Brad Hayden

Brad Hayden

Brad grew up in the aviation industry, working as a repairman and a dealer from a young age in his family’s avionics sales and service business. After graduating from the University of Utah, he left aviation to begin a nearly 20-year career managing global, high tech marketing programs for companies such as US obotics, 3Com, Informix and EFI.

In 2007, Brad returned to aviation as one of the original employees of Aspen Avionics, a venture-backed cockpit display manufacturer, where he was responsible for creating and building the emerging company’s brand and overall marketing presence. In 2010 he was given responsibility for all product strategy at Aspen, and led the definition and rollout of the company’s groundbreaking Connected Panel product line, which has revolutionized the synchronization of data in the cockpit.

Today, in addition to running Robotic Skies, Brad remains an active member of the manned aviation community, and has been invited to speak about the emerging UAS opportunity at events for the Aircraft Electronics Association, the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA), The Rotorcraft Business & Technology Summit, and other aerospace events. He is a voting member of ASTM Committee F38 on Unmanned Aircraft Systems, The NBAA Business Aviation Management Committee, and the Helicopter Association International (HAI) UAS Committee.  Brad is also a contributor to aviation publications, covering UAS integration and emerging avionics technology trends.

A certified private pilot, and an avid First Person View drone pilot, Brad believes that the future of aviation lies in embracing and supporting emerging technologies, like unmanned aircraft, into the mainstream of the civilian aerospace industry.

Brad lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico with his wife, Thea, a marketing executive with Dell, and their three children.


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