2020 Fox Piloting Innovation Award
Introducing The 2020 Fox Piloting Innovation Honoree
UPS Flight Forward Inc. is a pioneer in the budding drone delivery industry, innovating new services that give customers a competitive edge while bolstering the UPS Smart Logistics Network.
One of the company’s greatest strengths is its commitment to a diverse and inclusive culture that prizes the contribution of women to develop technology and processes that benefit customers and lessen UPS’s environmental impact.
About UPS Flight Forward
Established as a UPS subsidiary in 2019, UPS Flight Forward earned the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) first Standard Part 135 certification to operate a drone airline. As a participant in the FAA-led Integration Pilot Program, UPS Flight Forward initiated the first ongoing revenue-generating drone delivery service and currently has operations in North Carolina and Florida.
UPS Flight Forward Team
UPS Flight Forward Inc.
“UPS Flight Forward cultivates a diverse and inclusive work environment, which fosters innovation and is fully aligned with UPS’s focus on meeting customer needs. As we master different use cases for drone delivery, we gain experience that enables us to provide new solutions and help inform the decisions and policies that govern our industry. Being honored by Women and Drones highlights the achievements of UPS Flight Forward, especially the women on our team and hopefully that attention attracts more talented women to the UAS industry.”
Myron Wright, President, UPS Flight Forward Inc.
“At FOX, we believe it is essential to provide visibility to women in the drones industry which is why we are proud to sponsor the FOX Piloting Innovation Award and honor UPS as its recipient.”
SHARRI BERG COO, News & Operations, FOX Television Stations & EVP, News Operations, Fox News Channel
About Fox Corporation
Under the FOX banner, we produce and distribute content through some of the world’s leading and most valued brands, including: FOX News, FOX Sports, FOX Entertainment, and the FOX Television Stations. We empower a diverse range of creators to imagine and develop culturally significant content, while building an organization that thrives on creative ideas, operational expertise and strategic thinking.
Meet Our Judges
GM, Drone Light Shows
Natalie is the General Manager of Drone Light Shows at Intel. She has been focused on expanding drone light shows globally since the early days, more than 5 years ago, where she and her team created a world record with 100 drones. Today, Intel drone shows can fly more than 2000 drones with one pilot and have showcased this in nearly 25 countries.
Podcast Host & Digital Media
Women And Drones
Wendy Erikson, is a Part 107-certified remote pilot and Emmy Award-winning journalist. She hosts the Women And Drones Podcast while also contributing to social media and STEM initiatives for the Women And Drones multi-media platform. Wendy is the co-author of several children’s books about drones.
Founder, Terreco Aviation
Louise is a licensed drone pilot, instructor and the founder of Terreco Aviation, a consultancy dedicated to promoting the professional use of drone technology in agriculture and sustainable food production. Louise actively promotes the professional drone industry, not only as the author of a book on drone use in agriculture and by raising awareness of how drone technology can help ensure sustainable future food security through public speaking.
Don’t miss the 2021 call for nominations for the
Corporate Innovation Award Application Period
Criteria for the 2021 Corporate Innovation Award:
- Your company must have an established drone education program that is available to all employees across the company.
- Your company must have a demonstrated company culture where female colleagues are encouraged to leverage available training and resources to become certified drone pilots. This criteria point speaks to the leader(s) of the drone education program within an organization, and how the leader(s) act as advocates/ambassadors amongst other executive leaders for the resources needed to make this program as accessible to all colleagues, and specifically female colleagues.
- There is an inclusion of women in the total number of certified drone pilots across the organization.
- Complete details including submission deadlines will be available 1st quarter 2021.
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Women And Drones LLC
Women And Drones is the leading membership organization dedicated to driving excellence in the unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) and Urban Air Mobility (UAM) industry by advocating for female participation in the opportunities of this dynamic segment of the global economy. We partner with companies committed to an inclusive culture where women can thrive. In efforts to support the growing market for talent, our educational programs start with girls in kindergarten and carry on through career. Women and Drones also provides Drone Flight Services, including aerial imagery and drone product beta testing.