Ben is Chairman and co-founder of AirMap, the leading airspace management platform for UAS. Ben also serves as the industry co-chair for the Unmanned Aircraft Safety Team. Ben was previously co-founder and CEO of jetAVIVA, the world’s leading broker of small business jets, from 2006 to 2014. Prior to founding jetAVIVA, Ben served as a flight test engineer for Eclipse Aviation, maker of the Eclipse 500 very light jet. Ben is an FAA-certified Airline Transport Pilot and Flight Instructor with more than 4,500 hours of flight experience in more than 100 aircraft types and ratings in seaplanes, gliders, helicopters, and six types of jets. He is also a certificated Remote Pilot. Ben is a graduate of Purdue University’s School of Aeronautics.