Michael Blades

Mike’s expertise is centered around worldwide flying operations as well as training and simulation. After retiring from the Air Force with nearly 21 years of service, he currently serves as Vice President for Frost & Sullivan's Aerospace, Defense and Security practice. Mike’s main areas of research and analysis are the unmanned systems and training and simulation markets. He has spoken about the UAS market at AUVSI’s Xponential Conference, Technology Training Corporation’s UAS West and East Conferences, the Interdrone Conference and Expo, and the Commercial UAV Expo. In 2017 he was part of a keynote presentation at the Commercial UAV Expo.