drone experts

PROFESSIONAL PILOTS

29

CERTIFIED UAS OPERATORS

EXPERIENCE

OVER 30,000 HOURS OF COMBINED FLIGHT EXPERIENCE

CFI'S

2 CERTIFIED FLIGHT INSTRUCTORS

18

MANNED COMMERCIAL PILOTS

EDUCATION

MANY OF OUR PILOTS HAVE BACHELOR'S DEGREES FROM UND

CFII'S

1 INSTRUMENT CERTIFIED FLIGHT INSTRUCTORS

PROFESSIONAL PILOTS

17

CERTIFIED UAS OPERATORS

20,000

OVER 20,000 HOURS OF COMBINED FLIGHT EXPERIENCE

12

CERTIFIED MANNED COMMERCIAL PILOTS

SCHOOL

ALL PILOTS HAVE BACHELOR'S DEGREES FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH DAKOTA

CFI'S

3 CERTIFIED FLIGHT INSTRUCTORS

CFII'S

2 INSTRUMENT CERTIFIED FLIGHT INSTRUCTORS

The Team

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Tommy Kenville

Rainmaker/Founder

Tommy Kenville has over 30 years of aviation related experience, including 15 years at the University of North Dakota Aerospace Foundation and founding the Unmanned Applications Institute (the first Institute for research, testing and consulting in the emerging unmanned aerial vehicle industry in North Dakota, founded in 2010) prior to merging with ISight.

Adam Lingwall

Adam Lingwall

Founder

Adam has a background in product development in the energy and agriculture industries. With a degree in Aerospace Engineering and an MBA, Adam brings unique experience to the ISight management team.

Nate Leben

Nate Leben

Founder

Nathan Leben, a University of North Dakota commercial aviation graduate, has been in the aviation industry for over 20 years with more than 15 years specifically pertaining to UAS. Nathan’s exceptional UAS expertise is a core strength of the ISight management team.

Doug McDonald

General Manager - Flying with ISight since - 2011

Doug McDonald has more than 30 years of applied research, planning and development experience focusing on strategic development, unmanned systems and technology. Doug has undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of North Dakota. Doug’s experience includes assignments in unmanned systems, aerospace, remote sensing, value-added agriculture and information technology.

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Jennifer Fridolfs

Administrative Assistant - Flying with ISight since - 2019

Jennifer brings over 15 years of experience in professional office executive assistant positions and a track record of strong performance in high-volume, high-pressure environments, Jennifer skillfully manages administrative duties and client relations for her colleagues.

Ryan Moriearty

Director of Special Projects/Sr Pilot - Flying with ISight since - 2017

Ryan Moriearty is a University of North Dakota graduate with degrees in Unmanned Aerial Systems Operations and Aviation Management. He has broad knowledge and experience with both manned and unmanned aircraft operations.

Mike Link

Director of Flight Ops - Flying with ISight since – 2017

Mike Link is a commericial pilot and University of North Dakota graduate with a Bachelors of Science of Unmanned Aerial Systems where he focused on UAS Systems and UAS operations. Mike’s experience includes aerial weather modification, cloud seeding and hail reduction. Mike brings hands-on experience in manned and unmanned aircraft operations.

Jake Brosman

Commercial Pilot, CFI, MSP Team Lead - Flying with ISight since - 2019

Jake Brosman is a commercial & certified flight instructor rated pilot from St.Louis, MO. He is a University of North Dakota graduate with a Bachelors of Science in Unmanned Aircraft Systems. He has a broad knowledge of manned and unmanned aeronautics, and started flying aircraft at 15. Jake has a passion to find innovative solutions using UAS to get jobs done.

Zach Daly

Watford City Site Lead, Commercial Pilot, & UAS Operator - Flying with ISight since 2019

Zachary Daly is a commercially rated pilot from Delano, MN. He is a University of North Dakota graduate with a major in Unmanned Aircraft Systems. Zach has been building, flying, and modifying remotely piloted vehicles since the age of 13. His passion for aviation has encouraged him to develop a mentality for life-long learning and personal growth.

Jackson Frankenhoff

Minneapolis Site Lead - Flying with ISight since - 2019

Jackson Frankenhoff is a commercial pilot from Luverne, MN. He is a University of North Dakota graduate with a major in Unmanned Aircraft Systems and a Specialization in safety. Recently he has become a Certified sUAS Thermographer. He is always looking for new ways to utilize UAS where they haven’t been used before.

Grand Forks Site Lead - Flying with ISight since - 2020

Joe Schoepfer is a commercially rated pilot from Sioux City, IA. He is a University of North Dakota graduate with a major in Unmanned Aircraft Systems. He has always had a great interest in aviation and first piloted a plane at the age of 16. He is always looking for new ways to integrate UAS into everyday life.

Kyle Bloomquist

Fargo Site Lead - Flying with ISight since - 2020

Kyle Bloomquist is a Private Pilot from Vadnais Heights MN. He has been operating UAS commercially since summer of 2015 and has been building and testing remote aircraft, and interested in aviation since he was a young kid.

Logan Couture

Chief Pilot, CFI/CFII, Flying with ISight since - 2020

Logan Couture is a double major graduate from the University of North Dakota in Commercial Aviation and Unmanned Aircraft Systems. He is a Commercial Pilot with Multi Engine and CFI ratings. His expanded knowledge of aviation helps bring the Isight team new ideas and possibilities. He is a proud owner of a Piper Cherokee and enjoys spending his free time flying with friends.

Austin Yaggie

Controller - Flying with ISight since - 2019

Austin Yaggie is from Fargo ND and is a student at UND majoring in Business Economics. He is a certified commercial drone operator, and has had a passion for aviation that was passed down from his dad and grandpa.

 

Trevor Hoggatt

Sr Pilot, Commercial Pilot & UAS Operator - Flying with ISight since - 2020

Trevor Hoggatt is from Parker, Colorado and a graduate from UND with a minor in professional flight. He is a commercial pilot with instrument and multi engine ratings as well as a commercial drone operator. 

Dawson Burkhardt

Commercial Pilot & UAS Operator - Flying with ISight since 2020

Dawson Burkhardt is from Trimont, Minnesota and is a UND graduate with a Bachelors in Unmanned Aircraft Systems. He is a Commercial pilot with multi engine and instrument ratings. Dawson is excited to fulfill his dream of working as a pilot.

Brandon Cooksey

Commercial Pilot & UAS Operator - Flying with ISight since 2022

Brandon Cooksey is a commercial fixed wing pilot, and University Of North Dakota graduate. He graduated with a bachelors of Science in UAS Systems and Operations. Experience includes but not limited to, building and flying lighter than air, fixed wing, and rotor UAS systems, in addition to systems programming. With his experience amongst UND’s Collegiate Drone Racing Team as well as The Advanced Rocketry Association he works to bring the iSight team to new heights and possibilities at the forefront of UAS technologies. 

Bjorn Swanson

Director of Safety, Lead Pilot - Flying with ISight since 2022

Bjorn Swanson is from Fargo, ND and graduated from the University of North Dakota with a degree in Unmanned Aircraft Systems with a Specialization in Safety. His studies at UND earned him his Commercial Pilot License with a Multi-Engine and Instrument rating as well as a Part 107 Remote Pilot License. Bjorn is looking forward to the growth of the UAS industry and how UAS will be used for new purposes in the near future.

Alex Barrios

Operations Specialist, UAS Operator - Flying with ISight since 2022

Alex Barrios is a certified commercial drone operator with a background in military intelligence, specializing in operations support for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles. He graduated from DroneAviate UAS Pilot Training in California where he learned how to utilize UAS technology in varying fields including structure survey, mapping, agriculture, and security overwatch. He is always seeking new methods to develop his skills and, in the future, hopes to contribute his abilities towards wildlife conservation efforts.

Keegan Sponholz

Commercial Pilot , Operations Specialist - Flying with ISight since - 2022

Keegan Sponholz is a UND UAS graduate with 10 years of operational experience with unmanned systems. He also holds commercial multi engine and instrument ratings and enjoys flying aerobatics.
 
 
 

Vinnie Gallo

Commercial Pilot, Operations Specialist - Flying with ISight since - 2022

Vinnie Gallo from Eagan, Minnesota and graduated from the University of North Dakota with an Unmanned Aerial Systems degree. He is both a commercial drone operator and pilot with instrument and multi engine ratings. Vinnie is excited to see the new applications of UAS.
 
 
 
 

Nate Sharrett

Lead Pilot, Commercial Pilot and UAS Operator - Flying with ISight since - 2022

Nate Sharrett is from Glasgow, MT and graduated from the University of North Dakota with a degree in Unmanned Aerial Systems. He is a U.S. Air Force veteran and ISight’s only commercial-rated helicopter pilot
 
 
 
 

Austin Maurstad

Operations Specialist, Commercial Pilot and UAS Operator - Flying with ISight since - 2022

Austin Maurstad is a recent graduate of the University of North Dakota aviation program. Austin graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Unammed Aircraft Systems and obtained his Commercial Pilot’s license. Austin also serves in the local Air National Guard as a crew chief, working on the MQ-9 Reaper. His professional knowledge and years of hands-on unmanned aircraft experience makes him a great asset to the ISight team. 
 
 
 
 

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