Alliance for Drone Innovation Welcomes DroneBase and CEO Dan Burton as Drone Operators Federation President

Today, the Alliance for Drone Innovation (ADI) ( — a Washington, DC-based coalition of manufacturers, operators, suppliers and software developers of personal and professional drones — proudly welcomes DroneBase (, the leading global drone services and asset management company, and the company’s tens of thousands of professional drone pilots to the organization. DroneBase, headquartered in Los Angeles, facilitates the largest network of professionally-trained, licensed drone pilots in the world; has flown tens of thousands of missions to date; and is building the most advanced technology to improve the drone operations layer. 

Additionally, DroneBase Founder and CEO Dan Burton has been tapped as the new President of ADI’s Drone Operators Federation (DOF). In this position, Burton will lead DOF’s advocacy efforts on behalf of commercial drone operators flying in the U.S., championing policies that will promote the safe integration of drone technology into the National Airspace System (NAS) in a way that allows drone innovation to flourish. “I am excited to take this role as President of the Drone Operators Federation to ensure that drone pilots have a more prominent voice in the regulatory discussion and a seat at the table in policy decisions,” said Burton. “The 100,000+ professional operators in the United States are on the front lines of driving innovation, safety, and commercial adoption in our industry. I will aim to better reflect their outsize commercial contribution in drone policy discussions.” “We are thrilled to welcome Dan Burton and the entire DroneBase community to ADI,” said ADI Executive Director Jenny Rosenberg. “Dan is a pioneer in our industry and uniquely qualified to lead DOF and advance the interests of small advance the interests of small and medium-sized businesses that use drone technology in the United States.”

About DroneBase DroneBase is the largest global drone operations company, which provides businesses with aerial information to make better, real-time decisions about their most critical assets from the world’s largest Pilot Network. Based in Los Angeles, the company is the trusted, go-to platform for aerial images and data for worldwide enterprise commercial clients across multiple industries such as residential and commercial real estate, insurance, telecommunications, construction, and media. DroneBase has completed over 100,000 commercial missions flown in over 70 countries and in all 50 states. The company was incubated by Y Combinator and has raised funding from FLIR Systems, Union Square Ventures, Upfront Ventures, Hearst Ventures, Pritzker Group, Accel Partners, SV Angel and DJI.

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About the Alliance for Drone Innovation ​ADI is a policy-oriented coalition of manufacturers, suppliers, and software developers of personal and professional drones, as well as the innovative Americans who fly them for recreational, artistic, and business purposes. ADI serves as a knowledgeable partner and resource for policymakers seeking thoughtful solutions to the challenges of unmanned flight. Current ADI members include GoPro, DJI, 3DR Skycatch, Horizon Hobby, Indemnis, Kittyhawk, Fat Shark, Pelican Products, Parrot, Mota, Dronenerds, Drones By Us, DroneBase, DRL, DRA, Fluidity, Lantern UAS, PrecisionHawk, Multicopter Warehouse, xCraft, and TriStar Multicopters.

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