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Podcast: Three Lawyers and a Drone

Sean McGowan Tyler Black Mike Deutsch April 16, 2019

Welcome to Three Lawyers and a Drone, a podcast hosted by members of Thompson Coburn’s Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) practice.

Three Lawyers and a Drone will explore the legal and business challenges posed by integrating unmanned aircraft into the National Airspace System, and how the expanding use of UAS is affecting the general public, private industry and government regulators. Our podcasters have over 30 collective years of experience in the transportation regulatory industry, and will use that experience to offer insights on a variety of drone-related topics and trends. 

Episode guide

Episode 1: Drone disruptions at airports and public spaces

Episode 2: Tips for first-time drone operators

Episode 3: Commercial UAS basics

Episode 4: Public and government use of drones

Episode 5: Andrew Elefant of Kittyhawk

About our podcasters

Sean McGowan is a partner in the Thompson Coburn Federal Regulatory practice group and the co-chair of the UAS practice group. He has served as a transportation regulatory lawyer for over 20 years, assisting clients with legal and business issues related to all modes of transportation — aviation, rail, trucking and maritime — and representing them before federal agencies.

Tyler Black is an associate in the International Trade and UAS practice groups. He advises clients on a variety of transportation, trade and regulatory issues. He is also a private pilot and a recreational drone pilot. 

Mike Deutsch is an associate at Thompson Coburn and works on a variety of transportation regulatory issues. Prior to joining the Firm, he worked at the Federal Aviation Administration and at the U.S. Department of Transportation, where he worked on a range of aviation and drone issues.