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“Behind the Wings” PBS drone special TV episode to air Thursday


Mark your calendars for a drone-filled television event! On Thursday, November 2 at 9:30 pm ET, a PBS drone special episode of “Behind the Wings” will air. 

This episode is set to feature Archer Aviation, DroneUp and Walmart, the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma, and Drone Express and MissionGo. All those companies and organizations share one key focus, drone delivery, suggesting that this PBS show could provide some key insights into what 2024 holds for the drone delivery world.

That focus comes at a particularly exciting time for the delivery side of drones. Walmart, which will be featured in the show, recently added Wing (the sister company of Google) as a drone delivery partner. Just this past summer, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) granted BVLOS approval to four companies (many of which are delivery-focused) that would allow them to operate select drones without a visual observer watching the drone’s every move. Even DJI launched its delivery drone, the FlyCart 30, recently.

Dawn Zoldi, the CEO of P3 Tech Consulting, will host the “Behind the Wings”, a Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum project episode. Dawn Zoldi is a huge name in the drone industry. She’s a licensed attorney, a U.S. Air Force veteran, and a premier force in the drone industry. Along with an advisor for Women & Drones and an adjunct professor at Colorado State University. She puts on the annual, in-person Law-Tech Connect events (which have a webinar component for the virtual folks), and she’s also a podcast celebrity as she hosts the Dawn of Drones podcast, plus co-hosts two more: the Full Crew and Full TILT podcasts. Read The Drone Girl’s full interview with Dawn Zoldi here

Who should watch “Behind the Wings”

This show was designed with the general public in mind, so it could be an ideal viewing to get friends and family more interested in drones. 

The show will stream on Rocky Mountain PBS for Colorado locals (network comprises five full-power stations—flagship station KRMA-TV (channel 6) in Denver and satellites KTSC (channel 8) in Pueblo (also serving Colorado Springs), KRMJ (channel 18) in Grand Junction, KRMU (channel 20) in Durango and KRMZ (channel 24) in Steamboat Springs. 

If you aren’t based in Colorado, the PBS drone special will also stream on YouTube and on the PBS livestream player.