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CHARTER UAS FLIGHT OPERATIONS


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CHARTER UAS FLIGHT OPERATIONS


Our leadership team has over 30 years of combined experience flying and managing small, medium, and large Unmanned Aircraft Systems.

We know what works.

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WHAT IS SKYTAP?


WHAT IS SKYTAP?


WHAT IS SKYTAP?

SkyTap provides a business-to-business service that allows you to tap the benefits of flying Unmanned Aircraft Systems to ensure your market space remains uncontested.

We bring you the best marriage of technology and methods that we have developed over the past decade of flying UAS. With our service comes a high degree of tailored consultancy that will give you full control over the actionable aerial data that will secure your profit margins.

At SkyTap our motto is “Sourcing the Sky” because we know the sky to be a vastly untapped resource. We deliver a consummate Charter UAS flight service that will seamlessly integrate with your team to allow your business to stay far ahead of your competitor's curve. 

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WHY USE SKYTAP?


WHY USE SKYTAP?


WHY USE SKYTAP?

Many companies are quickly beginning to recognize the capabilities that UAS technology can bring to their business. In order to stay competitive, many businesses must assess how to add this disruptive technology to their workflow.

However, the path to adding a successful UAS flight operation is riddled with challenges, risks and costs.

  •   Cost of Equipment

  •   Cost of additional staff, training, certificates, and standardization

  •   Cost of liability and hull insurance

  •   Cost of equipment obsolescence

  •   Time and cost of dealing with regulatory and airspace requirements

  •   Tangible and Intangible risks of a failed operation

Some of our clients desire the capability, but simply do not have enough of a requirement to justify the capital expenditure necessary. As we have learned from the history of traditional aviation – why buy the aircraft, and hire a pilot when I only need to fly a few times a year? Just charter it!

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OUR TEAM


OUR TEAM


brett bennett

Chief Executive Officer, Co-Founder

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Brett’s specialty within the team is identifying market voids. Brett has been looking to the skies for as long as he can remember. When he was not looking up, he was chasing the newest technology in hopes of being a part of the next great innovation. Moving further towards his motivations, he deftly became caffeine dependent, and attained degrees in Aviation, Management, Intelligence Operations, and Unmanned Aircraft Systems while simultaneously finishing his FAA Commercial and Flight Instructor ratings. From there, Brett would become a Mission Coordinator, Standardization Pilot, and Master Instructor for the United States Army Intelligence Center, and has taught hundreds of service members from the Army, Navy, and Marines how to fly various unmanned systems. Later he put his flight training experience to work supporting software integration, and flight test on new technologies with several DoD and government contractor customers, to include the Air Force Research Laboratories. Taking an interest in orchestrating the bigger picture of things, Brett then moved into project management where he has gained invaluable experience in management and support of logistics, fielding, and training of new UAS equipment. When he’s not geek’n out about drones, or writing about himself in the third person he can be found chasing his three kids around and loving every minute of it.

 

taylor butterfield

Chief Operating Officer, Co-Founder

Taylor's primary responsibility within the team is to develop and execute strategies to fulfill the market voids that SkyTap is positioned to command. Taylor has degrees in Aviation Management and Commercial Aviation. While teaching at the University of North Dakota, he had the opportunity to work as the UAS Project Coordinator and Lead UAS Flight Instructor. While in this position, he was able to use UAS to research Agriculture, Air Traffic Technologies, Flood Monitoring, and Public Safety, along with teaching students enrolled in the UAS Operations degree program. After leaving North Dakota, Taylor began flying larger aircraft with more complex payloads in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and the Department of Defense. Following his experience as a professional pilot, Taylor moved up to roles managing and supporting logistics, fielding, and training of high-end UAS equipment.  From his lessons learned during high-risk and high-reward operations, Taylor wants to bring the powerful tools and techniques currently in restricted use into the commercial space.