- Overview of the FAA’s requirements and how to obtain approval for your program.
- Policy development and best practices.
- Choosing the right equipment and setting a budget.
- Gaining public support.
Bill Bongle is a 29-year police veteran and technology consultant, rising to the rank of Captain before retiring. Bill’s unique blend of training in Information Technology and interest in aviation drew him to the world of drones. He has 15 years of experience building and flying experimental aircraft. He has been an innovator of drone technology, constructing and flying autonomous remote aircraft before consumer drones were available to the general public.
As founder of Titletown Drones LLC, he provides flight training, repair, aerial photography and consulting services for drone owners. Bill operates the only drone repair center in the state of Wisconsin. The experience gained in diagnosing problems and repairing drones has provided him invaluable insight into how these complex devices function. Bill has also conducted extensive research which includes: applications for public safety, the legal issues surrounding the use of drones, investigating drone related incidents and collecting forensic evidence from drones. He has worked closely with the FAA and legal analysts to develop a training program geared specifically for commercial operators, municipal governments and public safety agencies.
In 2013 Bill founded the Green Bay Area Drone User Group, which has grown to more than 300 members. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Concordia University and was certified as a computer forensic examiner by IACIS. He holds a Remote Pilot Certification from the FAA. As founder of Innovative Policing Solutions LLC, Bill has been a public safety trainer for the last 18 years and a sought-after presenter at conferences throughout the U.S. and the U.K.