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Brian Fentiman

Brian Fentiman has a lifelong interest in aviation, a background in telecommunications, and a unique ability to filter the noise and present relevant information to others in a clear understandable format that allows people to make decisions.

Brian graduated Magna Cum Laude from BCIT with a Diploma of Telecommunications Technology and then spent 31 years working with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police as a communication specialist. Brian’s duties included system design and operational communications support to Emergency Response Team deployments and special investigations. In 2014 Brian was asked to build a UAV program to support the RCMP’s Critical Incident Program in British Columbia.

In less than 3 years Brian grew the RCMP UAS program in BC from 4 aircraft to 53, implemented in-house training for all platforms, and launched a UAV countermeasures program. Brian has worked with numerous agencies and UAS manufacturers such as Defence Research Development Canada, Canadian Special Forces, the Prime Ministers Protective Detail, and the RCMP’s IED Radio Frequency Countermeasure specialist.

Significant Achievements

  • The first certified check pilot in Canada for UAS Extended Visual Line of Sight.

  • The first operational deployment in Canada for UAV countermeasures at a major security event.

  • The first operational deployment UAS in support of a major event (North America Leadership Summit)

Certifications and Experience

  • Holder of a US Part 107 Airmen’s Certificate.

  • Course developer and instructor for DJI Inspire 1, Inspire 2, Phantom 3, Mavic and the Aeryon SkyRanger.

  • Course developer and instructor for Radio Frequency Countermeasures.

  • Instructor for UAS Ground School.

  • Pix4D 3D modeling and orthomosaic data processing practitioner.

  • Video and networking specialist.

  • Tactical communication specialist.

  • 34 years experience working with police tactical and protective operations.