they concentrate on providing actionable drone data for precision agriculture.
Precision agriculture is a farming management concept based on observing, measuring and responding to inter and intra-field variability in crops. Cheyenne and his company utilize drones to capture data, which they can turn into direct action for farmers. Long gone are the days of wasting resources on the entire field! Now you can simply apply to the areas that need it, instead of covering the entire field in the same amounts.
With large areas of land to cover, Cheyenne is utilizing a combo of multi-rotor and vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) drones to capture his data. In addition to the drone, he’s also flying a variety of multispectral sensors to capture everything from RGB (red/green/blue) to NDVI (normalized difference vegetation index). So far he’s been flying the AeroVironment Quantax, and has recently started working with the BirdsEyeView FireFLY6. Both systems are VTOL, and can carry Slantrange sensors.
Since they’re running a team of drone pilots across the country, they need a management solution to keep tabs on all their equipment, pilots, and missions. Recently, Cheyenne was contacted by the Kittyhawk team about their drone fleet management software. They’ve just started using it, however love what they see so far. If you’re also managing a team of drone pilots, this may be of interest to you too.
Anyway, we had a nice long chat about Precision Ag and VTOL drones. Hopefully you enjoy listening in, and if you have any questions feel free to reach out to us in the comments below. Also, if you like the show, we’d love for you to share it with another drone pilot! Thanks in advance!
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I hope you enjoyed this week’s drone podcast with Cheyenne Laux! I had a great time discussing the advantages of precision agriculture with drone data, and I’ve come up with a few new business ideas for myself. If you liked it too, let us know below in the comments!