As VP of Regulatory and Safety Affairs for AUVSI, Tracy brings 23 years of experience in commercial flight operations. She has over 7000 flight hours as an International Airline pilot flying the Boeing 737, she is also a Senior Certified Flight Instructor with over 3000 hours of flight instruction delivery and over 1000 hours as a Charter Pilot in the Australian outback and Asia Pacific. She also has over 1100 hours as an international corporate jet pilot, flying the Cessna Citation range of aircraft to remote islands including; Papua New Guinea, Vanuatu, Fiji, Nauru, Christmas & Cocas Islands and Indonesia. (her movie star passengers included Mathew McConaughey!). She is also a certified UAS pilot with 5 years of commercial UAS operations flying missions in the Agriculture, Mining, research and industrial plant installation sectors in Australia and in Europe. She was the 109th person to receive an ‘Unmanned Operators Certificate’ in Australia. She has been chased by brown snakes and wild emu’s in this role on several occasions.
Her post-graduate research has won academic Awards through Griffith University in Aviation Safety, Human Factors, Crew Resource Management, Safety Management Systems and Unmanned Aircraft Systems. She has an MBA in Aviation and continues her research towards a PhD. As an ‘ISO 9000:2008 Lead Auditor’ in her previously role she conducted operational safety audits and inspections on Airlines and Aircraft operators including; helicopter and Unmanned Aircraft Operators and Maintenance Organisations around the world. For 3 years, Tracy was the Global project lead for this organisation, developing Unmanned Inspection Capabilities in the Netherlands, France, United Kingdom, South Africa, Spain, Canada the South America.
As an appointed industry subject matter expert, Tracy contributes as part of Working Group 7 on the ICAO RPAS Panel, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on the Aviation Rule Making Committee (ARC), the FAA Unmanned Aircraft Systems Safety Team (UAST), and the ICAO Unmanned Aircraft Systems Advisory Group on Unmanned Traffic Management (UAS AG - UTM).
Topic title: What’s next after Part 107- Continuing education for UAS Pilots in Oil and Gas Operations.
Wayne has been in and around the Oil & Gas business for over 40 years. He spent his childhood in Tyler, Texas working in the family’s steel fabrication business, building natural gas processing equipment. After attending Baylor University where he acquired a Business Degree in Entrepreneurship and Information Systems, Wayne went on to become a landman for Anadarko Petroleum Corporation. He has spent the last 12 years building spatial data departments at Anadarko and has just recently been appointed as manager of the newly formed Aerial and Visual Analytics department. Wayne and his team of geospatial analysts are turning drones into actionable intelligence gathering business tools. He is a Part 107 FAA certificated commercial pilot with over 400 flight hours flying commercial drones all over the world and the Gulf of Mexico.