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Our Team

Advanced Skills

Our team includes seasoned aviation industry experts, business professionals, engineers, and capacity development students looking to broaden their skillsets.

Tim Stinson - President

Working out of Vancouver, Portland and Medford Oregon, 20 years working with heavy-lift aircraft, primarily S64 Aircrane with over 80,000 flight hours of operational project experience, including logging, transmission, fire, oil & gas. Provided operational management services 2011-2018 for Western Forest Products S64 Aircrane $14M annual fixed/variable lease contract, targeting 1,800 flight hours per year. Tim currently holds an Advanced RPAS licence under Transport Canada.

Rhys Abel - Project/Operations Manager

Rhys is a serial entrepreneur and a certified advanced RPAS pilot; has been developing drone technology systems over 5 years. Rhys has over 1000 flight hours operating RPAS systems in a number of complex environments for forestry, environmental research, city planning, watershed monitoring and more. Rhys is experienced in Agisoft, Pix4D, ArcGIS, AutoCAD, Premier Pro, After Effects, Final Cut Pro and more. Rhys also graduated from BCIT Business in the spring of 2021.

Justin Perry - Chief Pilot

Justin Perry, Chief Pilot is both a fixed wing private pilot and advanced RPAS pilot. Justin graduated from BCIT’s Forest & Natural Areas Management program as valedictorian of the school of Construction and the Environment. Justin has worked for the past 3 years combining his natural resource management and aviation expertise to fly drones for a variety of projects including wildfire mapping, search and rescue and silviculture surveying.

George Milligan

A seasoned aviation expert with over 11,000 flight hours total-time and over 5,500 hours vertical reference in manned aviation. George holds licences in Canada, USA, Peru, and Chile with Class D ratings on BH12 / S350 aircraft. George’s experience includes drill moves in Canada’s arctic and Seismic work in Peru’s Amazon as well as extensive fire fighting operations. George currently holds an Advanced RPAS licence under Transport Canada, is a member of the Advisory Board and will guide flight operations and airspace management with Stinson Aerial.

Peter Lachanas - Business Development

Peter is a BCIT  Entrepreneurship graduate that specializes in developing and evolving businesses as well as finding new business opportunities.

David Atia - Business Development

David is a passionate business development specialist with a BCIT Entrepreneurship diploma to add to it.

Totem - Moral Support Manager

VISSDAC – Search Dog In Training

Leading expert in keeping team’s spirits flying high.

Industry leading RPAS Experts Our Affiliated Pilots

Our affiliated pilots are recognized as Advanced Flight Reviewers from Transport Canada Advanced Remotely Piloted Aircrafts (RPAs) certification. Their flight experience includes over 7,000 flights in forestry, mining, utilities and environmental monitoring & mapping with a mission to improve safety with every flight. They have completed over 5,000 hectares of low elevation forestry surveys and multiple days of wildfire hot spot scanning.

Capacity Development RPAS Pilots

Cole Stinson

At age 16 (2021), Cole currently holds an advanced licence under Transport Canada. Cole has developed his UAV skills working with an array of drone types from non-GPS to the Inspire. He is highly regarded for his film editing talents and was recognized at the 2018 Reel Youth Film Festival for his film titled ‘Island Life’.