Santa Monica AIRMAP offices destroyed by arson fire during California riots.

Santa Monica AIRMAP offices destroyed by arson fire during California riots.
June 5, 2020 Comments Off on Santa Monica AIRMAP offices destroyed by arson fire during California riots. ADS-B,Industry News Tim Trott

@GregoryMcNeal “I went to the @AirMapIO offices this morning to see things firsthand after looters in Santa Monica set fire to the building yesterday. A lot of memories within those walls.”

Gilbert Mena, Director Of Engineering at AirMap, said in a tweet that AirMap operations are not impacted. Photos of the scene show charred desks, chairs and workstations, with little to nothing left salvageable

The arson and looting occurred at some distance from the protest activitiy.

The company has offices in also has offices in Zurich and Singapore, and US employees had been working from home at the time. “Without (employees working from home), I imagine things may have been much worse,”

(Credit Sally French and DroneGirl)

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Tim Trott Tim Trott has a long history of association with aviation. His father was a glider pilot at one time. Tim grew up with the Sky King television program and later met Kirby Grant after the TV star retired to Florida in the 1970's. Many years later, with the assistance of Kirby's wife and son, Tim wrote "Out of the Blue - The Life and Legend of Sky King". When drones began to become popular, Tim bought an early DJI Phantom. When drone licenses were required, Tim took and passed the drone test in the first hour of the first day it was offered. He later went on to develop a series of training courses and was certified as an instructor by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, teaching first responders around the country, from Boston to Houson and from Lansing to Ft. Lauderdale.