Joel is the volunteer Program Manager for Unmanned Aircraft at Hq, Civil Air Patrol (CAP).
He is a talented sUAS instructor at CAP’s National Emergency Services Academy conducted each year at Camp Atterbury, IN.
Joel has led several teams of CAP sUAS pilots on missions to Puerto Rico to support FEMA with imagery after hurricanes in 2018, 2019 and the earthquakes in 2020.
Along with his UAS experience, he is also a trained airborne photographer and scanner crewmember for CAP manned aircraft emergency services missions.
He currently has a DJI Phantom 4 Pro and is experienced with the Instant Eye Gen 4 and Skydio X2D military tactical quadcopters.
Currently Joel is assisting CAP in adopting the NIST pilot proficiency tests.