12031 W Rainbow Ave, West Allis, Wisconsin
PJ Kirkpatrick is the Executive Director of Drone U Elite. In addition to training pilots across the country with The Drone U, PJ is Co-founder Loc8, an image scanning software company, Co-founder and VP of Drone Operations for Terra Vigilis Security Group, a leader in drone detection and mitigation systems implementation and training.
Prior to Co-Founding Terra Vigilis, PJ founded his own company, NOMAD aerial solutions,
collecting outdoor and indoor aerial imagery for construction projects and consulted on
microwave point to point assessments, tower audits, and disaster recovery solutions for
He has 18 years of technology experience in the telecommunications industry designing,
enhancing, and maintaining wireless telecommunication networks. In addition to holding
positions as a Radio Frequency Engineer, Solutions Engineer, and Engineering Manager at
Sprint, he was also Director of Engineering at Rizzo Consulting designing and implementing in-building
projects with AT&T and Verizon.
PJ is a commercial drone operator under Federal Aviation Regulation (FAR) Part 107 and was
the first individual in the State of Wisconsin to pass the exam. As a FAASTeam Representative,
he actively promotes safety and helps educate Remote Pilots by presenting at aviation safety
seminars hosted throughout Wisconsin.