Dave Krause, is one of the co-founders of Influential Drones. He is a certified project manager, world traveler and an accomplished software architect with more than a dozen industry certifications. Having over 20-yrs of specialized technology experience, Dave is qualified to lead projects in the following sectors: transportation, commerce/banking, infrastructure and construction.
Dave is a member of the FAASTeam (FAA Safety Team) where he travels the country educating and promoting aviation safety. He sits on the NBAA's Emerging Technologies Committee. The committee maintains a focus on: unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), urban air mobility (UAM), unmanned traffic management (UTM), commercial space, other future technologies and associated infrastructure that will integrate into the National Airspace System (NAS). In June 2020, Dave joined the FAA's Drone Advisory Committee (DAC).
Dave owns other businesses and is a founding board member of Aviation Influence, Inc. a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that promotes aviation and STEM initiatives globally. He is active in the philanthropic space, especially in the areas of wildlife conservation and aviation history.
Dave loves to learn and doesn't mind taking calculated risks. He is adventurous, approachable and honest.
FAA Remote Pilot Certificate (Unmanned Aircraft) - USA + France
FAA Pilot Certificate (Manned Aircraft) - Student
AOPA (Aircraft Owners and Pilot Association)
NBAA (National Business Aviation Association)
EAA (Experimental Aircraft Association)
EAA Warbirds of America
AUVSI (Assoc. Unmanned Vehicle Systems Int'l)
BS, Computer Science
MBA, Business Administration
EMTM, Executive Masters in Technology Management