Ryan Robinson launched Panhandle Drone Service in 2019 after witnessing remote pilots violate Federal Aviation Regulations while operating their drones. Ryan knew he could help. With over 17 years of aviation experience, Ryan’s extensive knowledge is key to keeping drone pilots in accordance to local and Federal Aviation Regulations.
Panhandle Drone Service is here to meet all of your drone operation needs. From purchasing the correct drone for your specific need to training and ensuring all local and federal guidelines are met– Panhandle Drone Service has your best interest in mind.
For drone pilots of all experience levels, personal training, guidance, and assistance is available by appointment. Training includes everything from basic operation to taking photography, videography, and Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI) or crop mapping. Panhandle Drone Service will maximize your drone operation and ensure adherence to local and federal aviation regulations.
Ryan Robinson, born and raised in Alliance, Nebraska, is the owner of Panhandle Drone Service. Ryan has an extensive history in aviation that began in 1996 when he enlisted in the Nebraska Army National Guard as a mechanic. From there, Ryan continued his formal education at University of Nebraska in Kearney and at MPCC-North Platte. In 2003, he was accepted into the Warrant Officer Candidate School and began Initial Entry Rotary Wing training, helicopter flight school for the Army.
Ryan completed his Rotary Wing training in 2004 and received his FAA commercial helicopter pilot license. Since then, he has flown helicopters for the Arizona Army National Guard, Nebraska Army National Guard, and the U.S. Customs and Border Protection. After leaving the service in 2014, he pursued an opportunity with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in Scottsbluff, Nebraska. While working for the FAA as an Airway Transportation System Specialist (ATSS), Ryan maintained national airspace navigation equipment located in the Nebraska panhandle. It was during this time, Ryan discovered his passion for flying drones commercially.
In 2019, Ryan added his FAA airplane certification to his license. This was completed at Robbins Aviation at Western Nebraska Regional Airport in Scottsbluff. Ryan is now FAA rated in single and multi-engine airplanes, in addition to helicopters. He is also an authorized flight instructor (CFI) and currently instructing at Robbins Aviation.