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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.

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 CommitteeThe committee maintains a focus on: unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), urban air mobility (UAM), unmanned traffic management (UTM), commercial space, other future technologies that will integrate into the National Airspace System (NAS). He is the 2021 co-chair of CompTIA's Drone Advisory Council and is the liaison for the DroneResponder's Technical Advisor Program. Dave has contributed to the FAA's Drone Advisory Committee (DAC) as a member of TaskGroup 8 (Safety Culture) and TaskGroup 9 (UTM + Notify/Fly). 

Dave understands what it takes to run a successful business. He is approachable, honest and doesn't mind taking calculated risks.

Dave is active in philanthropic endeavors. He is a founding member and the board treasurer for Aviation Influence, Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that promotes aviation and STEM initiatives globally. He works with the D-Day Squadron supporting their effort to educate and keep their historic WWII aircraft flying. He is active in wildlife conservation projects and other initiatives that support the aviation community and military veterans.

FAA Remote Pilot Part Certificate (Unmanned Aircraft) - USA + France
FAA Pilot Certificate (Manned Aircraft) - Student

AOPA (Aircraft Owners and Pilot Association)
AUVSI (Assoc. Unmanned Vehicle Systems Int'l)
EAA (Experimental Aircraft Association)
EAA Warbirds of America
NATA (National Air Transport Association)
NBAA (National Business Aviation Association)

BS, Computer Science
MBA, Business Administration
EMTM, Executive Masters in Technology Management