Five-Alpha on Dawn of Drones this Week! UAS and AAM Infrastructure


Don’t miss Five-Alpha on Dawn of Drones this week, Wednesday November 16 at 11:00 AM EST! Stream below:

Rex Alexander, President and CEO of 5-alpha joins Dawn this week on the Dawn of Drones podcast, we continue our “Global Industry Leaders” month, sponsored by MissionGO.

Infrastructure will build out the future of the UAS and AAM industry. Where are we in the U.S. and globally on heliport, vertiport and drone port law, regulation, policy and design? What is going well? What does the global community need to do better? We’ll be discussing gaps and seams and everything in between in what will surely be an informative episode for all. Join us and engage with Rex, the world leader on these topics and more!

Rex Alexander has over four decades of military aviation, general aviation, and commercial aviation experience, and is a globally recognized subject matter expert on helicopter, vertical lift and eVTOL infrastructure. He is the founder and president of the aeronautical consulting firm Five-Alpha (5α) and has served as Infrastructure Advisor to the Vertical Flight Society since January 2019. Rex is co-chair of the US Helicopter Safety Team (USHST) Infrastructure Working Group, Chair of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 418, Standard for Heliports, a member of ASTM International F38 WK59317 New Specification for Vertiport Design, a member of the Vertical Aviation Safety Team (VAST) Technology Working Group, a member of the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) Airport and Heliport Lighting Committee, a member of the Helicopter Association International (HAI) Vertical Flight Infrastructure Sub-Working Group, and serves as a platform instructor to the U.S. D.O.T. Transportation Safety Institute (TSI) where he helped deveop and teachs their Heliport Evaluation Course and Heliport Accident Investigation Techniques for the Advanced Rotorcraft Accident Investiation coure. He is an alumnus of Parks College of Aviation and a former US Army Warrant Officer and ‘Aeroscout’ Helicopter Pilot, Instructor Pilot and Standardization Instructor, having served both on active duty and in the Indiana Army National Guard.

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